What we're about
Unorthodox Studios is a private studio run by Chalice Bartsch-Bailley. Life drawing sessions are open to the public Thursday Nights from 7 pm to 10 pm. Located on the outskirts of NoDa Charlotte at 3224 Benard Ave, Studio C, 28206.
Our figure sessions last 180 min. The routine is Ten 30 sec warm ups, followed by Five 1 min warm ups, then One 5 min warm up. For the rest of the evening we settle into one pose for Five 20 min sessions a piece. There is a 10 min break after every session for the model to stretch, artists to refill their beverage, and to take out the studio dog. If the model comes late, than the clock starts late.
Some artists just want to draw, drink, smoke, and chat. If that is what you are looking for on a weekly bases, then you found the right place. This is not a place that gives unsolicited instructions or advice. Questions of any nature at any time are welcomed with open arms, especially if it involves the music choice, model poses, or cocktail for the evening. When we set a time for a break, but someone wants to grab a drink or finish their smoke - we vote as a group adding a min to the break and/or the pose. This is a place where whom ever has the ‘worst’ drawing of the night, will get a pat on the back and free beer for trying their best. Professionalism is welcomed, creativity and silliness is required.