Unfortunately, so many of the great drawing clubs and workshops that used to be in abundance around Portland, Oregon have shut down due to COVID-19. But drawing from a live model can still be achieved when we adapt to what we can do during this COVID-19 pandemic. Artist, Christopher Preda Rabilwongse had done just that by moving his figure drawing workshop outside in his backyard and limiting the number of artists.
He can only have 6 artists and the model in the backyard doing figure drawing. Everyone wears masks and practices social distancing. It's not perfect and it's still hard to talk through those masks, but since it's summer, they are adapting and taking advantage of the great, summer weather. He's doing this while the nice weather lasts. It's every Wednesday from 3-6pm. Fee is $10. You must RSVP by sending him a DM on his Instagram account.
We love that artists are finding ways to still connect and learn during this difficult time. Maybe, we'll see you at the next drawing session. Should you need any drawing supplies for the workshop, get them with us by making a curbside pickup order at this link.
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