Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops,
and Open Studios in Florida
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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The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32034 Telephone: 904-280-0614 ext. 204
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed classes include Figure Drawing for the Beginner; Drawing — Portraiture; and Taking Your Portrait and Figure Painting to the Next Level.
• Uninstructed Open Studio with a nude figure model to sketch from most Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. The Open Studio is available to members and the public for a $10 model fee, or free if participants wish only to work individually in the available studios. Those interested can email for more information or to be added to the e-blast list. Male and female models, varying types and lengths of poses, easels/stools/chairs/tables provided, work independently or come with friends. Seeking models.

St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street
St Augustine, FL 32084 Telephone: 904-824-2310
Monday Night Figure Session - Long Pose, 6:00-9:00pm. Live model, all mediums, $10. Easels, tables, and chairs provided. Ongoing for over 30 years!

The Art Center Cooperative Inc.
The Art Center II
229 N. Hogan Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 Telephone: 904-355-1757
Figure Drawing at TAC II. Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm. Nude art model drawing session. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts
125 N. Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 Telephone: 850-222-7622
Classes include Classical Figure Drawing and Beginning Figurative Sculpture.

Go Figure Drawing Group at Renditions, An Art Space
625 Industrial Drive in Railroad Square Art Park
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Telephone: 850-224-5554
Mondays 6:00-9:00pm. Need to hone your drawing or painting skills of a nude model? Each week we will have either a male or female model. $8 Fee / $5 For Current FSU/FAMU art students. You may work in any medium, except photography. No Pre-registration Needed. Chairs provided. A few easels on a first come basis. Check Facebook group page for updates.

CityArts Cooperative
318 Luverne Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401
Taught by Heather Clements:
Figure Drawing. Every Thursday 6:30-8:30pm. Heather asks students to RSVP by noon on Thursdays, via email, if they plan on coming. $15 plus tips for model ($5 suggested). We usually have nude art models, sometimes partially nude. Length of poses begins short (30 seconds) and increases to 20-30 minutes. Bring any medium. Easels available. All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.

Saturday Morning Art
usually meets at Florida School of Massage, 6421 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
Contact Colleen (put Saturday Art in subject line)
Models are nude, both male and female, ranging in age from 20 to 70. Saturday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm. Come when you can and leave when you need to leave. Charge is $5 per session, which goes to pay the model. Location can vary (contact Colleen). Usually 50 Saturday sessions a year. Artists range from beginner to professional.

Art & History Museums - Maitland
231 W. Packwood Ave.
Maitland FL 32751-5596
Telephone: 407-539-2181
Sketch Club is a drop-in figure drawing opportunity for artists 18 years of age and older. No registration needed. Thursdays 6:45-9:15pm. The first and third Thursdays of each month include short poses ranging from 1 minute to 20 minutes. The second and fourth Thursdays of each month have one long pose. Easels are provided on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own art materials. $10 for members, $15 for not-yet members (cash preferred).

Crealdé School of Art
600 St. Andrews Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32792
Telephone: 407-671-1886
Open studio sessions with live model. No photography permitted. No instruction provided, but a monitor is present. Pre-registration is not required, but Crealdé membership is encouraged. Fee: $15 per session. Studio 1A.
• PD030. Friday, 1:00-3:30pm. Monitor: Heidi Savage. Work in any medium. One pose the entire session.
• PD031. Sunday, 10:00am-12:30pm. Monitor: Daphne Storm. Life Drawing. Begins with quick gestures, moving to longer poses.
• PD033. Monday, 7:45-9:45pm. Monitor: Marie Orban. Work in any medium. One pose the entire session.

The Art Student's Guild of Brevard (TASGOB)
909 East New Haven Avenue (3rd Floor of Arcade Building, no elevator)
Melbourne, FL 32901 Telephone: 772-202-2111
Life drawing with live models, 9:30am-12:30pm. No photography. Easels, drawing horses, and tables are available. Bring your own drawing (no aerosol fixatives) and painting (odorless solvents only) supplies. No RSVP necessary. You may wish to arrive 10 minutes early to set up. Members: $7, Non-Members: $15.
• Clothed Portrait on Wednesdays and Saturdays
• Nude or sparse costume Figure on Thursdays
TASGOB has been dedicated to providing opportunities for artists to work in our spacious third-story Loft for over fifty years. Inquiries from potential new models via email are welcome, and will receive a well-detailed reply concerning duties and compensation.

Foosaner Art Museum
1463 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32935 Telephone: 321-242-0737
• Figure Drawing - Classical Thru Neo: Explore drawing for painting along with basic techniques in acrylic. Learn perspective in drawing. Loose watercolor, scumbling, thick impasto techniques and mixed media will be taught and demonstrated.
• Figure Sculpture: Live models are essential for the sculptor. All level students will enjoy step-by-step instruction in building an armature and creating a full figure ceramic sculpture. Traditional and modern trends will be featured.

Old Masters Atelier
2113 West 76 Street
Hialeah, Florida 33016 Telephone: 954-993-8747
Instructed and Uninstructed
Old Masters Atelier began as a place for those who love beauty and the great traditions of drawing and painting. Our program continues as a vibrant community where students acquire the foundational skills necessary to become artists. The grand masters of art knew the secret to enduring success depends on not only inspiration, but also disciplined application of vast artistic knowledge. Art Classes, Life Model Open Sessions, Workshops and more.

Studio 18 in the Pines
1101 Poinciana Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Telephone: 954-961-6067
Drop-In Life Drawing Class. Last Thursday of every month 7:00-9:00pm. $15 per session. Discount for members. Use any medium to create work. No previous art experience required. Drawing boards provided on site. Other classes include Basic Forensic Drawing.

The Studios of Key West
Historic Armory
600 White Street
Key West, FL 33040 Telephone: 305-296-0458
Monthly Life Drawing Salon. Wednesdays 5:30-9:30pm. October through July. Members $20, Nonmembers $25. Walk-ins when space permits $28. Limit 25. Join us for the time honored tradition of working from the nude figure! Once every month the stage will be set, dramatic lighting adjusted and an evening salon for accomplished professionals and emerging artists will come alive. The format will allow 3 hours of timed standing, seated and long reclining poses, bookended by ample time for set-up, and an optional social/sharing segment for those interested in feedback. Participating artists will be invited to exhibit in the show, Beyond the Body.

Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC)
561 NW 32nd St.
Miami, FL 33127 Telephone: 305-576-2828
Open Figure Drawing. 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 3:00-5:00pm. Live art model. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Seating is available on first come first serve basis. Please bring your own materials. Drawing boards will be provided. Please silence cell phones during session.

Miami Art League
9709 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138 Telephone: 305-757-3161
Come join other artists at this artists' collective studio in Miami Shores, Florida. Open sketching on Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm. A live model poses for each sketching session. Wednesday morning is clothed, sometimes costumed, while Friday morning is a nude model. Both male and female models are featured. There is a variety of lengths of poses. Bring your medium of choice. Tables and easels are provided. The Miami Art League has other opportunities for drawing and painting throughout the week.

ArtCenter / South Florida
924 Lincoln Road #100
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Telephone: 305-674-8278
Open Figure Drawing Lab. Mondays 7:00-9:00pm. $12 per person, per 2 hour session. Paid to the monitor at the start of each session. Supplies not included. A nude model is present each session. All media welcome. Guidance available if needed. Buy an Open Drawing card and save: 6 session card $60, 8 session card $80, 11 session card $100.

Art Florida Academy (formerly Romero Hidalgo Artists' Studios)
4241 SW 75 Ave.
Miami FL 33155 Telephone: 305-262-9966
Open Model Sessions: Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm, $10; Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm, $12. Bring your own art supplies, all media welcome. Easel, taboret, natural light/artificial light will be provided. Nude/costumed/portrait models. Female or male. Long poses: same pose for 4 sessions, for 4 weeks. No Pre-registration. Free Parking.

Chiaroscuro Studio of Art
5961 NW 102nd Ave.
Doral, FL 33178
Telephone: 786-208-8607
Chiaroscuro Studio of Art offers life model sessions Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm. Mondays are dedicated to Portrait; the model is dressed and the same pose lasts for 4 consecutive sessions. Wednesdays are nude figure sessions. We warm up with three 1-minute and three 2-minute poses. Then the model will hold the same pose for the rest of the session, in intervals of 20 minutes with 5-minute breaks. The fee is $10. No instruction included. All levels and media are welcome.

Men's Life Drawing Events
The Great Project art studio
820 NE 4th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
Bi-weekly freestyle Life Drawing Events, Sunday afternoons, just the guys 2:00-5:00pm and Wednesday evenings, co-ed 7:00-10:00pm. Nude male model. All levels welcome. Explore your creativity. Bring your art supplies. Studio has tables and chairs. Bring your easel. $25 cash at the door. The schedule is the 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons each month with long poses, and the immediately following Wednesday evenings with short poses. Space is very limited. Email your name, phone number, and which session you will attend; put the word EVENT in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email to present at the studio.

De Vita Studio Art & Design Workshops
12260 Southwest 53rd Street
Cooper City, FL 33330 Telephone: 954-798-6413
Classes in painting, drawing, illustration, fashion, and sculpture. Students will have the opportunity to work from a live model in the Advanced Drawing and Advanced Painting classes.

Wilton Manor's Male Figure Drawing Classes
Kirk's Private Art Studio
3048 NE 4th Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33334
Since 2003, this class specializes in the male figure. Classes are scheduled year round with a maximum of 8 students at a time. Workshops and photography classes scheduled periodically. Students to provide personal supplies and easel. Benches, easels and tables are provided. Enrollment for sessions is on a 4-week basis. For more details, check the blog above.

Armory Art Center
1700 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: 561-832-1776
Adult classes include Figure Drawing, Figure Painting in Oil, Large Scale Figure Drawing, Portrait/Life Drawing, and Figurative Sculpture. Classes for high school students include Drawing the Nude Figure and Portfolio Preparation.

Educational Gallery Group (Eg2)
4912 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405 Telephone: 561-355-5276
We offer both clothed (all ages) and nude (18+) life drawing sessions. Dates are scheduled monthly. Each session is two-hours with a variety of 30 second, 1/5/10/20 minute poses. The cost is $15 with all supplies included (easel, newsprint paper, charcoal/graphite/ebony pencils, Erasers, etc). We are always seeking models.

Gerber Art
1746 Costa Del Sol
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Telephone: 561-955-0551
Classes include The Life Figure.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art
395 Seabrook Road
Tequesta, FL 33469 Telephone: 561-748-8737
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Open Portrait studio sessions with clothed/costumed male or female model: Thursdays 1:00-4:00pm, $15.
• Open Figure studio sessions with nude male or female model: Mondays 6:00-9:00pm, $20.
Minimum of 4 students must register at least three days prior. Payment is necessary at the time of registration. We provide a revolving model stand, drapery, pillows, lighting, easels, tables, and chairs. Generally models pose for 25 minutes then break for 5. Portrait models pose for 2 consecutive weekly sessions. We also offer instructed portrait, figurative drawing, and sculpting classes. New models please call our School of Art and ask for Penny if interested in modeling for either type of session.

Boca Museum Art School
801 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33486 Telephone: 561-392-2503
Boca Museum Art School offers Figure Drawing instructed classes on weekdays and evenings. We offer beginning to advanced classes by classical academically trained artist/instructors and by artists who teach a less intense more expressive method. We also offer portrait drawing and painting classes by leading portrait artists, and visiting artists.

Special thanks to Rebecca Skelton for information about several Tampa Bay area workshops.

Firehouse Cultural Center
101 1st Ave NE
Ruskin FL 33570
Contact Bruce Marsh: Telephone: 813-641-8635
Figure Drawing Group, every Thursday 6:00-9:00pm. $10 per session. Open to all (18 and up). Bring your own materials, work from a live model. Monitored by Bruce Marsh.

Tampa Museum of Art
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602
Classic Life Drawing. Learn gestural and structural approaches to the human form with a live model. Students must be 18+. Pay per class ($40 Members, $50 Not-yet members) or for a series of 5 ($200 Members, $225 Not-yet Members). See website for schedule.

Old Hyde Park Art Center
705 Swann Ave. (Between S. Boulevard and Bayshore, use back door)
Tampa, FL 33606
Life Drawing with nude model. $8 fee ($6 for students).
• Long pose. 1st Monday of the month only, 7:00-9:30pm. Diana Yunker Telephone: 813-784-8447.
• Short poses. Every Wednesday evening 6:30-9:30pm. Generally features 20 minute poses with one longer pose of 30 to 40 minutes. Pam Rubenstein Telephone: 813-254-1470.

Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Telephone: 727-822-7872
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Art classes include Figure Drawing. See website for current offerings.
• Open Figure Drawing Studio. Saturdays 9:30am-12:00noon or 1:00-3:30pm. Open Figure Drawing Studio is open to any artist or student of any level. No studio pass required. An art model is provided. Students must bring their own materials. $7 members and nonmembers.

Treasure Island Art Guild
City Hall Auditorium
120 108th Ave.
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Fridays 9:15am-12:00pm. $4 members, $10 nonmembers. The Portrait Workshop works from a model in a quiet atmosphere with classical music playing. The choice media is mostly paint but pastels and pencil drawing are also used by the artists. The Art Guild pays $20 per workshop to each person sitting as a model; the general public are welcome to apply. No sessions in the summer months.

Eckerd College
Ransom Art Building, 2nd floor, Art Dept.
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Telephone: 727-867-1166 or Rebecca Skelton:
7:00-9:30pm Thursdays, $6. Open to anyone. Usually nude art model. Long pose 1st Thursday.

Paper Bark Tree Studio Open Session
15041 Shamrock Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Small South Fort Myers group that meets weekly, every Sunday from 10:30am-1:30pm for drawing and painting from an unclothed model. Each session consists of one pose for the entire 3-hour span that allows for careful study and development of drawing or painting. Easels and side tables (taborets) provided. Session is held in the private studio of classical realist artist, Carol Broman, graduate of the Water Street Atelier in NYC. Runs all year, except holidays and periodic vacations. Cost is $15 per 3-hour session.

Alliance for The Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33919 Telephone: 239-939-2787
Classical Life Drawing. Live model in a classical studio setting. All mediums welcome. Three evenings per month. No sessions during Summer. Pre-registration is required; drop-ins are not allowed. See our website for current schedule.

Boca Grande Art Alliance
236 Banyan Street
Boca Grande, FL 33921 Telephone: 941-964-1700
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Classes include Figure Drawing Basics.
• Figure Drawing Open Studio. Art Alliance member Pam Drobnyk has organized a group that meets to draw from a clothed model. Once a month on a Friday afternoon 1:00-4:00pm. There is a small fee to cover the cost of the model. If you are interested call Pam at 941-964-2817.

900 Dunlop Rd.
Sanibel, FL 33957 Telephone: 239-395-0900
Life Drawing: Open Studio. Check website for schedule. This non-instructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced artists to improve their drawing skills by using the living human form as subject. By working independently each participant pursues his own direction that may range from classical or realistic renderings to expressionistic or stylized interpretations. Short and sustained poses. Each participant provides his own materials. BIG ARTS has provided area artists the opportunity to participate in Life Drawing Classes for over 20 years.

Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc.
17545 Butler Road
S. Fort Myers, FL 33967
Contact: Renate M. Reuter, Telephone: 239-481-2081 or
In the Ft. Myers area of southwest Florida, we provide portrait and figure painting workshops indoors or outdoors, with or without qualified instructors, using costumed male and female art models.

Naples Art Association
The von Liebig Art Center
585 Park St.
Naples, FL 34102
Telephone: 239-262-6517
Full studio art class schedule includes Life Drawing courses. Easels and tables provided. Fees and schedule varies, but generally courses begin in sessions running October through May. Please call for details and see our website for updated schedule information.

Naples Life Drawing and Figure Drawing
1335 Hilltop Dr.
Naples, FL 34103
Telephone: 239-434-7544
Instructed and Uninstructed
Monday 7:00-9:30pm, Life/Figure drawing, no instruction, $15. short poses, nude.
Thursday 1:30-4:30pm, Portrait, no instruction, $20. one pose dressed.
Friday 9:30-12:30pm, Oil Painting, Master Techniques, $35
Friday 1:30-4:00pm, Drawing, instruction, $35. short poses, nude.
Saturday 9:30-12:30pm. Life/Figure drawing/painting. No instruction, $20. one pose, nude.
We use male and female models. Easels, boards available. A place to create in a lush landscape, the studio is an old world atelier. Walls of art, exquisite fabrics, well-chosen models, and inspiring music, contribute to a beautiful atmosphere shared by artists of varying degrees of mastery.

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Telephone: 239-495-8989
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed classes incude Figure Drawing and Clay Sculpture (life-sized torso from the model).
• Uninstructed Figure Study: Work from life in this class - draw, paint or even sculpt from a live figure model. Clothed or nude models begin with short warm-up poses and work into longer poses in these 3 hour classes. Drop-ins welcome.

Art Center Manatee
209 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Telephone: 941-746-2862
Classes include Figure Drawing Made Easy and Drawing by Observation Made Easy.
Workshops include Expressive Portraits/Figures in Watercolor.

Long Boat Key Center for the Arts
a division of Ringling College of Art and Design
6860 Longboat Drive South
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Telephone: 941-383-2345
Longboat Key Center for the Arts will be offering classes during the months of January through April. Classes include Figure Drawing.

Renaissance School of Art
4063 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231 Telephone: 941-330-6865
Draw from live nude or draped models posing for quick, action-oriented gesture drawings as well as longer poses ranging from 20 minutes to one hour. Open to all levels. Bring your own paper and pencils or other media. Drawing boards and easels will be provided on first come first serve basis. Tables and chairs are available. Great lighting, soft music will complete the atmosphere. We meet weekly on Monday evening during the summer and Thursday evenings during the other seasons, morning time is also available January - March. Fee: $15 per 3-hour session or become a member.

Ringling College of Art and Design
Continuing Studies and Special Programs
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895 Telephone: 941-955-8866
Figure Drawing for teens: Draped art models used, Prerequisite: Drawing I.
Figure Drawing for Adults: Undraped and draped art models used.
Figure Painting: Undraped and draped art models used.
Figure Painting in Watercolor: Undraped and draped art models used.
Figure in 3D Relief: Undraped and draped art models used.
Please see our website for online catalogs and registration.

Art Center Sarasota
707 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 Telephone: 941-365-2032
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed workshops and classes with live clothed models focusing on portraiture and figure, various mediums, January-April. Self-Guided life drawing sessions with live undraped models year-round, Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm $12 per session for members, $16 for nonmembers. Visit our website for more information.

The Southern Atelier
7226 21st Street East
Sarasota, FL 34243 Telephone: 941-753-7755
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Uninstructed: All Media Open Sessions. All artists are invited to enjoy the atelier's studio, figure and portrait model open sessions. Some sessions will feature poses held for weeks at a time. Open Studio Fee: $12/session. See website for schedule.
• Instructed: a variety of figurative drawing, painting, and sculpture workshops are offered.

Venice Art Center
390 Nokomis Avenue S.
Venice, FL 34285
Info@VeniceArtCenter.Com Telephone: 941-485-7136
Portrait Open Studio with a live, clothed model. The model changes every two weeks. All media. All levels. The model fee is split among the attendees. $8 members, $10 nonmembers.

The Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
Contact Diane Shelly: Telephone: 727-298-DFAC
Instructed and Uninstructed
• Instructed classes include Figure Drawing: In this course, students will be taught how to draw the nude human figure from a live model using charcoal and chalk on paper. Prior drawing experience and some knowledge of basic drawing concepts, such as perspective, is recommended. Lessons will use a structural approach geared towards helping students draw what they see.
• Uninstructed Figure Drawing Open Studio: open to intermediate / advanced students and professional artists. Maximum 12 participants. Work in your media of choice on studies of the live model. Students may pay a drop-in fee the night of class.

Hale Senior Activity Center
330 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
Telephone: 727-298-3299
Thursdays 6:00-8:30pm. This established group of like-minded sketch enthusiasts has been meeting for many years to benefit from their shared interest. They encourage others to join the weekly sketching with a live model. All art mediums welcome! $2 with ID Card, $3/No Card.

Leesburg Center for the Arts
429 West Magnolia Street, P.O. Box 492857
Leesburg, Florida 34749-2857 Telephone: 352-365-0232
Figure Drawing. Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm. $10 per week. This class covers the fundamentals of figurative drawing. Students work from a live model.Some critique and instruction is available, but students work primarily on their own.

Winter Garden Art Association "Night Studio"
127 South Boyd Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Telephone: 407-347-7996
We meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30-9:00pm. We work from live nude male and female models. Pose times vary starting with 2 minutes, gradually working up to 20 minutes. Once a month the model holds a single pose the entire session. All skill levels and medium are welcome; please bring your own supplies. We have plenty of chairs and tables, but a limited amount of easels, which are available on a first come first, serve basis. Cost is $10/members and $15/non members. No photography is permitted. We are always interested in new models.

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