Here is a semi-exhaustive list of figure drawing sessions in the Pittsburgh metro area! This does not include drawing classes which are different.

Figure drawing sessions are a low cost and low barrier event for artists of all skill levels to practice translating the human figure from the 3D to the 2D plane. This is a fundamental communication skill and gives us a deeper understanding of form and texture. Regardless of your artistic aspirations—drawing teaches a different way of thinking and observing the world. With the pandemic... being where it is, sessions have been slowly coming back on board. I'm trying to bring back a comprehensive list of these regular figure drawing sessions! If I missed one, let me know. I want to promote everyone!!

 

Drag & Draw @ The Warhol

"Join us Thursday, December 8, 2022 for a night of drag, music and creativity. Drag & Draw is a three-hour educational event and figure drawing class for ages 18+ focusing on Andy Warhol’s inspiration and involvement in drag culture. The first hour will be spent learning about Warhol’s interest in drag, followed by a performance featuring our model and esteemed drag performer, Remy Black. The second part will consist of a roughly two-hour long figure drawing session taught by artist and educator Emily Paige Armstrong. Live music and a drink ticket are included. Limited seating available and bring your own creative supplies."

Buy tickets here

Lawrenceville Figure Drawing at Attack Theatre 

Next event is TBD

RSVP ahead of time here (required).

212 45th Street (Lawrenceville; in the old Boy's Club of Pittsburgh; is wheelchair accessible!) 

This is a trial event that if all goes well, could become monthly or twice monthly! Long pose figure drawing in the beautiful Attack Theatre space! The $15 cost goes to renting the studio and paying for the model only. Killerpancake doesn't keep any or make any money on this event, investing any leftover funds towards future events.

 


Pittsburgh Figure Drawing

Follow on Meet Up for information on Dave & Betsy's events. They are everywhere!

 


Wilkins School

Mondays 6:30–9:30PM

7604 Charleston Ave, Wilkinsburg $10 + voluntary gratuity for the model. Get on their mailing list by reaching out to facesbyjack@aol.combillkaraffa@comcast.net for regular updates.

 


Red Fish Bowl

Wednesdays 7:30–10PM $10

4327 Butler Street (Lawrenceville; not wheelchair accessible)

RSVP on their website here. This event is focused on gestural drawing with short poses. From their site: "Poses from 10 seconds to 30 minutes. This will allow artist to warm up hand-eye coordination and leave artists with many figures to work from. Instruction, tips, and critiques will be given by the artist host (a multi-disciplined artist/illustrator). Artists should bring sketch books, easels, and supplies.

 


Figure Drawing Sessions

Every other Wednesday 6:30–9PM

2600 South Park Road, Bethal Park (Unclear about wheelchair accessibility)

From their website: "Come and practice your drawing skills with a live model. The model may be nude or in costume. Figure Drawing Sessions meets every other Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-9 pm. $12 per session. This is not a class but a drawing session. 

Contact Pat Barefoot for more info: pbaref2@aol.com or 412-897-6845

Models Wanted for Wednesday evening Figure Drawing. Clothed or Nude! Please contact Patricia Barefoot if interested.  

 


Civic Arts Center

Saturdays 10AM–1PM

710 Mulberry Street, Wilkinsburg (not wheelchair accessible)

Get on the mailing list for regular updates about this event. Reach out to fpionati@yahoo.com to get on the list.

Currently not meeting while the space is under construction. Email Francis for updates!

 


Irma Freeman Center

First and third Sundays from 2PM–5PM

5006 Penn Ave. (Garfield/Friendship; unclear about wheelchair accessibility)

Check out events and RSVP at Pittsburgh Drawing Meetup Group

 


CMU Sunday Night

Sundays during the semester 6–8PM

College of Fine Art Building on CMU campus; third floor (Room 308; wheelchair accessible.)

If someone know's next semester's schedule, let me know! 


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