News & Events

New Rules for Sessions at WCC

The Westcott Community Center has allowed Open Figure Drawing to return to our normal pre-COVID place and time, on the 2nd floor of the Westcott Community Center, 7 – 10 pm, every Wednesday.

We are also meet at the WCC on the 3rd Sunday of every month, 1 – 3 pm, and outside for an outdoor drawing session on the first weekend of every month, when the weather is nice.

In order to return to the WCC, we must follow new COVID protocols:

  • All participants must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times when in the building.  
  • We take your temperature when you enter our room on the 2nd floor.
  • We fill out an entry form with you with all required information for contact tracing.

We ask that you refrain from attending if: 

  • You currently have or tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Or feel ill in general
  • You have been exposed to someone who has or tested positive for COVID-19
  • You have traveled outside of NYS or its contiguous states (VT, MA, CT, NJ, PA) within the past 10 days
  • You have not been vaccinated against COVID-19

Due to the new protocols, we are limiting attendance to 10 participants

Book an appointment with Open Figure Drawing
  • To cover our costs we are increasing the single session price to $12.The punch card price is remaining $40 until the end of May. In June it increases to $48.
  • Sign up in advance using Picktime.
    • Please read the Picktime welcome message and the information about each session under the “Classes” link on the left.
    • You can pay in advance with PayPal. Otherwise, pay when you arrive.
Wednesday Night Figure Drawing

Wednesdays, 7 – 10 pm

We have restarted our weekly Wednesday, 7 – 10 pm figure drawing sessions at the Westcott Community Center.

Our new price is $12 per session.

Please read our new COVID-19 protocols before registering or attending a session.

Register in advance using Picktime  Book an appointment with Open Figure Drawing

We have the same schedule every Wednesday.

  • Reservations open 1 week before the session and close 24 hours before the session time.
  • Any unreserved spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We will post the number of available walk-in spots we have on this event page and Facebook page at least 5 hours before the session time.

You can pay in advance. If you don’t have PayPal, pay when you arrive.

Long Pose
With a Nude Model

Sunday, May 16, 1 – 3 PM.

Long Pose drawing sessions are the 3rd Sunday of the month, unless the 3rd Sunday falls on a long weekend, or we have a scheduling conflict. Check our calendar for the correct weekend for each month.

Our new price is $12 per session.

Please read our new COVID-19 protocols before registering or attending a session.

Register in advance using Picktime  Book an appointment with Open Figure Drawing

More information about Long Pose sessions.

Figure Drawing at the Everson

Thursdays, May 20, 2021, and June 17, 2021, 6 – 8 pm

Join us for an evening of figure drawing with a clothed model while enjoying the outdoor spaces and the iconic architecture of the Everson Museum of Art. A limited supply of easels, drawing boards, and stools will be available for use on a first come first served basis. We will set up by the main entry. Bring your favorite drawing materials.

Space is limited. Please pre-register to participate.

Preregister for May 20

Preregister for June 17

We will be practicing social distancing and masks will be required. 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,

Catalog of Outdoor and Zoom Session Artwork
2020 – 2021 Catalog cover

Our 2020 – 2021 Catalog of Zoom & Outdoor Drawing session artwork is now available on Blurb, available in economy & standard editions.

Thanks to everyone who contributed artwork!

More information

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