Figurative Artists Hone Skills Each Week at AVAA

Jorge Molina

Figurative work by Jorge Molina, created at AVAA Life Drawing


The AVAA Life Drawing Program has been a mainstay in the community for more than 18 years, allowing artists to collaborate and to continue their education and professional development at affordable prices, and at a convenient, accessible location year-round.

AVAA hires models for 3-hour intervals for open art sessions five times a week throughout the entire year at the AVAA Building located in central Austin. The sessions provide artists the valuable opportunity to draw from life. AVAA’s program is just $10 per session. It allows artists to hone their drawing, painting, & sculpture skills in an open studio format almost any day of the year without the obligation of signing up for a formal or expensive class. Participants include artists of all levels.

Members or our Life Drawing Program are invited to participate in our annual exhibit at Austin Art Space — “The Austin Figurative Show.”

Our wonderful artist volunteers graciously host our sessions. Without our coordinators, the program would not exist. Please thank them!

Life Drawing Program Schedule:

  • Tuesdays (11-2) 
  • Thursdays (11-2)
  • Sundays (2-5)

**Please check the Life Drawing Meetup page for more information. Please RSVP so we can monitor class sizes.

Life Drawing Program Information:

$10 per session. Easels provided. Questions, email

*Please note: Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, do not attend if you are sick.