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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.

Session Fees
General Public: $20
Academy Continuing Education Students: $10
Academy Alumni: $10
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.
Punch cards are now available; purchase a single-session or ten-session card to get your 11th session free!

Saturday Morning Open Studio Figure Drawing
Times: 10 am–1 pm
Summer Sessions: June 8–August 31, 2024 (no session on Saturday, June 15, 2024)
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.

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