Open Figure Drawing with Rick Lacey

adult courses

Every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Foundation Studio


Open class. No registration required.
$15 per session. $10 for alumni. Free for all LYME College students and area high school students with a current I.D.

The primary focus of the Open Figure Drawing is to allow students at any level, beginning to advanced, to work from a live model. The class features a range of both short and longer poses to encourage a flexibility that is essential to the craft of drawing. Students can use any variety of mediums they have on hand. Drawing supplies can also be purchased from the Academy’s Art Store. Open Figure Drawing is a great environment for people who have never drawn the figure from life, as well as a place for experienced artists to further hone their skills through ongoing practice.

Supplies Needed

  • Strathmore Charcoal Pads
  • Fixative
  • Hard Vine Charcoal
  • Soft Vine Charcoal
  • Kneaded rubber erasers
  • Chamois
  • Blending Stomps (tortillions) various sizes
  • Mechanical pencils with replacement lead
  • White Erasers
  • Straight Edge 18” Ruler
  • Sanding Pads
  • Conte pencil - red

Should you need any art materials or supplies, please visit the College Art Store.

About the Artist


Originally from Evergreen, Colorado, Rick Lacey has spent most of his life in Connecticut, where he attended the Lyme/Old Lyme High School. He graduated from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2011 with a B.F.A. in painting and was awarded the John Stobart Fellowship. Rick’s passion is being in the studio, drawing and painting from life. He is currently an instructor at the Lyme Academy College and also teaches from his studio on Blood Street, in Lyme, CT.