Life Drawing

Life Drawing at PAAM gives students and artists the opportunity to practice figure drawing from a professional live model. Male and female models provide a variety of poses. Tuesdays are long poses and Fridays are short. Easels are provided, but participants must bring all other supplies.


Chester I. Solomon Life Drawing
Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30am-11:30am, year-round.
No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome.
Fee: $10 per session, $45 for 5 sessions.


photograph by Jim Zimmerman, 2007

Thank you for supporting the Museum School’s Life Drawing program. In our efforts to keep costs to a minimum, PAAM depends on the help and support of participants.
Studio Maintenance: Please leave the studios the way you’d like to find them. There is a broom and dustpan in each studio to sweep up after yourself. Do not leave pencil shavings or chalk/charcoal dust on the floors.
Recycling: Plastic and metal containers and clean, dry paper should be deposited in marked recycling bins. Garbage cans should be used for non-recyclable items.


7              Susie                                                     10           Brandon


14            Jim                                                     17           Tia


21           Christine                                              24           Jim


28           Lillie                                                       31           Sam



4              Lillie                                                       7              Michael


11           Jim                                                         14           Tia


18           Natasha                                               21           Christine


25           Susie                                                     28           Natasha


*schedule subject to change

Privacy Information for Models

PAAM does not release model contact information. If an artist is interested in hiring a model(s) and asks for contact, we will instead give the model the artist’s contact information to respect the privacy of models. Models may give out their private contact information to an artist using their personal judgement; saying no to working with someone is always okay.

Photographs in the studio should not be taken without the express consent of the model, as well as of Kiah Coble, Program Administrator. Photographs taken in the studio must be approved in advance by all parties.

Models who experience discomfort in the studio for any reason should not hesitate to stop the behavior, speak up, take a break, and report their experience to a member of PAAM staff.

Life Drawing takes place upstairs in the Museum School. Please use the Bangs Street School entrance. There is no parking available on site, and no parking Tuesday in front of the museum from May – October due to street sweeping.  Please see our parking sheet pdf for more information.

Our life drawing classes are staffed and managed through the generous support of volunteers. The studio is equipped with a monitor sign-up sheet. This responsibility is expected to be shared equally among regular attendees of Life Drawing. Monitor responsibilities are posted on the studio wall.