Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops, Open Studios
in the Los Angeles area with Zip Codes 90### and 91###
Other Parts of CaliforniaOther 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 directory@artmodelbook.com

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Ann Bridges Art Studio
3875 Wilshire Blvd. 14th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010 (Mid-Wilshire)
ann.bridges@mac.com Telephone: 562-547-8978
Instructed
Art classes include Saturday Figure Drawing and Painting. 10:00am-1:00pm. $225/month.
[2013-08-23]

Art Share L.A.
801 East 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
info@artsharela.org Telephone: 213-687-4278
Uninstructed
Live Figure Sessions, now open for public participation. Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm. Only $15 each. All mediums welcome. For artists of every level who want to practice or improve their figure creation skills, in a fun and affordable way. Guest instructors guide participants at their leisure through poses that vary in length, in weekly themes. All are Welcome: painters, sculptors, sketch artists. Features male and female models.
[2014-03-12]

Korpus School of Art + Gallery
1300 Factory Place, Unit 308
Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Arts District)
korpus.info@gmail.com
Instructed and Uninstructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Figurative Sculpture, and College Portfolio Preparation.
Uninstructed Figure Drawing Workshops are held periodically—Please see our Workshops page for more information.
[2013-03-09]

Red Engine School
1820 Industrial Street, Unit#230
Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Arts District)
redenginestudios@gmail.com Telephone: 213-488-0542
Instructed
Portfolio Preparation classes include Introduction to Figure Drawing and Advanced Figure Drawing. This program is not only catered to young individuals who are trying to build a stellar portfolio for art school admission, but also is for the individual who needs to brush up on their basic art skills.
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UCLA Extension
1010 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westwood)
Telephone: 310-825-9971
Instructed
Art classes include Beginning Figure Drawing, Advanced Figure Drawing, and Figure Painting.
[2013-05-29]

Tom of Finland Foundation
1421 Laveta Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Echo Park)
Foundation: Telephone: 213-250-1685
Workshop contact: Angel mod.arte@yahoo.com
Uninstucted
Monthly homo-erotic life drawing workshop, usually the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00-4:00pm. Nude model. Drawing and painting. No photography. $25 suggested donation at the door. RSVP required.
[2013-08-02]

Happy Drawing Times at Echo Park
165 N Toluca St and 1647 Lucretia Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Echo Park)
karenstasevich@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Sessions are held at least bi-weekly on either a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, 8:00-10:00pm. Please check Facebook group for event dates, times, and locations. We employ 50/50 male and female nude models. We do not provide equipment or drawing materials. Most participants choose to sit on the floor or the assorted furniture in our living room. Poses are a mix of 1-5 minute warm-ups, 10 and 15 minutes, and 25 minute poses each session. Fee: $5 minimum donation per person. Bring your own refreshments. We are always seeking new models and interested applicants may inquire via email. Models needed: Nude, partially clothed, costumed, or with props, male/female.
[2013-11-21]

Barnsdall Art Center
4814 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Hollywood)
artcenter@barnsdall.org Telephone: 323-644-6295
Instructed and Uninstructed
Uninstructed life drawing workshops employing nude and clothed models. Long pose and short pose sessions are offered. We alternate between male and female models. See website for current schedule.
Instructed Life Drawing class is also offered.
[2013-08-23]

Los Feliz Life Drawing Workshop
4451 Kingswell Ave 3/4 — art studio at the back
Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Los Feliz)
Contact Jennifer McChristian: jennifer.mcchristian28@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Life drawing and painting workshops Monday and Thursday evenings 7:00-10:00pm. The workshops are twenty-five minute poses for uninstructed drawing.
[2013-08-22]

The Wizard of Art
1947 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Los Feliz)
malaika4art@gmail.com
Instructed
Malaika Zweig instructs a monthly figure drawing class open to teens and adults with all levels of experience. Nude art models. Poses range from quick gestures to long poses. All materials and drawing benches are provided. Students enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere and loosen up with a variety of approaches and materials. Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm.
[2011-11-09]

deb3321
3321 Pasadena Avenue — corner of W. Avenue 34, across from Mom's Tamales
Los Angeles, CA 90031 (Lincoln Heights)
deb3321@gmail.com
Instructed and Uninstructed
• deb3321 is an artist's studio conducting uninstructed figure drawing sessions on Saturdays 11:00am-3:00pm. Artists pay $5.00 for each hour (or partial hour) they attend, in order to accommodate a variety of busy schedules: $20 for the 4-hour session, $15 for 3 hours, $10 for 2 hours. Quicker poses in the first hour, followed by longer poses in the afternoon, ending with a 1-hour pose, but flexible by consensus of the participating artists. Alternating between female and male nude models. Drawing horses, a few easels, and tables available. Fabulous snacks, and refreshments are provided.
• Also conducts instructed classes (Studio with Nick Brown, Charcoal Drawing with Christine Haenen), Critique / Creative Dialogue, exhibitions, lectures, performances. Open the second Saturday from 7:00-9:00pm for the NELAart walk.
[2014-02-08]

Kline Academy of Fine Art
3264 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034 (Palms)
klineacademy@att.net Telephone:310-927-2436
Instructed
Art classes include Quick Sketch, Life Drawing and Figure Painting.
[2013-05-20]

Dr. Sketchy's Los Angeles
Titmouse, Inc.
6616 Lexington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)
Uninstructed
Our figure-drawing cabaret provides top-notch models, refreshments, prizes, casual networking opportunities, and artistic inspiration, all wrapped up in a theatrical package. Our regular sessions are held the first Tuesday of every month at Titmouse, Inc. in Hollywood. Artists should bring their own art supplies. Photography is not allowed. Participants must be 18+. This is the L.A. affiliate of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, founded in New York City.
[2013-05-29]

Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)
Telephone: 323-466-6663
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing and Gesture Drawing.
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The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)
Telephone: 323-860-7300 x3
Instructed
Life Drawing. Aspiring artists with little or no experience will get all the basic skills necessary for developing your untapped talents. Experienced artist who already know the basics but want to further hone their skills by working with live models and getting instructor guidance and feedback to help them further polish their abilities will find this course the perfect blend of education and development. -week course. All models pose nude. Everyone is welcome regardless of sexual-identity, gender or orientation.
[2013-09-12]

Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045 (Westchester)
otisce@otis.edu Telephone: 310-665-6850
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing.
[2013-08-27]

REAL Creative Space
6207 W. 87th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045 (Westchester)
info@REALCreativeSpace.com
Uninstructed
Thursday Figure Drawing. Grab your paper, pencils, water colors and imagination then come create some amazing art in this 650 sq ft studio. Sessions include figure, costumed, 15-minute, 2-minute, multi-day and by request. Ages 18+. 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:00-9:00pm. 2nd and 4th Thursday, 3:00-5:00pm. $20 walk-in or reserve online. $10 with STUDENT ID. 2-hour session includes model, coffee, tea, water, free wi-fi and cost per copy printer access.
[2014-04-08]

DrawMelt
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood)
Dnd@meltcomics.com
Uninstructed
Cosplay Life Drawing at Meltdown Comics. Every Monday 7:00-9:45pm. $20/person. Intimate sized class includes light refreshments & cool music. Models are costumed in Cosplay themes. Short poses: 4 3-minute, 10-minute all night, and 3 15-minute at the end. Chairs only available. Always looking for Art Models with elaborate themed costumes.
[2013-05-16]

Melrose Lightspace
7600 Melrose Avenue, Second Floor — between Fairfax and La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood)
info@melroselightspace.net Telephone: 323-651-3893
Instructed
Life Drawing Sundays 11:00am-2:00pm with a different professional art model each week, male or female. We begin with 30 minutes of short warm-up poses, progressing to longer poses up to 20-30 minutes. Classes are taught by experienced instructor and Art Center College of Design graduate Peter Michelena. Every 10 weeks we have a free Saturday night show of student work. Open to everyone from beginners to advanced. All media are welcome. Fees: 5 classes for $150, 10 classes for $250. Classes do not have to be used consecutively and are good for 3 or 6 months. Limited space; sign up today.
[2013-07-23]

Brentwood Art Center
13031 Montana Avenue — at 26th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Brentwood)
info@brentwoodart.com Telephone: 310-451-5657
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing, Portrait and Figure Drawing, Contemporary Figure Painting, and Figure Sculpture.
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Art Division
623 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
info@artdivision.org Telephone: 213-703-4209
Instructed
Art Division is looking for committed, motivated students from communities all over Los Angeles. Application to the program is open to high school graduates and students 18 and older. Art Division is a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting underserved youth who are committed to studying the visual arts. Art Division distinguishes itself by focusing on providing in-depth services to young adults aged 18-25 in the Rampart District of Los Angeles. Classes include Figure Drawing, Portfolio Preparation, Pen and Ink Drawing, Printmaking, Art History, and Creative Writing.
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The Drawing Club
3235 San Fernando Rd. #2C
Los Angeles, CA 90065 (Glassell Park)
info@thedrawingclub.com Telephone: 626-755-5582
Uninstructed
Thursday nights 7:00-10:00pm and a 3-hour long pose session one Sunday a month 10:00am-1:00pm. $20 per session. Our drawing and painting workshops have a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Each session has a story theme with an art model in character interacting within a set on our stage with carefully selected music and sound effects. You are welcome to bring any media and are encouraged to interpret the theme in any way you like. Host Bob Kato provides one-on-one instruction for those who would like some. Enter at the back corner door right next to United Tile and Stone.
[2013-08-29]

Tanya Ragir Sculpture Classes
Los Angeles, CA 90066 (Mar Vista)
tanya@tanyaragir.com Telephone: 310-390-5919
Instructed
Figurative sculpture classes.
[2013-07-25]

Artist Co-op 7
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077 (Bel Air)
jeannehahn@aol.com Telephone: 818-885-8306
Instructed
Artist Co-op 7 offers an ongoing art program at the American Jewish University as part of the Whizin Center for Continuing Education program. Classes include "Right Brain Figure Drawing: Fearless Creating." Students of all levels of skill investigate innovative concepts of expression in pictorial space, structure and aesthetic content. Emphasis on the multimedia approach.
[2013-08-22]

Teale Street Sculpture Studio & Workshops
11847 Teale Street
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: 310-397-2697
sculpturestudio@me.com
Uninstructed
Life Drawing workshop with Model. Long Poses. Thursday nights 7:00-10:00pm. $15.00.
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Studio II Life Drawing at Helms Bakery
8739 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
CHRISHERO@aol.com Telephone: 310-614-6207 (Cell)
Uninstructed
Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm. $15, 2 to 20 minute poses. Every second Sunday of the month early session 9:00am-1:00pm for extra gesture drawing poses, $15. Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm, $15, 5 minute and 20 minute poses. Building entrance is a set of glass doors on Washington Blvd. Studio II is at the end of a long corridor. Please arrive early to settle in. No photography or media that involve smelly solvents.
[2014-04-24]

South Bay Art Department
1075 Aviation Blvd
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Telephone: 310-379-5879
Uninstructed
Figure Drawing. Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm. $15/session. Age 16 and up. This ongoing uninstructed workshop offers artists of all levels to practice drawing the human form with nude art models. Beginners are welcome. A moderator is available to answer questions and help with supplies. Each session involves short 1-minute gestural poses as well as longer 10 to 20 minute poses. Models are female unless otherwise noted.
[2012-06-06]

ART SPACE malibu
3728 Cross Creek Road
Malibu, CA 90265
michelle@ARTSPACEmalibu.com
Uninstructed
Live model every Tuesday, 7:00-10:00pm. $20 a session. Bring your own pad of paper, pencils, charcoal and/or pastels. No instruction, just the freedom to draw. We start with quick poses and move on to longer poses. Very relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of parking available.
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Freedom Fighters Art Saloon
12440 Yellow Hill Rd
Malibu, CA 90265 (Malibu Zip Code, but located in Ventura County)
freedomfightersartsaloon@gmail.com Telephone: 424-781-7278
Uninstructed
This is an Uninstructed workshop that meets once a month on the second Saturday of the month. Freedom Fighters Art Saloon conducts uninstructed figure drawing/painting workshops. These workshops are open to anyone with an interest in the arts. All we ask is that you bring an open mind and a professional attitude and of course any art supplies you may need. You will be working from one or more models (costumed and/or nude). The workshops are held on our picturesque 27-acre ranch just minutes from Oxnard, CA. Keep in mind that this is a multi-million dollar private residence and we are guest. With that said there are only two rules, no pets and no children.
[2013-09-03]

Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 W. Crestridge Rd.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
info@pvartcenter.org Telephone: 310-541-2479
Instructed
Art classes inlcude Figure Drawing, Figure and Portrait Painting, and Teen Figure Drawing.
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Lubner Studio of Painting
4094-B Glencoe Ave
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Studio Telephone: 310-823-9725
Uninstructed
Life Drawing. Saturdays 9:00am-12:00noon. Drop-in $12. Poses are two minutes to 20 minutes. 4094 is in the front; 4094-B is farther down the driveway. Look for a white metal door. For further information about the life drawing sessions contact Jarka at Telephone: 310-476-8941.
[2013-08-22]

Rogers Park Community Center
400 W. Beach Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
Contact Arturo Fribourg Telephone: 310-649-6086
Uninstructed
Figure drawing workshop Fridays 8:45-11:45am. All levels of ability welcome. Participants share in paying the model fee, usually $10 or less, depending on attendance. This friendly group has been meeting for over 20 years in a casual atmosphere.
[2012-09-21]

George Small Art Studio
1612 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
george@georgesmallartist.com Telephone: 310-452-1599
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing (mixed media), Figure Painting, and Montage mixed media.
[2013-08-23]

YWCA Santa Monica / Westside
2019 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Telephone: 310-452-3881 for general information
sdonaldson@smywca.org for specific information
Uninstructed
For over 20 years, the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside has been running a popular uninstructed life drawing class in its gymnasium every Tuesday night 7:00-9:30pm using high quality, diverse nude models. Both long and short poses used in a comfortable, yet professional atmosphere. Single session is $14, a 4-session card is $48, and the cost is $44 for 4 sessions if you are a YWCA member. The YWCA is right next to Santa Monica College in Santa Monica.
[2013-09-30]

PAINT:LAB
1453 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
info@paintlab.net Telephone: 310-450-9200
Instructed and Uninstructed
Uninstructed Figure Drawing, third Sundays each month. Alternates between long pose (even months) and short pose (odd months). Nude model, closed doors, reservations required. Call for more details and workshop hours.
[2009-09-28]

Lance Richlin Atelier
20950-I Normandie Ave.
Torrance, CA 90502
lance@lancerichlin.com Telephone: 310-782-2773
Instructed
Lance Richlin offers classes in classical painting on Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm. $210 Cash for 4 consecutive Sundays. Private lessons available at times of your choosing for $39 per hour. Nonrefundable. One absence is allowed if it is arranged for when signing up for the 4 lessons. Your level of skill doesn't matter—I will give you skill. Beginners welcome.
[2013-08-22]

El Camino College
Art & Behavioral Sciences Bldg., Rooms 205 & 209
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
commed@elcamino.edu Telephone: 310-660-6460
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Marathons are usually held on the last Sunday of the month, 10:00am-5:00pm. $20 plus $5 materials cost.
Join us for a relaxing Sunday as we open our doors to the Life Drawing and Painting marathons. Two studios, one offering quick poses, the other offering one all-day pose, will be open for all artists interested in painting or drawing the nude model. Bring your own drawing and painting materials. Must be 18 years or older to attend.
[2013-08-23]

Whittier Art Association
8035 S. Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602
Contact: John Williams Telephone: 951-236-0862 troutbum2@earthlink.net
Uninstructed
Life Drawing sessions 7:00-10:00pm on the first Friday night of each month. See our website for the current schedule. At least 5 participants are required to cover the cost of the model, so please RSVP a couple of days in advance of the evening you plan to attend. All media welcome (bring your own supplies).
[2013-05-17]

Summer Studios Arts Academy
2161 Lomita Blvd
Lomita, CA 90717
summerstudiosartsacademy@gmail.com Telephone: 310-325-8801
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing Fundamentals.
[2009-11-20]

Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
info@angelsgateart.org Telephone: 310-519-0936
Uninstructed
Angels Gate offers uninstructed Life Drawing workshops, 2 days a week!
Tuesdays 7:00-10:00pm. Life Drawing. Classroom G, $10 model fee.
Saturdays 8:00am-12:00noon. Life Drawing and Painting. Classroom G, $15 model fee.
[2009-07-15]

Studio 1021
1021 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Uninstructed
Figure Drawing and Painting hosted by Patrick Farrand. For artists of all skill levels to practice drawing the human form. $15 per 3-hour session. Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm.
• 1st Wednesday of every month is short (5 minutes) and building up to long (40-50 minute) poses; figure.
• 2nd Wednesday of every month is long pose costume (1 pose for the evening).
• 3rd Wednesday of every month is three 1-hour poses; figure.
• 4th Wednesday of every month is long pose figure (1 pose for the evening).
[2013-08-23]

Business Men's Art Institute
2228 Florencita Ave
Montrose, CA 91020
Telephone: 818-249-4275
Instructed
BMAI is a nonprofit organization established in 1928. Call for information on current classes.
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SPACE Gallery
1506 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
southpasarts@sbcglobal.net Telephone: 626-441-4788
Instructed
Classes include figure drawing.
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McGroarty Arts Center
7570 McGroarty Terrace
Tujunga, CA 91042
denise@mcgroartyartscenter.org Telephone: 818-352-5285
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed classes include Drawing from Life and Classical Figure Sculpture.
Uninstructed Model Painting Workshop uses costumed models. Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm. $15/class.
[2012-06-28]

Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103
acan@artcenter.edu Telephone: 626-396-2319
Instructed
Classes include Introduction to Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, and Head & Hands.
Note: Some classes take place at South Campus: 950 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105.
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3Kicks Fine Art Studio
55 Waverly Drive, Suite 109
Pasadena, CA 91105
contact@3kickstudio.com Telephone: 626-466-5043
Instructed
Art classes include Beginning Figure Painting, Advanced Figure Painting, Gesture Drawing, Drawing and Anatomy, Advanced Figure Drawing, Head Drawing, Head Painting, and Advanced Portraiture Painting.
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Concept Design Academy - CDA
55 Waverly Drive, Suite 104
Pasadena, CA 91105
contact@conceptdesignacad.com Telephone: 818-669-4657
Instructed
This school specializes in design & fundamental training tailored for the entertainment design industry (film, game, & animation). Figure classes include “Analytical Figure Drawing” and “Advance Figure Drawing” taught by design professionals. Great study environment for anyone who wishes to develop their portfolio or improve skills. AC, snack, drinks and drawing horse are provided in class.
[2009-07-27]

MakeSpace ARTS
2797 E. Foothill Blvd. Suite 100
Pasadena, CA 91107
makespacearts@gmail.com Telephone: 626-888-5600
Instructed
Classes include Sculpting the Human Figure, Figure Drawing, and Portrait Drawing.
[2013-05-20]

Art Classes of Pasadena  formerly Studio Sinaloa
3763 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
jo@studiosinaloa.com Telephone: 626-993-4021
Instructed and Uninstructed
Art After Dark is a biweekly uninstructed figure drawing and painting workshop. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday night of the month from 7:00-10:00pm. We have costumed models in fun themes some weeks, and sometimes we have classic undraped figures. It is always one long 3-hour pose for painting or detailed drawing. Admission is a $15 at the door the night of the event, or you can pay online with any credit card using Paypal.
Instructed classes include Faces and Figures: Intro to Life Drawing for Teens and Adults.
[2012-04-16]

Brand Library Studios
1601 W. Mountain St.
Glendale, CA 91201
Telephone: 818-548-2184
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing and Figurative Sculpture.
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Cope Studios - Figurative Sculpture & Academic Drawing
926 Western Ave, Suite A
Glendale, CA 91201
figurativesculptor@hotmail.com Telephone: 818-913-7187
Instructed and Uninstructed
A variety of sculpture classes are offered: Half Life-Size Figure Sculpture; Life Size Torso Sculpture; Half Life-Size Reclining Pose; Relief Sculpture; as well as Sight Size Academic Drawing Classes. Cope Studios also offers studio space to rent.
Uninstructed figure drawing or painting. Wednesday evenings 7:00-10:00pm. All levels welcome. Single long pose. $15 cash or check.
[2009-05-15]

Jeremy Lipking Studio
28233 Agoura Rd., Suite A
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
danielle@lipking.com Telephone: 818-451-7675
Instructed
• 8-week Figure Painting class, Tuesday nights 7:00-10:00pm at Jeremy's Studio. There is limited space in this class so please contact us before paying. $480.
• 3-day Figure Painting workshop. The first two days you will be painting the figure in the studio and the last day you will paint the figure outdoors. Each day Jeremy will do demonstrations and critiques. $495.
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VAS/Visual Art Studio
3800 La Crescenta Ave., suite 208
La Crescenta, CA 91214
info@hjmacademy.com Telephone: 213-359-8846
Instructed
Since 1993, VAS has specialized in portfolio prep for students who plan to attend art college. Figure class includes "Beginning Life Drawing" , "Intermediate Life Drawing" and "Digital Life Painting". Digital class using Photoshop, Maya, and ZBrush is open for anyone who wishes to develop their digital portfolio, Saturday 4:00-7:00pm. Professional art models. Monthly registration required.
[2010-02-08]

California State University Northridge (CSUN)
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Telephone: 818-677-2348
Uninstructed
The CSUN Department of Art offers self-guided figure drawing workshops during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The sessions include beginning to advanced students. Usually, there are 13 or 14 sessions each semester that are scheduled on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings 5:30-9:30pm in Art and Design Center rooms 602 or 604 -- see above link for current schedule. Attendees do not have to be enrolled at CSUN. The fee is either $55.00 for the whole semester or $5.00 per session and can be paid at the workshop.
[2012-07-10]

Silver Drawing Academy
11070 Fleetwood Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352
info@silverdrawingacademy.com Telephone: 818-773-2440
Instructed and Uninstructed
Taught by Stephen Silver, this eight-week course with a live figure model, nude and clothed, is designed to teach you the art of how to push, pull, stretch, warp and design your figures. Giving you the knowledge and ability to turn your figure drawings into dynamic humorous figures. This class will show you how to find your artistic style using a variety of mediums and turning the figures into character designs. The class includes lectures, demos, personal attention, tons of inspiration and motivation to take you to your next level.
[2014-01-09]

Artists of C M Cooper Studios
27447 Whitefield Place
Valencia, CA 91354
cmcooper@ca.rr.com Telephone: 661-297-5918
Uninstructed
Thursdays 11:0am-4:00pm. Uninstructed sessions with a professional female artist's model in a warm inviting atmosphere with fun music. Clothed models only. Varies one to three week same pose. Mostly painters in oil. All mediums welcome. Odorfree turps only - Prefer natural soy solve. Six front spots close to model. North light studio space (339 sq. feet). Four easels and six drawing horses/side tables for supplies. Professional lighting for model/ balanced daylight fluroscents high above. Nice new studio. Limit to 6 painters. Attached to home so selective participants. Please RSVP.
[2012-07-03]

California Art Institute
2977 Willow Lane
Westlake Village, CA 91360
cai@calartinst.com Telephone: 805-496-6906
Instructed and Uninstructed
Art classes include Beginning Constructive Figure Drawing, Traditional Figure Painting & Drawing, Quick Sketch Figure Drawing, Painting the Head and Figure, Painting and Drawing the Portrait, Beginning Portrait and Figure Sculpting.
Uninstructed sessions include:
Monday 2:00-5:00pm, $20. Long Pose for drawing, painting, sculpting.
Tuesday 10:00am-1:00pm. $20. Quick sketch / gesture drawing with a nude model.
Friday 7:00-10:00pm. $20. Costumed model, short and long poses.
[2010-05-19]

People Sketchers
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Telephone: 805-381-2747
Uninstructed
People Sketchers is a drop-in life drawing class with live art models at the Hillcrest Center across from the Oaks Mall. Thursdays 10:00am-1:00pm. $15 dollars per class. All skill levels welcome. For more details call Sheila Fein 818-879-6120 or Charlie Malone 805-497-2883.
[2010-03-15]

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The Valley Art Studio School (San Fernando Valley)
5210 Collier Pl.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Telephone: 818-390-2215
Instructed
Classes include Life Drawing. Programs are open throughout the year with rolling admissions, so students may join in at any time.
[2012-05-28]

Sheldon's Art Academy
626 Lindero Canyon Road
Oak Park, CA 91377
sheldonsartacademy@sbcglobal.net Telephone: 818-706-9444
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing with a Model, Figure Drawing (no model), and Head Drawing.
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David Simon Studio
15414 Cabrito Road
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Instructed
Classes include Portrait Sculpture and Figure Sculpture.
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Matthew Durante Studio
15414 Cabrito Rd, Units F-G
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Uninstructed
Quick sketch workshop from the nude model. Wednesday Nights 6:00-10:00pm. $15.00/per person. Drawing horses and easels provided. Poses are mostly 5-minutes, with a few 10's at the end. Why 5's? Experience has taught me this length represents the greatest challenge: too long to be purely gestural, too short to dig deeply into structure.
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Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art — LAAFA
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Telephone: 818-708-9232
Instructed
Art classes include Head Drawing in Charcoal, Figure Quick Sketch, 2D Anatomy, Head/Figure Drawing, Life and Imagination, Ecorché/3D anatomy, Alla Prima Head/Figure Painting, Alla Prima Portrait Painting, Color and Composition, Life Painting, Contemporary Head/Figure Painting, Head Painting, Portraiture/Figure Painting, Caricature Watercolor.
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Gallery Girls
Los Angeles, CA 91411
Contact Jennifer Fabos Patton: jenfabpat2@yahoo.com Telephone: 818-535-5761
Uninstructed
Drawing and Painting events all over L.A. Most events have food, drinks and fun music.
• 3rd Thursdays 9:30pm-12:30 GNOMON SKETCH THEATER with 3 models and a DJ in Hollywood
• 1st Fridays 7:00-10:00pm 2 costumed models, 2 stages, long pose & 25 min. California Art Institute in Thousand Oaks
• 1st Sundays 10:30am-2:30pm ART BRUNCH Long Pose. Kline Academy in Palms near Culver City
• 2nd+4th Sundays 6:00-8:30pm PEEPING TOM's Drawing Salon. The One Eyed Gypsy Bar in Downtown L.A.
• 3rd Sunday 4:30-7:30pm PAINT:LAB in Santa Monica
More events all the time. Check our Website or Facebook page, or sign up for our emails.
[2012-02-05]

American Animation Institute
1105 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505-2528
info@animationguild.org Telephone: 818-766-0521
Instructed
Art classes include Head, Hand, and Foot Drawing; Life Drawing; Head and Figure Painting; Figure Drawing from Top to Bottom; Composition for Animation and Film; Drawing for Composition; Color and Composition.
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Center Stage Gallery
847 Hollywood Way, Space 100
Burbank, CA 91505
Telephone: 818-259-1598
Uninstructed
Sketching @CSG. Themed costumed events every Wednesday. 7:00-10:00pm. Open seating first come first served at the door. $12. Bring your own supplies and sketch with us in the most inspiring gallery atmosphere.
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Creative Arts Center
1100 West Clark Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506
cac@ci.burbank.ca.us Telephone: 818-238-5397
Uninstructed
Live Model Workshop is designed for those who can paint and/or draw independently, without instruction, using any media. Class minimum registration of 8 students. See website for current schedule and registration details.
[2014-01-16]

Art Directors Guild
Studio 800, 1st Floor
11969 Ventura Blvd (corner of Radford Ave)
Studio City , CA 91604
RSVP: Nicki La Rosa, Special Projects Coordinator nicki@artdirectors.org Telephone: 818-762-9995
Uninstructed
Figure drawing workshop. Tuesdays 7:00-10:00pm. $10.00. All are welcome. We start with quick poses, and move to longer poses throughout the workshop. We have 13 drawing horses, and 3 easels. Music, refreshments, and creative expression! Please bring your own sketch pad and drawing utensils, and have some fun! Free parking located behind the building, next to Samuel French Bookstore. Press red button on gate; gate will lift.
[2010-10-04]

Carter Sexton Artist's Materials
5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Store: info@cartersexton.com Telephone: 818-763-5050
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm. Beginning 9/11/13. Figure Drawing and Oil Painting. $40; Uninstructed $25
• Fridays 9:00am-12:30pm. Figure Painting in Oil. Beginning-advanced. $45; Uninstructed $20
• Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm. Beginning/intermediate/Advanced Figure Drawing. $40
For information on these classes call Julia Diller Telephone: 818-943-6854.
[2013-07-25]

the Art Parlor
5302 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607
Telephone: 818-468-6005
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Workshop. Sundays 6:00-9:00pm and Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm. $20 per session. We invite students and professional artists in our community to join in our Life Drawing Workshops with live model. Open to Adults, 18 & up. Bring your own supplies, including drawing board/canvas.
[2013-07-25]

Walnut Figure Drawing & Painting Group
ADL Art School
19768-B E. Colima Rd
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Contact Andrew Lu Telephone: 909-468-1888
Uninstructed
Uninstrcuted figure drawing Mondays 4:00-6:30pm. See link above for upcoming dates. Fee is $15. We have brand new easels, but art materials are not included. The host can give instructions to anyone without additional fee. Minimum 3 RSVPs; please confirm your status one day prior to the scheduled session.
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The dA Center for the Arts
252-D South Main Street
Pomona, CA 91766-1630
daartcenter@gmail.com Telephone: 909-397-9716
Uninstructed
Figure Drawing. Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-12:00noon. $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID. Develop and strengthen your figurative skills through observation of live models and staged environments.
[2010-06-21]

Studio 117B
117B North San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91775
Studio Phone: Telephone:626-246-6650
Uninstructed
Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm; $15. 3, 5, 10, and 25 minute poses. Figure.
Saturday 2:00pm-6:00pm; $20. 4-hour pose. Figure, semi-costumed, or costumed. Painters welcome.
Thursdays 6:00-10:00pm, $20. 4-hour pose. Figure, semi-costumed, or costumed. Painters welcome.
The studio is located down the alley behind the Special Signs store.
[2013-07-19]

Spring Valley, CA 91977 is on the San Diego page.


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