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Our Open Studio sessions provide a valuable opportunity for artists of all skill levels to work from a live model in a structured studio environment. A monitor is present to set the poses, keep time, and ensure a prompt start. Easels, stools, sculpture stands, and drawing horses are available for use. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own art supplies.

Please note: Figure model sessions feature nude male and female models; models will be clothed for portrait sessions.

General Public = $20 per session.
Continuing Education students and Academy alumni = $10 per session
High school students = Free
Drop-ins may pay online or at the Academy’s art shop, de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities, and show receipt to monitor. Cash is no longer accepted.
Punch cards are now available; purchase a single-session or ten-session card to get your 11th session free!

Thursday Evening Open Studio Figure Drawing
5:30-8:30 pm
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Cole Studio
Monitor: Aidan Powers

Join us for one-session poses! Weekly three-hour drawing sessions take place in our beautiful illuminated studios with a new model and pose each week. Open to all levels.

Saturday Morning Open Studio Figure Drawing
10 am-1 pm
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Cole Studio
Monitors: Ethan Martin & Thomas LaPine

Need a drawing warm-up? We offer weekly Open Figure Drawing sessions featuring a series of short poses: We start with ten 2-minute gesture drawings, two 5-minute gesture drawings, and one 10-minute pose, followed by one longer, 1 ½ hour, pose. Open to all levels.

Saturday Afternoon Open Sculpture Session
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Chandler Studio
Monitors: Joseph Van Buren and Jordan Hein

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