Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops, Open Studios
in the Los Angeles area with Zip Codes 90### and 91###
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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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Ann Bridges Art Studio
3875 Wilshire Blvd. 14th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010 (Mid-Wilshire) Telephone: 562-547-8978
Art classes include Saturday Figure Drawing and Painting. 10:00am-1:00pm. $225/month.

Art Share L.A.
801 East 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Arts District) Telephone: 213-687-4278
Live Figure Sessions, now open for public participation. Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm. Only $20 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.

Korpus School of Art + Gallery
1300 Factory Place, Unit 308
Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Arts District)
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.

Red Engine School
1820 Industrial Street, Unit#230
Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Arts District) Telephone: 213-488-0542
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.

UCLA Extension
1010 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westwood)
Telephone: 310-825-9971
Art classes include Beginning Figure Drawing, Advanced Figure Drawing, and Figure Painting.

Tom of Finland Foundation
1421 Laveta Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Echo Park)
Foundation: Telephone: 213-250-1685
Workshop contact: Angel
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.

Happy Drawing Times at Echo Park
165 N Toluca St and 1647 Lucretia Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Echo Park)
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.

Barnsdall Art Center
4814 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Hollywood) 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.

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

3321 Pasadena Avenue — corner of W. Avenue 34, across from Mom's Tamales
Los Angeles, CA 90031 (Lincoln Heights)
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.
• Critique / Creative Dialogue the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6:30pm. Open the second Saturday for the NELAart walk 7:00-9:00pm.
• Also conducts exhibitions, lectures, performances and workshops.

Kline Academy of Fine Art
3264 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034 (Palms) Telephone:310-927-2436
Art classes include Quick Sketch, Life Drawing and Figure Painting.

Robertson Art Space
1020 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035 (south of Olympic) Telephone: 424-245-4011
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed figure drawing Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
• Uninstructed drop-in drawing and painting from life with nude figure models. Wednesdays 8:00-10:00pm.

Dr. Sketchy's Los Angeles
3 Clubs
1123 Vine St. (Vine at Santa Monica)
Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)
Our figure-drawing cabaret provides top-notch models, refreshments, prizes, casual networking opportunities, and artistic inspiration, all wrapped up in a theatrical package. 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.

Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)
Telephone: 323-466-6663
Art classes include Figure Drawing and Gesture Drawing.

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
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.

Figure Drawing At Titmouse
1121 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)
Figure drawing two evenings a month. See website for schedule. Fee is $15 dollars per person. Sessions run from 8:00-11:00pm.

Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045 (Westchester) Telephone: 310-665-6850
Art classes include Life Drawing.

REAL Creative Space
6207 W. 87th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045 (Westchester)
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.

Melrose Lightspace
7600 Melrose Avenue, Second Floor — between Fairfax and La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood) Telephone: 323-651-3893
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.

Brentwood Art Center
13031 Montana Avenue — at 26th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Brentwood) Telephone: 310-451-5657
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Art classes include Figure Drawing, Portrait and Figure Drawing, Contemporary Figure Painting, and Figure Sculpture.
• Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm. Uninstructed life model workshop. Rendering the figure is a great exercise for any artist wishing to improve their skills and push towards artistic mastery. The workshop will consist of short and long poses, nude or costumed. You may work in any medium with the exception of oil or other toxic materials. Each session is $15. Please call to reserve a spot or if you have any questions.

Tanya Ragir Sculpture Classes
Los Angeles, CA 90066 (Mar Vista) Telephone: 310-390-5919
Figurative sculpture classes.

Artist Co-op 7
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077 (Bel Air) Telephone: 818-885-8306
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.

Teale Street Sculpture Studio & Workshops
11847 Teale Street
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: 310-397-2697
Life Drawing workshop with Model. Long Poses. Thursday nights 7:00-10:00pm. $15.00.

Studio II Life Drawing at Helms Bakery
8739 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 Telephone: 310-614-6207 (Cell)
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.

South Bay Art Department
1075 Aviation Blvd
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Telephone: 310-379-5879
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.

ART SPACE malibu
3728 Cross Creek Road
Malibu, CA 90265
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.

Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 W. Crestridge Rd.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Telephone: 310-541-2479
Art classes inlcude Figure Drawing, Figure and Portrait Painting, and Teen Figure Drawing.

Lubner Studio of Painting
4094-B Glencoe Ave
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Studio Telephone: 310-823-9725
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.

Rogers Park Community Center
400 W. Beach Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
Contact Arturo Fribourg Telephone: 310-649-6086
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.

George Small Art Studio
1612 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405 Telephone: 310-452-1599
Art classes include Figure Drawing (mixed media), Figure Painting, and Montage mixed media.

YWCA Santa Monica / Westside
2019 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Telephone: 310-452-3881 for general information for specific information
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.

1453 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 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.

Lance Richlin Atelier
20950-I Normandie Ave.
Torrance, CA 90502 Telephone: 310-782-2773
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.

El Camino College
Art & Behavioral Sciences Bldg., Rooms 205 & 209
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506 Telephone: 310-660-6460
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.

Whittier Art Association
8035 S. Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602
Contact: John Williams Telephone: 951-236-0862
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).

Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 Telephone: 310-519-0936
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.

Studio 1021
1021 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
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).

CSU Long Beach Drawing and Painting Club hosting 'Sunday Model Sessions'
Building FA4, Room 204
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840
Contact for questions and info
Every fall and spring semesters beginning second week of school, until the second to last week of the semester. Every Sunday From 4:00-7:00pm. The drawing and painting club hosts self-guided drawing/or painting sessions with 3 one-hour long poses each hour with a female or male nude model. New model each week. Fee is $6 for CSULB students and $12 for non csulb students; price may lower as more people attend. Pay at door no prior registration needed. Each Sunday CSULB also has student gallery openings from 5:00-7:00pm, which attendees can visit during model breaks and look at art and grab a snack.

Business Men's Art Institute
2228 Florencita Ave
Montrose, CA 91020
Telephone: 818-249-4275
BMAI is a nonprofit organization established in 1928. Call for information on current classes.

SPACE Gallery
1506 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030 Telephone: 626-441-4788
Classes include figure drawing.

McGroarty Arts Center
7570 McGroarty Terrace
Tujunga, CA 91042 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.

Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103 Telephone: 626-396-2319
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.

3Kicks Fine Art Studio
55 Waverly Drive, Suite 109
Pasadena, CA 91105 Telephone: 626-466-5043
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.

Concept Design Academy - CDA
55 Waverly Drive, Suite 104
Pasadena, CA 91105 Telephone: 818-669-4657
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.

Walnut Station Art Studio
1346 East Walnut Street, Suite 210
Pasadena, CA 91106
Telephone: 626-376-7531
Classes are on Wednesday evenings 6:00-10:00pm with assorted Gallery Girls models. This is an instructed class by studio owner Cynthia Beale. Come early if you want to use an easel or bring your own. Some charcoal and pastels are available or bring your own. Paper or canvas are not supplied. Every first Wednesday will be longer painting or drawing poses. Walnut Station Studio is a renovated loft near Lake Ave. and Old Town Pasadena in a historic building with other professional artists. Great atmosphere for drawing! Free unlimited time parking along Holliston or Walnut.

Brand Library Studios
1601 W. Mountain St.
Glendale, CA 91201
Telephone: 818-548-2184
Art classes include Life Drawing and Figurative Sculpture.

The Haven: Cope Studios
926 Western Ave. Suite A & B
Glendale, CA 91201 Telephone: 818-913-7187 or Telephone: 708-717-4997 (Jacqui Smith, Studio Manager)
Instructed and Uninstructed
• A variety of figure sculpture classes are offered.
• Every Wednesday 7:00-10:00pm we host a Nude Uninstructed Long Pose alternating between male and female models every week. Easels are provided. $20 per session. If you prepay for a month, there is a 50% discount!
• We also offer studio space to rent. The Haven: Cope Studios is a thriving community of artists looking to complement our already fun and supportive atmosphere with good creative people. We house sculptors, painters, jewelers, graphic artists, writers, designers, textile artists, puppeteers, mixed media, photographers, etc. If you are an easy going creative person we would love to hear from you!

Jeremy Lipking Studio
28233 Agoura Rd., Suite A
Agoura Hills, CA 91301 Telephone: 818-451-7675
• 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.

VAS/Visual Art Studio
3800 La Crescenta Ave., suite 208
La Crescenta, CA 91214 Telephone: 213-359-8846
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.

California State University Northridge (CSUN)
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Telephone: 818-677-2348
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.

Silver Drawing Academy
11070 Fleetwood Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352 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.

Artists of C M Cooper Studios
27447 Whitefield Place
Valencia, CA 91354 Telephone: 661-297-5918
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.

People Sketchers
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Telephone: 805-381-2747
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.

The Arterie
2219 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 105
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Telephone: 805-379-1426
Figure drawing, Saturday mornings 9:30-11:30am (beginning March 7, 2015). We will provide the space and model. Materials not included. $12 per session. Call to register.

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The Valley Art Studio School (San Fernando Valley)
5210 Collier Pl.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Telephone: 818-390-2215
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Classes include Life Drawing. Programs are open throughout the year with rolling admissions, so students may join in at any time.
• Uninstructed long pose life drawing sessions Saturdays 7:00-10:00pm. $20/session; $60/month. We welcome most any drawing, painting, and small-scale sculpting media.

Sheldon's Art Academy
626 Lindero Canyon Road
Oak Park, CA 91377 Telephone: 818-706-9444
Art classes include Figure Drawing with a Model, Figure Drawing (no model), and Head Drawing.

David Simon Studio
15414 Cabrito Road
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Classes include Portrait Sculpture and Figure Sculpture.

Matthew Durante Studio
15414 Cabrito Rd, Units F-G
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Quick sketch workshop from the nude model. Wednesday Nights 6:00-10:00pm. $15.00/per person. Drawing horses and easels provided. Four hours of gesture drawing. We'll do a standard progressions of 3's, 5's, 8's, 10's, and a 20 towards the end. A different model every week.

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art — LAAFA
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Telephone: 818-708-9232
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.

Gallery Girls
Los Angeles, CA 91411
Contact Jennifer Fabos Patton: Telephone: 818-535-5761
Drawing and Painting events all over L.A. Most events have food, drinks and fun music.
• 1st Sundays 10:30am-2:30pm ART BRUNCH Long Pose. Kline Academy in Palms near Culver City
• 2nd Sundays 6:00-9:00pm. Drink and Draw at the Other Door Bar in North Hollywood.
• 3rd Sundays 4:30-7:30pm PAINT:LAB in Santa Monica
• Every Monday 7:00-9:00pm Daily Dose of Drawing at the Daily Dose Cafe in L.A.
• 2nd Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm PAINT:LAB in Santa Monica
• 3rd Thursdays 9:30pm-12:30 GNOMON SKETCH THEATER with 3 models and a DJ in Hollywood
More events all the time. Check our Website or Facebook page, or sign up for our emails.

Weekly Drawing Group in Burbank
941 E Verdugo Ave. (corner of Verdugo and Bel Aire Dr.)
Burbank, CA 91501 Telephone: 818-636-5487
Sunday 2:00-5:00pm, Nude Male Model, $5 per session. Limited to 7 artists. Have 5 artist benches, 2 drafting tables, and an easel. Begin with 5 five-minute poses, and then follow with 30-minute poses. Model poses on a raised 3' podium using natural light (skylights) or artificial light on dark days. Have many props at the models disposal. Respond with full name, email, and contact phone number to be placed on weekly contact list. Reservations taken each week on a first come, first serve basis. Bring your own board, or sketch book and supplies.

American Animation Institute
1105 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505-2528 Telephone: 818-766-0521
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.

Center Stage Gallery
847 Hollywood Way, Space 100
Burbank, CA 91505
Telephone: 818-259-1598
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.

Creative Arts Center
1100 West Clark Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506 Telephone: 818-238-5397
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.

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 Telephone: 818-762-9995
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.

Carter Sexton Artist's Materials
5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Store: 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.

Walnut Figure Drawing & Painting Group
ADL Art School
19768-B E. Colima Rd
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Contact Andrew Lu Telephone: 909-468-1888
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 Telephone: 909-397-9716
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.

Studio 117B
117B North San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91775
Studio Phone: Telephone: 626-246-6650
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.

The Drawing Club
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St.
3235 San Fernando Rd. #2C
Alhambra, CA 91801 • Gallery Nucleus Telephone: 626-458-7482
Thursday nights 7:00-10:00pm and a 3-hour long pose session one Sunday a month 9:00am-12:00pm. $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.

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

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The Art Model's Handbook: The Naked Truth about Posing for Art Classes and Fine Artists • by Andrew Cahner
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Painting on book cover: “Trois Couleurs Noir.” Oil on canvas. © 2004 Antoine de Villiers. Used with permission.