Figure Classes

Drop-in Figure  Sessions at The Oak Park Art League

For decades the Oak Park Art League has recognized the importance of figure study and offers an array of live model figure drawing and painting sessions that are open to the public on a drop in basis.  Please note, no paper or art materials are supplied.
These self-instructed sessions are ongoing throughout the year. We welcome you to join us!


Sunday Figure Drawing Sessions

This  is a self-instructed class facilitated by Roberta Raymond Larson
Members $10 per class / Nonmembers $15 per class
1-4pm in the Studio
Description: A series of quick gesture poses followed by several longer poses and finishing the session with a single hour long pose. These sessions are fun! Come, be a part of the group. Join us for tea, cookies, classical music, and live models.


Tuesday Figure Painting 
This is a self-instructed class
Facilitated by Nancy Fong
Members $10 / Nonmembers $15 paid per class
9:00-12:00PM in the OPAL Studio
Description: Working from a live model in a long pose held for 1-2 week sessions. The session is moderated but no instruction is provided. Artists bring their medium of choice. Tables, horses, easels, drawing boards, stools, and chairs are supplied.

Tuesday Figure Sculpting From Life

This is a self-instructed class or instruction can be arranged
Facilitated by Melanie Pennington & Mike Vest
Members $10 / Nonmembers $15 paid per class
6:15-9:15PM in the OPAL Studio
Description: Our Tuesday night gathering is a perfect place to unwind from your day.  A mixture of experienced and beginning sculptors, we are growing an environment that challenges our knowledge of the body and our conversation with the broader art world.  If you are new to figure sculpting and would like instruction during this time, you can sign up as if it were a class and get individual instruction from facilitators Mike Vest and Melanie Pennington.

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