What we're about

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. If you would like to attend a session with us, please RSVP here and pay at the http://bostonfigurecenter.org.

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.

Please visit our website at http://bostonfigurecenter.org for more information.

Upcoming events (4+)

Thursday Long Pose

6 Vernon St

Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

We will meet outside the 6 Vernon St just before 7:00. If no one is there, please call the number listed outside.

$25 - drop-in fee, our membership discount program is temporarily suspended

Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose

Vernon Street Studios

Our Saturday morning sessions are one pose for the month (four or five weeks) for drawing and painting.
Oil painters, please use odorless mineral spirits instead of turpentine, and in small amounts.


Sunday morning sketching/drawing/p­ainting

Vernon Street Studios

Come to paint or draw the model for a four week pose!
We meet each Sunday morning from 9:30 am to 12:30 am.

Non-member: $25 - drop-in fee
Or become a BFAC member:
Renewable monthly Membership: $25/month and pay $15/session

Register and pay online up to 24 hours in advance of the session at:

Draw the figure at BFAC Studio

Vernon Street Studios

Come draw some dynamic poses with us at BFAC studio- we do shorter poses here, 5 minutes to start, and ranging through 10, 20, and 30 minute poses.

$25 - drop-in fee
(Membership/discount program is suspended until pandemic attendance limits are removed)


RSVP'ing helps us know how many people to expect, and saves time for drawing during the session.

Parking on-street is legal for two hours for people without Somerville parking permits, BUT WE PREFER THAT YOU PARK IN THE LOT AROUND BACK, WHICH IS OPEN till about 11PM. The building is a working factory, so the lot is monitored and safe, though it is a bit of a walk around the building to the front door. Please do not leave your car in the lot past 11pm or so, or on Saturdays past three pm, as they lock the gate if there is not late shift and your car will be locked in until the next shift starts at the factory (which could be Monday).

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