News & Events

Zoom Drawing Sessions

We are having a weekly Zoom drawing sessions, Wednesdays, 7 – 10 pm, with a clothed model, until we return to the WCC.

The cost is $10. If you can’t use PayPal, contact us & we’ll work out a different method.

Contact Scott Herrmann for the Zoom drawing session link each week, or sign up for our mailing list to receive the link in an email.


Upon entering the Zoom meeting, please mute yourself (Alt-A on Windows, Command-Shift-A on Mac), & “pin” the model to your screen by
1. moving mouse over the model’s video
2. clicking the blue button with 3 dots
3. selecting Pin Video.

Outdoor Drawing Session
Artwork by Penny Santy

Sunday, September 20, 1 – 4 pm
A house on Deforest Rd, backyard

If you are interested, contact us so we can reserve a space for you. We will send you the address. Sign up for our mailing list to have the date & address emailed to you each week. On the day of the event, text or call Dan Shanahan to see if there’s space available, 315-800-7211.

Participation is $10 or a punch (normal prices) & will be limited to 10 people.

Chairs, some easels, and some drawing boards will be available.

We’ll be practicing social distancing, & masks will be required. If you don’t have one, we will provide one.

We will continue to schedule an outdoor drawing session every week until it is OK for groups to meet inside.

Artist & Model Roundtable

Friday, September 25, 7 – 9 pm
Zoom Meeting.

Free event.

A roundtable with hosts Iver Johnson (NY) & Sue Edwards (NC).

Topic: Organizational work needing to be done in these historic times. We are calling on any model coordinators (past or present), all models regardless of experience, each artist who draws the figure, and other people with interest in these topics.

Reasons for roundtables, discussion starters:

  • Assemble a forum where questions can be asked and answered by
    people with different points of view
  • Collect and share information about all aspects of figure modeling
  • Introduce potential models to the profession in a non-threatening way
  • Encourage current models to recognize their value

Join in the discussion, get connected with peers, meet coordinators, models, and artists with interests in figure drawing, then mark your calendar for our next meeting on October 23.

Contact Sue Edwards to get the Zoom link for this meeting. Or sign up for our mailing list and receive information about all OFD events with Zoom links in your inbox.

Fund for iPad Pro

Help Us Raise Funds

We received funding to acquire a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 and an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, with the condition that we raise funds to purchase a second iPad Pro. These will be available for artists to use during Open Figure Drawing sessions at no additional cost.

We are very excited to give artists this opportunity and hope you will help us raise the $1000 we need to purchase the second iPad Pro and Apple Pencil through our GoFundMe campaign.

Open Figure Drawing, since 1989