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The Art Model’s Handbook
The Naked Truth about Posing for Art Classes and Fine Artists
by Andrew Cahner

Directory of Figure Drawing Open Studios, Workshops, and Continuing Education Classes. This listing may change soon, so go to Andrew Cahner's website and bookmark it.

USA: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.




Studio and Workshop Resources

Regular Uninstructed Workshops
Always confirm schedule before attending......
Many art schools offer workshops and classes. Formal Art Schools maintain their own schedules and are not included here. Classes in general art not listed here.

Austin Texas - Night Moves Art Figure Drawing Group
Open Sessions: 7:00 – 9pm every Wednesday. Cost: $5. This figure study session is open to artists at all skill levels. Easels available. If you use wet media, bring a tarp.

McGroarty Arts Center Monday mornings - Tujunga 9:30-12:30 long pose. Julie Snyder coordinator

The Drawing Club Bob Kato's - Thursday Evenings -Glendale

Life Drawing/Painting workshops in Los Feliz - Jennifer McChristian Studio. Monday and Thursday Evenings

Barnsdall Art Center - Monday afternoons -Life model 1:00-4:00 pm Long pose

3KickStudio - Pasadena Every Tuesday evening 6:30-10:30 Long pose.

The Gallery Girls - Models' own workshops, check the site for events. Themed, multiple models, L.A and San Francisco.
-Jennifer Fabos Patton organizer.

Get The Lead Out at Kline Academy -Draw the live model in a weekly themed set up. Draw, Draw, Draw!

L.A. Models and Artists. A yahoo group connecting art models with artists. Toni Czechorosky moderating

The Gallery Girls. A group of professional L.A. art models.



Marketing Resources for Artists

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Pasadena based photographers specializing in reproduction quality photos and slides of artwork

Maymontt Graphics
Resource for promotional postcards for quantities over 1000.

Fine Art Studio Online
Web sites for artists

A Gallery Without Walls
Selling Art in Alternative Venues

The book for all artists who want to sell more art.
By Margaret Danielak

Artist Career Training
Full curriculum of programs developed over ten years, teaching artists at all career stages how to make a better living making art with and without gallery representation, in any economy.




Clubs and Organizations with sites

Oil Painters of America
California Art Club

Verdugo Hills Art Association
Valley Artists Guild
Mid Valley Arts League
Women Artists of the West
Pasadena Society of Artists
McGroarty Arts Center
Gnomen Workshop

Search for workshops around the country

Plein Air workshops around the country
Portrait painting workshops around the country
Watercolor workshops around the country

Call to Arts Competitions

Art Competitions -- deadlines
FineArtViews Online Ongoing monthly painting contest - cash and awards. Juried Call to Artists

Art Schools and Institutions
There are many schools. The ones listed here have asked to be included or have workshops for non-students.
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Kline Academy of Fine Art
Mission Renaissance



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Julie Snyder
Ken Auster
Colin Page
Jennifer McChristian
Linda Queally
Dick Heimbold
Logan Hagege
Toni Scott
John Asaro
Greg Pitts

Jeremy Lipking
Rick Fluery
Susan Lyon
Paul Chamberlain
Jose de Juan
Karen Winters
Lore Eckelberry
Dennis Doheny
Peter Adams
Laura Wambsgans

Dan Beck
Morgan Weistling
Sherrie McGraw
Jeff Hein
Jeffrey Watts
Paul & Pharr Schulenburg
Casey Baugh
Ernie Marjoram
Daniel Pinkham
Brian Blood


Tony Pro
Mian Situ
Carol Maguire
Elizabeth Tucker
Trish Kertes
Karla Bartholomew
Robin Cohen
George Carlson
Ruth Weisberg
Cathey Cadieux

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