Since the very early days of The Drawing Studio, Open Studio has been the place to hone our practice and enjoy the fellowship of a community of like-minded drawers, painters, and (occasionally) sculptors. It has been an embodiment of The Drawing Studio’s commitment to be easily accessible to everyone.
At the same time, the connection between Open Studio and our more formal educational offerings (that is, classes) is sometimes tenuous. Therefore, the Faculty Steering Committee (a volunteer group of our most active and long-term faculty) has revised the Open Studio program to strengthen the interplay and support between Open Studio and our Education Program. We will feature a greater variety of models and formats.
- Monday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, general studies* (clothed model in June)
- Monday evening, 6 – 9 PM, general studies*
- Friday evening, 6 – 9 PM, one pose, often stretching across several weeks, clothed and nude, designed especially for painters
- Saturday morning, 9 AM – Noon, general studies*
- Sunday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, general studies*
* “General studies” include short (2 min.) to long (up to 1 hour) poses; work from the nude (occasionally clothed) model(s);
open studio monitors are open to requests and interests of session participants
The fee for Open Studio is $10/session. No reservations or advance payment required. Anyone enrolled in a figure or portrait class may attend Open Studio for $5/session between the start and end dates of the class. (So for example, if your class runs between June 2 and July 18, you can attend any open studio during that period for $5/session.) In addition, Associates will be eligible to purchase a 10-session punchcard for $75.
Note: We sometimes must cancel Open Studio sessions to accommodate special events and/or ongoing classes.
Visit our link to Rebecca Olson’s Open Sketch page for the most up-to-date info about model scheduling.
Open Studio Monitors
Rebecca Olson, Carolyn Gibbs, Paul Mohr, Tom Bielejec, Kurt Anderson, Reid Silvern,
Pete McCray, Betty Counseller, Steven Judy, H. Laurence Smith
Some Notes about Course Listings and Registration:
“Sections” indicate offerings of the same class that might differ only in dates, location, instructor, etc. “Parts” indicates classes with different, often sequential, content. We often offer the option to register for individual parts as a convenience to students. We also offer a deep discount for registering for an entire sequence at the same time. This discount is designed as a “perk” for a substantial time and financial commitment upfront.
Courses are arranged into four levels that follow the model outlined in the introductory essay: Drawing Fundamentals 1&2; Drawing Fundamentals 3 (Color and Composition); Introduction to Media; and Mastery, which includes opportunities for ongoing studio classes, short practice classes, and subject area classes (figure, landscape, etc.). Within these divisions, courses are ordered by start date. Satellite and Youth courses are listed in separate sections. Check our website to see the latest updates at our link “Register/Browse Classes On-Line and/or Get Supply List”.
If you are browsing or enrolling online, courses that have “parts” to them have multiple listings: one to enroll in any single part, and one to enroll in the whole sequence. Make sure you are enrolling in the one you want to be in.
We cap on-line registration at 75% of the enrollment limit to prevent confusion if more people than the course can accommodate try to sign up on line. If on-line registration has reached this capacity, you will receive a message when you try to enroll on-line that you must enroll via phone, email, or in person.
Please familiarize yourself with our refund and credit policy, found on the back page of the newsletter, on the website, and in the on-line registration. While we make exceptions to this policy in the case of certain medical and family emergencies, we do not as a general rule prorate class fees based on the number of classes you can attend.