Open Life and Portrait Classes

Photo of students in an Adult Life Painting Class

The Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to offer weekly sessions for artists who are interested in painting from either a clothed (Open 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 9 – December 16, 2014

  • Fees: Members $10
  • Non-members $15


Open Portrait Studio is using a new format from previous years. Artists may draw or paint from a clothed model sitting for three consecutive weeks. Artists must pre-register for a 3-session class so a model can be booked for the class.  The cost per 3-week session is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8 , 15
  • October 29, November 5, 12
  • November 19, 26, December 3
  • December 10, 17 (only 2 sessions)

Please click here to register for Open Portrait Studio