Immersion in other cultures stimulates the creative process and is great for the soul; we love to meet and draw with other artists around the world. Our travel plans were curtailed by the pandemic, but now we’re starting to ease back onto the road.
(Future plans include Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, and LEO)
Here's where we've been!
We had a blast doing more Undrawing workshops and some figure drawing salons with our friends abroad, including:
We kicked off the new year on the west coast with workshops and untutored salons in Los Angeles at the excellent ArtShare L.A. with our favorite model, Deyanna Denyse, and in San Francisco at the wonderful studio of Diane Olivier with the epic Emily Metalskin, Titania, and Prudence.
We had a wonderful trip to Europe, from where we continued our twice-weekly salons from various ports of call - Paris, Dublin, and Budapest. We held pastel figure drawing workshops in Henley-on-Thames, U.K. and in Dublin, Ireland. It was marvelous.
We co-hosted a live session with the excellent Brooklyn Figure Drawing meetup group - their first in-person session in over a year!
We also held a live and Zoom session in Central Park. The weather was perfect, our tech cooperated, and we even managed to take a photoset of the session.See the Photosets
The first in our Traveling Girl series of narrative sessions, which we essentially invented because we could find no public venues from which to stream. Necessity is the mother of invention. This also led to the beginning of our photoset offerings, which has proven to be a popular adjunct to our live offerings.See the Photosets
Our first on-the-road session with new friends with whom we’d previously drawn only virtually came during a lull between lockdowns in Fall 2020. Everyone was even cooler in person. Our second visit six months later was even sweeter. Our favorite starchild, Deyanna Denyse, joined us both times and brought her special magic.
The trip that started it all. These small, intensive workshops, held in a small, rented storefront in wonderful Montmartre, set the stage for virtually everything that’s come since. Our students traveled from as far away as Greece to draw and learn with us.
The scouting trip. Drawing with groups in London and Paris was sublime; their warm welcome and convivial atmospheres became the model for how we’ve since conducted our salons, both online and off. We’ll return soon.