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5th Wednesday

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, during figure drawing

This figure drawing session will focus on gesture drawing, with poses varying in length from 5 seconds to 10 minutes.

About 5th Wednesdays:

Some months have 5 Wednesdays. We have decided to use that ‘extra’ 5th Wednesday to change up our session a little bit and try some new ideas. We will let you know well in advance what will be different about each session. 

The next 5th Wednesday after November is March 29.

Themed Drawing

Sunday, December 4, 1 – 3 pm

Theme for December: Bacchus

Themed Drawing sessions are the 1st Sunday of every month, unless the 1st Sunday is on a holiday weekend, like New Year’s. Then we delay the session until the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Regular prices and rules apply.

Please be aware of our current COVID policy.


This session will be available for free via Zoom.

Zoom Drawing Session – Test

December 4, 2022, 1 – 3 pm

Our December 4 Themed Drawing session will be broadcast for free via Zoom.

If you are interested, contact Dan Shanahan, by Friday, Dec. 2, midnight. He will send you a link to the session. If there is no interest, the session will not be broadcast over Zoom.

Onondaga Historical Association Drawing Session
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 12 – 3 pm
321 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY
Join Open Figure Drawing at the Onondaga Historical Association for a special Costumed Drawing event. We’ll be drawing from a model wearing a historical costume from the museum’s collection.

We will bring a supply of eases and drawing boards.

Suggested donation: $12 or 1 punch.

We would like to thank the Onondaga Historical Association and Scott Peal for hosting this drawing session and allowing us to use their vintage clothing. You can support the OHA by making a donation when you attend our session.

Long Pose
Artwork by Dave Hicock, Oct. 2022

Sunday January 22, 2022, 1 – 3 pm

There is no Long Pose session in December. The next Long Pose session is the 4th Sunday in January.

Long Pose drawing sessions are usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Check our calendar for the right day of each month.

Regular prices apply.

Please be aware of our current COVID related rules.

More information about Long Pose sessions.

First Visit is Free

Have you been thinking about going to OFD, but haven’t gone yet? We’ll help you out. Your first visit is free!

Digital Drawing Tools Available

We have an 11″ iPad Pro and a 12.9″ iPad Pro with Procreate and a 16″ Wacom MobileStudio Pro with Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, and Corel Painter available for your use at any WCC session at no additional cost. Just ask the host.

If you’d like some instruction, Tim Oliver-Grow can demo using Procreate on the iPad. Dan Shanahan can demo using PhotoShop on the MobileStudio Pro. Contact us to find out when Tim or Dan will be at Open Figure Drawing.

Wacom MobileStudio Pro
Rules for Sessions at WCC

You will need to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination to attend a session. A vaccination card or NYS Excelsior Pass on your smartphone are both acceptable.

Masks are optional.

Updated June 14, 2022.

Open Figure Drawing, since 1989