Drawing class

Open figure drawing sessions are offered during the academic year, and are open to Five College students, faculty, staff, and the greater Amherst community. Bring your own (non-oil-based) materials; there is no other cost to participate. 

The open figure drawing sessions are a cooperative venture; please respect the space and do not disturb setups that are so marked. Be aware that Amherst College students may need to be in the room to complete class assignments. Please return whatever you move to where it was. If there are any problems with heaters, shades, etc., or to have your name put on our e-mail notification list for announcements, cancellation notices, etc., email

Upcoming Classes



Fall 2021:  No sessions due to COVID-19

Spring 2022: To Be Determined


Fayerweather Hall is located on the Amherst College campus near Valetine Dining Hall. See our campus map and driving directions for more information.


After 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, all visitors may park in any spot on campus, including along the College's main quadrangle. On weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., campus parking is restricted to permit holders. During these hours, visitors are asked to park in the town's metered on-street spaces or in the nearby Boltwood parking garage: see Amherst town parking map (PDF).