Welcome! About us

Offering drawing experiences since 1989.


Mission Statement


We are an incorporated nonprofit 501(c)(3) art organization, run by a board of directors and volunteer hosts. Money collected goes to paying the model, the rent, and for snacks. Any surplus goes toward equipment and a slush fund for less populated nights.


Location

We have moved out of the Westcott Community Center.

In June 2024, we moved to Delavan Studios, room 413.

Come in the 501 entrance to Delavan Studios, turn right and go down the hall to the elevator. Take the elevator to the 4th floor. Turn right out of the elevator, then turn left. Room 413 is on the right side of the hallway.

We have a new phone number. Call 315-552-0618 to contact us during any drawing session at the Delavan.

Bring a friend!


When

We are open every Wednesday night from 7 to 10 pm.

We are closed if any of the following fall on a Wednesday: Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s day.

We usually hold 2 Sunday sessions a month, from 1 to 3 pm. Additional offerings are coming in June 2024.

Check our calendar for the exact dates.


Wednesday Figure Drawing Schedule

Themed Drawing Schedule

Long Pose Schedule


Weather Related Closings

OFD determines session cancellations based on the weather. If a host and a model are able to make to the WCC we will hold a session. If the weather is bad, we will update our website, Facebook page, & send an email to our mailing list by 5:30 pm on Wednesdays to keep everyone appraised. If there is no update, then we are open. If you are unsure, call Dan after 5:30 pm for an answer.

For our weekend sessions, visit our website to see if we are closing due to the weather. We will have updates as soon as we can. You can also subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook.


Price

We have raised our prices with the move into Delavan Studios. The new prices are

$15 per session

$60 for a punch card

New participants, your 1st visit is FREE!

Correct change is appreciated but not necessary. Make checks payable to Open Figure Drawing Inc.

*Every punch card comes with a coupon for 10% off at The Art Store (Commercial Art Supply). If you already receive a discount, such as a student or senior discount, this coupon gives you an additional 10% off your already discounted price.


(updated for Delavan June 5, 2024)

Equipment

We have a dozen drawing tables, about 6 easels, 4 art horses, chairs, stools, and drawing boards. There is a small supply of paper and drawing supplies for emergencies and new participants.

The restroom is located further down the hall, away from the elevators, in a hallway on the left.


We strive to be chemical free. Please use fixatives outside of the building. Please keep smelly or noxious materials at home, including perfumes, markers, and all forms of turpentine and other toxins.

Recording devices such as cameras are not permitted.

Do not use cell phones during any part of the session.

Quiet talk is permitted but please be respectful of your neighbors.


Participants under 18 should provide a parental permission form.

Open Figure Drawing, since 1989