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

  • 100's of poses

  • Multiple models

  • Long & short poses

  • Live Music

  • Drawing supplies available for purchase

  • All skill levels welcome

  • Chance to win prizes

  • Refreshments often included

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Costumed Models

Upslope Brewery

1898 S Flatiron Court Boulder

  • Great Value!  Just $20

  • Try Something New!

  • Bring a Friend or Date!

  • Get Inspired!

  • New Model Each Week!

  • Female & Male Models!

  • Newsprint and Charcoal INCLUDED!

  • Locally Brewed Pint INCLUDED!


Weekly Drop-In

Nobo Arts Center 

4929 Broadway #E. Boulder

  • A new model each week

  • Rotating male & female models

  • Easels & tables/chairs

  • Tea & Treats included

  • $15 drop-in  



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-Support Art of Modeling's endeavors

-Support Art of Modeling's goals and mission

​-Virtual Display on Boulder Figures, Art of Modeling's Online Gallery:  All artist members are welcome to submit their original figurative/portrait here with artist contact information for sales inquiries (artists retain 100% of sales, which they arrange privately)


-Membership to a professional arts organization

-Selected drawings, and contact info, web link etc. included in Art of Modeling website's artist gallery.

$30 / year





7 Days January 17-23, 2022

trip price: $5,999*

SAVE 10% if booked by May 1, 2021: $5,400  

The Art of Modeling Figure Drawing Retreat is an all-inclusive travel opportunity rich with arts and culture for Boulder area 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 Founder 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 part owners of a family farmland 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.


The retreat, includes:


  • Beach front Ocho Rios, Jamaica hotel stay, with pool 

  • Authentic local cuisine meal plan with unlimited drinks

  • Round trip air travel between Denver and Jamaica

  • Ground transportation between airport and hotel


and features:


  • Three hours each day of figure drawing 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).


  • Visits to Jamaican art museums, such as:

    • Jamaica National Gallery

    • Liberty Hall

    • ​​Harmony Hall


Plus! Guided excursions to:

  • Dunn’s River Falls

  • James Bond Beach

  • Bob Marley Museum

  • Jamaican rum estate tour

  • Tour points west to Negril

  • Tour points east to Port Antonio

    Tour rural art districts for street food, freshly picked organic fruits & vegetables, music, fashion and culture of the Jamaican people


*Art supplies may be purchased in Kingston, at Art Centre Limited

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




Book a private party or event for up to 10 guests!

What's included:

  • 3 hours in the Private Upstairs VIP Lounge, with private entrance & facilities

  • 3 hours of a nude or draped fine arts model of your choosing & model set up 

  • 2 beers per guest, and bar service for additional orders

  • Ample appetizer platters (Italian cheese, tomato, basil, Italian meats, roasted red peppers, fresh Italian bread with olive oil and balsamic dipping sauce)

  • An Art of Modeling Facilitator at the ready to make sure everything is running smoothly, and to take care of set up and clean up

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Available by reservation on Sundays between noon and 10pm, inquire for pricing & availability