Anytime ArtGymSD is open you are welcome to use the gallery floor as your own open studio, limited number of lockers are available. Bring in your own model, work on that large project, get out of the house, work in community… No maids…
Join fellow artists for an evening of unique art exercises that are sure to challenge and entertain. These FF&F sessions are perfect for those who like a fast pace and a wide variety of life drawing opportunities. S2 (Stu) Schwartz coordinates and models for this energetic program; he challenges you to keep up and have fun with your art. There's a door prize drawing for those who last the full three hours!
The next date for FF&F is Wednesday, December 18th.
Brook Castrejón Solis has set up a wonderful life drawing program (most) Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday evenings, 6pm to 9 pm, at SDAI 'Museum of the Living Artist.' Every week talented life drawing models are available from 6 to 9pm on the floor of the SDAI gallery in Balboa Park. Models do their own special nude and/or costumed poses.
Rapid Fire is a Fundraising Program where several models donate there time modeling as a fund raiser for the ArtGym program at SDAI. Potluck, community and a chance to draw several different people make this an interesting night. $10 to draw or a monthly pass.
Next Rapid Fire is Monday 12/16/2013 6 to 9pm
Jeff Brosbe is responsible for the monthly photography session. Gallery lighting, a 3 hour photo shoot, and very talented models have made this an exciting and productive event for photographers. A signed model release is included in the $20 dollar charge to participate. Photo-shoots for the rest of 2013:
12/16 – model = Bridget
The talks (formal and informal) are hands on demonstrations by local artists with life drawing occurring in another part of the gallery. Roberta Kuntz coordinates, sets up and facilitates the Shop Talks.
Updates for all programs will appear here and on the SDAI calendar (click here).
Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday 6 to 9
The program will also be closed some other nights (S,M,W) periodically due to conflicting schedules.
Sun 12/8 (No Art Gym)
Mon 12/9 Jono, and Valarie
Wed 12/11 (No Art Gym)
Sun 12/15 Meghan
Mon 12/16 Photo Shoot with Bridget + Rapid Fire Party
Wednesday 12/18 Michelle, Stu FF&F
Sunday 12/22 Michelle
Monday 12/23 Yoni Baker, ?
Wednesday Christmas Day (No Artgym)
Sunday 12/29 Ian,
Monday 12/30 Ian, Zoe Tantrum
Wednesday 1/1/2014 New Years Day (No ArtGym)
Do Art Daily:
ArtGymSD is a welcoming environment for artists who want to keep their artistic muscles (skills) in shape by working on a regular basis in a very large open studio space in the company of other adult artists at all different skill levels.. Life drawing models nude and costumed are an integral part of ArtGymSD. Artists also work on other projects while at the gym, doing art daily (or in our case, currently, 3 times a week)..
Students are welcome to practice their skills, underage artists working on portfolios for class or college need parental permission and usually parental accompaniment (for the first time) to participate in ArtGymSD at SDAI.
The ArtGymSD program at SDAI is looking for patrons. If you are interested in helping make the above philosophy a daily reality in San Diego please contact Richard ChauDavis or Roberta Kuntz. Currently ArtGymSD has grown from seed to sapling. Your help could make a huge difference in this growth stage.
$10 gets you in to draw the life models, potluck, and/or work on your art, $40.00 for a month pass. $20 for photographers when we have a photography model. $15.00 and an RSVP gets you into the Graphite Social.