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

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

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Atelier Maui
222 Laniloa Way
Haiku, HI 96708 Telephone: 808-633-4873
Atelier Maui provides classical European instruction in drawing and painting in the tropical paradise of Maui's North Shore. Atelier Maui is a private teaching studio which offers apprenticeships and residency programs in fine art. Following time tested traditional methods, Atelier Maui provides an effective program to produce highly skilled artists. It's intimate, international community of students and faculty enjoy an atmosphere of creative collaboration and a passion for artistic excellence. Weekdays commence at 8:00am and include three hours of live model work, three hours of study from classical casts or still life, and a half-hour lunch. Classes end at 2:30pm.

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center
2841 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, HI 96768 Telephone: 808-572-6560
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed Art classes include Figure Drawing Intensive.
Uninstructed -- Practice the fundamental art of figure drawing in the Hui's new Figure Drawing Open Studio program. All Sessions will be held on the last Saturday of each month, 10:00am-1:00pm in the children's studio. Bring any materials you wish to use and complete sketches using a live model as inspiration. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $15 ($19 nonmember).

Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu, HI 96814 Telephone: 808-532-8741
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Classes include Life Drawing Studio, Sketching the Model en Plein Air Workshop, and Painting + Drawing the Portrait.
• Monday Life Drawing. $10 per session. No registration; pay monitor at each session. Live models and great music. No instruction provided.

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