List of Figure Drawing in Pittsburgh!
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
Lawrenceville Figure Drawing at Attack Theatre
Next event is Tuesday September 15th, 2023 from 6:30PM–9:30PM
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-897-6845
Models Wanted for Wednesday evening Figure Drawing. Clothed or Nude! Please contact Patricia Barefoot if interested.
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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
October 15th [Fall Break No Session]
November 26th [Thanksgiving Break No Session]
December 3rd [Last week of classes]