Arts & DIY
Are you self-conscious about your drawings? Have you always wanted to draw a live model, but you worry about not being a good enough artist? Does imagining a model standing over you on a pedestal, looking down at your drawings, make your stomach tie up in knots? Well, we've got a safe space for you!
This is a Figure Drawing session for real people. We welcome all styles and all skill levels. We encourage you to draw in your own way. There is a wide variety of art supplies available to help you get in your comfort zone, from markers to pastels, and pencils to charcoal.
What's more, our friendly model will not be looming on a pedestal, but standing right in front of us. And that pretty much sums up Figure Drawing -- nobody's talent towers over the rest. We're all equally good, and equally welcome!
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Dean Johnson studied Fine Art at Columbia College Chicago, where he earned his Bachelor Degree. He serves on the Board of Directors for Chicago Publishers Resource Center (ChiPRC) and is its Arts Coordinator. He is a co-founder of Northside Independent Artists (NIA), which produces and curates art shows. He was Lead Organizer for Art on Ashland, the East Village Art Walk. Dean’s commissions include numerous portrait paintings, as well as postcard designs for theater companies TUTA and Darknight Theatrical Productions; flyer designs for rock band Arch Visceral Parlor and DJ Elle Madelyn; logo designs for Souls Journey Life Coaching and Athletic Souls; and illustrations for author John Wawrzaszek.