Male Drawing Groups

A list of male figure drawing groups (erotic and non-erotic) from around the U.S and now Canada.  Please check with each venue for latest info and schedule.  (Suggestions, additions or corrections welcome, please comment below).

New York City:
Leslie-Lohman Drawing Studio, every Wednesday 7-10pm, 127-B Prince Street between West Broadway and Wooster.

Gay Men’s Male Figure Drawing Group at the LGBT Community Center, weekly Saturday 10am-1pm, 208 W. 13th Street. Currently being held at SAGE during renovation of the Center (2014-2015).

Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY
A sketch group for naturist/nudist male artists where artists take turns posing for each other. When both the model and the artist are similarly naked, they are on equal footing, encouraging an openness and camaraderie not found in traditional drawing groups. Organized by Shungaboy. Info and RSVP: MNDGNY Meetup

Fire Island:
Pines Nude Drawing, every other Saturday (or so) during the summer.

Washington DC: (12/1/14: both groups are on hold due to maintenance issues with the building)
Naked Drawing Group (professional model, naturist/nudist group where artists are also naked), every other Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, 734 7th Street, SE, 2nd Floor
Vitruvian Gallery Sketch Sessions (must register – free), weekly Thursday 7-9pm, 734 7th Street, SE, 2nd Floor

Ft Lauderdale:
Men’s Art Event Men’s Life Drawing Sessions Sundays 2-5pm and Wednesdays 7-10pm

Austin:
Drawing Men Nude at a yoga studio, clothing optional figure drawing, monthly on a Sunday afternoon. For info email drawing.men.nude@gmail.com

Denver/Boulder:
Colorado Gay Men’s Figure Drawing Group, twice monthly, check site for details.

Los Angeles:
Tom of Finland Foundation Life Drawing Workshop, monthly usually 2nd or 3rd Sunday, 1-4pm, 1421 Laveta Terrace.

San Francisco:
Gay Men’s Sketch, classical nude modeling for sketchers of all skill levels.  Every Tuesday from 6:30-9:30pm at the Mark I Chester studio, 1229 Folsom St. Open to new sketchers and models.

Hot Draw! – Erotic, sexual, leather, bondage and/or fetish poses.  Open to gay men with a sincere interest.  Once a month, usually on the 4th Thursday, but not always.
6:30-9:30pm at the Mark I Chester studio, 1229 Folsom St.  Open to new sketchers and models.

Toronto, Canada:
Nude Drawing Group, naturist/nudist group where artists are also naked. It  usually meets on the 4th Thursday of each month (check their event calendar). TNT!MEN, Toronto’s social group for naturist men.

Vancouver, Canada:
P-Can Nude Drawing Group, Pacific-Canadian Association of Nudists, is a male only drawing group where the model AND the artists are naked!

London, UK:
The Vauxhall Gay Life Drawing Group provides artists with the opportunity to draw the nude male figure from direct observation. This weekly life drawing workshop provides gay friendly artists the experience of drawing the male figure in a supportive environment without the restrictions of Adult Education Institutes.

Brighton, UK
Brighton Draws Men, a monthly drawing group featuring male models. The aim is to provide a monthly event for people to draw men of all kinds.

my search continues…

9 Responses to Male Drawing Groups

  1. J says:

    Hi,
    How would I go about attending the Pines Nude Drawing Group?

    • shungaboy says:

      You can contact Carlos directly here: http://pinesnudedrawing.com/ask
      I will also send him your email so he can send you an email. The location changes each session, so he gives the address only to those artists who confirm. Will you be going this weekend? There is one Saturday afternoon and one Sunday late morning. I hope to see you there!

      • J says:

        I won’t be able to make it this weekend, but I hope to next weekend. I know this is a long shot, but are there any drawing groups in the NY/ NJ area where the participants take turns posing for each other?

      • shungaboy says:

        I’m not aware of any artists-draw-artists groups but I’m thinking of starting one. Do you live in the area? Feel free to email me shungaboy (at) gmail.

  2. donovan83 says:

    Hey Shungaboy, did you even start that group where artists take turns posing for other artists? Sounds great.

    • shungaboy says:

      The new Meetup is up. Please join the group if you like. I’ll send you an email also.

      Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY

      New York, NY
      13 Naked Artists

      A sketch group for naturist/nudist male artists where artists take turns posing for each other. When both the model and the artist are similarly naked, they are on equal footi…

      Check out this Meetup Group →

  3. donovan83 says:

    sorry… typo… “did you ever start …”

    • shungaboy says:

      Not yet, but thanks for asking! I will be working on it over the next month. Have you ever drawn in such a group / are you in the NYC area? Feel free to email me at shungaboy (at) gmail.

  4. shungaboy says:

    Update: The Men’s Naked Drawing Group is making progress. See description above. We are starting to work out the details, mostly scheduling.

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