Drawing Jam

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.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Drawing Jam

  1. Joan T says:

    Great sketches of the Marine CPL! I love seeing your sketches and Tina’s sketches of the same events.

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