BOSTON FIGURATIVE
ART CENTER


Sessions

    • May 21, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • May 22, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Sunday morning long-pose sessions feature a fun and welcoming environment, for passionate painters and draftsmen of all skill levels to hone their craft. We welcome all mediums, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad and even silverpoint should you choose. Please register in advance so that your easel spot will be assured. However, we always make space for everyone.

    BFAC is unique in Boston for offering three month-long sessions per week, each lasting a full month (i.e., each session meets 4 or 5 times–depending on the number of times the day occurs in the month–on the same day for an entire month). This is your opportunity to develop your skills, explore in depth your intention as a representational artist. If you've studied in college or in an atelier setting, this is the place to practice, practice, practice. Although all levels of experience are welcome, you'll find that the company in these sessions is collegial, a little more serious than Monday nights, and you'll be deeply rewarded.

    • May 23, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come draw some dynamic poses with us at the BFAC studio - we do shorter poses here, 1 minute to start, and ranging through 5, 10, 15, and 20 minute poses.

    $25 - drop-in fee

    • May 25, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register
    New session: draw or paint a clothed model! Focus on portraiture and rendering cloth. Final session of this pose.
    • May 26, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • May 28, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • May 29, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Sunday morning long-pose sessions feature a fun and welcoming environment, for passionate painters and draftsmen of all skill levels to hone their craft. We welcome all mediums, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad and even silverpoint should you choose. Please register in advance so that your easel spot will be assured. However, we always make space for everyone.

    BFAC is unique in Boston for offering three month-long sessions per week, each lasting a full month (i.e., each session meets 4 or 5 times–depending on the number of times the day occurs in the month–on the same day for an entire month). This is your opportunity to develop your skills, explore in depth your intention as a representational artist. If you've studied in college or in an atelier setting, this is the place to practice, practice, practice. Although all levels of experience are welcome, you'll find that the company in these sessions is collegial, a little more serious than Monday nights, and you'll be deeply rewarded.

    • May 30, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come draw some dynamic poses with us at the BFAC studio - we do shorter poses here, 1 minute to start, and ranging through 5, 10, 15, and 20 minute poses.

    $25 - drop-in fee

    • June 02, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • June 04, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • June 05, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Sunday morning long-pose sessions feature a fun and welcoming environment, for passionate painters and draftsmen of all skill levels to hone their craft. We welcome all mediums, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad and even silverpoint should you choose. Please register in advance so that your easel spot will be assured. However, we always make space for everyone.

    BFAC is unique in Boston for offering three month-long sessions per week, each lasting a full month (i.e., each session meets 4 or 5 times–depending on the number of times the day occurs in the month–on the same day for an entire month). This is your opportunity to develop your skills, explore in depth your intention as a representational artist. If you've studied in college or in an atelier setting, this is the place to practice, practice, practice. Although all levels of experience are welcome, you'll find that the company in these sessions is collegial, a little more serious than Monday nights, and you'll be deeply rewarded.

    • June 09, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • June 11, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • June 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Sunday morning long-pose sessions feature a fun and welcoming environment, for passionate painters and draftsmen of all skill levels to hone their craft. We welcome all mediums, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad and even silverpoint should you choose. Please register in advance so that your easel spot will be assured. However, we always make space for everyone.

    BFAC is unique in Boston for offering three month-long sessions per week, each lasting a full month (i.e., each session meets 4 or 5 times–depending on the number of times the day occurs in the month–on the same day for an entire month). This is your opportunity to develop your skills, explore in depth your intention as a representational artist. If you've studied in college or in an atelier setting, this is the place to practice, practice, practice. Although all levels of experience are welcome, you'll find that the company in these sessions is collegial, a little more serious than Monday nights, and you'll be deeply rewarded.

    • June 16, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • June 18, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • June 19, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Sunday morning long-pose sessions feature a fun and welcoming environment, for passionate painters and draftsmen of all skill levels to hone their craft. We welcome all mediums, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad and even silverpoint should you choose. Please register in advance so that your easel spot will be assured. However, we always make space for everyone.

    BFAC is unique in Boston for offering three month-long sessions per week, each lasting a full month (i.e., each session meets 4 or 5 times–depending on the number of times the day occurs in the month–on the same day for an entire month). This is your opportunity to develop your skills, explore in depth your intention as a representational artist. If you've studied in college or in an atelier setting, this is the place to practice, practice, practice. Although all levels of experience are welcome, you'll find that the company in these sessions is collegial, a little more serious than Monday nights, and you'll be deeply rewarded.

    • June 23, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • June 25, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • June 26, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Sunday morning long-pose sessions feature a fun and welcoming environment, for passionate painters and draftsmen of all skill levels to hone their craft. We welcome all mediums, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad and even silverpoint should you choose. Please register in advance so that your easel spot will be assured. However, we always make space for everyone.

    BFAC is unique in Boston for offering three month-long sessions per week, each lasting a full month (i.e., each session meets 4 or 5 times–depending on the number of times the day occurs in the month–on the same day for an entire month). This is your opportunity to develop your skills, explore in depth your intention as a representational artist. If you've studied in college or in an atelier setting, this is the place to practice, practice, practice. Although all levels of experience are welcome, you'll find that the company in these sessions is collegial, a little more serious than Monday nights, and you'll be deeply rewarded.

    • June 30, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • July 02, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • July 07, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • July 09, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • July 14, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • July 16, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • July 21, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • July 23, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

    • July 28, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Come join us for our Thursday night life drawing sessions! All levels welcome, no prior drawing or painting experience necessary. We will start with a few quick warm-ups, and then move into a long pose for remaining 2.5 hours. If you bring oil paints, please use an odorless medium.

    • July 30, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville
    Register

    Our Saturday morning session is a month-long pose (four to five weeks), perfect for painters, but drawing is also encouraged. We welcome all media: oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, pencils, iPad, and so on. If you work in oil paints, please use an odorless medium (turpentine is not allowed).

Past sessions

May 19, 2022 Thursday Evening Long Pose
May 16, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
May 15, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
May 14, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
May 12, 2022 Thursday Evening Long Pose
May 11, 2022 Wednesday evening clothed portrait session #2
May 09, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
May 08, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
May 07, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
May 05, 2022 Thursday Evening Long Pose
May 04, 2022 Wednesday evening clothed portrait session #1
May 02, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
May 01, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
April 30, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
April 28, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
April 25, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
April 24, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
April 23, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
April 21, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
April 18, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
April 17, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
April 16, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
April 14, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
April 11, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
April 10, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
April 09, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
April 07, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
April 04, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
April 03, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
April 02, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
March 31, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
March 28, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
March 27, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
March 26, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
March 24, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
March 21, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
March 20, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
March 19, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
March 17, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
March 14, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
March 13, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
March 12, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
March 10, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
March 07, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
March 06, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
March 05, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
March 03, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
February 28, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
February 27, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
February 26, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
February 24, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
February 21, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
February 20, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
February 19, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
February 17, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
February 14, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
February 13, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
February 12, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
February 10, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
February 07, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
February 06, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
February 05, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
February 03, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
January 31, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
January 30, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
January 29, 2022 Saturday Morning Month-Long Pose
January 27, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
January 24, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
January 23, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
January 22, 2022 Saturday Morning Long Pose
January 20, 2022 Thursday Long Pose
January 16, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
January 15, 2022 Saturday Morning Long Pose
January 10, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
January 09, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
January 08, 2022 Saturday Morning Long Pose
January 03, 2022 Monday evening short pose session
January 02, 2022 Sunday morning month-long pose
January 01, 2022 Saturday Morning Long Pose
December 27, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
December 26, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
December 25, 2021 Saturday Morning Long Pose
December 20, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
December 19, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
December 18, 2021 Saturday Morning Long Pose
December 16, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
December 13, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
December 12, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
December 11, 2021 Saturday Morning Long Pose
December 09, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
December 06, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
December 05, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
December 04, 2021 Saturday Morning Long Pose
December 02, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
November 30, 2021 SPECIAL SESSION: Tuesday short pose, pregnant model
November 29, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
November 28, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
November 27, 2021 Saturday Morning Long Pose
November 22, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
November 21, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
November 20, 2021 Saturday Morning Long Pose
November 18, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
November 15, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
November 14, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
November 13, 2021 Saturday Morning Long Pose
November 11, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
November 08, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
November 07, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
November 06, 2021 Saturday Morning Long Pose
November 04, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
November 01, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
October 31, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
October 30, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
October 28, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
October 25, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
October 24, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
October 23, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
October 21, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
October 18, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
October 17, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
October 16, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
October 14, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
October 11, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
October 10, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
October 09, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
October 07, 2021 Thursday Long Pose
October 04, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
October 03, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
October 02, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
September 30, 2021 Thursday long pose session
September 27, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
September 26, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
September 25, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
September 23, 2021 Thursday long pose session
September 20, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
September 19, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
September 18, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
September 16, 2021 Thursday long pose session
September 13, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
September 12, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
September 11, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
September 09, 2021 Thursday long pose session
September 06, 2021 Monday evening short pose session
September 05, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
September 04, 2021 Saturday morning long pose
September 02, 2021 Thursday long pose session
August 29, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
August 26, 2021 Thursday long pose session
August 22, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
August 15, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
August 08, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
August 07, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose
August 05, 2021 Thursday long pose session
August 01, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
July 29, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose
July 26, 2021 Monday night short-pose session
July 25, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
July 24, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose
July 22, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose
July 19, 2021 Monday night short-pose session
July 18, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
July 17, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose
July 15, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose
July 12, 2021 Monday night short-pose session
July 11, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
July 10, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose
July 08, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose
July 05, 2021 Monday night short-pose session
July 04, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
July 03, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose
July 01, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose
June 28, 2021 Monday night short-pose session
June 27, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
June 26, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose #4
June 24, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose #4
June 21, 2021 Monday night short-pose session
June 20, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
June 19, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose #3
June 17, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose #3
June 17, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose #4
June 14, 2021 Monday night short-pose session
June 13, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
June 12, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose #2
June 10, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose #2
June 07, 2021 Monday night short-pose session
June 06, 2021 Sunday morning month-long pose
June 05, 2021 Saturday morning month-long pose #1
June 03, 2021 Thursday night month-long pose #1
May 01, 2020 Members social and exhibit
April 27, 2020 Monday Night Short-Pose Drawing