About Classes at H&R Studio


Due to the popularity of Open Life Drawing at H&R Studio, we offer classes called “Instructed Working from Life.” IWfL is similar to Open Life Drawing except that instruction is provided, giving students immediate, individualized feedback. IWfL is a great blanket class for nearly anyone pursuing nearly anything figurative, whether it’s trying sculpture for the first time, refining portraiture, or studying anatomy. Two- and three-dimensional students work together, allowing for a circular conversation between various media and approaches, all simultaneously guided by co-founders Brett and Lauren.

Annual Calendar

Our calendar year is split into three 7-week sessions during which Instructed Working from Life classes occur, scheduled during Naples’ peak late autumn-spring season. 

  • Fall 2019/Session 1 (with extra week added for Thanksgiving): October 22nd—December 12th, 2019

  • Winter 2020/Session 2: January 15th—February 26th, 2020

  • Spring 2020/Session 3: March 11th—April 22nd, 2020

  • Please note that, during the summer off-season, H&R Studio is only open for Private Lessons, Mentorship, and Open Life Drawing.


  • Class prices range from $500.00 to $650.00 depending on duration.

  • Classes include model fees for an additional $75.00.

  • Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials.

  • However, sculpture includes materials fees for an additional $95.00, as well as any applicable $75.00 model fee. This simplifies logistics for students, allowing H&R Studio to manage the ordering and shipping of heavy or highly specific materials directly to the studio.

Frequency & Duration

A class' individual meetings occur once a week for a three-hour session, either from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (Morning), 1:00-4:00 PM or 2:00-5:00 PM (Afternoon), or 6:00-9:00 PM (Evening).


Classes take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays, except for Workshops and week-long classes. 

Class Size

As Instructed Working from Life is a mixture of sculpture and non-sculpture students, it accommodates up to 6 students. 


Co-founders Brett F. Harvey and Lauren Amalia Redding, teaching concurrently. 

Eligible Students 

Anyone over 16 years old (demonstrating maturity) is welcome! All experience levels are welcome, as well. While our classes are ideal for anyone who wishes to learn how to create serious artwork in an informal setting, our classes are particularly well-suited for:

  • Seasonal Neopolitans who enjoy the beach, but would also appreciate an educational and creative experience during their stay;

  • Permanent residents who crave a stimulating cultural break from their routine without trekking to Miami;

  • High school juniors and seniors who have outgrown their current art classes or would like to take one at H&R Studio to gauge which type of collegiate art program is best for them;

  • College students who would like to take a skill-based, representational art class without taking out student loans.

Click Here to Enroll in Instructed Working from Life!