Open Studio

The Drawing Studio’s 3-hour figure drawing sessions are offered four times per week at our main studio location. Open Studio provides a structured environment for artists of all skill levels to investigate the human form in their choice of media. 

TDS employs experienced and professional models for all sessions, and is committed to representing diversity. Studio monitors are on hand to stage models, keep time, and ensure prompt start time. Easels, tables, chairs and art horses are available for use.

Attending Open Studio is also a terrific way for Drawing Fundamentals students to deepen their practice. Drawing from a live model develops and strengthens a number of skills: observation, agility, and sustained attention for longer lengths of time.



The fee for Open Studio is $10 per 3-hour session, usually paid at the door. Advance payment and registrations are not required. Anyone enrolled in a figure or portrait class may attend Open Studio at a reduced rate of $5 per session between the start and end dates of the class. Ten-session voucher cards are available for a discounted rate of $75 for TDS members.



Monday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday, 6 – 9 PM
General studies, or short (2 minute) up to long (1 hour) poses from a nude model.

Friday, 6 – 9 PM
One pose, often continuing over a span of several weeks. Models are clothed. Ideal for painters.

Sunday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
General Studies, or short (2 minute) up to long (1 hour) poses from a nude model.

Please note the schedule is subject to change to accommodate special events or classes. Bookmark this page for cancellations, updates, and model information.



If you are interested in modeling for Open Studio or figure courses, please complete an application and mail or visit us at the studio. (We love visitors!) For more information please email