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Welcoming artists to sharpen your skills at this life drawing/painting session held in the Society of Figurative Arts building. The facility has been built with the artist in mind. We will invite various models to come in to do either long form portrait or short figurative nude poses.

This is a weekly Thursday and Friday open lab. You are welcome to bring your meal or snack as we have a refrigerator and microwave available. On Thursday, we will have a long form with a costumed model. On Friday, we will have a nude model hold several short standing poses that will progressively get longer in the session.

Our facility is built with the artist in mind. We have ample room with a large stage for the model. Easels, lighting, drawing horses, drawing boards, chairs, and tables are provided. You must bring your own painting/drawing materials (paint, brushes, charcoal, drawing paper, canvas etc.)

The fee is $35 per model session to cover the cost of the studio, equipment, and pay our models. Michael Mentler is also available to share his wealth of knowledge to help you on your artistic journey and he will take time during the model breaks to demo and teach.

The sink in the inner studio is specifically meant for washing hands after a drawing painting session. No solvents may be disposed of in this facility.

Please keep in mind there are nude models present. Be respectful to our models and be mindful of them when opening doors. Absolutely no photography is allowed.

The studio is located at:
The Society of Figurative Arts
3306 Wiley Post, Studio 104, Carrollton, TX

Upcoming events (2)

Short and long pose figure drawing session

The Society of Figurative Arts

$20.00

Hi all, TSOFA studio will be opening our doors and hosting our first life drawing session of the season. Our first session back will be Thursday, May 20th. We are social distancing so space is limited, early sign up is recommended as this class tends to be very popular. Class time length will be three hours, we welcome all levels of serious artist. You must bring your own supplies, charcoal, chalks, drawing paper etc. and whatever you may need to work from an easel, chair or drawing horse. We will have drawing boards to work from as well.

We’ll be working from a well lit live nude model that will do a series of short poses building to a final long pose. We will have short breaks in between poses, you are welcome to bring a snack or beverage.

The fee for this session is 20$, which will cover the cost of the studio equipment and model. Please be respectful of our model and keep your phone on silent as well as not taking any photographs. Michael Mentler will be available to offer his expertise, knowledge and to help guide your artistic figure drawing journey
We will also have various reference books on the figure and some supplies for sale. Hope to see you there.

Short and Long Pose Figure Drawing Session

The Society of Figurative Arts

$20.00

Join TSoFA for our weekly Thursday life drawing session. We are social distancing so space is limited, please pay ahead via Meetup to reserve your spot. Those who will not have paid for the session a week prior will be moved to the waitlist. Early sign up is recommended as these drawing sessions tend to fill up quickly. Session time length will be three hours. We welcome all levels of serious artist. You must bring your own supplies, charcoal, chalks, drawing paper etc. and whatever you may need to work from an easel or drawing bench. We will have drawing boards to work from as well.

We’ll be working from a well lit live nude model which will do a series of short poses building up to a final long pose. We will have short breaks in between poses, you are welcome to bring a snack or beverage.

The fee for this session is 20$, which will cover the cost of the studio equipment and model. Please be respectful of our model and keep your phone on silent as well as not taking any photographs. Michael Mentler will be available to occasionally offer his expertise, knowledge and to help guide your artistic figure drawing journey. We will also have various reference books on the figure and some supplies for sale. Hope to see you there.

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Short Pose Figure Drawing Session

The Society Of Figurative Arts

$35.00

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