Thanks to your generosity, Boston Figurative Art Center has survived the pandemic, and we are pleased to announce that all sessions will resume on June 1st!

-   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're so excited to welcome you back, but we're making a few temporary changes in order to ensure the health and safety of our artists, models and hosts:

-   Sessions are open for fully vaccinated artists, hosts and models only.  We ask our     artists to get fully vaccinated before registering for our sessions.

-   Sessions will be limited to four artists, one host, and one model, so we can       maintain social distancing as much as possible.

-   All participants must wear masks for the duration of each session, including our     model, except when he/she is posing on stage. 

-   All artists must register and pre-pay online; no drop-ins and no cash will be                      accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is necessary to ensure     that session attendance is capped at four artists. Please note: registration for       a MeetUp event will not reserve you a spot. Only registration through           BFAC's website will permit you to join a session.  Click "EVENTS" on the above     menu bar to register and pre-pay for sessions.

-   We are temporarily suspending memberships and membership prices.  All artists     must pay a one-time rate of $25 per session.

-   BFAC will not be offering refreshments at this time.

We are committed to ensuring that BFAC is able to reopen as safely as possible, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to drawing and painting with you soon!

Founded in 2009 by award-winning Boston artist and teacher Damon Lehrer, Boston Figurative Art Center is an artist’s cooperative focused primarily on figure drawing and painting. Located at 6 Vernon Street in Somerville, MA, the center offers a variety of regularly scheduled sessions including classic shorter pose life drawing and long pose painting or drawing sessions (where the same pose is held during an entire 3-hour class or over a series of meetings). The majority of our sessions are not instructed, but occasionally one of our members or visiting artists will offer a class with instruction. Except when otherwise noted, sessions are held in our Vernon Street studio.

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!

Our session fee is $25 to cover the model, use of the studio, and refreshments, but if you're a member the fee is reduced to $10 or $12.  JOIN US!

Upcoming Drawing and Painting Sessions

The membership options are temporarily suspended


6 Vernon St. (corner of Central Ave.)

Somerville, MA 02145

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.

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