Open Studio

LIFE FIGURE DRAWING OPEN STUDIO (uninstructed)life figure drawing - Portrait August 24

Thursdays   1:00PM – 4:00PM   Fee: $15/person or $20/for two; drop ins are welcome. Class is open weekly.


Tuesdays 1:00PM – 4:00PM (details below) Fee: $10 – advanced registration is required at least 2 days prior the session. We are looking for at least 4 artists to sign up to make it social and fun. See details below. RSVP to

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Moderator Lida Cosgrove

Moderator Lida Cosgrove

LIFE FIGURE DRAWING: Immerse yourself in an evening of life figure drawing experience offered in the “open-studio” tradition. The instructor will be available for discussion during the breaks. Draw from nude or costumed models posing for quick, action-oriented gesture drawings, as well as longer poses ranging from 20 minutes to one hour. Improve your figurative drawing skills, build your portfolio, or simply have some fun! This draw-a-thon is open to all levels.

  • Studio has great lighting
  • Professional models
  • Relaxed atmosphere accompanied by classical music
  • Easels, table and chairs are available.
  • Short and long pose studies

Open studio at Renaissance school of art Sarasota

Moderator Susie Covert

PAINTING SOCIAL: Studio open weekly to all artists who would like to paint together in a friendly and camaraderie atmosphere. Three hour sessions are non instructed. Artists work independently on their own projects. Critiques, discussions and occasional demos are part of open studio time. All mediums are welcome. Studio has tables, easels and chairs.

Bring your project, supply and questions. Every week we will have discussions on a different topics. Email us your questions and ideas for sharing.Open Studio


Thursday Oct. 6    9:00AM – 12:00PM 

Susie Covert will be our guest speaker this week. Today’s topic is “Great Beginnings/Successful Ending”. Get your painting started with a strong drawing and composition, then add your darks and you are on a path to success! Susie will give a short demo to show how this is accomplished.interior

Get your questions ready! After the demo and discussions we will have plenty of time to paint. Bring your project and art supply. Let’s paint and have fun!

RSVP is required. Please email to

Requirements: Minimum 5 people so please email us your name a dates you are planning to attend open studios