Worldwide listing (77 countries)

Lista de talleres de dibujo de la vida en todo el mundo.

This page provides examples of art studios and universities where life models are employed throughout the world.

Click here to see extensive listings for these specific countries: Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

 

The First Awakening of Eve by Valentine Cameron Prinsep. Public domain.

The First Awakening of Eve by Valentine Cameron Prinsep. Public domain.

 

Worldwide

American Samoa

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

See page listing life drawing sessions in Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Bermuda

Bolivia

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cayman Islands

Canada

See page listing life drawing sessions in Canada

Chile

China

Locations

Articles

  • History of nude modeling in China. English People’s Daily Online, Aug. 30, 2012.
  • Naked truth challenges values (2012-10-19) – Southwest University for Nationalitie, Chengdu, Sichuan province (This article also notes that “nude models in drawing, photography and sculpture” was “introduced to China about 100 years ago”).

Columbia

Costa Rica

Crete

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

General background

  • No nudes is bad news for Cairo art students – 2008 article about how Cairo’s School of Fine Arts was forced to abandon nude life drawing classes in the 1970s, and how students get around this by posing for each other privately

Specific

Ethiopia

Finland

  • ilmonet – lists life drawing classes offered in the Helsinki area (including at the Visual Arts Center, Cable Factory, Kanneltalo, College Center for the Arts, Oula Village Hall, and Helsinki Institute of Adult Education)

France

Video clips

“La nuit du modèle vivant” : le nu au fusain à Lille [contains nudity]

 

Specific locations

 

Bathers by Paul_Cezanne. Public domain.

Bathers by Paul_Cezanne. Public domain.

 

Germany

YouTube video of life drawing workshop in Odenwald, Germany

Specific locations

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

See page listing life drawing dessions in India

Indonesia

  • Teguh Ostenrik – South Jakarta (figure drawing sessions and sculpture classes)

Iran

General

Specific Locations

  • Al-Zahra University – Tehran (plaster cast and fully clothed figure drawing and painting only)
  • University of Tehran – Tehran (plaster cast and fully clothed figure drawing and painting only)

Ireland

Also:

irish-art.com listing of life models in several Irish cities.

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Kenya

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

The Netherlands

New Zealand

See page listing life drawing sessions in New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Video clip of life drawing session in Russia:

Life drawing instructional video in Russian:

Specific locations

Singapore

Slovenia

YouTube video of a figure drawing session on the streets of Ljubljana with a nude model [contains nudity]

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Videos

Two video clips of nude models taking part on a life drawing session outdoors on the streets of Barcelona

Specific locations

General leads

Sri Lanka

Slovakia

Sweden

Female Nude (1884) by Thomas Eakins. Public domain.

Female Nude (1884) by Thomas Eakins. Public domain.

 

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Specific locations

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

See page listing life drawing sessions in the United Kingdom

United States

See page listing life drawing dessions in the United States

Venezuela

Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands – Saint Thomas (life drawing classes)

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Hercules Fighting with the Nemean Lion (1634) by Francisco de Zurbaran. Public domain.

 

List of largest and newest “figure drawing” Meetup groups worldwide

 

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17 Responses to Worldwide listing (77 countries)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Do you know of any figure drawing classes in the Philippines? I haven’t been able to find any…

  2. Roberto says:

    Accademia del Giglio is a drawing and painting school in Florence, Italy. We provide classes and workshop in lifedrawing all year round. More details about our courses at:
    http://www.adg.it/inglese/lifedrawing.html

  3. Ric says:

    Is there a list for the Washington, DC metro area that includes Northern Virginia and Maryland? I know we have the Figure Models Guild of Washington, DC, founded and maintained by David Quammen.

  4. John McArthur says:

    Thank you for the list, what a great resource! Thank you also for adding Spitting Gecko Studio details. We meet regularly and welcome all to drop in 🙂
    Regards
    John

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the feedback. And thank you for sharing your blog page. I added it to your listing.

      If anyone else wants me to add their site, just let me know. I have to sift through a LOT of spam in order to get your comments, but it is important to me to keep communications open, so feel free to leave them. I love comments as much as i hate spam!

  5. thanks a lot for adding the details to your website, I really appreciate you are promoting life drawing across the globe 🙂

    here are the final contacts details for people to find us in Hong Kong:
    Wanchai “Life Drawing” Group / HKpainter Studio – Wan Chai (open life drawing sessions)

    the email is lifedrawinghk@gamil.com
    and our facebook page is hLife Drawing Community in Wan Chai, Hong Kong
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/lifedrawinghk/

    Philippe

  6. Uh, this is a handy list – wish I would have found it when I was eager to find classes in Amsterdam (though I feel life drawing also just gotten more popular now).
    I have set up one meetup with a friend in Amsterdam’s city center, could you add it?
    Here are the details: http://www.oxpal.com/figure-drawing-amsterdam
    It’s every week Thursday. We’re switching topics a lot – and any level can drop-in.

  7. Hello

    I am a life drawing organizer used to organize the below life drawing session. but we have changed the name and location and website. so could you possibly change the description?

    —-before—-
    Tokyo Life Drawing – Tokyo (open life drawing sessions)
    —————

    —-new description—-
    LifeDrawing.Tokyo – Tokyo (open life drawing sessions)
    —————

    new website is http://www.lifedrawing.tokyo

    thank you

  8. thank you for your information i am an artist and need learn how draw a body

    thank you

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