Last November, a former art history classmate contacted me through MySpace and said he was starting up a new figure drawing opportunity. The concept is pretty cool. The models are in a variety of costumes, rather than nude. It’s weekly, on Tuesdays. It has really helped me brush up on my drawing skills. Unfortunately it will conflict with my oil painting class starting this week. I wish I could do both.
It’s called Pompsicle, and if you’re an artist in the Sacramento region, please go. You’ll enjoy the experience (and you’ll help it keep it alive until the spring semester is over.)
Alternative Clothed Figure Drawing
Every Tuesday night in Sacramento
Pompsicle is a weekly clothed figure drawing session in Sacramento, CA. Artists of all experience levels are encouraged to come! It’s fun. We draw (or paint) from a different live model each week. Some are super cool “real life characters” like goths, punks, beauty queens, club kids or cowboys. Or our model may be some one who has a lot of great costumes in their closet and wants to show them off.
The drawing sessions last 2 1/2 hours and are un-instructed, though we’d be happy to give you some informal guidance/tips. Just ask.
Pompsicle happens every Tuesday night at Jim Ferry’s 19th St. Studio. The studio is in association with 20th St. Art Gallery.
Here are some drawings from my sketchbook of various models at Pompsicle: