Located in Lafayette, Colorado, The Drawing Room is a local figure-drawing studio offering non-instructional open drawing sessions as well as instructional figure-drawing classes and workshops. Our classes feature live models and are available for all aspiring artists - from adults to students (student classes use non-nude models), and from beginners to more experienced artists.
For those just starting out, or those who wish to expand their own experiences in figure drawing, The Drawing Room provides an opportunity for everyone to experience a little bit of art school, close to home and in an intimate setting.
During these potentially dangerous times, we take the safety and social distancing of our artists and models very seriously. Social-distancing and masks are encouraged in all classes at all times, and pre-registration to all classes is required. Hand sanitizer will be provided as needed.
The Drawing Room provides 5 drawing horses, a flat table, stools and chairs for student use, as well as a drawing supply kit for purchase. Artists may choose to bring their own easels, drawing boards and other low-odor drawing supplies. Model tipping is encouraged.
The Drawing Room classes are taught by Denise Chaudhari, a local artist and designer and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
With almost 30 years of figure-drawing and design experience, Denise brings her passion and enthusiasm for this art form to every class. She understands the value of studying the figure and she is excited to share her experience, insight and skills with her students. Denise believes that art is a personal journey and she encourages everyone to push their limits to find their own expression.
Denise is also one of the original founders of the Firefly Handmade craft market in Boulder, and is responsible for bringing art to the Lafayette streets. Denise and her husband Raj created and run the popular juried art markets at Art Night Out in Lafayette each summer (canceled in 2020).
open studio drawing sessions
instructional drawing CLASSES
In addition to open drawing sessions, The Drawing Room offers instructional figure-drawing classes for everyone! Each class consists of a series of 4 sessions, 2 3/4 hours each. Adult classes include a nude live model, while student classes include a non-nude model. Figure Drawing Fundamentals and Student Figure Drawing classes include our complete drawing supply kit. Click on a class below to learn more about each instructional class series.
1 18" x 24" newsprint pad 100 sheets
3 sticks drawing charcoal
1 3-pack willow charcoal
1 stick white drawing charcoal
1 peel & sketch charcoal pencil
1 kneaded eraser
1 paper blending stump
Kits may also be purchased separately for $25
Figure Drawing Fundamentals
& Student Figure-Drawing Classes