Figure Study

Artspace offers non-instructional and periodic instructed figure drawing sessions for artists of all levels to work on their drawing and sculpting techniques. Students (ages 18+) and educators are eligible for member pricing with figure study programs. ID must be presented upon payment. Figure study opportunities are available to models with previous experience. Please email Brett Morris, Program Assistant, with any inquiries.


Alla Prima Figure Painting with Alia El-Bermani

Thursdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10

Ages: 16+
$180 members/$200 non-members

Alla Prima describes a painting completed in your first attempt. With this fresh approach, we will paint a different live model each session. Working quickly and directly you will develop a deeper understanding of the human figure as well as how to work in oils wet into wet. Working in this direct manner is an exhilarating practice that will help you become a more confident and efficient painter. Every brushstroke has a purpose. This class will strengthen your drawing and painting ability whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced student.



Life Drawing
Cost: $10 members/$12 non-members
Walk-in basis
Participants should bring their own supplies (easels provided)

Life Drawing is a non-instructional session that includes short gestures with several longer poses. It is held every Thursday evening except during holidays. Participants are encouraged to work in any media (except photography) as long as it does not include noxious fumes. Ring the doorbell to the right of Artspace’s front door for entrance into the building.

The Life Drawing sessions are limited to adults aged 16 and up. However, participants under 16 years of age may attend sessions with a copy of our underage consent form, signed by a parent or legal guardian. Download the form here.


Life Drawing begins promptly at 7pm. Short breaks will be scheduled throughout the session to allow the model time to rest. The first part of class is devoted to short gesture drawings, with poses increasing in length as the session goes on. Life Drawing finishes at 9pm (participants are welcome to leave at any time, but the cost remains the same).

Sessions will be offered in the Spring, Fall and Winter. We will take a hiatus during the summer (June-August) while we host our Summer Arts Program.

September 7:  Female
September 14:  Male
September 21:  Female
September 28:  Male

Please note: To protect the privacy of our models, we cannot provide any information about the models other than gender.

Long Pose Figure Study
Saturdays September 16, 23, 30 + October 14, 21, 28
Two Sessions: $20 members / $30 non-members
Four Sessions: $50 members / $60 non-members
Six Sessions: $80 members / $100 non-members
Drop-In: $15 members / $20 non-members

Long Pose Figure Study consists of non-instructional sessions geared towards artists who want to work on one extended pose. It enables artists working in wet or dry media the opportunity to complete a figurative work. The final two sessions feature a single model holding the same pose, providing a total of 6 working hours.

Participants are required to bring their own supplies (easels available).


September 16: Female
September 23: Male
September 30: Female

October 14: Male
October 21: Female
October 28: Female

A minimum of 8 pre-registered participants is required for the program to take place. For more information contact Brett Morris, Program Assistant.