Can getting people together to draw be a party as well? That was the idea last Thursday evening at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts when the auditorium area behind the gallery was turned into a figure studio and participants arrived in hats and scarves and some even with instruments!
(If you’ve received this by email and you can’t see the slideshow, click on the title to view it on the blog page!)
(The sketches here are my own. I have no pictures of other artists’ sketches. Next time hopefully!)
As people arrived we started seating groups of six people. Everyone took turns posing, first for one minute poses and building up to ten minute poses, while music played and a deep concentration set in. Non-drawing spouses watched and took pictures. At the break there were refreshments and a few minutes to do another thing we all enjoy, to make new artist friends!
Suddenly it was eight o’clock and the evening was over! Sketching faces can be so mesmerizing. . .it’s hard to stop.
If you missed out, don’t worry because we’ll do it again soon! The Art Center has been so supportive of this event and the response has been robust. I thought I knew most of the artist community already, but in addition to familiar faces there were many new people to meet.
As soon as we have a definite date for our next Portrait Party I will post it here. Stay tuned!