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 in 2024 

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.

AFTER PARTY!

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 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 Bill for more info: billkaraffa@comcast.net 

 


Maple Leaf

Thursdays (as long as Francis wants to organize them)
The Maple Leaf 115 Sedwick St Millvale, PA 15209

$10

 

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

 


Irma Freeman Center

 This session has been discontinued

 


CMU Sunday Night

Sundays during the semester 6–8:30PM

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

2023 Fall Schedule 

November 12th
November 19th
November 26th [Thanksgiving Break No Session]
December 3rd [Last week of classes]

 


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