Due to the Covid-19 Health Crisis, workshops are suspended until further notice.

All workshops are held in the Sketch Club’s upstairs gallery and are open to the public and run weekly, excluding holidays and inclement weather. No need to register before attending. Check back on our Home page for cancellation notices.


$9 per session for model workshops
$8 members
$10 per session for printmaking workshops
$6 for full-time students (student ID required)

  • Our workshops are open to individuals at any skill level.
  • You must bring your own supplies.
  • Easels, tables and seating are provided.
  • Only odorless turpenoid or similar solvent permitted, and you must take it with you. The PSC does not have facilities for disposal of solvents.
  • A small number of electrical outlets are available for digital device users.

Life Model

Mondays – Short Poses: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 
5, 20 and 40 minute poses in each session
Monitors: Jackie Barnett and Tom Kohlmann

Tuesdays – Extended pose: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monitor:  Jacqueline Barnett

Wednesdays – Extended pose: 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Monitor: Vince Docktor

Saturdays – Extended pose: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Monitor:  Vince Docktor

Costumed Model

Thursdays – Extended pose: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monitor: Robert Bohne


Tuesdays -10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monitor: Elizabeth H. MacDonald

Print Studio

Looking into the print studio

Our thanks are extended to the monitors of these sessions who give up their personal time to plan and attend each session. This is a large commitment and we greatly appreciate it.

You do NOT have to be a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club to participate in the workshops.

Our workshops are open to anyone who is interested in drawing, painting or printmaking.

Tools of the tade

Tools of the trade

All skill levels are welcome. There is no better way to sharpen your skills than to draw or paint from the model. Come to our workshops with materials of your own choosing and get your creative juices flowing! All workshops meet in our historic facility.

Preparing paper for a print

Preparing paper for a print

The spacious studio space has been freshly renovated. Newly installed gallery lighting–with ultraviolet filters to protect paintings–is ideal for working artists. The space is also lit by natural light.

Please note: Those who use oil paints should bring their own container to remove used turpentine. We ask that you use odorless thinner.

The PSC etching press

The PSC etching press

The annual Workshop Show is an opportunity open for all workshop attendees to exhibit their work. Come to draw, paint or make prints, and be a part of this great tradition.