What is lifedrawing? Drawing the human figure sharpens artistic skill. Many artists consider this study to be the best way to learn how to draw. We have people of all ranges in experience, from the complete beginner to the very experienced. Bring your own art supplies; AVAA provides easels and artist benches.
The studios I post as Meetups meet at the Austin Visual Arts Association, 3707 Home Lane. We have 5 studios a week. Every day except Friday and Saturday!
Model fee At AVAA is $5.00. CASH only, no checks, and you must be 18 or over.
On Tuesday, no oil paints or solvents, to accommodate those with sensitivities. Acrylics and watercolors are ok.
The other studios are oil paint friendly; however the Sunday afternoon studio requires that only non-volatile solvents be used; other studios stipulate odorless solvents. If you do use oils/solvents, be prepared to pack out your oily rags they are a fire hazard and may not be left in the AVAA trash.
Here are regular options throughout the week:
Saturday morning, 9:00am-12:00, Jim McIntyre's long pose sesssion at the Hancock Recreation Center, 811 East 41st Street, going strong for over 25 years!
AVAA , 2:00-5:00 pm. Usually 10 one-minute gestures, followed by two one-hour poses. Every other Sunday, the first half of each pose is nude, and the second half in costume.
ACC offers life drawing classes for college credit. So do St. Ed's & UT. Concordia offers drawing classes, but I do not believe they have lifedrawing. UT now only allows its art majors to take studio classes. And, good luck getting into the program!