Morean Arts Center & Eckerd College info:


   -One pose for the whole session on the first Saturday of each month.
   -Other Saturdays:One set of gestures and short poses, Remainder-20 or 40 minute individual poses
   -One pose for the whole session

              Morean Arts Center,  719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701


ECKERD COLLEGE - ST PETE - ongoing - THURSDAY   7:00 - 9:30 PM
-One pose for the whole session on the first Thursday of each
-Other Thursdays:One set of gestures and short
poses;Remainder-20 minute individual
             Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, Visual Arts Center Room 209

Other Figure Drawing Locations

Places to draw from a model in the Tampa Bay Area, 3/19 latest update

Call the institution to confirm that they are not on holiday or times/rates have not changed.

“Figure” means model is usually nude, “portrait” means the model is draped or in costume

We also have info on places to take classes (many of these places offer them), but this list is mainly for open figure drawing. Some are drop in and others are a series only. If any of my information is out of date or incorrect, if you have other information to share about opportunities to draw from a model in the Tampa Bay area or nationally, if you want our skimpy information about places to draw from a model nationwide, or want info on places that said they were planning to start up, please e-mail me. Rebecca Skelton: has a nationwide list keeps a reasonably updated version of this list



Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727/822-7872,, 2 sessions, mostly figure, Saturdays, 9:30-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Morning: usually 20 minute poses, long pose 1st Saturday, 2 longer poses 3rd Saturday, afternoon: 1 long pose, $7 open to anyone, no obligation. Details:


Art Center of Sarasota, 707 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, 941/365-2032. Saturday mornings, 9:30 to 12:30, Figure, $8 members, $10 non-members, open to anyone no obligation



GMACS Ginger’s group (may not be every week)

Sundays,  1 - 5:30pm. R.S.V.P. REQUIRED. Space is limited. 727-656-7028.

8281 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, FL 33772


Crealdé School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792. 407-671-1886, Open session Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Studio 1A, quick gestures, moving to longer poses. No instruction. No pre-registration needed but membership in Crealdé is encouraged. $10 per session.


Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602. p: (813) 274-8130. (Must be at least 18 years old to participate) Must pre-register. Self-Guided Sessions  $15 per Class for Members, $20 per Class for Not-Yet Members. To register please visit:, Or contact us at



Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave(between S. Boulevard and Bayshore), Tampa, 813/251-8201 Dee Lobo, or 813/251-3780. 1st (& 2nd often) Mon./month, 7:00 -9:30 p.m., $8, no obligation, but call so they won't cancel and can set up room, one long pose,  use back door. Occasional all day Saturday sessions.



Tampa Life Drawing at Old Hyde Park Art Center,  705 Swann Ave, (between S. Boulevard and Bayshore), Wed. 6:30-9:30 p.m., figure,  $8, $6 for students, open to anyone, no obligation, use back door. Occasional all day Saturday sessions.



Wednesday at 11:30 to 4pm,  300 Clyde Lane, Dunedin fl.

Each week decides what  the next week’s pose length will be.

Call for a reservation, 6 artist maxim session. $15

Pedro E Quintero 727-748-9317


Winter Garden Art Association "Night Studio", 127 South Boyd Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787, 407-347-7996 

Uninstructed Open Studio Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:00pm.  Warm ups + 20 minute poses, long poseThe third Wednesday All skill levels and medium are welcome; please bring your own supplies.  $10/members and $15/non members. No photography is permitted. Sign up on our website for reminders and announcements about the weeks session.



Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave., S, St. Petersburg, CEC 309 for now. Check for map. 7-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, $6, open to anyone, no obligation, mostly figure, long pose 1st Thursday. Art Dept 727/867-1166


Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698, 727-298-3299 Uninstructed

The Sketch Group at the Hale Center, 6:00-8:30pm. This established group of like-minded sketch enthusiasts has been meeting for many years to benefit from their shared interest. They encourage others to join the weekly sketching with a live model. All art mediums welcome! Portrait. $2.00 residents ID card, non-residents $3.00 plus the model fee $3 no card. ($5 residents, $6 non-residents)


Firehouse Cultural Center, Drawing with discussion, mostly figure, open to anyone, no obligation. Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., $10, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin, FL 33570, Bruce (813) 641-8635, Check before going, they have sometimes not been there


Art Center Manatee, 209 9th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205, 941/746-2862.  figure, Preregister, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., 6 consecutive sessions, call for rates, other classes


Maitland Arts Center, , Studio 6, 231 W. Packwood Ave, Maitland, FL 32751, 407.539.2181. SKETCH CLUB Thursday Night, pose times change weekly. 6:45 – 9:15 p.m. Art & History Museums members $10, $15 for non-members


Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave., S., Venice 34285, 941/485-7136. 7:00-9:30 p.m. Thurs., figure and portrait, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Thurs. was $3 members, $5 non-members, plus model fee.



City of Treasure Island, Fridays, 9:30 to noon, portrait, $5, no preregistration, open to anyone no obligation, City Hall Auditorium, 120-108th Ave., Treasure Island, 727/547-4575,  closed June 1-for the summer,


Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin 34698, 727/298-3322. 1-4 pm Friday. Also Mondays  figure class, call DFAC for current fees, preregister, 6 week session Chris Thomas. (Also class on Saturdays 10-1 w/ Zoe Papas)


The Southern Atelier 7226 21st Street East, Sarasota, FL 34203. (941) 753-7755. Figure modeling classes Saturdays, 9:30am - 4pm, morning sessions short pose and afternoons long pose. Open figure model sessions Friday eves 6:30-9:30pm.


Crealdé School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792. 407-671-1886,  Friday, 1:00–3:30 p.m. Studio 1A; one pose the entire session. No instruction. Needs five pre-registered students by two days prior to session’s start. $70 for eight weeks or $10 per session.



Firehouse Cultural Center, stopped on Tuesdays

Art on 1st on Sundays

Anna Marie Island Art League

Kerry Vosler Studios

Bloom Art Center

Soft Water Studio on Tuesdays

Longboat Key Center for the Arts 

4D Studios LLC