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This project was successfully funded on August 9, 2011.

Support models and materials for a month long pop-up Drawing Studio open to anyone serious about drawing or curious enough to try.

About this project

  • OPEN to anyone and everyone looking to draw
  • DRAWING models, still-lifes, architecture, abstract
  • STUDIO a public space stocked with drawing materials & equipment
  • PROJECT starts August 3rd and ends August 28th

The Open Drawing Studio Project takes over a vacant space owned by St. Peter’s Church in Morristown, New Jersey.  An artistically minded congregation has invited us to reinvent a portion of an underused building on the campus for the month of August 2011. 

Models for both life drawing and portraiture, still-lifes, and the amazing surrounding architecture will provide instructional and inspirational content. Materials will be available for drop-in drawers and easels and tables for setting up personal workspaces.  There’s a kitchen, bathrooms, and an auxiliary room for meeting and meals.  

The Open Drawing Studio Project offers this space to professional artists from all disciplines who want to take a break from their private studios and production work and key back into the fine art of drawing.   Students and anyone interested in taking a serious crack at drawing are invited to share in this open studio environment.  

Thank you for backing this project and for investing in the potential of those that come to the studio!  

And, of course, please come to draw too!   125 South Street, Morristown NJ

  • 9am to Noon, 2pm to 5pm, 7pm to 10pm
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
  • August 3rd through August 28th

Call us: 770.853.9727 for more info about joining the project in person.  Take yourself on vacation this summer to the Open Drawing Studio-  We would LOVE to have you!  

FAQ

  • Every evening, unless there is a special event (see below) and Thursday afternoons, we will have nude models for life drawing. If there is a model you've been working with and you want me to book that person for the studio, give a ring and we'll make it happen.

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  • On the 12th and 19th, Dr. Sketchy North Jersey will be hosting Drawing Parties... There will be two models in costume. The first night is themed 'Famous Painters' and the second night is going to be 'Circus'! FUN FUN FUN!!!

    On the 27th from we'll be open the morning session but then from Noon-Night will move the project to 'Green on the Green,' a Sustainability Festival in Morristown just a couple blocks away. We'll have easels and pairs of chairs set up for portraiture. Lots of people will attend this community event and we can take advantage of those smiling faces by drawing drawing drawing... All our artists are invited to set up their personal art booths to participate formally in the Festival.

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  • Saturday afternoons we'll have one person sitting for portraiture. On Friday afternoons we'll try to always have two people sitting together.

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  • A suggested contribution of $10 per session is out there for those able to pay to attend... but the Open Drawing Studio Project is for everyone who would like to participate, regardless of that ability to pay.

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    High resolution jpeg of a drawing from the Open Drawing Studio Project, free to use as a desktop background! And your name on our donor wall outside the studio.

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    A signed print of a drawing from the Open Drawing Studio Project mailed to you! And your name on our donor wall outside the studio.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    11 backers

    A three-dimensional, architectural, Pop-Up drawing created during the Open Drawing Studio Project! And, your name on our donor wall outside the studio!

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    2 backers

    A beautiful architectural drawing of the church, to be created during the Open Drawing Studio Project. And, your name on our donor wall outside the studio!

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    Pledge $70 or more

    2 backers

    A three-hour session of Life-Drawing hosted in your name! You receive an original drawing from one of our artists, from the session you helped to fund. And, your name on our donor wall outside the studio.

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    Original study from the Open Drawing Studio Project, matted and ready to frame. And, your name on our donor wall outside the studio!

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    Meet and greet with local artists! Arrange to come to the studio one evening and watch some high quality drawing in action. We’ll have wine and cookies to celebrate your visit AND you get to see your name on the donor wall and take home a drawing from the session!

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    A portrait of YOU! Drawn from life during a session of the Open Drawing Studio Project! We'll all have snacks during your visit and you can see your name on our donor wall outside the studio!

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    You choose the subject, size up to 18” x 24”, and medium - we make the drawing. Given to you matted and framed with huge thanks! And, of COURSE, your name on our donor wall outside the studio.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

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    You choose the subject, size up to 24” x 36”, and medium - we make the drawing. Given to you matted and framed with megahuge thanks! And… your name on our donor wall outside the studio!

Funding period

- (21 days)