This is the place for art and figure drawing in New York from the nude model! We offer a fun, serious session for artists and creative folks, with a great atmosphere and a great bunch of people. It's a supportive, uninstructed session where you're free to draw without judgement, and all levels of experience are welcome. We are one of the longest running groups of this kind on Meetup (possibly THE longest!). Have a look at our gallery to get a feel for some of the work our members do. We'd love to have you join us now!

We start with short poses (30 second) and work up to 20 minute poses. You're welcome to use any materials you're comfortable with, so long as they don't do property damage or annoy the other artists. (No photography, though!). There are tables & chairs, but no easels, although you're welcome to bring your own. The space comfortably holds about 15 artists. There's also a bar for refreshments and liquid inspiration.

Are you new, and not sure what kinds of art materials to chose? Look at this article:

Also check out the blog for fun & useful art and figure drawing articles:

Check out this primer on shading & depth in drawings:

And if you're wondering about the value of a 30 second pose, read this:

If you're an art model looking for gigs, check this out:

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