BOSTON FIGURATIVE
ART CENTER

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  • July 27, 2022 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Artists,

    Boston Figurative Art Center (BFAC) is an artist’s cooperative founded by artist and teacher Damon Lehrer in 2009 focusing on promoting figure drawing and painting.  BFAC offers a variety of sessions bringing artists of all levels together to enjoy creating artwork with live models. The center has been a part of the Vernon Street Studios community since its inception.  

    Unfortunately, due to the impending retirement of our founder, the center is at risk of losing its lease in October.  BFAC has every desire to keep serving our artist community, but its ability in continuing the figurative art sessions is dependent on having access to a studio space.  While we are pursuing a few leads, we would like to reach out to our community to see if there are other studio spaces we might consider.

    Our studio requirements:

    ·  Roughly 500 - 1000 square feet, with electricity and a floor that can get dirty

    ·  Storage space for a model stand, furniture, and in-progress artwork

    ·  Enough ventilation for oil painting

    ·  Would consider both lease and sublease

    Ideally, we'd find a permanent home, but temporary studio space to keep us going in the near term would be welcome too. Please reach out to us if you have any suggestions!

    Thank you,

    BFAC Management

    bfacmanagement@gmail.com


  • July 07, 2022 7:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SUMMER DRAWING WORKSHOP

    6 Wednesdays: July 13, 2022 to August 17, 2022, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Learn about drawing from life and develop skills using traditional techniques for realistic drawings.


  • June 26, 2022 8:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SUMMER DRAWING WORKSHOP

    6 Tuesdays: July 12, 2022 to August 16, 2022, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Learn about drawing from life and develop skills using traditional techniques for realistic drawings.

  • May 14, 2022 6:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come draw or paint a clothed portrait model:

    Wednesday Evening Clothed Portrait Session #3, May 25, 7PM-10PM

  • May 03, 2022 5:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come draw or paint a clothed portrait model:

    Wednesday Evening Clothed Portrait Session #1, May 4, 7PM-10PM

    Wednesday Evening Clothed Portrait Session #2, May 11, 7PM-10PM

    If there is enough interest, we may continue this in the future.

  • April 26, 2022 9:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose for April 30 has been cancelled so we can prepare for Somerville Open Studios. Come see our work and that of other artists at Vernon Street Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, from 12-6 PM.

  • March 09, 2022 9:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    According to the Somerville town website, the Somerville "Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Spaces" has ended as of March 5. (See the details here.)

    "As of Saturday, March 5, the City will no longer require masks indoors at business and other privately owned locations open to the public."

    "Private businesses also remain free to maintain mask requirements if they wish to."

    BFAC policy is that masks are optional in the studio, however members who must continue to wear masks for health reasons (such as having vulnerable people in their household) can request that masks be worn by everyone. We hope our members would be accommodating to such a request. We have extra masks in the studio if anyone needs one.


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