Studio sessions have been on hold during Covid, but we are hoping to resume in September.

Central Connection meets on Monday nights for drawing and painting studio sessions. We hire high quality professional models. Over five weeks we typically rotate through two nights of figure poses (a few short poses leading to a long fixed pose); two nights of costume poses (again, short leading to long); and then a night of short figure gestures leading to longer poses for quicker drawing or painting.

There is no session when the Monday is a statutory holiday.

 Where: Withrow Park Clubhouse / “Withrow Park Gallery”
north end of Withrow Park, one block south of Danforth Avenue
For help in finding us, see: ‘Contact-Directions’
 When:  Mondays: 6:30 – 9:30 pm (except holidays)
 Schedule:   See ‘Calendar
 Cost:  $ 10 per session drop-in fee, $ 8 for members
 Closest Subway:  Chester, on the Bloor-Danforth line

Please be at the studio by 6:20 p.m. to help set up for the model so that we can start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

If the model is only scheduled for one night, then there will be shorter poses. If the model is scheduled for two nights, there will be some short poses before setting the long pose on the first night. If you will be a little late the second evening of a two-night pose and it is important for you to be in the same place, phone or email someone who will be on time and ask them to hold your spot for you. If arriving late please do so quietly.

We have a number of basic wooden easels, support boards, and drawing boards. Participants bring their own materials. Please do not bring any toxics or aromatics to the studio, as they may cause extreme health and/or allergy reactions. This means:

NO turpentine, citrus thinners, fixative sprays or adhesives.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY, except as may be expressly agreed upon by prior arrangement with the model. Further, use of any such photographic image is to be strictly limited in accordance with the terms agreed to with the model.

Everyone is expected to help take down and put away the props, chairs, draping, mats, etc. (not tables). This applies especially to anyone who was too late to help set up at the beginning.

For more information please telephone 416 795-3524, or email