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 26 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 several 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 with our volunteer coordinators:

  • Tuesdays (11-2) 
  • Thursdays (11-2)
  • Saturdays (9:30 am-12:30) *this is a portrait/costume session
  • Sundays (2-5)

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

Life Drawing Program Information:

$10 per session. Easels provided. Questions, email