Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops,
and Open Studios in Texas
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 directory@artmodelbook.com

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Dallas area

The Society of Figurative Arts
3306 Wiley Post Rd, Studio 104 (off Midway Road, West of Addison Airport)
Carrollton, TX 75006
mentler@mac.com
Instructed
The Society of Figurative Arts is a privately funded organization dedicated to providing high level instruction for the beginner, amateur or professional striving to expand their individual creative skills. Work from live art models with a structured program that stresses the classical methods of drawing the figure started in 14th century Florence and developed during arts Golden Age, the Renaissance.
[2009-07-05]

Collin College
9700 Wade Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75035
Telephone: 972-985-3750
Instructed
Course include Life Drawing and Classical Drawing of the Human Body.
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The Bonny Studio
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX 75080
bonnyfineart@aol.com Telephone: 214-405-5993
Instructed
Workshops include Figure Drawing and Figurative Sculpture.
[2011-12-05]

Dr. Sketchy's Dallas
City Tavern
1402 Main St
Dallas, TX 75202
Uninstructed
Monthly cabaret drawing events. This is an affiliate of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, founded in New York City.
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Cedars Art Gallery
1114 S. Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75215
david@davidterry.com Telephone: 214-421-2982
Instructed and Uninstructed
Weekly life drawing sessions Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm and Sundays 1:30-4:30pm. Generally art models are nude. Poses typically last at least one full 3-hour session, and may continue to the next session. About once a month we hold a short pose session and periodically have poses involving multiple models. The atmosphere is relaxed. Both groups that meet here have been in existence for well over a decade, and have experienced professional artists as core members. Yet beginners are always welcome. We provide some easels. $20 per artist. Instructed figure drawing and painting workshops are offered periodically.
[2011-03-14]

Creative Arts Center of Dallas
2360 Laughlin Drive
Dallas, Texas 75228
info@creativeartscenter.org Telephone: 214-320-1275
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed classes include Figurative Clay Sculpture and Figure Drawing.
Uninstructed Live Model Labs, Sundays 10:00am-1:00pm; Subject to change based on student demand and facilitator availability. A live art model will be provided for each 3 hour lab. Each pose lasts approximately 1 to 4 weeks. Fee per each 3-Hour Live Model Lab $15 for Members, $20 for Non-Members.
[2013-06-22]

Friday Night Lights and Shadows
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane, Building F Room 111
Dallas, TX 75244
Uninstructed
Figure painting and drawing. Fridays 7:00-10:00pm. $15.00 cash per person. We work from live models exclusively, clothed or nude depending on the model's preference. Each week a single pose is featured for the entire evening; ideal for painters. We're a very casual group. The studio has easels, chairs, benches and small tables to work from. Bring your own art supplies. Please be courteous and respectful to everyone but especially to our art models. It's a tough job! In case a model is posing nude, please be careful when opening the door to the studio. Some models allow pictures for reference, some don't--always ask the organizers before taking any pictures.
[2012-11-12]

Texas Academy of Figurative Art
415 South Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
tafastudio@me.com Telephone: 817-727-2995
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, and Figurative Composition.
[2009-07-19]

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
gallerymanager@fwcac.org Telephone: 817-298-3021
Uninstructed
Life Drawing Sessions hosted by the Texas Artists Coalition are held on a Thursday evening and a Tuesday morning each month. See the calendar on the website for dates and times. An art model will be available for a 3 hour session. Easels are provided. Artists will need to bring art supplies. No instruction will be offered. Cost is $50 for 5 sessions, or $15 per session for TAC members, $75 for 5 sessions or $20 per session for public. Space is limited; it is advisable to sign up in advance.
[2011-04-11]

Texas Christian University - Extended Education
3015 Merida Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76109
lifelong@tcu.edu Telephone: 817-257-7132
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing and Figure Painting.
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Houston — sorted by Zip Code

Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
alh@artleaguehouston.org Telephone: 713-523-9530
Instructed
Art classes include Figure Drawing in Charcoal; Classical Figure Drawing; Figure Painting; Figure Studio; and Contempoarary Portrait and Figure.
[2013-06-21]

Dr. Sketchy's Houston
Upstairs at Avant Garden
411 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
mariana@avantgardenhouston.com
Uninstructed
Cabaret drawing events once a month on a Sunday. Location may vary. This is the Houston affiliate of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, founded in New York City.
[2010-03-19]

MFAH Glassell School of Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
5101 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006
glomeli@mfah.org Telephone: 713-639-7500
Instructed
Courses include Beginning Life Drawing and Intermediate/Advanced Life Drawing & Painting.
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Watercolor Art Society - Houston (WAS-H)
1601 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77006
was-h@sbcglobal.net Telephone: 713-942-9966
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed classes include Figure Painting in Watercolor.
• Uninstructed Model Lab: Figure & Portrait. Wednesdays 12:30-3:30pm, year-round unless there is a workshop. Open to artists of all abilities. Drawing & water media only. Monitored by Carol Rensink. Model fee: Members $10, Non-Members $14.
[2013-06-22]

Rhonda Lanclos Studio
Winter Street Studios
2101 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77008
Telephone: 713-298-4141
Uninstructed
Truly Long Pose Drawing/Painting. 6-week pose Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:00-9:00pm. $90.00 Costumed/Portrait/Figure. Limited to 8. Professional studio. Please call for more information.
[2013-02-20]

Paintin' Place
9039 Katy Fwy, Suite 504
Houston, TX 77024
Contact: Margaret Footit mfootit@gmail.com Telephone: 281-948-6995
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Friday Life Drawing Lab. 10:00am-1:00pm. Uninstructed with live models which include nude, clothed, male or female. Begins with short poses followed by 15-minute poses.
• Thusday Portrait class. 9:30am-12:30pm. Instructed. Live models with long poses and three sessions to completion. Other classes available.
[2014-11-19]

Houston School of Art and Design
9434 Katy Freeway, Suite 408
Houston, TX 77055
houstonartschool@yahoo.com Telephone: 713-464-2787
Instructed
Figure Drawing Program. Every Friday 6:30-8:30pm (Fall and Spring). $20 per 2-hour class. This program is designed for young professionals who would like a place to enjoy figure drawing in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Create a series of figure drawings in one evening with professionals guiding you all the way.
[2014-02-05]

The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake
2000 NASA Parkway (corner of Upper Bay Road)
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
cbell@taaccl.org Telephone: 281-335-7777
Instructed
Life Drawing class uses all media and features live art models for long and short poses.
[2009-09-18]

Houston Civic Arts Association
5202 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401-3910
houstoncivicarts@yahoo.com Telephone: 713-668-0785
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed classes include Oil Painting with a Model.
• Uninstructed Life drawing or painting from an art model. $8.00/session. Thursdays 7:00-10:00pm. Contact Danny Ryan at 713-773-1224.
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Artists' Alliance of Sugar Land
104 Industrial Blvd, Suite Q
Sugar Land, TX 77478-3173
info@ArtistsAllianceofSugarLand.org Telephone: 281-565-0957
Instructed
Instructed classes include Figurative Scultpture with master sculptor Wei Lei (Willy) Wang.
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Katy Art School
24210 Westheimer Parkway, Suite 1100
Katy TX 77494
Telephone: 281-391-9146
Instructed
Classes are every Thursday night 7:00-10:00pm. Working from a live model, students will learn the classical approach to drawing the human figure using the sight-size method. The focus will be on drawing accuracy, proportion, line, value, shape and capturing the gesture to produce an accurate representation of the figure. This class is open to all artists and skill levels wanting to learn the Classical approach to drawing the figure accurately. We will be working with a live model and you must be 18 years of age to enroll in this course. Looking for models—please call the director at 281-391-9146.
[2014-02-10]

San Antonio — sorted by Zip Code

Southwest School of Art & Craft
300 Augusta
San Antonio TX 78205
classregistration@swschool.org Telephone: 210-224-1848
Instructed
Classes include The Charcoal Figure and The Figure in Drawing & Painting.
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Coppini Academy of Fine Arts
115 Melrose Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
coppini1@sbcglobal.net Telephone: 210-824-8502
Instructed and Uninstructed
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00noon. Instructed Life Drawing.
Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm. Open Studio Draw/Paint. One long pose. Nude or costumed model. $7.
Thursday 7:00-9:30pm. Open Studio Quick Draw. 1 to 10-minute poses. Nude or costumed model. $7.
Life Models Needed: Contact Charlotte at coxcharlotte@att.net
[2009-10-11]

Austin area — sorted by Zip Code

Windberg Art Center
7110 Interstate Highway 35 North
Georgetown, TX 78626
windbergartcenter@gmail.com Telephone: 512-868-8183
Uninstructed
Open Life Drawing Class. Meets Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm. Model fee $10.00. The sessions are costumed and modeled primarily by females. We have short gestures for 15 minutes, then go into a longer pose for the rest of the time. Easels and tables provided. It is very helpful for us to know how many people to prepare for so calling ahead will insure a space ready for you.
[2013-06-24]

Wenmohs Ranch
Old Spicewood Road
Cypress Mill, TX 78663
dena@wenmohsranch.com Telephone: 830-825-3465
Instructed
The Ranch hosts art workshops such as: Drawing and Painting the Figure in Mixed Media; Figurative/Pastels. See website for schedule.

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Cordovan School of the Arts
3810 Gattis School Road, Suite 108 (East of Red Bud next to Sonic, behind Gattis Pizza)
Round Rock, TX 78664
Telephone: 512-275-4040
Instructed
Art classes include Life Drawing and Figure Painting. We are also located in Jerry's Artarama, 6010 N.IH 35, Austin, TX 78752 and Harker Heights: 904 Mountain Lion Circle #400, Harker Heights, TX 76548.
[2011-07-27]

Wimberley Artist Workshops
14806 Ranch Rd. 12, P.O.Box 2844
Wimberley, TX 78676
info@wimberleyartistworkshops.com Telephone: 512-522-1093 or 281-804-4816
Instructed
Workshops include:
• Expressing Yourself - Studio Oil. This workshop will focus on the intuitive side of the painting process; students will be encouraged to paint very quickly from a live model. We will do exercises on using color, composition and brushstrokes to add a dimension of expression to your work.
• The Figure - Alla Prima. This class is about painting the figure and portrait alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. By learning to simplify what we see, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity.
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Atelier 3-D
701 Tillery, Suite 12-A
Austin, TX 78702
steve@atelier3-d.com Telephone: 512-385-1115
Instructed
Atelier 3-D offers opportunities for beginners and advanced sculptors to practice mastering the processes and techniques for sculpting the human figure. Structured weekend workshops and ongoing 6-week sessions (using both male and female nude models in the same pose for 18-hrs) allows students to created accurate representations. Working in water-based clay, participants develop skills necessary to model the figure and finish a large piece up to 20 inches while receiving personal attention throughout each session. All classes include model fees, tools, model stands, clay and one bisqueware firing.
[2009-08-15]

Dr. Sketchy's Austin
Austin, TX 78702
Uninstructed
Cabaret drawing events. Location may vary. See website for schedule. This is the Austin affiliate of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, founded in New York City.
[2013-06-22]

AMOA-Arthouse
3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
artschool@amoa-arthouse.org Telephone: 512-323-6380
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed classes including Life Drawing, Life Drawing: Perfecting Skills, and Portrait Drawing.
Uninstructed open studios sessions during the Fall and Spring semesters. Varying schedule. See our website for current schedules as we switch between long-pose and short-pose offerings.
[2013-06-28]

The Austin Visual Arts Association
3707 Home Lane
Austin, TX 78705
kelli@avaaonline.org Telephone: 512-457-0075
Uninstructed
AVAA Life Drawing Programs: Sundays 2:00-5:00pm, Mondays 7:00-10:00pm, Wednesdays 9:30am-12:30pm, Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. $5 per session.
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Lubbock

Lubbock Sketchclub - Figure Drawing Group
502 Ave J
Lubbock, TX 79414
douglas.nutsch.sketch@gmail.com
Uninstructed
We are a figure/portrait drawing group in Lubbock Texas that meets every Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm at the LHUCA Graffiti Building. Each session is $10. Everyone, especially beginners, are welcome to come. Models are draped. Easels provided. Sessions include a portrait and figure emphasis, alternating each week.
[2010-10-08]

El Paso Museum of Art
One Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
arts@elpasotexas.gov Telephone: 915-532-1707
Uninstructed
Life Drawing, Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm. (See website for exact dates.) $5 per session for Members $10 per session for non-members. For students ages 18 years and older. Practice figure drawing skills in this self-guided class. Some drawing materials are provided or bring your own. Beginning and advanced students welcome. Please be advised: live nude art models are the focus of this drawing class. No visitors allowed, and no photography of any kind permitted.
[2010-06-22]


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