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Jueves After Hours at OMCA | Sketchboard Live Drawing and Gallery Chats with Margaret Yee

Marzo 14 from 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Admission ticket required

Adults 18+

Bring your sketch pads and appetites to another Jueves After Hours at OMCA. Mix and mingle over delightful cocktails prepared in OMCA’s Town Fare Café. After bites and beverages, head over to the Gallery of California History for live drawing sessions hosted by Sketchboard. 

We welcome all skill levels, including those who have never drawn before and want to try drawing. Art supplies and clipboards will be available for you to use, and your artwork will be yours to take home or exchange with others. Models representing the diversity of the Bay Area will be posing in the galleries for times ranging from 2 to 20 minutes. Since we will be drawing in galleries, please be mindful of the space and bring only the following media from home: sketchbooks (max size 9×12 inches), pre-sharpened enclosed graphite or charcoal pencils.

*Please note that some models may be nude while others may be partially clothed.

Gallery programming is included with the price of general Museum admission for guests, and totally free for Museum Members. Town Fare Café will be open to visitors until 8 pm.  

Visitors are invited to bring a friend for free by taking advantage of our limited time 2 for 1 Museum ticket deal every Jueves, 5—8 pm throughout the inaugural season of Jueves After Hours.

For online ticket purchases, click the button below and use the discount code Thursdate on the payment page to receive the 2 for 1 deal. Same day tickets will also be available for sale at the door with the 2 for 1 offer while supplies last.

The OMCA garage will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays Jan 11—Mar 28.

Horario del programa 

Don’t miss live sketching in the Gallery of California History, delicious bites and beverages by a Guest Chef Takeover in Town Fare, and Gallery Chats with Margaret Yee. 

5—8 pm Bites and Beverages with Guest Chef| Town Fare Café
5—8 pm Core Galleries and Special Exhibitions
5:30—7:30 pm Gallery Chats | Gallery of California History, Mid Level
5:30—7:45 pm Sketchboard Live Drawing | Gallery of California Art History, Mid Level

Drop-In Drawing Sessions

5:30—6:15 pm | CA to be Continued… (Back of Gallery)
5:45—6:30 pm | Black Power (Middle of Gallery)
6:45— 7:30 pm | CA to be Continued… (Back of Gallery)
7:00—7:45 pm | Black Power (Middle of Gallery)

About Sketchboard

Sketchboard is a BIPOC figure drawing collective, curating eclectic, diverse, and affordable events in the Bay Area over the last 10 years. Our mission is to feature the bodies of people at the intersection of multiple identities, offer living wages to our art models, and create an inclusive environment for the artists in our community.

About Margaret Yee

Margaret Yee has been volunteering at OMCA since 2017, first as a History Gallery docent and now as a School Programs and Gallery Chats Facilitator. A former high school teacher and museum educator, Margaret enjoys doing Gallery Chats because she loves the OMCA community and always learns something new from every conversation she has with a visitor.


Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is committed to providing programs that are accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of our community. Wheelchairs, sensory inclusive devices, and additional amenities are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis at the Ticketing Desk. To request other accommodations, like American Sign Language (ASL), Cantonese, Spanish or another language interpreter, please email [email protected] at least three weeks before the event. 


Major support for Jueves After Hours at OMCA is provided by The Oakland Museum Women’s Board.