Life Drawing and Painting

AAC’s spacious studio is a popular gathering place for sketch groups, classes, workshops, presentations, meetings, and other exciting events.  Easels, tables, chairs, and spotlights are provided. Parking is free and well lit.

Studio Times and Activities

10am - 1pm10am - 1:30pm10am - 1pm7pm - 10pm10am - 1pmOpen Studio - No Model
Classical NudePortrait/Costumed Dynamic Color GroupLife DrawingNude/DrapedSelf-Directed Drawing and Painting
$10 members / $15 non-members
$5 members / $7 non-members$10 members / $15 non-members$5 members / $7 non-members

Monday – Thursday Life Drawing and Painting

$10 members / $15 non-members

Drawing is the foundation of fine art; drawing from life is a time-honored tradition.  AAC has been offering weekly life drawing sessions for over twenty-five years and they are the most popular in town.  Our facilitators bring in Atlanta’s best artist’s models. Open to all levels, AAC welcomes beginners, hobbyists, and professionals. Feel free to sketch, draw, or paint in any medium you choose; odorless solvents only, please.  Pre-registration is not required.

Wednesday – Dynamic Color Group

$5 AAC members / $7 non-members – Fees higher when a live model is the subject

Artists can increase their understanding of color mixing and the effects of light on color on Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, while painting from still life objects arranged and lit by facilitators who share valuable knowledge acquired from mentors Nelson Shanks and Steven Assael.  Learn to “push”color and achieve dramatic effects that add vitality and excitement in your paintings. Pre-registration is not required.

Friday Open Studio – No Model

$5 AAC members / $7 non-members

Pre-registration is not required.  Just drop in and start creating!

Fridays are opportunities to be inspired as you work on your latest creation. Bring your work in progress and get to know other members while you make beautiful art at your own pace.  Participants work in a variety of hand applied media.  Bring lunch or order from Basil’s next door or Anise across the street. There is a noon break during which you can watch an art-training or demo video or continue working on your masterpiece.

Studio Policies:

  • Sign in and pay before the session begins
  • Use odorless solvents only (no turps)
  • Do not pour solvents down drains
  • Clean easels and work area after use
  • Return all equipment to original location after use
  • Photographs may not be taken without permission from the model
  • Silence cell phones
  • Bring paper towels