Save The Drawing Workshop
The Drawing Workshop has been around for 40 years, offering live models for professional and amateur artists to draw or paint. Classes like these are still offered at art colleges, but the Drawing Workshop has a drop-in approach for its clients, who range from courtroom artists to bankers to hobbyists. It’s a time-honored art tradition known as the “atelier” (French for “workshop”) that is fading in the digital age.
The Drawing Workshop in Ravenswood is now in jeopardy of closing due to the retirement of its founder, George Sotos. We have the story on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.
“I have my left foot anchored in corporate america while my right stretches with my art spirit. The ritualistic exercise, meditation and workshop community of Life Drawing recharges and integrates me. Over the years, creative problem solving while drawing from life has developed in me the resourcefulness for solving new challenges in my day job. The professional set up of the studio at The Drawing Workshop provides a needed respite for me. Here in the heart of Chicago beats the classical tradition of The Drawing Workshop. I want to keep it alive.” Patricia Larkin Green