Palette and Chisel

The Palette & Chisel  has graciously agreed to be our home-base for the seminar again this year!


When they agreed to be our home-base last year, I was new to the city and hadn’t heard of them. But believe me, it was certainly my loss!

Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts is a rich resource for the urban artist. They offer courses in fine arts from oil to sculpture, watercolor to basic drawing. Members can use the historic building at will and both members and non-members are welcome during 60 hours of open studio time with live models each week!

They’ve been serious about art for over a century! Palette & Chisel club was formed in 1895 as a way for artists of all types to be able to work from live models. They’ve been housed in an 1870’s mansion since 1921 and within the past few decades they’ve begun offering classes. That 1870’s mansion is what we’ll call headquarters at the seminar this July.

Several Urban Sketchers have told me how much they value their memberships at Palette & Chisel and I am personally looking forward to the next time I can make it for open-studio hours. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities every week!



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