Figure Portrait and Animal Sculpture

Boogie Woogie Figure Drawing Lounge

The Boogie Woogie Figure Drawing Lounge is a casual, laid-back environment in Kalamazoo Michigan for local artists to work with live models.  We meet every Wednesday night from 6:30 until 9:30 pm, and chat, play music and draw.  There is usually a nude female or male model, with the occasional acrobat or burlesque dancer, both in and out of costume, thrown in for variety’s sake. Bring in a ten dollar cash chip-in fee to help pay the model.


The session tends to be quite a bit louder and wilder than a conventional drawing group, but we do good work, and have dedicated members of all ages, genders and skill levels.

If you’re interested in joining us, ask to join our private facebook group for an invitation, information and updates
The studio is located in the Park Trades Building, 436 N Park street, Kalamazoo MI. Parking is available in the fenced-in lot around the block, off church street. We enter through the loading dock door. The door is open from 6:25 to 6:45.










Artists work in all styles and all media. We have cartoonists, illustrators, graphic designers, sculptors, painters, digital artists, and hobbyists.

A sampling of the work from the Lounge by some of our regular attendees: