Figure Drawing-St Pete Florida
Other figure drawing locations-Tampa Bay Area/Florida
Links to figure drawing Classes & fellow artists and/or teachers
Digital Drawing and Painting
Figure Drawing Models--model page updated (2-24-17)
Figure Drawing Locations- MOREAN & ECKERD COLLEGE
Other figure drawing locations

Francois Boucher (1703-1770)


Places to draw from a model in the Tampa Bay Area,10/17 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 (many of these places offer them), 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 If any of my information is out of date or incorrect, if you have other information to share about opportunities to draw from a model in the Tampa Bay area or nationally, if you want our skimpy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/, 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.





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.


Winter Garden Art Association "Night Studio", 127 South Boyd Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787


Uninstructed Open Studio Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:00pm.  Warm ups + 20 minute poses, long poseThe third Wednesday All skill levels and medium are welcome; please bring your own supplies.  $10/members and $15/non members. No photography is permitted. Sign up on our website for reminders and announcements about the weeks session.



Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave., S, St. Petersburg, VAC 209 . 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


Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698, 727-298-3299 Uninstructed

The Sketch Group at the Hale Center,  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! Portrait. $2.00 residents ID card, non-residents $3.00 plus the model fee $3 no card. ($5 residents, $6 non-residents) 


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, Check before going, they have sometimes not been there


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, $5, no preregistration, open to anyone no obligation, City Hall Auditorium, 120-108th Ave., Treasure Island, 727/547-4575,  closed June 1-for the summer, 


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 Chris Thomas. (Also class on Saturdays 10-1 w/ Zoe Papas)


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.


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. 



Tampa Museum of Art, (class, but can “drop in”) 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza

Tampa, FL 33602. p: (813) 274-8130 Open Drawing Studio

Strengthen your skills in our nude figure model drawing sessions with a variety of timed poses. Model varies by session. (Must be at least 18 years old to participate) Self-Guided.  --   Located at the Tampa Museum of Art

Session 1: Sundays, Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2p-4p   ---    Session 2: Sundays, Mar. 11, 18, 25, Apr. 8, 15, 22, 2p-4p       ------   $15 per Class for Members---$20 per Class for Not-Yet Members--To register please visit: contact us at

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Firehouse Cultural Center, stopped on Tuesdays

Art on 1st

Anna Marie Island Art League

Kerry Vosler Studios

Bloom Art Center

Soft Water Studio

Longboat Key Center for the Arts 

4D Studios LLC

Rebecca Skelton