Open sessions run throughout the year, and often during holiday weeks when classes are not running. Please check back often here for updates.

Washington Studio School provides three-hour Open Sessions with the model. These are without instruction and give artists of any level the opportunity to acquire more studio time working from the figure. Session monitors help guide the set up for their session. Please see below for a description of the sessions offered. Reservations are suggested and may be done just days in advance of the session. Drop-ins are welcome as space allows. Easels are provided, and the student must bring all other supplies.

Per session cost is $18 (check or cash) or one may purchase a Constant Creative Card for a multiple session discount (see below). Please call 202-234-3030 or email for additional information, or to reserve your easel spot!

Constant Creative Card

Participants in Drop-In sessions may purchase session ‘packs’ for a discount. The card can be used for any Open Drawing or Painting session and are valid six months from date of purchase.
4 sessions/ $65
8 sessions/ $130
12 sessions/ $180
Unlimited sessions/ $600 (Valid for 12 months)
Cards may be purchased with the monitor or on-line in advance or as a gift. For questions, please contact

Constant Creative Card
Student Status (please select one)
Age Group (please select one)
Student Name if not purchaser
Student Email if not purchaser


Drop-In Drawing (varied poses)

Monday: 7-10pm. Monitored (no instruction)
These evening session will begin with a series of shorter poses that focus on gesture and then will move gradually to a longer pose at the end of the session.  Meets in 2nd floor classroom.

Drop-In Painting or Drawing (long pose)

Thursday: 7-10pm. Monitored (no instruction)
This Thursday evening session will be focused on one long pose. Meets in 3rd floor classroom.

Drop-In Drawing (long pose)

Friday: 2-5pm. Monitored (no instruction)
This Friday midday session will begin with a series of shorter poses, and then move more quickly into one long pose. Meets in 3rd floor classroom.




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