Open Figure Drawing and Painting Studios
Mondays 5:30-9:30 pm (Long Pose)
Thursdays 9am - noon (Long Pose)
Saturdays 9am - noon (Long Pose)
Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00pm (Short Pose) NEW! Begins September 19th
Open Figure Drawing and Painting Studios offer an opportunity for artists to hone their craft while joining a community of artists pursuing a shared passion. Open to artists of all skill levels and media, it is an inclusive and dynamic environment that encourages rigorous study, playful experimentation, and a cross-pollination of ideas.
Each long pose session will consist of a single pose lasting the entire duration, with breaks every 20 minutes. In the short pose sessions, models will take poses that last anywhere from 1 minute to 20 minutes. Drawing boards, easels, and horses are provided. Odorless mineral spirits only. Gamsol is preferred. Cubbies, flat file space, and storage racks for wet canvases are also available.
Participants may chose to take the open studios either independently or with guidance. Guided open studios include thorough critiques during the sessions, as well as periodic critiques/conversations looking at a students larger body of work and addressing areas of strength, areas for improvement, goals, and suggested exercises to achieve those goals.
For people who plan on coming regularly, there are two ways to pay. Participants may sign up for a monthly membership for 1, 2, or 3 times per week and have the payment deducted from a credit card. The second option is for artists to purchase a punch card good for 5, 10, or 20 punches. For artists who expect to show up regularly, its a little cheaper to do the first option. For those who prefer more flexibility, the second option might be best. Participants may also drop in for $20/session.
This is an option for folks who need a more flexible option than monthly memberships, but would still like to get the bulk discounts on studio time.
The punchcards can be picked up after purchase the first time you go in for a studio session.
Punchcards expire one year after purchase.