Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops,
and Open Studios in Indiana
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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Inspire Studio & Gallery
111 W Main St #120
Carmel, IN 46032
Open Studio sessions with a live model on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. Bring your art gear with whatever materials you would like to work in during the evening. Snacks will be provided by the gallery. Only $15 per person to cover the model fee.

Herron School of Art and Design
735 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202 Telephone: 317-278-9404
Drawing from Life. This class focuses on the fundamental principles of drawing using media such as charcoal and pencil. Drawings will be based on in-class observations. The class also provides an overview of the drawing process as a form of visual thinking in relation to rendering. Students will draw from direct observation and create still life, perspective, and portrait/figure drawings.

Gerard Studio for Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture
Stutz Business Center
212 West 10th Street, Studio A-455
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Classes are offered from 7:00-10:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:00am-3:30pm on selected Saturdays.

Indianapolis Art Center
820 East 67th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Telephone: 317-255-2464
Art classes include Life Drawing, Grisaille Figure Studies, Portrait Drawing, and Drawing/Painting Figure Study.

Auer Center for Arts and Culture
300 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802 Telephone: 260-424-7195
• Ongoing figure drawing sessions held twice weekly, Monday and Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm. Both sessions have a half hour of 5 minute warm-up poses. Sessions intended for professional and amateur artist and students. Monday sessions are hour-long poses; Thursday sessions are 20-minute poses. Charge for drawers is $3 per hour to cover model fee. Atmosphere is casual with music playing.
• Costumed Figure Art Sessions: Costumed model to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph or whatever art process you choose. Every other Saturday morning 9:30am-12:30pm.

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