Life Drawing Classes, Workshops,
and Open Studios in Canada
Listing in the USA

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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Calgary School of Art
531 Manitou Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2
info@calgaryschoolofart.ca Telephone: 403-287-7448
Instructed
Art classes include Painting from Life.
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Alberta College of Art + Design
1407 - 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4R3
extendedstudies@acad.ca Telephone: 403-284-7640
Instructed
Figure drawing -- Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience.
Figure painting -- Prerequisite: Acrylic Painting I or Oil Painting I.
[2013-05-29]

Quickdraw Animation Society
351 - 11th Avenue SW, Suite 201
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0C7
email@quickdrawanimation.ca Telephone: 403-261-5767
Uninstructed
Life Drawing. Ongoing Drop-in Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm. Ages 18+. Fee: $10.00 per session. This is a casual non-instructional session with live models. All major animation schools & studios require samples of life drawing portfolio. Simon Tang, workshop coordinator, is willing to review student portfolios upon request. Sessions are held via RSVP. Email silver1spider@hotmail.com by Sunday before the session.
[2013-05-28]

Mount Royal University
Lincoln Park Campus,
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6K6
cearts@mtroyal.ca Telephone: 403-440-6012
Instructed
Art courses include Portrait & Figure Drawing.
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Harcourt House Arts Centre
Third Floor, 10215 112 St.
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1M7
harcourt@telusplanet.net Telephone: 780-426-4180
Instructed and Uninstructed
Drop-In Sessions include Life Drawing, Figurative Sculpture, and Long Poses, and Draw ‘Til You Drop. Drop-in sessions are non-instructional where the group works from the life model. All drop-in sessions are held in the Annex building next to the gallery, 10211-112 Street. The front door will be locked, so please ring the doorbell. Instructed classes include Sculpting the Human Figure.
[2009-08-07]

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100 Mile House Life Drawing Group
Parkside Art Gallery
401 Cedar Ave.
100 Mile House, British Columbia V0K 2E0
enquiries: parksidecentre@shaw.ca Telephone: 250-395-2021
Uninstructed
We do 12 sessions, Spring and Fall, drawing from live, nude art models of both genders. Cost for drop-in is $12 for a 3 hour session, Saturday mornings 9:00am-12:00noon. We begin with a number of 1 minute poses, to 3 minute, 10 minute and end the class with two or three 30 minute sittings. At the beginning of the class, there is a group critique of the previous weeks' drawings. The atmosphere is very casual. Bring your own materials and supports.
[2013-06-20]

Whistler Arts Council
Millennium Place
4335 Blackcomb Way
PO Box 383
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0
Contact Teresa Bouchard: mylifedrawing@gmail.com Telephone: 604-905-8860
Uninstructed
Life Drawing held at Millennium Place in Whistler every Tuesday 6:00-8:00pm and Friday 3:00-5:00pm. Sessions are open to everyone from beginners to accomplished artists. The regular session starts with short (under one minute) gesture poses so the participants and art model can loosen up, allowing artists focus to become fluid and spontaneous. The session then usually progresses to longer poses where the participants have time to focus on the details such as shadows, facial features, fingers and toes. There are usually one or two breaks per session to give the model some time to rest.
[2013-05-29]

Dr. Sketchy Whistler
Whistler Brewing Company
1045 Millar Creek Road (Function Junction)
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1
Contact: mylifedrawing@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Cabaret drawing event. Third Monday of each month 7:00-10:00pm. This is the Whistler affiliate of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, founded in New York City.
[2013-05-29]

Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
PO Box 1565, 5714 Medusa Street
Sechelt BC V0N 3A0
contact Nena Braathen Telephone: 604-885-2860 sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Group has been running since 1985. Tuesdays 10:00am-1:00pm (except during the summer). Nude art model, alternating male and female. Poses range from 1 minute to 30 minutes. The model starts promptly at 10:00am so it is advised to show up early. The front doors are locked then, and people know to go to the back doors. Fees are $15 per drop-in or $10 per week if you pay by the month. Easels are provided. These weekly sessions are an unusual opportunity to practice drawing the most complex and inspiring of subjects in natural overhead light.
[2011-10-03]

The Hub Arts Collective
2906 30th Avenue
Vernon, British Columbia V1T 2B7
Telephone: 778-475-6244
Uninstructed
Sunday Evening Figure Drawing. Sundays 7:00-9:30pm. Come finish off your weekend with an upbeat drawing class that will allow you to work along side other active artists while appreciating the human body and all it has to offer. It's an independant class, so bring your materials, an open mind and join us as we draw each other and various models. If you are able to bring an easle all the better!
[2012-03-26]

Livessence Society for Figurative Artists and Models
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Painting & Drawing Room
421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6Z1
livessence.society@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Figure drawing sessions. Saturdays 9:30am-12:00noon. Mondays 6:30-8:30pm. Please see the calendar for specific details. $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Beginners are welcome as are students and professional artists.
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Maple Ridge Life Drawing Group
Yennadon Elementary School
23347 128th Ave.
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 4R9
Contact Sharon Axford Telephone: 604-462-9295 or Roger Luko Telephone: 604-462-8859
Uninstructed
This an uninstructed open life drawing studio; meeting on the Yennadon Elementary School stage every Thursday evening 7:00-10:00pm during the school year. The art models are nude and the poses vary in length from 2 minutes to 30 minutes, allowing for quick gesture drawings to more detailed studies. Artists of all levels are welcome. The fee is $14 for the 3-hour session. Bring your own drawing materials and drawing board.
[2013-06-10]

Suite E Life Drawing Group
Coquitlam Community Centre
630 Poirier Avenue, Joseph Howe Room
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3J 1A1
mydalena@shaw.ca Telephone: 604-469-1911
Uninstructed
Meets Tuesdays 6:50-9:50pm, from September to June. The female and male art models are professionals who usually pose unclothed. For some sessions the model will be partially draped or in costume. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before to set up as sessions start promptly. Drop-ins and new members are very welcome. $12 non-members; $8 for members (or 10 session tickets for $75); $6 for students attending senior secondary school IF they bring their student ID card. Click our link above for more information including the model schedule.
[2013-06-20]

Stave Falls Studio-Ron Hendricks Oil Painting Studio
12055 Carr St.
Mission, British Columbia V4S 1B8
To pre-register and receive a supply list please contact Gina Telephone: 604-466-2831 or gina_rubin@shaw.ca
Instructed
Gesture Drawing - All Levels. Monday nights 6:30-9:30pm. Nude male and female art models. Poses will vary from 30 seconds to half hour. Instructed by Lysa Mair. Classes are taught in blocks of 5 classes for $150. If registering for more than one block the fee is $140 per block.
[2010-01-16]

Simon Fraser University's Life Drawing Club - formerly the Carbon Cartel
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
lifedraw@sfu.ca
Uninstructed
We hold two-hour long life drawing sessions during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Details on the time and location will be outlined in our e-mail notifications to members. There are no membership fees for joining the club. However, you maybe expected to pay a small fee (usually between $1 and $2) at each session to help cover the cost of the model. There are both male and female models, almost always nude. All levels of experience and skills are welcome. Models will start with short poses and end with long poses (up to 25 minutes). Bring your own materials. More information on the club's Facebook page “SFU Life Draw.”
[2009-08-12]

Vancouver

A Small World Shop & Gallery
2120 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4B4
info@asmallworldonline.com Telephone: 604-215-0279
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Sessions. Drop in any day of the week. 3 hour sessions. Experienced Models. Entry fee $15.00. Students/Seniors $10.00 (ID required). Bulk Session discounts. For more info and schedule check out our website and click the "connect" tab.
[2012-04-02]

Dr. Sketchy's Vancouver
The Wallflower Modern Diner
2420 Main St (near Main & Broadway)
Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3E2
shary@drsketchyvancouver.com
Uninstructed
Cabaret drawing events. This is the Vancouver affiliate of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, founded in New York City.
[2013-06-19]

Blim
115 E. Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T6
info@blim.ca Telephone: 604-872-8180
Uninstructed
"Life drawing, Blim-Style." Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm. $8-10 sliding scale (drop in fee). Conceptual practice, still life, and art models provided. Bring your own sketch book, or mixed media and open mind. Sketchbooks and pencils also available.
[2011-08-14]

Basic Inquiry - Vancouver Life Drawing Society
1011 Main Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4L4
basic@lifedrawing.org Telephone: 604-681-2855
Uninstructed
Figure drawing sessions seven days a week. See schedule on the website.
Drop-in Rates for Single Sessions $15 for non-members, $12 for members.
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Vancouver Institute of Media Arts
570 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 600
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1Y1
info@vanarts.com Telephone: 604-682-ARTS (2787)
Instructed
Art Classes include Intro to Basic Digital Life Drawing. This course is designed to teach the beginner the basics of digital life drawing. Digital life drawing is meant to apply traditional drawing and painting skills to the digital art form. The course guides the student through the basic use of photoshop, and the wacom tablet as it applies to drawing from the life drawing model. The course is recommended as a follow up to the basic drawing course.
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Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9
csinfo@ecuad.ca Telephone: 604 844 3810
Instructed
Art Classes include Introduction to Life Drawing.
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Point Grey Community Centre
4397 W 2nd Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1K4
wpgcc@vancouver.ca Telephone: 604-257-8140
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Sessions. These three-hour sessions are an opportunity to draw from a nude model in a relaxed but serious environment. All levels welcome. Please bring your own drawing materials. Coordinated by visual artist Lynn Falconer. Drop in $13, exact change only please. See website for scheudle.
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Victoria College of Art
1625 Bank St
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 4V5
info@vca.ca Telephone: 250-598-5422
Instructed
Art Classes include The Figure in Art and Sculpture Studio.
[2010-12-22]

Vancouver Island School of Art
2549 Quadra Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4E1
info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Telephone: 250-380-3500
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing.
[2013-06-20]

Xchanges Artists' Gallery and Studios
2333 Government Street, Suite 6E
Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4P4
gallery@xchangesgallery.org Telephone: 250-382-0442
Uninstructed
Drop-In Sessions. All experience levels are welcome. Hone your figurative skills in a supportive and creative environment. Drawing boards, donkeys, sculpture stands, and coffee provided. Male or female art models provided, except portrait session where the artists take turns modeling. Artists provide their own materials.
• Life Drawing/Painting. Mondays 7:00-9:00pm. Gestures to 20-minute poses
• Long Pose Painting/Drawing and Portrait Groups are held on alternate Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00noon.
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Opus Art Suplies
512 Herald Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S6
info@opusartsupplies.com Telephone: 250-386-8133
Instructed
Classes include Painting the Human Form, Figure Drawing Block-In, Long Pose Figure Drawing, Intensive Life Drawing, and Life Drawing and Anatomy Intensive.
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Coast Collective at Esquimalt Lagoon
3221 Heatherbell Road
Victoria, British Columbia V9C 1Y8
classes@coastcollective.ca Telephone: 250-391-5522
Uninstructed
Figure Drawing/Painting, every Wednesday afternoon 12:30-3:00pm. No sessions from May through August. Call ahead to confirm scheduling if possible. $12 drop-in fee. Some artists say that if you can paint the body you can paint anything. Come and dive into the world of life drawing and painting. Models will go through different sets of poses of different lengths during each session. A mix of gestural poses followed by short and long poses each Friday. No instruction. Any medium and any skill levels are welcome. Just bring your regular supplies and have fun!
[2012-01-13]

The Old School House Art Centre
122 Fern Road, West
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1T2
qbtosh@shaw.ca Telephone: 250-752-6133
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Sessions. Fridays 10:00am-1:00pm, September to June. $10 drop in.
[2013-06-20]

Art Alchemy Studio/Gallery
362-C 10th St
Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1P5
artalchemystudio@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Dynamic Figure Drawing: We put a twist on the traditional figure drawing sessions by involving moving (and entertaining) models. The sessions have been intimate and rewarding for artists and model/performers alike. We bring in a wide variety of dancers, musicians, singers, athletes, yogis and more. Enjoy the challenge of figures in motion while honing your artistic skills! There is no set schedule for sessions. Please see website for upcoming events and dates.
[2013-06-11]

Muir Gallery
440 Anderton Ave
Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2M7
info@comoxvalleyarts.org Telephone: 250-334-2983
Uninstructed
The Comox Valley Community Arts Council is excited to offer weekly life drawing sessions at the Muir Gallery. These two-hour, non-instructional sessions are offered with the artists in mind - keep your drawing skills sharp with weekly practice with a live art model! Bring all of your own materials - model and tables will be provided. Some paper available at a nominal charge. Cost: $15 drop-in, $10 for CVCAC members. See the website for current schedule.
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Campbell River Art Gallery
1235 Shopper's Row
Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C7
programs@crartgallery.ca Telephone: 250-287-2261
Uninstructed
Open Studio Figure Drawing, hosted by Richard Calver. This is a non-instructional program designed for those who wish to practice their figure drawing skills. Bring along your drawing and/or painting materials. The gallery will provide the art model. Please purchase a 6-session punch card prior to the start of the program for $55.00 + HST (one free). Drop in fees $12.50 (HST included) once the program has started. See website for schedule.
[2013-10-26]

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Winnipeg Sketch Club
Forum Art Institute Bldg.
120 Eugenie at Taché
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7
wpgsketch@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Sketching sessions take place Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm. Founded in 1914, Winnipeg Sketch Club has the distinction of being one of the oldest clubs of fine art in Canada. The express purpose of the Club throughout its history has been to provide artists with opportunities to sketch from live art models. There is an annual membership fee of $75 payable with the membership application and at the beginning of each calendar year. Drop-in fee of $6 per session for non-members. The club is intended for artists who have achieved a demonstrated level of knowledge and ability. It does not offer art classes or instruction for beginners.
[2013-06-05]

cre8ery
125 Adelaide St., 2nd floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4
jordan@cre8ery.com
Uninstructed
The cre8ery offers life drawing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm. Please note: the Cre8ery doors are being locked at 8:00pm. Please arrive before then. Tuesdays have mixed poses: 30 seconds to 40 minutes. Thursdays have one long pose. The drop-in fee is $7.00 per session. Drawing donkeys, easels, and drawing boards are provided.
[2013-05-28]

Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1
inquiries@wag.ca Telephone: 204-786-6641
Uninstructed
Life Drawing: Open Studio. $7. Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm. This drop-in program provides an opportunity for independent study in life drawing. Although no instruction is provided, artists and students have the opportunity to work from art models in a personal choice of materials. No advance registration is required; payment is collected each week at the Studio Programs front desk. Participants bring their own supplies.
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Art Shack
370 Acadie Ave.
Dieppe, New Brunswick E1A 1H1
shop@artshack.ca Telephone: 506-855-7422
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Classes, Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30pm. $16 drop-in. Life drawing is an excellent way to enhance your drawing techniques and converse with other artists, while participating in the classic practice of drawing nude art models. Bring your own materials and take advantage of our clean studio and easels.
[2013-05-29]

Saint John Arts Centre
20 Peel Plaza
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3G6
SJAC@SaintJohnArtsCentre.com Telephone: 506-633-4870
Uninstructed
Life Drawing. Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm. (No sessions in summer.) These weekly non-instructional classes provide artists with the opportunity to sketch and draw the human figure from live art models. Classes begin with short warm up gesture studies and progress to more sustained poses.
[2013-05-31]

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1
Contact Joss Richer, Coordinator: joss.richer@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Figure Drawing Studio. Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm. Open to anyone with an interest in drawing the human figure from a nude model, regardless of experience. You are invited to attend all 7 sessions at a cost of $50, or you can attend on a casual basis, at a cost of $10 per night. You can register and pay Joss directly when attending the studio. Easels, boards, tables and chairs will be provided, but you will need to bring your own media (please, no strong solvents, sprays, oils, or harsh chemicals).
[2010-12-15]

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Mahone Bay Figure Drawing
Mahone Bay Centre
45 School Street
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0
sallywarren@eastlink.ca Telephone: _phone_
Uninstructed
Figure drawing studio sessions with a nude model (both male and female) take place in a friendly and supportive atmosphere every Sunday morning from 10:00am-1:00pm (October through April) at the Mahone Bay Centre. A fee of $15 per participant per session covers the cost of room rental and model fees. Benches, tables, and drawing boards are available. Newsprint pads are sold at cost. Poses vary from 1 minute gesture to half hour sustained. These sessions are not instructed and open to all ability levels. Short courses of instruction are offered annually. We are always recruiting new models.
[2014-01-10]

Anna Templeton Centre for Art, Craft & Design
278 Duckworth Street
St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 1H3
annatempletoncentre@gmail.com Telephone: 709-739-7623
Instructed
Figurative art classes include Figure Drawing, Drawing Figures in Motion, and Portrait Drawing.
[2012-01-05]

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Mahone Bay Figure Drawing
Mahone Bay Centre
45 School Street
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0
sallywarren@eastlink.ca
Uninstructed
Figure drawing studio sessions with a nude model (both male and female) take place in a friendly and supportive atmosphere every Sunday morning from 10:00am-1:00pm (October through April) at the Mahone Bay Centre. A fee of $15 per participant per session covers the cost of room rental and model fees. Benches, tables, and drawing boards are available. Newsprint pads are sold at cost. Poses vary from 1 minute gesture to half hour sustained. These sessions are not instructed and open to all ability levels. Short courses of instruction are offered annually. We are always recruiting new models.
[2014-01-10]

Figure Drawing with Richard Rudnicki
26 Elliot Street, Findlay Centre, Room 101
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2X7
richard@chebucto.ns.ca
Uninstructed
Saturday mornings twice a month, 9:00am-12:00noon. Three hours with a nude art model, starting with quick gesture poses then settling in for one pose suitable for paintings and studies. Five minute breaks every 25 minutes allow for feedback and discussion. Any media; odour-free oils okay. No instruction (private classes are available outside these sessions). The room is large with good light, high ceilings and wood floor. There are tables and chairs.
[2013-05-29]

Dartmouth Art Students League
61 Dundas street, near Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4H5
Instructed
Figure Drawing: Drawing the nude art model in poses of varying length, using exercises designed to allow focus on each of the necessary skills in turn. Media of the students' choice. Experienced artists will be working independently, alongside students. Ten week courses (afternoons or evenings), three hours/class. $135 without instruction (for experienced artists, with permission of instructor), $150 with instruction. Paper supplied at a minimal cost.
[2013-05-29]

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
1107 Marginal Rd.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 4P7
extendedstudies@nscad.ca Telephone: 902-494-8185
Instructed and Uninstructed
Figure Drawing (instructed). Working from live nude art models, students explore drawing techniques used to render the human figure. Instruction emphasizes line, form, proportion, movement, gesture and observational skills. Prerequisite: Introductory Drawing or equivalent. Class Limit is 18. Site: Port 207, 1107 Marginal Road. 7 3-hour sessions $215.
Life Drawing Open Studio (Uninstructed). Participants have access to a studio situation with a live nude art model. This open studio is particularly suitable for NSCAD alumni and Extended Studies students with experience. Limit is 10. Site: D241, 5163 Duke Street. 6 3-hour sessions $85
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Fleming College - Haliburton School of The Arts
297 College Drive
Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0
createit@hsta.ca Telephone: 1-888-353-6464
Instructed
Week-long courses in Life Drawing, Life Painting, Landscape of the Model, Figurative Abstraction, Portrait Painting, and Portrait Sketching. Depending on the course, nude and costumed art models are utilized. An introductory Saturday workshop in Figure Drawing is also available. Most offerings are scheduled in July and August, in the inspirational Highlands of Haliburton. Accommodation assistance is available.
[2011-11-22]

Ottawa School of Art
Orleans Campus
245 Centrum Boulevard
Ottawa Ontario K1E 0A1
osao.info@artottawa.ca Telephone: 613-241-7471
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing, Go Figure: Drawing and Painting the Figure, Human Anatomy Drawing Workshop, Portrait Drawing Workshop, Portrait in the Medium of Your Choice, Expressive Portraits in Acrylics and Watercolour, and Teen Portfolio Development.
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The Academy of Realist Art of Ottawa
2445 St. Laurent Blvd, Suite B244
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 6C3
Telephone: 613-260-0483
Instructed
We are proud to offer a quality atelier program right here in the nation's capital! The curriculum and teaching techniques of the ARA atelier program are modeled on the 19th century French academies in the tradition of the old masters. Students receive individualized practical instruction advancing at their own pace while working to achieve the highest levels of draftsmanship and painting skills. This intensive and focused teaching methodology has a proven record of success. We offer full time, part time and foundation classical drawing programs. Individuals may enroll in the atelier program at any time. All levels of ability are welcome.
[2013-09-03]

Sandy Hill Life-Drawing Workshop
Sandy Hill Community Centre Basement
250 Somerset St EAST
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6V6
dannorthcott@yahoo.ca
Uninstructed
Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm. The usual turnout is between 30 and 50 people, at every level from beginners to professionals. Easels are not provided by the workshop, but there are lots of chairs. The schedule is 5 90-second gestures, 1 20-minute standing pose, then 3 30-minute poses with 5 minute breaks in between. Our workshop has been running for over 35 years. It is probably the largest and cheapest in Ottawa. The class is co-operative and non profit. Drop in any Wednesday. We never stop! You only pay for the sessions that you attend--currently $4 including coffee, tea, and cookies. Everyone helps with the room set-up before the session and then helps in the clean-up afterwards as much as they are able.
[2013-05-30]

Greenboro Life Drawing Workshop
Greenboro Community Centre
363 Lorry Greenberg Meeting Room B
Ottawa, Ontario K1T 3P8
Greenborolifedraw@yahoo.ca
Uninstructed
Saturdays 1:00-3:30pm. Join our facebook page for schedule updates. Draw from undraped figure models, a daytime workshop in the South end of the city of Ottawa, Ontario. Non profit, uninstructed, we provide plenty of chairs, the room, and schedule the models. The model cost is shared among attendees which varies depending on attendance to a maximum of $10 per person. Bring your own materials (e.g. paper, pencil, eraser, easel). The class is 2.5 hours long, starting with short gestures followed by, medium length poses, and a one hour pose to finish. Parking is free or Bus from South Keys Route 98 or 114.
[2013-05-30]

Visual Arts Studios
Nepean Visual Arts Centre (located in the Nepean Sportsplex)
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1W2
Telephone: 613-580-2424 ext. 46652
Uninstructed
Classes include Life Drawing Studio. Drawing or painting from the nude model. Studio members share the cost of the model.
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Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio
420 O'Connell Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 4C9
kags@nexicom.net Telephone: 705-741-2817
Uninstructed
Open Studios: $8 model fee plus $2 studio use fee for members ($4 studio fee for nonmembers).
• Life Drawing. Tuesday 9:00am-12:00noon. Why not give drawing or painting from life a try in the medium of your choice. Year-round.
• Life Drawing. Wednesday [time?]. Will not run from May through August.
• Portraits. Wednesday 1:00-4:00pm. Everyone is welcome, so gather up your charcoal, pastels, paints and give portraits a go. Call Bob Carter 742-3294 or Alex Cranfield 745-3425 to inquire about art modeling.
[2013-07-13]

Shelburne Life Drawing
596340 Second Line W.
Shelburne, Ontario L0N 1S6
shelburnelifedrawing@live.ca
Uninstructed
Life drawing sessions on Wednesday nights 7:00-10:00pm. Registration required for 8-week sessions at a cost of $160. Drop in possible if space is available - please contact us before attending. Male/female nude models (occassionally a couple) - a different one every night during the session. Short poses for the first half of the class and extend to 3 30-minute poses in the last half of the class. Some drawing horses, easels, drawing boards available. Please bring your own materials. Coffee/tea and snacks included.
[2012-08-18]

Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0A8
art@whitbystationgallery.com Telephone: 905-668-4185
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing and Expressive Portrait Painting.
[2013-05-30]

Latcham Gallery Life Drawing
Silver Jubilee Building
6297 Main Street
Stouffville, ON L4A 1G7
Telephone: 905-640-8954
Uninstructed
Adults (18+) meet weekly to sketch and draw from a nude art model. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer sessions. There is no instructor. Pre-registration is required. Call to register and ask for details.
[2013-06-24]

Quest Art School + Gallery
Midland Cultural Centre
333 King Street (corner of King St. and Elizabeth St.)
Midland, Ontario L4R 3M7
create@questart.ca Telephone: 705-526-ARTS (2787)
Instructed and Uninstructed
Workshops include Instructorless Figure Drawing.
[2014-02-20]

Visual Arts Mississauga
4170 Riverwood Park Lane (Located in Riverwood Park)
Mississauga, Ontario L5C 2S7
info@visualartsmississauga.com Telephone: 905-277-4313
Instructed and Uninstructed
Teens and Adults; Instructional Beginner Life Drawing, Portrait & Fabric Study, Figurative Abstraction and Portrait Painting; Non-instructional Life Drawing Open Studio
[2013-02-13]

Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario L6H 2L1
Telephone: 905-845-9430
john.parker@sheridaninstitute.ca Telephone: 905-845-9430, ext. 2612
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing 1, Figure Drawing 2, and Life Painting.
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Oakville Art Society
560 Bronte Road
Oakville, Ontario L6L 6S1
info@oakvilleartsociety.com Telephone: 905-827-5711
Instructed
Classes and Workshops include Abstractions in Figurative Art and Portrait Painting With Live Model. See the website for current offerings.
[2011-11-09]

Visual Arts Brampton Creative Studios
1 Bartley Bull Parkway, Suite 10
Brampton, Ontario L6W 3T7
visualartsbrampton@gmail.com Telephone: 905-453-9142
Uninstructed
Life drawing sessions. Tuesday evenings, artists get together, to draw from the human form. Each session begins with 10 two minute warm-up gestures. Then there follows 3 ten minute poses. After a short break, the evening is divided into half hour poses. Professional life models usually will pose for two consecutive poses. Subjects are on a raised model stand with proper spotlighting to create three-dimensionality. As always, drawing horses and boards are provided for use. Contact us for more information. Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, weather permitting. $10 for Members and Non-Members. $7 for CREA8TIF Members.
[2013-06-01]

Bound and Drawn
919 Fraser Drive (B Town Sound)
Burlington, Ontario L7L 5P5
boundanddrawn@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Bound and Drawn sessions take place on the last Tuesday of each month. The sessions run 7:00-10:00pm. Tables and chairs are provided. Please bring your own drawing supplies. The poses are dynamic and models are female and male, sometimes costumed, mostly nude poses. Poses are dynamic and beckon to the erotica. 18+ only please. $20 cash at the door, $15 for students with ID.
[2014-04-09]

Toronto

The Centre for Creative Communications
Centennial College
951 Carlaw Ave (Near Pape and Mortimer), Room 295.
Toronto, Ontario M1K 5E9
Contact David McClyment: dmcclyment@centennialcollege.ca Telephone: 416-289-5000 ext. 8500
Uninstructed
Open Life Drawing Studio. Three 8-week series throughout the year: Fall, Winter and Spring. Once per week, evenings 6:00-9:00pm. $8 per session or $40 for all eight sessions. The art model and a limited number of horses and easels are provided. Bring your own materials.
[2013-05-29]

Willowdale Group of Artists
North York Seniors Centre
21 Hendon Ave
North York, ON M2M 4G8
Uninstructed
The Willowdale Group of Artists is one of Toronto's oldest art groups, founded in 1947. Life drawing sessions are held on Tuesday evenings. These sessions are scheduled as part of the ongoing membership activities and are not open to the public.
[2011-12-13]

Koffler Centre of the Arts
4588 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M2R 1W6
akocsis@kofflerarts.org Telephone: 416.638.1881 x4269
Instructed
All levels of artists are welcome to explore drawing and painting of the human form. A variety of figurative art classes and 2-day workshops are offered, such as: Art of the Portrait; Colour Portrait Painting; Contemporary Figure Painting; Experimental Figure Drawing/Painting; Expressive and Abstract Figure Drawing/Painting; Figurative Abstraction; Life Drawing.
[2011-11-09]

Luc Sculpture School and Studios
663 Greenwood Avenue (at Danforth)
Toronto, Ontario M4J 4B1
info@lucsculpture.com Telephone: 416-461-7936
Instructed and Uninstructed
Modeling the Figure. This course offers realistic figure sculpture in clay from live models.
Uninstructed life drawing. See website for schedule.
[2014-04-22]

Central Connection
Withrow Park Clubhouse
725 Logan Avenue (south of Danforth Avenue, near tennis courts)
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1L3
Central_Connection@yahoo.ca
Uninstructed
Drawing and painting studio sessions. Mondays 6:30-9:30pm. $10 per session drop-in fee. We hire high-quality professional art models. Over five weeks we will have figure poses (two nights), costume poses (two nights) and a night of quicker drawing or painting poses. Please arrive by 6:20 to help set up so we can start promptly. We have a number of wooden easels and drawing boards. Bring your own materials. NO turpentine, citrus thinners, fixative sprays or adhesives. Everyone is expected to help take down and put away the props, chairs, draping, mats, etc. Closest Subway: Chester, on the Bloor-Danforth line.
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Toronto East Community Arts Program - TECAP
Ben Navaee Gallery
1111 Queen St.
Toronto, ON M4M 1K7
lifedrawing@tecap.org Telephone: 416-999-1030
Uninstructed
Life Drawing: Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm. Free. Usually we have one muscular male and lovely female to model. If you have not attended yet - do not be shy. We regularly have around 30 mixed gender artists at all skill levels attend. The pose times range from short to long and may include duo posing. We can accommodate up to 30 persons comfortably.
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Avenue Road Arts School
460 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M4V 2J1
contactus@avenueroadartsschool.com Telephone: 416-961-1502
Instructed
Art classes include Introduction to Portrait & Figure Drawing, Master Class in Figure Drawing, Master Class in Portraiture, Portrait Painting, Painting the Figure and Portrait in Watercolour.
[2009-10-20]

519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C9
lifedrawing519@gmail.com Telephone: 416-392-6874
Uninstructed
Life Drawing. Thursdays 8:00-10:00pm. There are both male and female models, but with an emphasis on the male form. Artists of any skill level are welcome. Bring your own materials. We generally start with short warm-up poses, then move to 15, 20, or 30 minute poses. There is a ten-minute break in the middle to socialize. $10 per session or $200 for a whole year (May to May). Cash only. We are always looking for new models.
[2013-08-07]

Toronto Heliconian Club
35 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2E3
info@heliconianclub.org Telephone: 416-922-3618
Uninstructed
Monday Sketch Group. Every Monday from September until mid-June, the Art Section organizes life-drawing sessions with a live art model for Club members and non-members alike. 10:00am-12:00noon for quick poses, and 1:00-3:00pm for a sustained pose. The fee is $7.00 for each two-hour session, or $14 for the whole day. The Group stages a show of participants' work in Heliconian Hall in January to early February.
[2011-11-11]

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4
Telephone: 416-979-6608
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing, Foundation Anatomy for Artists, Figurative Painting, Figurative Sculpture, and Figurative Photography.
[2009-09-10]

Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Onatrio M5T 1W1
Uninstructed
alumni@ocadu.ca
Open Life Drawing with a professional model. While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend -- the sessions are open to everyone. Life drawing sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm (year-round) and Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm (September to April). Bring a drawing board and materials. No reservation is required. $10 per session; pay to the monitor on duty. Room numbers vary, please see website for schedule.
[2013-05-31]

Open Life Drawing at Project Art
230 Queen St. West (rear entrance)
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1Z6
mark_r_hazen@hotmail.com Telephone: 647-290-2357
Uninstructed
Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm. Air conditioned. $15. Drawing boards, easels, and horses provided.
Pose format:
10x 1-minute, 2x 5-minute, 1x 10-minute, Break.
3x 10-minute, Break.
5x 1-minute, 2x 15-minute, Break.
2x 20-minute.
[2013-07-02]

Animation Portfolio Workshop
St. Matthew's United Church
729 St. Clair Ave West
Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B2
Telephone: 416-651-3658
gerard@animationportfolioworkshop.com
Instructed
Courses include Life Drawing for Animation.
[2013-06-07]

Toronto Cartoonist Workshop
587A College Street (at Clinton)
Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B2
info@cartoonistsworkshop.com Telephone: 647-328-1656
Instructed and Uninstructed
Open Life Drawing. Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm. $15 (HST included). Drawing the human figure well is core to the disciplines of comics, illustration, animation, game design and fine arts. And of course the secret to getting good at the art of life drawing is practice, practice... practice! The Toronto Cartoonists Workshop invites students and members of the community to attend our weekly open life session to hone their skills. Poses range from 2 to 30 minutes. Clothed and unclothed art models will be utilized with a focus on imaginative posing and action to reflect the demands of drawing comics. Instructed Art classes include Figure Drawing for the Comic Book Artist and Studio Life Drawing For All Levels.
[2011-12-12]

Toronto School of Art
Please note our new location effective May 4, 2013:
980 Dufferin Street, 2nd Floor (at Bloor in the old Kent School building)
Toronto, Ontario M6H 4B4
info@tsa-art.com Telephone: 416-504-7910
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Courses include Life Drawing, Life Painting, Figure Sculpture, and Figure and Portrait painting.
• Open Life Drawing offers a variety of poses, Monday and Friday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm weekly. Participants must bring their own supplies, and may use TSA drawing boards, easels, and tables. Open Life Painting offers sustained poses, Friday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm weekly. Note: Health & Safety Policy prohibits spray fixatives, aerosols, and solvents other than odourless mineral spirits. No registration necessary. The drop-in fee is $15 per session. 5-session passes are available for $60. TSA Code of Conduct for Classes with Models is clearly posted in the studios.
[2014-03-12]

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6
info@gladstonehotel.com Telephone: 416-531-4635
Uninstructed
Weekly Life Drawing Class since the 1960's. Wednesdays 8:00-10:00pm at the Art Bar, $7.
[2009-07-28]

Radiolaria
1166 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X4
info@radiolaria.ca Telephone: 647-217-6471 or 416-894-4734
Uninstructed
We will have life drawing every middle Sunday—some months have 2, some have 3. Nudes at sunset, a costumed extravaganza at 8:00pm, with still figures and dancers breaking off into solo seatings and interactions with artists. A collection of drawings to be published in a monthly. A five dollar entry helps pay art models, etc. A cafe with food will also run the length of any pauseCaravan Sunday.
[2011-02-14]

Fine Oak Art School
254 Niagara Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2L8
fineoak@gmail.com Telephone: 416-827-9739
Instructed
Classes include Faces and Bodies. 8 sessions, Mondays 7:00-9:30pm. Portraiture and figure drawing are explored in a small group setting of seven or less students. Adults of any skill level will benefit from plenty of instruction and time to experiment. Model fee is included, and an art supply list will provided upon registration.
[2011-11-23]

Toons on Tap
Rhino Bar & Grill
1249 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L5
events@acidanimation.com
Uninstructed
Costumed gesture drawing. Every other Tuesday 7:00-10:00pm. $10. Toons On Tap is an open, costumed life drawing event created with the animator in mind. Be amongst other artists, and draw from professional models best described as living cartoon characters. Bring your sketchbook to an upcoming session, and remind yourself why you love to draw. Note: Toons On Tap is experiencing higher than normal model applications and will no longer accept unsolicited applications without two professional references and a portfolio.
[2013-06-24]

Artists 25
267 Brock Avenue, Studio #104
Toronto, Ontario M6K 2M3
Telephone: 416-504-3948
Uninstructed
Session fees: $7.00 members, $8.00 non members. Annual membership fees: $65.00
Tuesdays: 7:30-10:00pm. life drawing gestures and short poses
Thursdays: 7:30-10:00pm. costume and portrait - same pose for three consecutive Thursdays.
Fridays: 7:30-10:00pm. life drawing, same pose is sustained for three consecutive Fridays.
Saturdays: 10:00am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:00pm. Life drawing morning and afternoon - same pose is sustained for morning and afternoon and for two consecutive Saturdays.
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Academy of Art Canada
1929 Davenport Road
Toronto, Ontario M6N 1C3
academyofartcanada@gmail.com Telephone: 416-658-0808
Instructed
Art Classes and Workshops in Natural North Light with Life Model (Comparative/Proportionate): Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Portrait Drawing, Portrait Painting, Constructive Anatomy/Morphology, Rendering and Modeling of Form, Pictorial Design. Historical Oil Painting Techniques taught at AAC include direct as well as indirect techniques: Alla Prima, Fa Presto, Early Venetian & 19th Century Venetian, Old Flemish (oleo-resinous over egg tempera on panel), Old Italian, 19th Century Flemish, Renaissance, Baroque, Pre-Raphaelite, 18th & 19th Century British Portrait Technique, 19th Century French and British variations. At the AAC, pictorial thinking is taught in consideration of artistic ideals and feelings, while respectful of considered placement/measurement.
[2013-06-02]

Academy of Realist Art
2968 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y8
info@academyofrealistart.com Telephone: 416-766-1280
Instructed
Workshops include: Figure Drawing; Figure Painting; Figure Drawing Using Constructive Anatomy and Rhythmic Form Modeling; Portrait Drawing; Portrait Painting; and Alla Prima Portrait Painting.
[2013-06-01]

Articulations
2928 Dundas St. West, The Junction
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y8
info@articulations.ca Telephone: 416-901-7464
Uninstructed
Drop-In Life Drawing No Instruction. Every other Thursday 7:00-10:00pm. $15/session or $65 for a 5-class pass. First come, first served. Artists should arrive 10-15 minutes early to get prepared. Easels, tables and chairs are provided for everyone, but all artists are welcome to bring their own equipment. The models are female or male and differ by the week depending on availability. Materials: You should bring a drawing board, a bull clip, large paper, and the drawing medium of your choice. These items are also available for purchase from our shop.
[2013-06-17]

The Drawing Room
Diane McGrath Studio Gallery
213 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2
dmcgrath5@mac.com
Uninstructed
Open advanced life drawing class. Short action poses: 30 seconds to 10 minutes. Models are aerialist circus performers, choreographers, and/or dancers posing in the air on circus equipment in costume. Drawing horses, boards, and clips available. Commit to a month up front for a discount price: 4 weeks $50.00, 5 weeks $60.00, Drop-in $15.00. Please RSVP. Having a minimum of 3 people commit to a month up front would be a precondition of running for that time period. See Facebook page for current schedule.
[2012-03-25]

Creatures Collective Gallery
522 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6V 1J3
info@creaturescreating.com
Uninstructed
Our gallery hosts a weekly life drawing session, every Tuesday from 7:30-10:00pm. Every week one of our male or female nude models starts with a series of gesture poses and we finish with one long pose. Snacks often provided, drawing materials and good music always provided. It's a relaxed and welcoming environment for any and all artists to draw together. It runs year-round, $10 and $8 for students. We are always looking for good models! Please email us, or just come to a Tuesday session if interested.
[2013-11-29]

Neilson Park Creative Centre
56 Neilson Drive
Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 1V7
Telephone: 416-622-5294
Instructed and Uninstructed
Drop-in life drawing Tuesday evenings; no instructor.
Life drawing course or drop-in, Friday mornings; no instructor.
Figurative Art with Kim Lee Kho Wednesdays and Fridays.
[2013-05-29]

Etobicoke Art Group
56 Neilson Drive
Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 2S2
Telephone: 416-622-5294
Uninstructed
The Etobicoke Art Group has been meeting since 1951. See website for rates.
• Mondays 9:30am-12:30pm. Life Drawing Studio. Nude Model. Gestures, long and short poses.
• Tuesdays 7:30-10:00pm. Life Studies from the Nude, a studio for independent and experienced artists. Each evening includes gestures, a 30 minute study and a long pose. All media and all levels welcome.
[2009-09-10]

The Colour Jar
120 Garafraxa St. N.
Durham, Ontario, N0G 1R0
info@thecolourjar.ca Telephone: 519-369-1283
Instructed
• Figure Drawing, unclothed, male and female. Friday nights 7:00-9:00pm, cost $25 includes model fee. Instructed. Variety of pose lengths. Easels and benches provided. Models wanted.
• The Portrait on Location: The class will take place at various Durham locations and is instructed. Students will have the opportunity to sketch, photograph, and compose a location and a clothed model. They will then develop a composition that they can work on between classes, using their source material. Mondays, 11:00am-1:00pm; $25 includes model fee.
[2013-10-07]

Durham Art School
Durham, Ontario N0G 1R0
rhonda@durhamartschool.com
Instructed
Classes include Life Drawing & Anatomy. Draw an unclothed model each week. Review classic approaches to drawing the human figure. The class will begin with short gesture drawings, followed by 5 to 30 minutes poses.
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Cambridge Centre for the Arts
60 Dickson St (Intersection - Dickson St and Ainslie St S)
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8N1
artcentre@cambridge.ca Telephone: 519-740-4681 ext 4376
Uninstructed
Weekly Life Drawing Sessions. Draw the figure at this community arts centre open studio drop-in class. Every Monday and Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, $10 each session. Last Wednesday of each month, one long pose 6:30-9:30pm, $15.00. Wednesday sessions run throughout the entire year, including all summer long. Monday sessions run September to the end of May. Wheelchair accessible building.
[2013-05-30]

Globe Studios
141 Whitney Place
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1X9
globestudios@hotmail.com
Uninstructed
Tuesday Night Life Drawing in Studio 20. 7:30-10:00pm. $10 per session. All levels. Everyone welcome. Bring your own drawing materials. Drawing donkeys, drawing boards and easels available.
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Button Factory
Waterloo Community Arts Centre
25 Regina St. South
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1R8
programs@buttonfactoryarts.ca Telephone: 519-886-4577
Instructed and Uninstructed
Classes include Drawing from Life and Portrait Drawing Techniques.
Drop-in life drawing on Thursdays 1:00-3:00pm for $10. We also host a bi-annual Life Drawing Marathon.
[2013-05-31]

Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 1H7
programs@homerwatson.on.ca Telephone: 519-748-4377
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing. Students will learn a variety of fundamental drawing techniques and methods involving the human form. Demonstrations will be offered as well as one-on-one support. A live model is present for most sessions.
[2013-05-30]

Glenhyrst Art Gallery
20 Ava Road
Brantford, Ontario N3T 5G9
info@glenhyrstartgallery.ca Telephone: 519-756-5932
Uninstructed
Life Drawing with Nude Model. This class provides you with an opportunity to enhance your drawing skills through the study of the figure. Open to anyone interested in anatomy, as well as an opportunity for students headed to art school to build up your art portfolio. Life drawing is open to youth 16 years old with parent’s consent. Monitor present/No instructor.
[2011-02-08]

Gallery Stratford
54 Romeo Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 4S9
Telephone: 519-271-5271 info@gallerystratford.on.ca
Instructed and Uninstructed
The Gallery Stratford's Open Studio Life Drawing has been running since the 1980s. $10 per session. Wednesdays 8:00-10:00pm. This is an uninstructed drop-in studio; no registration is required. Bring your own materials. We draw both male and female art models. Poses run from 2 to 20 to 40 minutes over a two hour period. On occasion we run longer sessions with longer poses. To be on the notification list for special sessions, email Ken Nutt at kneb@rogers.com
See the gallery website for a current schedule of instructed courses.
[2013-05-31]

The ARTS Project
203 Dundas Street
London, Ontario N6A 1G4
info@artsproject.ca Telephone: 519-642-2767
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Classes include Figure Drawing, Sculpting the Human Head, and Portrait Drawing.
• Life Drawing for Artists. On Monday evenings 7:00-10:00pm (excluding holidays), the Drawing Group holds instructor-less life drawing classes for professional and amateur artists. We provide the facility, the seating, the art model; you bring your own supplies and drawing board. The classes, with their combination of short and long poses, give artists an opportunity to sharpen their life drawing skills. $10 per session.
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Montreal

Dr. Sketchy's Montreal
MainLine Theatre
3997 St Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y4
drsketchymontreal@gmail.com
Uninstructed
Alternative/cabaret drawing events. This is an affiliate of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, founded in New York City.
[2013-05-28]

Syn Studio
94 St. Catherine East, unit 7
Montreal, Quebec H2X 1K7
info@synstudio.ca Telephone: 514 998-7625
Instructed
Classes include Drawing from Life, Draiwng the Human Form, Advanced Anatomy, Constructive Figure Drawing, and Sculpting the Human Form.
[2009-07-08]

Ctrllab
3634 St. Laurent Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V4
lindsay@ctrllab.com
Instructed/Uninstructed
Figure drawing workshop. Sundays 5:00-8:00pm. $7. Great live art models, trained help available, snacks, drinks, easels, tables, great lighting.
[2011-03-10]

Atelier de Brésoles
55 rue de Brésoles
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1V7
atelierdebresoles@yahoo.com Telephone: 514-288-3772
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing, Anatomical Drawing, and Life Painting.
[2009-07-28]

Studio Technique
metro Place St-Henri
Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A2
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Figure Drawing classes, taught by Samantha Youssef, combine her experience from 2D feature animation, academic drawing, and classical ballet. This program not only helps develop aesthetic finishing techniques, but most importantly helps the artist to extrapolate information about the functions and physics in a pose, and the mechanics of the anatomy. It trains the artists' eye to be able to better analyze references from life, and to expand their visual library.
• Uninstructed life drawing sessions are offered with a seasonal membership.
[2013-05-28]

Beaconsfield Artists' Association
Centennial Hall
288 Beaconsfield Blvd
Beaconsfield, Quebec H9W 4A4
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Classes. For BAA members only. Tuesdays 1:00-4:00pm. Two sessions per year (September-December and January-March). Cost per session varies with number of participants and weeks in the session. Contact Ann Rocherfort: 450-699-1533.
[2009-09-27]

La Maison des Arts Rive-Sud
31 Lorne
St. Lambert, Quebec J4P 2G7
marselda@videotron.ca Telephone: 450-671-3258
Instructed and Uninstructed
Classes include BA 113 Life Model. Free or directed drawing from life model. Draw or paint the medium of your choice. Short and long poses. $19 / one evening. $85 / for 5 evenings. See website for schedule.
[2013-05-28]

Centre for Continuing & Distance Education
University of Saskatchewan

245 Williams Building
221 Cumberland Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3
community.arts@usask.ca Telephone: 306-966-5574
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing I & II.
[2013-05-29]


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