News & Events

Long Pose
With a Nude Model

Sunday, June 20, 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.

Regular prices apply.

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

Register for this session on Picktime.   Book an appointment with Open Figure Drawing

More information about Long Pose sessions.

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 review 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.

Outdoor Drawing Session

Saturday or Sunday, 2nd weekend in July, starting at 10 am or 1 pm
305 DeForest Rd, Syracuse, backyard

This year we are doing monthly outdoor drawing sessions on the 1st weekend of each month. Since the 1st weekend in July is a holiday weekend, the July session will be Saturday July 10, or Sunday July 11.

We will try to choose the day with the best weather. If the weather is bad that weekend we will reschedule the event to the next weekend, or cancel it for that month. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive an email with the update. We will also post updates to Facebook.

We are not requiring masks this year. Artists and models can use their discretion. You do not need to register in advance. We are not limiting participation to 10 people like we did last year either. 

Participation is $12 or a punch (see our new prices).

Some chairs, some easels, and some drawing boards will be available.

We plan to schedule outdoor drawing sessions through the spring, summer, & fall.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or call Dan Shanahan, 315-800-7211

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.

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.

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

  • Sign up in advance using Picktime.  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.

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

Open Figure Drawing, since 1989