Open Life and Portrait Studios

Photo of students in an Adult Life Painting Class

The Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to offer weekly studio sessions for artists who are interested in painting from either a clothed (Portrait) or nude (Open Life) model. These sessions are without instruction, offering artists the opportunity to paint and/or sketch independently.


Open Life Studio is on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. from September 13th – December 6th (Fall 2016). There will be no open life studio on Tuesday, September 27th. 

New Rates:

  • Fees: Members $15
  • Non-members: $20


Artists may draw or paint from a clothed model sitting for either 3 or 4 consecutive weeks using the medium of their choice. The studio is held on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. There is no instructor. Artists must pre-register for a session so models can be booked.

Fall 2016

Sep 7- 28, 2016

Oct 5 – Nov 2, 2016

Nov 9 – 30, 2016