Life Drawing

Interested in improving your drawing skills by working with a live model? Join like-minded art students for CSMA’s life drawing classes and drop-in sessions.

Get Started

Students of all experience levels are welcome in CSMA’s life drawing classes. Techniques learned in Figure Drawing classes include:

  • Gesture Drawing
  • Anatomy and proportion
  • Portrait drawing and painting in a variety of mediums such as pencil, charcoal, oil pastel and more.
  • Figure drawing and painting in a variety of mediums such as charcoal, oil pastel, chalk pastel, oil paint, and more.

What We Offer

For a full list of our current life drawing classes, visit our online registration site or browse our catalog.

Life Drawing Drop-In Sessions

CSMA offers drop-in life drawing sessions for artists to have access to a live model to practice drawing or painting. Students draw from nude models. Sessions are weekly with no formal instruction. Students should bring their own supplies to class, no materials are provided.

Summer Life Drawing - Short & Medium Pose
  • June 18 - August 6
  • Mondays, 7-10pm
  • $10 per session, payable at the door.
  • This is a drop-in class. No pre-registration required.
  • Model is provided for several short poses, followed by two medium poses.
  • Costumed models the first Monday of each month.
Summer Life Drawing - Long Pose
  • June 20 - August 15
  • Wednesdays, 7:30-10pm
  • $15 per session, payable at the door.
  • This is a drop-in class. No pre-registration required.
  • Model is provided for one long pose.
  • Costumed models the first Wednesday of each month.
Fall Life Drawing - Short & Medium Pose
  • Starts September 14
  • Fridays, 7-10pm
  • $10 per session, payable at the door.
  • This is a drop-in class. No pre-registration required.
  • Model is provided for several short poses, followed by two medium poses.
  • Costumed models the first Friday of each month.
  • No session on 11/23, 12/21, and 12/28.

Life drawing drop-in sessions are not offered on school holidays. Check the current school calendar for holiday closures.

Life Drawing Classes Information

  • All skill levels welcome.
  • Class Size: Maximum of 12 students per class (unless otherwise noted).
  • Materials: Materials list provided at time of registration. Materials are provided for some Studio Art classes, see class descriptions.
  • Dress: Please wear clothes appropriate for getting messy and making art.