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 $125 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 and from a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

MondayMulti-media/Long Pose
Quick Sketch/30 Min Poses
9 am to 3 pm
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
TuesdayMulti-media/Long Pose
Linocut Open Studio (Lower Level)
9 am to 2:30 pm (No session on 10/23)
6 pm to 9 pm
WednesdayQuick Sketch/30 Min Poses (2nd Floor)
Multi-media/Long Pose
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
ThursdayQuick Sketch/30 Min Poses (2nd Floor)
Multi-media/Long Pose
Multi-media/Long Pose
1 pm to 4 pm
1 pm to 4 pm (No session on 10/25)
6:30 to 9:30 pm
FridayQuick Sketch
Sculpture (Coach House)
Multi-media/Long Pose
Quick Sketch
10 am to 1 pm
11 am to 4 pm
1:30 pm to 5 pm
5:30 to 9:30 pm
SaturdayMulti-media/Long Pose
Quick Sketch
Sculpture (Coach House)
9 am to 1:30 pm (No session on 10/27)
2 pm to 6 pm (No session on 10/27)
12 pm to 5 pm
SundayMulti-media/Long Pose (Members Only)
Sculpture (Coach House)
9 am to 2:30 pm (No session on 10/28)
1 pm to 5 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 2019, Memorial Day is May 27 and Labor Day is September 2.