Open Life and Portrait Studios

Adult student at The Center painting a model

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 January 10 – March 28 (Winter 2017) and April 4 – June 20 (Spring 2017). 



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.

Winter 2017

January 11 – February 1

February 8 – March 1

March 8 – March 29

Spring 2017

April 5 – April 26

May 3 – May 24

May 31 – June 14