to draw from a model in the Tampa Bay Area,10/17 latest update
the institution to confirm that they are not on holiday or times/rates have not
means model is usually nude, “portrait” means the model is draped or in costume
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 If any of my information is out of date or incorrect, if you have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: email@example.com.
a nationwide list
a reasonably updated version of this list
Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St.
Petersburg, FL 33701, 727/822-7872, www.moreanartscenter.org,
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
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
School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd,
Winter Park, FL 32792. 407-671-1886, http://www.crealde.org/painting_and_drawing.html 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.
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.
Life Drawing at Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705
Swann Ave, (between S. Boulevard and Bayshore), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
College, 4200 54th Ave., S, St.
Petersburg, VAC 209 . Check http://figuredrawing.home.mindspring.com 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
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)
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, email@example.com. Check
before going, they have sometimes not been there
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,
Arts Center, http://artandhistory.org/maitland-art-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
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.
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,
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)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd,
Winter Park, FL 32792. 407-671-1886, http://www.crealde.org/painting_and_drawing.html 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.
Museum of Art, (class, but
can “drop in”) 120
FL 33602. p: (813) 274-8130. Open
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
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: tampamuseum.org/tmastudio---Or contact us at email@example.com
Cultural Center, stopped on Tuesdays
Marie Island Art League
Key Center for the Arts