This morning I traveled to Osaka, about an hour away from Kyoto, to check out a nude figure drawing class at Osaka Art Center. After a bike ride, two train rides, and a taxi, I arrived at the class just before it was about to begin. It was a 3 hour session of 10 minute, 5 minute, 3 minute, and 1 minute short poses of a nude figure. It's been over a year since the last time that I drew from a live model and I always forget how incredibly beneficial it is. I wish I found this class sooner. Overall, I was happy with my sketches and I'll be going back twice a week for the other classes they offer, hopefully improving my drawing skills each time.