SEPTEMBER 2021 UPDATE:
We are pleased to announce that masks are no longer required for vaccinated participants. Additionally, we have removed the attendance cap and are now welcoming walk-in visitors.
Our online payment system is now working again. You can register and pay online through PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, please bring $25 in cash or check payable to Boston Figurative Art Center.
We are still working to get membership subscriptions and pricing re-installed. Thanks for your patience and ongoing support as we work through the kinks of re-opening.
The BFAC is now fully open and all sessions are running:
- Monday night short pose, 7PM-10PM
- Thursday night long pose, 7PM-10PM
- Saturday morning long pose, 9:30AM-12:30PM
- Sunday morning long pose, 9:30AM-12:30PM
We look forward to drawing and painting with you soon!
Interested in getting involved AND drawing/painting for free? The BFAC is looking for volunteer hosts! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
In addition to encouraging the serious practice of art, BFAC is a welcoming community that shares occasional social or travel events. While attending sessions, artists can discuss their work with other participants, and provide each other feedback, in a respectful and supportive manner. Free beer, wine and snacks are provided to session participants.
BFAC invites anyone interested in practicing their art to attend our sessions! Participants range from complete novices to professionals; artists with all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. You are welcome to drop in on any scheduled session, however participation is limited by the size of our studio. In order to ensure that there will be a spot for you, session participants are encouraged to join as a member (with discounts on session fees) and pre-pay online . Whether you want to pre-pay or pay at your session, please RSVP on Meetup so we’ll be expecting you. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!
BFAC now offers deep discounts to session fees for members. Memberships are $35/month for a Renew Monthly membership, or $30/month for six months or more. With a Renew Monthly membership your session fees for any non-teaching session will be only $12! And for six-month members the session fees will be $10!! Non-members are still welcome to any and all drop-in sessions for a fee of $25. (The 4-session discount has been discontinued.)
But don't just join to save money – join to be part of our community of artists, working together and individually to practice one of humankind's oldest creative traditions: the depiction of humanity.
Parking on-street is legal for two hours for people without Somerville parking permits, BUT WE PREFER THAT YOU PARK IN THE LOT AROUND BACK, WHICH IS OPEN till about 11PM. The building is a working factory, so the lot is monitored and safe, though it is a bit of a walk around the building to the front door.