Cheeky Drawing at The Art Institute of Chicago

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Hey Fun People! 


Always wanted to learn how to draw fun human bits, but felt too silly to ask? As a kid, did you ever point to a nude art piece in a museum and go "look, Mom, she's naked!" only to be shushed? Have you taken a figure drawing class, and learned to draw all the anatomy except the naughty bits? Are you a professional artist who just can't draw a breast to save your life? Well, this class is for you. Learn the basics of observational drawing and sketch classical sculptures at the Art Institute of Chicago: the naughty bits, in particular :-) Just for LOLs! (Actually, my instruction will help you learn to sketch whatever you want, not just nude human forms!)

We will explore figurative art at the Art Institute of Chicago, sketchbooks and pencils in hand, while capturing the play of light and shadow on the curves, bulges, arabesques, and blobs of light falling on forms- including those forms we are normally encouraged to overlook- Naughty bits! Also, while this may seem irreverent, I promise you will gain a new appreciation (and affectionate respect) for the Art Institute, art, sculpture, drawing, and ...naughty bits! Yay.

As you may imagine, this is totally tongue-in-cheek, and slightly risqué- though also a truly informative and fun adventure. Mature (-ish) people are encouraged to join the fun. Bring your all-season Valentine, your chubby hubby, your sweet sassy mo-lassie, your saucy posse, your best betch, or just your awesome self. Make a [naughty] picture you'll be happy to show off, and get inspired to draw more! 


1 8"x10" mat and glycine sleeve will be provided per student, so your art will be ready to hang! (additional mats/sleeves available for purchase)

What to Bring

Sketching materials such as pencil (mechanical, if you don't want to bring sharpener), eraser, ballpoint pen, and portable sketchbook or clipboard with at least 8-10 sheets of basic white copy paper. Colored pencils are a plus, but not required.

Prerequisites

Admission to the Art Institute is free on Thursdays and your teacher is a professor who has free access for anyone joining.

MEETING SPOT IS INSIDE MODERN WING ENTRANCE OF ART INSTITUTE NEAR THE COAT CHECK

What's Provided

I will have extra colored pencils & backup drawing supplies, just in case.

What You Can Expect
  • Apply classic drawing techniques to drawing from classical sculpture
  • You choose: draw boobs, patooties, hoo-has, yoo-hoos, jibbly-jubblies, faces....
  • Draw all kinds of bits from great art...and laugh while doing it!
  • Take home a matted, frameworthy piece of art you made yourself
  • Meet people, learn, and laugh with them in a safe (and silly) environment!
  • Great for art dabblers of any experience level!
Please Note

This experience has a minimum of 3 students required to go forward. If we don’t reach, you’ll have the option to make it a private class, transfer to another date or experience, or receive a refund.

Cancellation Policy
Location
The Art Institute of Chicago- Modern Wing Entrance
Nichols Bridgeway, (MODERN WING ENTRANCE, NOT MAIN ENTRANCE)
Chicago , IL , 60603

EVENT DETAILS

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The Art Institute of Chicago- Modern Wing Entrance

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* Registration closes 4 hours before event

MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Laura Mae Noble

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Laura Mae Noble is a multimedia artist and creative facilitator with a BFA from RISD, world travel, and a zest for life that brings richness and joy to all her endeavors. She is on faculty in the Fashion Department at SAIC, has taught at Evanston Art Center, and gives private and small group lessons in Painting, Drawing, Terrariums, Fashion Illustration, and Mindfulness for Creatives. Simply put, she fancies the goodness at the source of everything. Laura Mae says: "It's an interesting story. Take a workshop, and ask me about it!"

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Kinma R.
    Reviewed on 06/15/19

    Great class! Learned quite a bit! I hadn't taken an art class in 20+yrs! This was fun! The instructor was great and didn't hover!

    Great class! Learned quite a bit! I hadn't taken an art class in 20+yrs! This was fun! The instructor was great and didn't hover!

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    Victoria L.
    Reviewed on 06/14/19

    Great Thursday night out with the girls. Laura was really fun and attentive, gave great instruction, especially on shading techniques (which I really needed!) We got to see a fair bit of art and the pace of the class was perfect. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking for a cheeky night out - pun definitely intended there.

    Great Thursday night out with the girls. Laura was really fun and attentive, gave great instruction, especially on shading techniques (which I really needed!) We got to see a fair bit of art and the pace of the class was perfect. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking for a cheeky night out - pun definitely intended there.

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    Jennifer G.
    Reviewed on 02/08/19

    This was the perfect snowy day in Chicago with friends. Brunch across the street at Acanto with half off bottles of wine. Then over to the Art Museum for a fun afternoon of drawing and art. Laura, is super talented, interesting, and a great Teacher. Very good instruction and help. Stay after and enjoy the museum for the rest of your day!

    This was the perfect snowy day in Chicago with friends. Brunch across the street at Acanto with half off bottles of wine. Then over to the Art Museum for a fun afternoon of drawing and art. Laura, is super talented, interesting, and a great Teacher. Very good instruction and help. Stay after and enjoy the museum for the rest of your day!

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    Jini V.
    Reviewed on 09/11/17

    I had so much fun, definitely want to come back for part two. I've been drawing nothing but butts since our class!

    I had so much fun, definitely want to come back for part two. I've been drawing nothing but butts since our class!

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