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!!


Mia Drawing Events

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Lawrenceville Figure Drawing at Attack Theatre 

Next event is Tuesday March 28th, 2023 from 6:30PM–9:30PM

RSVP ahead of time here 

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

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.


There is an after party hang out at Industry Public House after each event.


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 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 (February sessions are the 8th and 22nd)

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: 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

TEMPORARILY CLOSED while space is under construction

710 Mulberry Street, Wilkinsburg (not wheelchair accessible)

Get on the mailing list for regular updates about this event. Reach out to 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 5:30–8PM

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

2023 Schedule

February 12th
February 19th
February 26th
March 5th (Spring Break / No Session)
March 12th
March 19th
March 26th
April 2nd
April 9th (Easter Sunday / No Session)
April 16th  
April 23rd


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