Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops,
and Open Studios in Alaska
Other States and Provinces

Since 2009, this directory has listed art schools, ateliers, and studios where artists can paint, sculpt, or draw live art models. Life Drawing groups come and go, and schedules change, so it is wise to confirm with the organizer before attending. Please report any defunct groups or broken links to

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: 907-929-9268
Instructed and Uninstructed
Figure Drawing. 10-week class. Instruction for the first 5 weeks by University of Alaska art professor and contemporary artist Hugh McPeck, followed by 5 weeks of uninstructed studio time. Easels, large drawing boards and charcoal available. Provide your own supplies. $20 drop in. See website for dates.

The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery
223 Seward Street
Juneau, AK 99801 Telephone: 907-586-1750
Every other Saturday, we host a three-hour drawing session in The Canvas art studio. Most sessions will include a live model for figure drawing — see our website for the schedule. Easels, drawing boards, and a few basic drawing supplies will be available for use (typically charcoal and newsprint); artists are encouraged to bring their own materials. Registering in advance is encouraged to ensure we'll have enough participants to hire a model for each session. The session starts at 5:00pm sharp; please arrive 15 minutes early to set up as we discourage late arrivals disturbing the model and group.

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