Open Studio


Open Studios are non-instructed sessions with live models. They are free to P&C members. Non-Members are charged $20 per session. Ten workshops passes are available for $150 from the monitors, or in the office. Easels and tables are provided.

All open studios sessions are held on the third floor studio unless designated otherwise. Times are subject to change due to classes and workshops. Extended sessions may require 2 coupons or $40 from non-members. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

MondayMulti-media/Long Pose
Quick Sketch/30 Min Poses
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
TuesdayMulti-media/Long Pose
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
WednesdayQuick Sketch (Zoom & In-Person)
Quick Sketch (2nd Floor)
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
ThursdayQuick Sketch
Multi-media/Long Pose
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
FridayQuick Sketch
Sculpture (Coach House)
Multi-media/Long Pose (Zoom & In-Person)
Quick Sketch
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
SaturdayMulti-media/Long Pose
Sculpture (Coach House)
Quick Sketch
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
11:30 am to 4:30 pm
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
SundayMulti-media/Long Pose (Members Only)
Sculpture (Coach House)
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Model Marathons

Each New Year’s Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Palette & Chisel hosts a Model Marathon from 7 am to 7 pm.  The marathons feature 12 hours of models in multiple studios for quick sketch drawing. Lunch and refreshments are included. The price is $20 for members and $25 for non-members if you pre-register. It’s $5 more at the door.  In 2023, Memorial Day is May 29 and Labor Day is September 4.