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Figure Drawing Sessions

PARSE no longer hosts free figure drawing sessions, but check out the following dates and locations for figure drawing opportunities around New Orleans!

Drawing from professional model every Thursday night 5 - 7 pm. Short poses followed by one long clothed pose. No instruction. $10

Info: Sandra Burshell 504-914-5341

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Local live drawing group. Monday nights 7 - 10 PM. $10 for model. BYO materials. Laid back drawing group - working from a live nude model short(ish) poses- 2 minute gesture- 20 minute poses. More info: 7th Ward Drawing Group

Live figure drawing group every Monday night from 7 - 10pm. $12 per session. Bring your own materials. RSVP 707-338-8478. More info: New Orleans Art Center

Live drawing classes every Tuesday night 6 - 9pm. Work from the live model in the classical realist tradition. Adults, beginners to professionals welcome. Beginning drawing is a pre-requisite. Classes are year-round, so you can sign up for a 6 week session at any time, given space is available. $240 for six weeks. Sign up: More info: The Blue Easel Club

Open studios offer opportunities to practice drawing and painting the human figure from a live model in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere. The Academy provides plenty of easels, drawing benches and chairs. Participants bring their own preferred art supplies. All are welcome. 9/11 - 12/16, 13 sessions: Long Pose - Wednesdays 6 - 9pm and Fridays 9am - 12 Short Poses- Fridays 1 - 4pm and Saturdays 1 - 4pm $156 for a subscription or $15 drop-in. More info: New Orleans Academy of Fine Art

Figure Drawing Classes 9/4 - 10/9 & 10/23 - 12/4. Students will learn to draw the human figure from a live model, focusing on gesture, contour, form, and shading. Some drawing experience recommended. All levels accepted. Register before October 9: $250, register October 10 - 22: $280. Model Fee: $45 per student. Materials: $45 (optional) More info: New Orleans School of Art & Craft

*If you organize or are aware of other drawings groups in the city and would like to be added to PARSE'S list, please contact us at

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