Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops, Open Studios
in Northern California cities with Zip Code 94###, 95###, and 96###
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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 directory@artmodelbook.com

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H. Momo Zhou Fine Art Studio
1017 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Telephone: 650-513-1758
Instructed and Uninstructed
We have a regular uninstructed workshop with various models: male and female, nude and clothed, depending on the event day. 6 hour sessions (with short lunch period).
Classes include Foundation, Landscape, and Figure and meet in 2 or 3 hour sessions. Easels provided. Any medium is welcome. Please see our website for the latest details!
[2012-07-19]

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040
info@arts4all.org Telephone: 650-917-6800
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Open Studio. 7:00-10:00pm. Mondays: Two short poses followed by two medium poses. Wednesdays: One long pose. Draw from costumed art model on first Monday of each month. Bring own supplies. $7 per session or $60 for 10 sessions.
[2014-05-05]

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier (BACAA)
345 Quarry Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
BACAAClasses@BACAA.org Telephone: 650-832-1544
Instructed
We offer weekly Art Classes, Workshops, Intensive Summer Programs, Open Studios for artists of all abilities who desire to study drawing and painting in the tradition of Contemporary Classical Realism. We are located 30 minutes south of San Francisco in mid peninsula's beautiful town of San Carlos CA, County of San Mateo. The New BACAA studio has 50 ft wide north facing window and 20 ft high ceiling, which provide the ideal environment for classical study. Please visit the About us page for local accommodations.
[2013-06-29]

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
info@somarts.org Telephone: 415-863-1414
Uninstructed
Figure Drawing. Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm, except holidays. This class has been ongoing for 15+ years. Instructors and live art models are provided. The class is $8 per person. Drop-ins are always welcome.
[2013-06-24]

Rob Anderson Studio School
1360 Mission Street, Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
classes@robandersonstudio.com Telephone: 415-596-7608
Instructed
My extensive classical figure drawing and anatomy course, Part I and II, meets on alternating Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm. Both nude and costumed models, male and female, are utilized depending on course and topic. The length of poses change with the course; gesture to long-term. Students provide their own easels and materials. The school setting is spacious and light filled. This is a congenial atmosphere for the professional and serious amateur artist alike combining a superior level of instruction and plenty of individual attention. Please see the website for fees and additional courses.
[2011-12-30]

Sadie Valeri Atelier
Bryant Street near 16th
San Francisco, CA 94103
info@sadievaleri.com
Instructed
Full time and part time programs offer instruction in 19th century Academic method, cast drawing, figure drawing and painting, Flemish method still life and alla prima/single session portrait and figure drawing and painting.
[2013-06-24]

Shibari Sketch
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
davidnormal@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Artists are invited to join the group and sketch beautiful fetish models expertly tied in Japanese style bondage. Emphasis is on the unique poses, physical tension, and eroticism that is expressed in the bound human form. Dramatic, atmospheric lighting facilitates chiaroscuro renderings. Sessions feature a series of poses beginning with simple ties and short poses and progressing to more complex bindings and longer poses. Most poses will be floor work or partial suspensions, but the session will also feature at least one full suspension. $20 per 3-hour session. Dates vary, but it is monthly and aims for the middle of the month during the middle of the week.
[2013-12-03]

Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
admissions@academyart.edu Telephone: 800-544-2787
Instructed
Classes include Head and Figure Sculpture 1, Gestural Figure Sculpture, Advanced Figure Drawing/Fine Art, Heads & Hands, Clothed Figure Painting, Advanced Figure Painting.
[2013-06-28]

Dr. Sketchy's San Francisco
location varies
San Francisco, CA 94105
Uninstructed
Cabaret drawing events. See website for locations and schedule. This is the San Francisco affiliate of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, founded in New York City.
[2010-03-16]

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
ext-ed@cca.edu Telephone: 510-594-3710
Instructed
Classes include The Figure in Clay and Life Drawing Portraiture Intensive.
Some classes take place at the Oakland campus: 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618-1426.
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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
info@missionculturalcenter.org Telephone: 415-643-2778
Uninstructed
Life Drawing. Fridays 6:00-8:30pm. $8. Must be at least 18 years old.
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Life Drawing Workshops - Mission District
3435 Cesar Chavez, Studio #302 (southeast corner at Valencia)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Robert@RobertWindle.com Telephone: 415-722-9183
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Workshops. Drop-in, no instructor. Tuesday evenings 7:00-10:00pm and Saturday mornings 9:00am-12:00noon. $15 per 3-hour session. We provide a supportive work environment with great models and a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Drawing horses, drawing boards, large worktables and some easels that are available for your use. Brush up on your drawing skills or explore new techniques. Beginner or advanced, everyone is welcome. The focus of these drawing sessions is on gesture and short poses. We work in twenty-minute sets and the length of the pose varies from one to twenty minutes. In the old Sears building -- dial 045 at the front door.
[2009-08-26]

Root Division
3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94110
education@rootdivision.org Telephone: 415-863-7668
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing.
[2013-06-24]

23rd Street Drawing Studio
3747 23rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
23rdstreetstudio@gmail.com
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Figure drawing classes with instruction. Sunday afternoons 2:00-5:00pm, Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm, Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm. The cost for the full 22 week term is $485. The cost for single drop-ins is $24.
• Non-instructional figure drawing sessions with a live model are held Monday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm, Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm, Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm The cost for the full 22 week term is $350. the cost per single drop-in is $17.
[2013-09-13]

Big Umbrella Studios
906½ Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
info@bigumbrellastudios.com
Uninstructed
Drop-in figure drawing first Friday of the month 7:00-10:00pm. $20.
"Artgasm" Drink N Draw event efirst and third Wednesdays of the month.
[2013-06-24]

Sharon Art Studio
Golden Gate Park
300 Bowling Green Drive
San Francisco, CA 94122
info@sharonartstudio.org Telephone: 415-753-7004
Instructed
Classes include Life Drawing.
[2013-06-24]

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street (between Jones and Leavenworth)
San Francisco, CA 94133
ace@sfai.edu Telephone: 415-749-4554
Uninstructed
Open Drawing Studio, Fridays 5:30-8:30pm. A resource open to the community since the 1950s, the Open Drawing Studio provides a great opportunity to draw from a live art model in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. $10 per session.
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San Francisco Studio School
300 Broadway, Suite 28
San Francisco. CA 94133
info@sfstudioschool.org Telephone: 415-398-4300
Instructed
The schedule varies but may include Drawing Intensive: The Figure Today. See website for current classes.
[2013-06-24]

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
frontdesk@pacificartleague.org Telephone: 650-321-3891
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed art classes include Figure Drawing; Head Drawing; Abstract Figurative Painting; Figure Painting in Oil and Pastel; Beginning-Advanced Sculpture with a Model.
• The League offers Uninstucted Figurative Sculpture and Uninstructed Life Drawing.
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Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, California 94303
ArtCenter@cityofpaloalto.org Telephone: 650-329-2366
Uninstructed
• Tuesdays 1:30-4:30pm. Figure Painting and Drawing. Studio B. Costumed model. $6-$10.
• Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm. Life Drawing. Studio B. Short & long poses. Male & female nude models. $8.
• Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm. Figure Painting and Drawing. Studio B. Nude model. $6-$10.
[2012-11-21]

Neologian Art Gallery
1027 South Claremont Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
Telephone: 650-393-5743
Uninstructed
Neologian Art Gallery offers a uninstructed Human Figure drawing workshop every Monday from 7:00-10:00pm. $20 workshop fee required for attendance. Supplies are not provided at workshops. Topless to nude modeling, as well as costumed modeling. The workshops start with three 5-minute warm-up poses, then 20-minute poses with 5-minute breaks for the rest of the evening.
[2014-10-14]

Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru Street
Alameda, CA 94501
info@frankbettecenter.org Telephone: 510-523-6957
Uninstructed
Gesture Poses with a nude art model every Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own materials. Space limited. Members $70 per month. Limited drop-in spaces are available at $20 per session. Members only. No Instructor.
[2010-04-25]

Anatomy Tools
1912 Stanford Street
Alameda, CA 94501
info@anatomytools.com Telephone: 510-769-1828
Instructed
Classes include Human Anatomy Level 1 and 2, Mastering Human Anatomy in ZBrush, Humanoid Creatures: Invention & Design, and Recreating Heads & Expressions.
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Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street #114
Benicia, CA 94510
info@artsbenicia.org Telephone: 707-747-0131
Uninstructed
Benicia Figure Drawing Group. Tuesdays 7:00pm-10:00pm, ongoing. Please arrive before 7:00 to set up your station. The three-hour session begins with short poses for warm-up gesture drawings, and then gradually increases to 20-minute poses. Bring your own drawing materials. A number of easels are available for use. $50/month.
[2013-06-27]

Adobe Center Art Studios
20395 San Miguel
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Telephone: 510-881-6700
Uninstructed
A cooperative drawing class for all levels of proficiency. Each session involves gesture poses, 20-minute studies and one hour-long pose. There is a three-hour pose at the end of each month. All media are included. Odorless thinners only. No cameras. This is a moderated drop-in program. Please pay at the door. $15 per class.
[2013-06-28]

Barbara Stanton's Figure Drawing Workshop
Bothwell Art Center
2466 8th St.
Livermore, CA 94550
microangelo@earthlink.net Telephone: 925-373-9638
Uninstructed
Figure Drawing Workshop. Friday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm. Live nude art models, no instructor. Artists bring their own materials and easels. We start with one and two minute gesture poses, then two ten minute poses and twenty minute poses for the rest of the session. On the last Friday of the month we have gestures and then one long pose for the rest of the session. Coffee, tea and refreshments are available. Individual sessions are $20. Open to all artists. Students under 18 need parental permission to attend.
[2009-07-16]

Lafayette Studio
1136-F Saranap Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Telephone: 925-284-5143
Uninstructed
• Tuesday evening figure drawing/painting open studio, ongoing. 6:30-9:30pm, $65.00/month or $25.00 drop-in; starting with a 20-minute gesture series then two poses of varying lengths.
• Thursday afternoon figure drawing/painting open studio, ongoing; 20 minute nude gestures and 1 long clothed/costumed pose, $25.00.
• Sunday afternoon figure drawing/painting open studio, single pose per session, monthly (dates vary) 1:00-5:00pm, $25.00 to reserve a spot or $30.00 to drop-in.
Maximum 10 participants per session. Some benches, easels, and tables available. Male and female models, usually nude--clothed or costumed on occasion. An informal atmosphere with some of the Bay Area's best models.
[2014-04-14]

Civic Arts Education
P.O. Box 8039
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
artsed@arts-ed.org Telephone: 925-943-5846
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed Art classes include Life Drawing, Figure Painting like the Old Masters, and Portrait & Figure Painting. Uninstructed Open Studio Workshop with Model: Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week). Enrollment limited. Note: Oils and acrylics ok in Monday class. No solvents in Friday class. See website for schedule and enrollmet details.
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Dogtown Sculptors
3421 Hollis Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Dogtownsculptors@gmail.com Telephone: 510-541-1196
Instructed and Uninstructed
We are a figure sculpture group run collaboratively by the members (non profit) that offers 3 uninstructed sculpture sessions a week with the model for all levels: $20 drop-in or $160 month (includes 24/7 studio access). We also offer occasional portrait and figure sculpture classes and workshops for all levels. Located one block south of the Emeryville Home Depot. First drop-in session is free—come check it out!
[2014-02-07]

Lightning Coyote Studio
2914 Linden St
Oakland, CA 94608
lightnincoyote@yahoo.com Telephone: 510-836-0363
Uninstructed
Drawing from the Nude Model. Every Tuesday evening 7:00-10:00pm. These are open sessions with no instructor. Space is sometimes limited so please call first. New artists are welcome. $12.00 to drop in or $40.00 Monthly. Occasional Painting Sessions on Saturdays 4:00-7:00pm are $15.00 drop in.
[2013-06-26]

The Atelier School of Classical Realism
4920 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
dnshardy@yahoo.com Telephone: 510-465-1958
Instructed
We offer two Long Pose Figure Workshops working from the live model each Sunday midday 10:00am-1:00pm and Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm. A single pose is offered for the entire session, repeated week after week. Each pose is booked for two months. We alternate female and male bookings. Drop in, pay-as-you-go is $20.00 per session. Pre-pay in advance for one month is $15.00 each session. Participants bring own easel or sit on drawing benches.
[2013-06-27]

Golden Gate Atelier
Oakland, CA 94611
Instructed
The Golden Gate Atelier offers a complete classical training for the realist artist. Students draw and paint the human figure from life using sight-size. In addition, they receive a thorough grounding in constructive drawing, anatomy, and perspective. Our oil painting program is dedicated to craftsmanship and to the skillful use of materials and techniques. Students work in all genres: still life, landscape, portraiture, and figurative art.
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Bay Area Models Guild Drawing Marathon
Merritt College
Art Building., Room A122
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619
Uninstructed
Quarterly event held on a Sunday in February, April, October, and December. 10:00am-4:30pm. Artists can draw from several Guild models varying short and long poses, modeling continuously for six hours.
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Firehouse North Gallery
1790 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
kzsherr@comcast.net
Uninstructed
East Bay Figure Painting is a very diverse group of artists who get together to paint a model, sharing the costs. Currently our program is a long pose lab with a clothed model. Model and pose change every two weeks. Tuesdays 11:00am-2:00pm and 6:00-9:00pm. $20 per 3-hour session. Hosted by the Firehouse North, an artist collective in Berkeley. We strive to maintain an atmosphere supportive of all media and approaches to the figure.
[2013-06-26]

Albany Adult School
603 Key Route Blvd.
Albany, CA 94706
Telephone: 510-558-2516
Instructed
Classes include Full Figure Drawing. Focus on understanding human anatomy and construction. Composition, color values & drawing skills taught to enable each artist to find their own voice. Additional $3-8 fee to instructor. Bring supplies to first class.
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ASUC Art Studio
Lower Sproul Plaza, MLK JR. Student Union
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
artstudio@berkeley.edu Telephone: 510-642-6161
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing.
[2013-06-27]

Life Drawing in Kroeber Hall
Kroeber Hall, Room 365, 3rd Floor
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Contact Nona Refi contact_bama.ink09@yahoo.com Telephone: 510-528-2269
Uninstructed
Fridays 6:30-9:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm. $4 at the door. Open to the public. Newcomers must fill out a registration form.
[2013-06-27]

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
admin@therac.org Telephone: 510-620-6772
Instructed
Offers a variety of instructor-led 8- to 10-week classes and day-long workshops on the fundamentals of drawing, pastel drawing, figure drawing, life drawing, drawing circus events and more. Please see website or call for current class schedule.
[2013-06-27]

Rileystreet Art Supply
1138 4th St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
sanrafael@rileystreet.com Telephone: 415-457-2787
Uninstructed
Drop-in Figure Drawing Group. Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm. $15 per session. Well established and popular Monday night drawing group. Bring your own easel if possible: tables and some easel benches are available: first come/first served. All mediums welcome. If you paint in oil, please be prepared to clean your brushes and materials at home to keep the space solvent free. Please come to the back door, located on Julia Street between A and B, and ring the doorbell to be let in.
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The Center Art Group (T.C.A.G.)
Bolinas Community Center
42 Warf Rd.
Bolinas, CA 94924
For more information contact ladorata@yahoo.com
Uninstructed
Figure drawing every Thursday 9:00am-12:00noon. The art model starts the session with a series of one minute poses that progress into 5, 10, and 15-25 minute poses. Bring materials such as a drawing board, larger paper, charcoal. Multimedia is optional. T.C.A.G.’s intention is to create an ongoing space where one can afford to practice art, on a regular or drop-in basis. For $10 to $30 sliding scale.
[2011-04-13]

Northbay ArtWorks
7049 Redwood Blvd., Ste. 208
Novato, CA 94945
Telephone: 415-892-8188
Uninstructed
Life Drawing. Wednesdays 7:10-10:10pm. $15 drop-in.
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MarinMOCA
500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA 94949
info@marinmoca.org Telephone: 415-506-0137
Uninstructed
Tuesdays 10:00am-1:00pm. Draw or paint from live art models in a variety of costumes and settings. Drop-in $15 per session, or $80 for 8 consecutive sessions.
[2013-06-27]

l'Atelier aux Couleurs: the Art Academy
250 Water Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Telephone: 707-773-1324
Uninstructed
Clothed Figure Open Sessions. Most Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm. $19 for one session or $70 for 4 sessions. Please see the schedule on our webiste to see which upcoming Wednesdays we're holding sessions. Bring your own easel. Paint or Draw. Please fill out the form on our website to reserve a space.
[2011-10-20]

Rock Rose Studio
Near 101 Fwy & Factory Outlets
Petaluma, CA 94952
donhutchins301@comcast.net Telephone: 707-762-4720
Uninstructed
Figure Drawing Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm. Enjoy our spacious, private Petaluma studio in a relaxed, country setting. Work from varied models. Small group offers good, close-up views. Easels and tables provided. Bring your own supplies. No toxics.
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Los Gatos Museums Gallery
24 N Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
gallery@museumsoflosgatos.org Telephone: 408-395-7386
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Class. Tuesdays 2:00-4:30pm. $16 per session. Ongoing. Drop-in basis. Bring a portable easel. Chairs are available. 18-years and older. No registration required. No solvents.
[2013-07-01]

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Telephone: 408-247-3754
Instructed and Uninstructed
Bring your own easel and materials. Tables, pedestals and chairs provided.
• Life Drawing with Cuong Nguyen. Thursdays 6:30-9:00pm. See website for dates. Focusing on fundamentals of drawing the human form, students will learn gesture drawing, contour drawing, and modeling in pencil, charcoal, ink and pastel pencil. Nude male and female models. Prior drawing experience recommended. 10-week course: $255 members/$275 general. Drop-ins: $30 per session.
• Uninstructed Life Drawing Open Studio. Fridays 1:30-4:00pm. See website for dates. Work directly from a live model. Long poses. All media welcome. $150 members/$175 general for 10 sessions. Drop-ins $20 per session.
[2013-06-25]

Studio 501
224 Walnut Ave (between Chestnut and Center)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Art@studio-501.com Telephone: 831-420-1100
Instructed
Life and Figure Drawing. Taught by Lee Frato. Always from a live model. Tuesdays 10:30am-12:00 and 12:00-1:30pm. All supplies are privded. Call or email to register. $25 per class. Attend both for $40.
[2014-05-09]

Michaelangelo Studio
1111-A River St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
info@michaelangelogallery.net Telephone: 831-426-5500
Instructed
Figure drawing classes with a live model. Tuesday evenings 7:00-10:00pm. $15. These lessons are intensive observational practices in perceiving the human body. The student is urged to develop a sensitivity to the structure, anatomy and expressive qualities of male and female bodies in considering the role of lines, planes, values, masses and shapes, as the 3-dimensional form is translated into a 2-dimensional rendering of it. After continued practice of conceptualizing the proportions of the body using traditional mediums, the students are encouraged to use color and various mediums and then critically analyze the results of this experimentation.
[2013-06-26]

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
cindy@scal.org Telephone: 831-426-5787
Instructed and Uninstructed
• See website for current instructed classes.
• Figurative Drawing Open Studio. Monday evenings 7:00-10:00pm. Drawing from a model. No instruction. Facilitated by artist Richard Bennett. $16 (Members $14; Students $10). Drop-ins welcome!
[2013-06-26]

Alameda Art Works
1068 The Alameda, Studio #11
San Jose, CA 95126
deannabeye@earthlink.net Telephone: 408-390-5430
Uninstructed
Figure drawing Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm. $10. We meet in Studio #11 or if we have a larger group, Studio #1. Please let us know you're planning to be there so we have a better idea of how many chairs to get out. But if you don't know until the last minute, just call us, and if we have room, you're still welcome! There is parking by both the front and back entrances.
[2013-06-26]

San José State Animation / Illustration Club (aka Shrunken Head Man)
San Jose State University
Art & Design Building, Art 312
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192
shm@shmclub.com
Uninstructed
Figure drawing sessions are generally held several evenings per week during the academic year. Schedule varies each semester. See above link for current days and times. $4 per session or $85 per semester.
[2013-06-26]

Knowlton Gallery
115 S. School Street #14
Lodi, CA 95240
robin@knowltongallery.com Telephone: 209-368-5123
Instructed
The gallery hosts periodic two to four day intensive workshops including Painting the Figure & Portraiture and Costumed Figure Painting.

[2013-06-26]

Chartreuse Muse Figure Drawing
918 10th St.
Modesto, CA 95354
For information contact Jack Morris jjackm55@yahoo.com
Uninstructed
These are open session life drawing workshops 10:00am-1:00pm every other Saturday at the Chartreuse Muse Gallery. Contact Jack and get on the email list. We are a small group with male and female art models. $10 per session at the only Muse. Enter through the back door and we are upstairs.
[2013-06-26]

Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
info@gualalaarts.org Telephone: 707-884-1138
Uninstructed
Wednesdays 2:30-5:30pm, upstairs at GAC. Open to all and all skill levels. Model's fee is shared, usually $8 - $12. Models are paid $20 per hour. We always need new art models. For information contact Mike Mee, meemike@yahoo.com Telephone: 707-785-1111.
[2013-06-27]

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street at Kasten Street, P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
mendoart@mcn.org Telephone: 707-937-5818, ext. 10
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Figure Drawing Open Studio coordinated by Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective. June, July, August: Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm. September through May: Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm. Fee: $12 per session, or $10 per session paid by the month. Uninstructed. Studious and mellow atmosphere. No solvents.
• Check website for instructed workshops.
[2013-01-02]

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
info@sebarts.org Telephone: 707-829-4797
Uninstructed
• Tuesdays 9:00am-Noon. Tuesday Morning Drawing Group. Group has live model, no instructor. Painting/Drawing/Weaving Studio. $45/month or $15 drop in. No need to register beforehand. For more information contact Joyce at joycebobart@aol.com
• Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm. Go Figure! Non-instructed, open studio figure study sessions. Draw, paint or sculpt the human figure from a live model in a well-lit studio. All levels welcome. Bring your own materials. No turpenoid or turpentine solvents! Tables, easels, sink, lighting and model set up provided. Must be 18. Painting/Drawing/Weaving Studio. $50/4-prepaid sessions or $15 single session. Facilitator: James Curtis. Register at: 707-332-7877 or jcurt@sonic.net
[2013-06-26]

Sonoma Community Center
276 E Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
scc@sonomacommunitycenter.org Telephone: 707-938-4626
Uninstructed
Join us Monday evenings 6:30-9:00pm for live sessions of figure drawing with fellow artists. Drop by for a single session or purchase a discounted card in the SCC office. Easels and tables provided. Bring your own supplies. Ages 18+. $16 drop-in fee.
[2013-06-26]

Arcata Life Drawing Circle
StewART Studios
1125 16th Street, Suite 105-D
Arcata, CA 95521
steven@meerimage.com
Uninstructed
Drop-in Life Drawing Sessions.
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm. $5. Several long poses.
Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm. $5. Fast gestures and short poses.
Fridays 10:00am-12:00noon. $5. Fast gestures and short poses.
[2013-06-26]

Sacramento Fine Arts Center
5330B Gibbons Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608
sfac@sacfinearts.org Telephone: 916-971-3713
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Open Studio. Fridays 9:00am-12:00noon. Bring your own materials.
[2011-10-25]

Davis Figure Drawing Group
The Pence Gallery
212 D Street
Davis, CA 95616
Telephone: 530-758-3370
Uninstructed
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 6:30-9:30pm. $14 per session. All skill levels are welcome. This group is for both experienced artists and amateurs to have an opportunity to draw from the nude art model in a relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere. If you do not wish to join the online group, you may prepay in cash for the upcoming session at the front desk of The Pence. Space is limited. No wet media (oil, acrylic, watercolor). The Pence has been generous enough to let us meet in their gallery, so we would like to pay them the courtesy of leaving the space as we found it.
[2013-06-25]

The School of Light & Color
10030 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
sarback@lightandcolor.com Telephone: 916-966-7517
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed classes include Figure Drawing and Figure Painting.
• Open studio with live art model (nude or clothed). Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm. $10. No registration needed.
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Capital ArtWorks
1215 21st Street, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95811
drgualco@rgaid.com Telephone: 916-207-3787
Instructed and Uninstructed
Open Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions are held four days a week. Short pose and long pose sessions are offered with nude models. Long pose clothed/costumed sessions are also offered. See the website for schedule and parking information.
Instructed Portrait Drawing/Painting class is ongoing.
[2011-11-14]

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
education@crockerartmuseum.org Telephone: 916-808-1182
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing for Beginners. Using a nude art model as your subject, learn simple techniques to draw the human figure. In the galleries, see how figure drawing can be applied to portraiture and sculpture. Then in the studio, gain an understanding of basic anatomy and how to use charcoal and pencil to depict volume. Visit our website to download the most recent class schedule.
[2011-12-13]

Patris Studio and Art Gallery
3460 2nd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
artist_patris@yahoo.com Telephone: 916-397-8958
Uninstructed
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm. Nude gesture drawings from 2 minutes to 40 minutes.
Friday mornings 10:00am-1:00pm. Clothed 3-hour long pose.
$10 per session. We have benches, chairs, easels, taborets, plenty of space, free on street parking.
[2013-06-30]

American River College Fine Arts Club
4700 College Oak Drive, Room 510
Sacramento, CA 95841
Call Sarah Mattson for more information: Telephone: 916-484-8024 mattsos@arc.losrios.edu
Uninstructed
Figure Friday held during Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Fridays 2:30-5:30pm. $5.00 for a 3-hour session. Students, faculty, staff, and professional artists are welcome to our life drawing workshops.
We also sponsor the annual Figure Drawing Marathon held every summer, usually in June.
[2013-07-18]

Chico Art Center
450 Orange Street, Suite 6
Chico, CA 95928
Telephone: 530-895-8726
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed Art classes include Figure Drawing. See website for current schedule.
Uninstructed Figure Drawing Open Studio, Mondays 9:00am-12:00noon, Room 2.
Uninstructed Drawing with Live Models, Thursdays 9:00am-12:00noon, Room 2.
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Artist Studios in the Foothills (As If Studios)
940 Idaho Maryland Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Studio: Telephone: 530-274-7000
Uninstructed
Open figure drawing and painting. Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm. $15 per session. Poses are 1 to 45 minutes. Contact Frances Farrell to make a reservation: fmfdraw@gmail.com Telephone: 530-205-9441.
[2010-02-16]


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