Please see the News page for the latest updates.
BFAC is now fully open and all sessions are running:
- Monday Evening Short Pose, 7PM-10PM
- Thursday Evening Long Pose, 7PM-10PM
- Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose, 9:30AM-12:30PM
- Sunday Morning Month-Long Pose, 9:30AM-12:30PM
- Wednesday Evening Clothed Portrait Session #3, May 25, 7PM-10PM
If there is enough interest, we may continue this in the future.
Register for upcoming sessions below or on the Events page. You can pay online via PayPal, or in person by cash or check.
If you have registered in the past, but haven't attended in a while, your membership may have been deactivated. Email us and we will reactivate it.
Our monthly membership option has been reinstated. See the Join Us page for details.
Masks are now optional for all attendees (but see the News page for more details). We have removed the attendance cap and are once again welcoming walk-ins.
Before attending a session for the first time, please read our Studio Etiquette page.
Thank you for your patience and ongoing support during this difficult time.
We look forward to drawing and painting with you soon!
BFAC is looking for volunteers! We have several opportunities for getting involved: Hosting sessions (on a regular basis or as a substitute), managing our online scheduling, managing our website and social media, answering email inquiries, interviewing prospective models, buying snacks and drinks, and so on. (And the session host gets to draw or paint for free!)
Interested? Email us at email@example.com for more information.
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!
Upcoming Drawing and Painting Sessions
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.