Open Drawing Studio

Open Drawing Studio has been a free art resource in the Bay Area since the 1950s. 

Come to Open Drawing Studio to draw from a live model in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Bring your drawing materials and drop in for one session or participate each week.


10 Sessions » Fridays, January 26–April 20
(No session March 16 due to Spring Break)
5:30–8:30 pm | Studio 13 | Free

No advanced registration necessary


  • Be courteous and respectful towards your peers, the model, and the studio monitor
  • Request help or assistance from the monitor if you have questions
  • Maintain a clean work area 
  • Please do not talk on your cell phone during the drawing session
  • Photos of the model are not permitted 
  • Spray fixative is not permitted in the drawing studio
  • Oil paints and solvents are not permitted in the drawing studio

Open Drawing Studio is sponsored by SFAI alumna Judith Krebs Snyderman (BFA Painting, 1994).