The Drawing Jam at the Gage Academy of Art happens once per year. I’ve never been but I was warned that it gets very crowded. So I got there about 0830 and encountered Tina who’d parked near me! We talked for a while before joining the line at 0845, waiting for opening at 0900.
It was such a forest of easels that I wondered how anyone could see the models. But the artists were used to this and shifted about so everyone had a view.
I chose the costumed model room. There was also a room with nude models. The first model was former Marine CPL Chris Sharpe. There were 1 and 5 minutes poses and then a long 30 minute one. I did two watercolor sketches during the long pose.
The auditorium held a stage with 3 or 4 models in gym tights doing short poses.
I was ready to leave about 1300. I made a brief visit to the beautiful St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and the Cathedral shop. Gage is in a building formerly occupied by the Cathedral.
All the photos from the day are here.