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Art of Modeling offers a variety of figure drawing opportunities to the local art community. All skill levels are invited to participate and no prior experience is necessary to join in. If you are new to figure drawing, we suggest you review our Artist Code of Conduct for proper classroom/studio etiquette.


Drawing Marathons

The Spark

4847 Pearl St Suite B4, Boulder

  • 100's of poses

  • Multiple models

  • Long & short poses

  • All skill levels welcome

  • $45

  • Select marathons include live music, snacks/drinks, and prizes!


2nd & 4th Sunday Long Poses

NoBo Art Center

4929 Broadway #E Boulder

  • $30


Weekly Drop-In

Mondays & Tuesdays at

theNoBo Art Center 

4929 Broadway #E Boulder

  • Mons & Tues-Short poses

  • A new nude model each week

  • Easels, workhorses, & tables/chairs

  • $25 

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Drawing Retreats


7 Days April 21-27, 2024

trip price: $5,999*

The Art of Modeling Figure Drawing Retreat is an all-inclusive travel opportunity rich with arts and culture for artists who want to immerse themselves in figurative art-making amongst tropical Plein air scenes brimming with colorful Jamaican culture.  


The details will all be arranged and coordinated by AOM Owners Ellen Allen and her husband Dr. Patrick Allen who was born and raised in Jamaica and has lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years. Patrick and Ellen are soon-to-be administrators of family land in the parish of Saint Thomas located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. They also have a large number of Jamaican family members still living in various parts of the island.

April is one of the least rainiest months, with an average temperature of 70-84 degrees.


*a minimum of 6 people must register to confirm this trip

A portion of the trip price includes a donation to the AOM Jamaica Young Artist Grant.  With attendees contributions, every year that we retreat, AOM will grant a $500 gift certificate to The Art Centre Limited to a student who is of Jamaican citizenry at The Edna Manley College of of the Visual and Performing Arts School of Visual Arts who will be selected by the faculty.
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The retreat, includes:


  • Private Villa with pool in Ocho Rios

  • Authentic local cuisine meal plan with unlimited drinks

  • Ground transportation between airport and villa


and features:


  • Three hours each day of figure drawing at the villa that will feature ten fine arts models in all; two unique Jamaican models (one male, one female) per day for five days in a row.  The models will be both nude and island costumed.  There will be a mixture of both an indoor staged venue and an outdoor tropical Plein air backdrop for the drawing sessions, (weather permitting).



A few months before we travel we will put out a call for donations of small individually packaged items to hand out to the locals:  toothbrushes, crayons, granola bars (no chocolate, too melty!), healthy candies, beef jerky, etc

With guided excursions to:


*Art supplies may be purchased in Kingston, at Art Centre Limited (at the Olympia Gallery)

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Private Group Figure Drawing
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