News & Events

Weekly Zoom Drawing Sessions

We are having a weekly Zoom drawing sessions, Wednesdays, 7 – 10 pm, with a clothed model.

Regular prices apply. You can pay with PayPal by using the button on the top right of our home page. If you have a problem using the button, we can send you an invoice, or you can contact us & we’ll work out a different method.

Contact Scott Herrmann for the Zoom drawing session link each week.


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.

Figure Drawing at Everson Museum

August 13, 6 –8 pm
Everson Community Plaza
You MUST pre-register to participate

Join us for an evening of figure drawing through the study of a clothed model while enjoying the outdoor spaces and the iconic architecture of the Everson Museum of Art. Bring your favorite drawing materials. A limited supply of easels, drawing boards, and stools will be available for use on a first come first served basis. Space is limited to 10 participants. Please pre-register here.

We will be practicing social distancing and masks will be required to participate. If you don’t have one, we will provide one.

In the event of inclement weather you will be notified by 4:00pm on the day of the event regarding cancellation or rescheduling.

Contact Kimberly Griffiths with questions

Outdoor Drawing Session
Artwork by Dan Shanahan

Friday or Saturday morning, August 14 or 15
A house on Westcott St, backyard

This week’s outdoor drawing session will be on Friday or early Saturday morning.

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

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

Chairs, and some easels and 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

Thursday, August 20, 7 – 9 pm
Zoom Meeting.

Open Figure Drawing is committed to developing better relations between artists and models. The Round Table is aimed at exploring viewpoints from the artists’ and models’ perspective.

Artists & models are encouraged to attend this free event.

If you are interested, contact us and we will send you a link to the Zoom session an hour before the event.

Download a preview of We Are in Eden, by Iver Johnson. He will be discussing it during the roundtable.

Coronavirus Update

The Westcott Community Center is closed until further notice.

All scheduled drawing sessions and events are postposed or cancelled until further notice, except for any events listed on the News & Events page.

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