W&TW is excited to partner with The Art Local for a drink and draw figure drawing session. Join us in drawing from a live model over Zoom! We will have a series of guided prompts for all skill levels and a professional, clothed model to work from. Feel free to use any drawing supplies you might have at home. Registration required to receive Zoom link. Donations requested.
About the artists
Renee Lai is co-founder and teacher with The Art Local. She holds a BA in English and Studio Art with honors from Dartmouth College, in Hanover NH, and a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Lai also studied at the New York Studio School. She now teaches drawing and painting at UT Austin and St. Edward’s. Lai’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she has work in the permanent collection of Dartmouth College. She most recently was an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center.
Sarah Fagan is co-founder and teacher with The Art Local. She holds a BA in English and Studio Art from Stonehill College in North Easton, MA and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Sarah lived in Portland Oregon, from 2009 – 2017, partnering with local businesses to offer children and adult art classes. She was also a co-owner of the cooperative gallery Blackfish during this time. Sarah has been a college lecturer at both UT Austin and St. Edward’s University. She has exhibited work across the US and Canada, and has attended several residency programs including the year-long appointment as Umbrella Arts Artist in Residence in Concord, MA (2015-2016).
About Art Local
The Art Local’s mission is to fill an educational niche for art lovers — that space between enrolling in a college art course and attending a one-off pottery workshop. We are working artists and art professors based in Austin, TX who love to work with dedicated individuals and groups seeking instruction in drawing, painting, design, and other forms of the visual arts. Our focus is online live education.
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