So, I went to a figure drawing class last week – my first in years. I know what you’re thinking….classical music and passively competitive artists looking over your shoulder saying, ‘Hm…what an interesting perspective.’ when you know they mean something quite different. No, no – This wasn’t like that at all.
It was the best figure drawing experience I have ever had. It was revolutionary, free-spirited, public art-making … with drinks.
Carbondale’s local arts council, CCAH, teamed up with Phat Thai (a fabulously delicious restaurant on Main Street) for an evening of what they call “social sketching”. Diners mingled with easel and crayon-toting artists as they positioned themselves for a good view of the model of the evening, Ananda Banc. Ananda also happens to be an amazing singer – think Amy Winehouse – and she sang throughout the night while holding her poses. Incredible. She was accompanied by her father Chris Bank on guitar, making for some really lovely music. CCAH even provided drawing supplies for last minute sketchers. Come join the fun next month, Tuesday December 3rd.
In the meantime, check out a few snapshots below of the evening: [nggallery id=92]