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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Life Drawing Classes 



Pay-As-You-Go Life Drawing

Wednesdays, 6–9pm 

Students drawing from a model during a life drawing session.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, pay-as-you-go life drawing sessions allow you to develop or refine your life drawing skills. With a per-session limit of 25 attendees, these intimate life drawing sessions allow you to draw the figure at your own pace and receive individual critique from the moderator.

CIA provides the model and the moderator. Just bring your favorite drawing or painting supplies!


Wednesdays, 6 to 9pm

Spring 2023
Through April 26

Summer 2023
June 7 through August 23

Moderator Eddie Mitchell

Eddie Mitchell received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in painting and drawing in 1987. At CIA, he has facilitated the evening Life Drawing classes, co-taught the Foundations in Art + Design Pre-College summer program and the Portfolio Preparation class since 2009. He has maintained a full-time studio for nearly 30 years. His work is represented in several galleries across the country. Eddie has been in over 150 art shows, created numerous commissioned pieces for public locations, and sold over 1,000 paintings.

His experience and passion for creating and teaching art have assisted numerous students to win recognition in various art shows. Eddie has also helped many students to prepare work for their art portfolios for college admission, in hopes to increase their chances of earning merit scholarships based on a high-quality portfolio.

For more information:

Continuing Education
216.421.7460 | Contact

No Registration Required  


  • General Admission:  $15
  • College Student ID:  $5
  • High School ID: Free
  • High School Teacher ID: Free


Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a parental release form at the time of first attendance.

Save $30! Purchase a Life Drawing pass for $90. Your pass gets you eight sessions for the price of six. Available at the door or by calling 216.421.7460.

Before you attend:
Please review our model policy.



Wednesdays, 6 to 9pm

Spring 2023
Through April 26

Summer 2023
June 7 through August 23

Note: Students will not be admitted once the class reaches 25-person capacity.


Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Room 302 


Cuyahoga Arts and Culture


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