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 September 15th, 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.  


Maple Leaf

Thursdays in October for 2023
The Maple Leaf 115 Sedwick St Millvale, PA 15209
This is the latest update from the organizer Francis:
"Greetings To All,
Drawing will be returning to Maple Leaf (formerly Panza Gallery) on October 5th in Millvale.  Maple Leaf is under the direction of Brian Wolovich, and is dedicated to fostering the arts, music, and community activities.  Figure drawing will be in the newly finished room up stairs, and will have: model stand, folding chairs, overhead lights, along with modeling lights.  Bathroom and slop sink are also on the same floor as the drawing room.  Models have been scheduled for the entire month of October.  Timed poses will go from several short ones, and end with a single pose lasting around 60 min.  Cost will be $10 per three hour session.  For the October session, will need to bring your own table or easel.  With good attendance, I hope to have small drawing tables and a coffee pot going into November.  As a Luddite, I do not do any social media, but trust many of you will pass the word on to friends about a return of drawing to Millvale.  My routine will be one of sending out a drawing session notice one week, and include: location, time, cost, and model's name.  I look forward to seeing many of you in October.
— Francis"


Get on the mailing list for regular updates about this event. Reach out to 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 

September 10th
September 17th
September 24th
October 1st
October 8th
October 15th [Fall Break No Session]
October 22nd 
October 29th
November 5th
November 12th
November 19th
November 26th [Thanksgiving Break No Session]
December 3rd [Last week of classes]


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