Free and open to the public

Closed for reinstallation May 20–June 13

 
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Figure Drawing is for Every-Body

Everyone and every-body is welcome to this special figure drawing session presented by the Smart Museum of Art and the UChicago student organization Outside the Lines.

Draw along with Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments and Carrie Kaufman, artists for whom modeling is an integral part of their art practice. The sessions feature clothed models in the lobby and nude models within the special exhibition Embodying the Self

FREE, all materials provided. Participants of all skill levels, ages, and gender identities are welcome!


Guest artists

Carrie Kaufman is a white, queer femme, physically disabled, Jewish activist and artist raised outside of Chicago. Her painting, writing, and modeling focus on the intersections of sex/uality and disability. She works with other disabled activists facilitating workshops and developing curriculum to help organizations create more accessibility across the board. She is a member of the Chicago chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, a Palestinian solidarity organization and she is a board member of Project Fierce Chicago, an organization creating housing for LGBTQ young adults.

Sky Cubacub is a non-binary Filipinx human from Chicago, IL. Rebirth Garments is their line of wearables for the full spectrum of gender, size, and ability. They maintain the notion of Radical Visibility, a movement based on claiming our bodies and, through the use of bright colors, exuberant fabrics, and innovative designs, they refuse to assimilate and are spearheading a Queer and Disabled dress reform movement. They are the editor of the Radical Visibility Zine, a magazine for Queer and Disabled teens based off of their manifesto.


Images: Photo of Carrie Kaufman courtesy of the artist. Photo of Sky Cubacub by Ryan Burke. Sketching photo by Erik L. Peterson.