AVAA’s Life Drawing Program

Maria Lyle, "Stefani," pastels/conte, marialyle.com

Maria Lyle, “Stefani,” pastels/conte, marialyle.com

AVAA hires models for 3-hour intervals for open art sessions five times a week throughout the entire year at the AVAA Building located in central Austin. The sessions provide artists the valuable opportunity to draw from life. AVAA’s program is open to the public and just $6 per session. It allows artists to hone their drawing, painting, & sculpture skills in an open studio format almost any day of the year without the obligation of signing up for a formal or expensive class.

Participants include artists of all levels. The program has been a mainstay in the community for more than 15 years, allowing artists to collaborate and to continue their education and professional development at affordable prices, and at a convenient, accessible location year-round.

Members or our Life Drawing Program are invited to participate in our annual exhibit at Austin Art Space — “The Austin Figurative Show.”

Our sessions are graciously hosted by our wonderful artist volunteers. Without our coordinators, the program would not exist. Please thank them!

Life Drawing Program Schedule:

  • Sundays, (2-5) with Coordinator Arye Shapiro
  • Mondays (7-10 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays (10-1 pm) with Laura Grimes
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) with Sarah Cecil
  • Thursday evenings (7-10 p.m.) with Hannah Reinhold and Jorge Molina

RSVPs are required for some sessions.  Please check the Life Drawing Meetup Page for more information, schedules and RSVPs.

Life Drawing Program Information:

$6 per session. Easels provided.