This is the meetup group associated with the Boston Figurative Art Center, headquartered at the Vernon Street Studios in Somerville. You can join this meetup group online for free, and get information about what we're doing, and when. There is a fee for drawing and painting with us, and you can become a member of the BFAC by paying per month, which entitles you to lower cost drawing and painting sessions and events.

We are a group dedicated to promoting figurative art in the Boston Area, and to providing a community where figurative artists can meet, talk, and work together. We would like to help create a context for figure artists that we feel is lacking in the area, and by coming together foster a more visible figurative art presence in Boston.

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Figure Drawing and Painting sessions, exhibitions, community

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 7:00 PM

    ARTLOUNGE- drawing session in Arlington

    2 Artists

    Come draw a (semi)nude model at ArtLounge Arlington, an artspace/bar with good music and a nice vibe.   We'll be repeating this the first Tuesday of every month.
  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Draw the figure

    6 Artists

    Come draw some dynamic poses with us at Damon's studio- we do shorter poses here, 5 minutes to start, and ranging through 10, 20, and 30 minute poses.  Informal setting... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 9:30 AM

    Sunday painting

    5 Artists

    Meet to paint the model for a four week pose- Members (those paying the $25 monthly membership fee) may reserve a spot for $65, non-members for $75.    Three hours each... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 9:30 AM

    Saturday morning painting five week pose

    5 Artists

    Jeremy Durling will host- Jeremy's paintings are available through the Sloane Merrill Gallery on Charles Street in Boston. Meet to paint the model for a five week pose-... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 10:00 AM

    paint the model, four-hour sessions, four Fridays

    5 Artists

    Friday painting group.  $70 members, $80 non-members, 4 hour sessions (10am to 2pm), Fridays in September. The models and pose will be the same as the concurrent monthly... Learn more
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Founded Jun 5, 2010

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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