Our Philosophy

Michelangelo figure studies.

Michelangelo figure studies.

The Life Drawing Symposium is created by Veronica Lawlor and Melanie Reim, artist-educators steeped int he tradition of the Chouinard Art Institute, world famous for its “pure-art” philosophy. The pure art philosophy sees art as process, work as mantra, and self-expression as the goal. Where you will take this art is up to you, but the study itself is a worthwhile undertaking.

Veronica and Melanie, teaching along with instructor Margaret Hurst, bring over 80 combined years of drawing the figure at such prestigious institutions as FIT, Altos de Chavon, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute.

These power houses of figure drawing will lead you through an intensive experience that will leave you exhausted, exhilarated, and begging for more!