Fun with Figure Modeling

Recently I’ve been experiencing art from the other side of the canvas: figure modeling.  I pose for figure drawing classes, including clothed, nude, and themed sessions.  Sessions range from academic instruction, to a more free-flowing vibe of an open studio format. Holding poses for artists to create their work was a test of endurance and creative strength, but the efforts paid off in the quality of work that the artists produced.  Unfortunately, all of the establishments I participated with have closed their doors either permanently or temporarily due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the places I’ve modeled at include:

  • Monroe Community College Art Department
  • Steve Carpenter Art Gallery
  • Rochester Arts Club: Anderson Alley Artists
  • The Yards Art Collective
  • New York Figure Study Guild
  • Carnegie Art Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Art Center of Rochester, Irondequoit, NY


Steve Carpenter Art Gallery

179 Anderson Ave, 14607

Art Modeling for Figure Drawing @ Open Studio Mondays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


New York Figure Study Guild @ Hungerford Studios

1115 E. Main St. Studio #338

Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM




The Carnegie Art Center

240 Goundry St, Buffalo, NY 14120

Model for Open Figure Drawing Night

Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


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