About this Event
Join us for an open drawing session with excellent models. This is an opportunity to draw observationally, or paint, and work with mostly-clothed models in curated and themed looks, that may include lingerie, burlesque, evening wear, partial nude with still life, musical instruments, glamour, occupations, drag, streetwear, and puppetry. The basis of this weekly session is the human figure, and a diverse and interesting array of models will be present. Depending on the week, we may have one model, or two. Each session promises to be inspiring, not just because of our wonderful models, but because of the artists at hand.
Optional Instruction from 5-5:45: For those needing some guidance or instruction, we encourage you to show up right at the beginning, at 5 PM. Our teaching artist will introduce some useful instruction that can inform the rest of your session, and give you something to work with as you develop your artistic skills. Artist of all levels are encouraged to arrive at 5 PM, as well. Those not interested in instruction can simply work with the model and tune out our teaching artist if they choose to. After 5:45, the session will be uninstructed, with models changing poses, music playing, and artists working independently on their drawings, sketches, or paintings.
Share the love: Cash or Venmo tips for our models are totally optional, not required, and we appreciate them, should you feel inspired.
BYO art supplies. All drawing, sketching, and water-based painting supplies are encouraged. Oil painting is fine, but please avoid toxic solvents. (please be careful if using charcoal or chalk pastels- it's pretty messy. Good studio hygeine is encuraged)
BYOB: those who would like to bring an adult beverage may do so, with their own opening and serving vessels.
Be Kind: Ultimately, we want to maintain a fun and encouraging as well as a very respectful atmosphere. This is an inclusive and nurturing space, for those who choose to come as guests, as well as our models, teachers, and administrative team. We welcome artists of all ability levels, and we seek to encourage and inspire all who walk through our door.
The above are all images from Laura Noble's classes and workshops, including her classroom at SAIC, or images of her drawing demo work. Just to give you an idea!
By the way, take advantage of discounts to our drawing sessions (and more) when you:
-purchase multiple classes (get 4 for $100)
-sign up as an ongoing student (3 months or more) with Laura Noble. Contact us for that info at [email protected]
-are a current or former student of hers from SAIC, Evanston Art Center, or elsewhere. Contact us for more info at the email above.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Flatiron Arts Building, 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States