Figure Model Sundays: March 19 with Sarah

  • 19 Mar 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom


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MAA Figure Model Sundays return for 2023!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer five in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays in March and April. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Use any drawing or painting media that suits you.  If you're unable to join in person or not yet comfortable joining in person, we also offer a Zoom option. 

Event dates and models for our first 5 sessions include:

  • March 5, 2023 - Sheba
  • March 12, 2023 - Moe
  • March 19, 2023 - Sarah
  • April 2, 2023 - Jalene
  • April 16, 2023 - Nataliya

(If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 19 session only; other sessions will be posted separately.)


  • Date: Sunday, March 19
  • Time: 9:00 am-noon
  • Model: Sarah (@indigoafterall on Instagram).
  • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building. Enter through the single glass door.
  • Number of in-person participants: We've INCREASED the limit of in-person participants to 15 artists for all of our remaining Figure Model Sunday sessions! Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
  • Poses: Unclothed or lightly clothed short poses for 2 minutes, 5 minutes and/or 20 minutes; we may also have a long (1 hour or more) pose if time/interest allows.
  • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
  • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. (Or, save money by signing up for all five sessions before March 1 for $45.). Discount applies only for participants who sign up for all five sessions listed above (3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16).
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellations five or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) four days or fewer before the session.
  • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. 
  • Safety protocol: Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. In the public areas of the building, face masks are required. Within the Compass Atelier space, face masks are optional. Decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. 
  • Photos/screenshots: Photo and screenshot permissions will be determined by the model at time of the session.
  • Gratuities: If you were pleased with the model's work, we strongly encourage you to provide a modest gratuity if you're able. Gratuities can be provided in cash in person or via Venmo at @indigoafterallWe thank you for your kindness and consideration.
  • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at

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