Figure Drawing-St Pete Florida
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Francois Boucher (1703-1770)


Places to draw from a model in the Tampa Bay Area, 2/17 latest update

Call the institution to confirm that they are not on holiday or times/rates have not changed.

“Figure” means model is usually nude, “portrait” means the model is draped or in costume

We also have info on places to take classes, but this list is mainly for open figure drawing. Some are drop in and others are a series only. If any of my information is out of date or incorrect, if you have other information to share about opportunities to draw from a model in the Tampa Bay area or nationally, if you want our skimpy information about places to draw from a model nationwide, or want info on places that said they were planning to start up, please e-mail me. Rebecca Skelton: has a nationwide list keeps a reasonably updated version of this list



Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727/822-7872,, 2 sessions, mostly figure, Saturdays, 9:30-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Morning: usually 20 minute poses, long pose 1st Saturday, 2 longer poses 3rd Saturday, afternoon: 1 long pose, $7 open to anyone, no obligation. Details:  (no www)figure


Art Center of Sarasota, 707 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, 941/365-2032. Saturday mornings, 9:30 to 12:30, Figure, $8 members, $10 non-members, open to anyone no obligation



Crealdé School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792. 407-671-1886, Open session Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Studio 1A, quick gestures, moving to longer poses. No instruction. No pre-registration needed but membership in Crealdé is encouraged. $10 per session. 



Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave(between S. Boulevard and Bayshore), Tampa, 813/251-8201 Dee Lobo, or 813/251-3780. 1st (& 2nd often) Mon./month, 7:00 -9:30 p.m., $8, no obligation, but call so they won't cancel and can set up room, one long pose,  use back door. Occasional all day Saturday sessions.



Soft Water Studio,Closing after Sept 27, Will start up again in the Spring.

 www.softwaterstudios.comcontact on FB: and click events, "Like"  the FB page and be able to respond to invites.


Firehouse Cultural Center, Drawing with discussion, mostly figure, open to anyone, no obligation. Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., $10, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin, FL 33570, Bruce (813) 641-8635,


Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, 34217,,, 941-778-2099, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30, $10, open to anyone, no obligation. Often suspended for slow season, so check. 



Tampa Life Drawing at Old Hyde Park Art Center,  705 Swann Ave, (between S. Boulevard and Bayshore), Wed. 6:30-9:30 p.m., figure,  $8, $6 for students, open to anyone, no obligation, use back door. Occasional all day Saturday sessions.



Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave., S, St. Petersburg, CEC 309 for now. Check for map. 7-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, $6, open to anyone, no obligation, mostly figure, long pose 1st Thursday. Art Dept 727/867-1166


The Sketch Group at the Hale Center, Dunedin meets Thursday at 6:00 to approximately 8:00pm. Portrait. $2.00 residents, non-residents $3.00 plus the model fee $3. ($5 residents, $6 non-residents) no contact info


Firehouse Cultural Center, Drawing with discussion, mostly figure, open to anyone, no obligation. Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., $10, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin, FL 33570, Bruce (813) 641-8635,


Art Center Manatee, 209 9th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205, 941/746-2862.  figure, Preregister, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., 6 consecutive sessions, call for rates, other classes 


Maitland Arts Center, , Studio 6, 231 W. Packwood Ave, Maitland, FL 32751, 407.539.2181. SKETCH CLUB Thursday Night, pose times change weekly. 6:45 – 9:15 p.m. Art & History Museums members $10, $15 for non-members 


Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave., S., Venice 34285, 941/485-7136. 7:00-9:30 p.m. Thurs., figure and portrait, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Thurs. was $3 members, $5 non-members, plus model fee.



City of Treasure Island, Fridays, 9:30 to noon, portrait, $6?members, $6? non-members, no preregistration, open to anyone no obligation, City Hall Auditorium, 120-108th Ave., Treasure Island, 727/547-4575,  closed June 1-for the summer, 


Art on 1st. Seems to have stopped.l 727/249-3318. 550 1st Ave. N. St. Petersburg, next to St. Pete Brewing 


Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin 34698, 727/298-3322. 1-4 pm Friday. Also Mondays  figure class, call DFAC for current fees, preregister, 6 week session 


4D Studios LLC, 2511 W Swann Ave. Suite 100, Tampa, Fl 33609, 813 873 9400, figure drawing session every 2nd Friday from 7-9:30. Might add more days. $15 or $10 with student/faculty id


The Southern Atelier 7226 21st Street East, Sarasota, FL 34203. (941) 753-7755. Figure modeling classes Saturdays, 9:30am - 4pm, morning sessions short pose and afternoons long pose. Open figure model sessions Friday eves 6:30-9:30pm.


Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Dr. So., Longboat Key, FL 34288-1036, 941/383-2345, Fridays, 11:00–2:00p.m., sketch class, $20. ends last Friday in May. Resumes in the Fall, call for specific dates


Crealdé School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792. 407-671-1886,  Friday, 1:00–3:30 p.m. Studio 1A; one pose the entire session. No instruction. Needs five pre-registered students by two days prior to session’s start. $70 for eight weeks or $10 per session. 


Kerry Vosler Studios, Kerry Vosler Studio & Atelier

1906 North Armenia

Tampa, Florida 33607

Suite 210 Kerry Vosler Studio

No open sessions at this time

Suite 207 Vosler Young Artists' Studio

1906 North Armenia, Suite 210, Drawing is in Suite 207. Tampa, Florida 33607, Old Santaella Cigar Factory, 813-417-5867., $8.00  per person. Call first to make sure they are running open sessions. One Long pose. Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00 PM. A few easels available first come basis. Monitors: Francine Ditton & Kerry Vosler. 


Stopped for now, will resume in the Winter?

Bloom Art Center, open to anyone, no obligation, mostly figure. Sundays 3-5, $6. Upstairs 910 5th Ave N, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701. FB page Figure Drawing Open Studio Bloom Art Center,