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October 2021 Member Meeting Figure Drawing

October 2021 Member Meeting Figure Drawing Denise Chaudhari

Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 12th at 6pm for a “Remote” Figure Drawing Presentation lead by Denise Chaudhari.

Watch the replay here:

Figure Drawing SUPPLY LIST:

  • Sketchbook OR Drawing Pad
  • Soft Pencil (HB or softer) or Charcoal
  • Optional: Newsprint Pad, Toned Paper, White Charcoal, Kneaded Eraser, Blending Stump, Pencil Sharpener


  • Introduction to Denise Chaudhari and The Drawing Room Studio.
  • Importance of observation and what to look for in Figure drawing. Demo and explanation of Blind contour
  • 3-5 Minute GROUP EXERCISE- Blind Contour

Click here for the full presentation outline and supply list.


No stranger to the art world, Denise Chaudhari is a creative professional by day and an enthusiastic champion of art and local artists by night. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Denise’s design career has been wide and varied, including gigs with Hasbro as a toy designer and with Microsoft as the lead product designer for the original Xbox controller. More recently, Denise has helmed her own fashion lines (Eeny Meanie/Dandy Social Club) and served as the chief hand illustrator for world-renowned, Los Angeles-based designer Shawn Hausman. 

Denise is co-founder and creative director of Firsthand, which produces independent fine art and craft markets throughout the area, and also operates the Lafayette-based figure-drawing studio, The Drawing Room, where she teaches classes and workshops for artists of all levels – from adults to students (student classes use non-nude models), and from beginners to more experienced artists. The Drawing Room also offers weekly non-instructional open figure sessions open to all artists 18+.

For those just starting out, or those who wish to expand their own experiences in figure drawing, The Drawing Room provides an opportunity for everyone to experience a little bit of art school, close to home and in an intimate setting.

For more information, or to register for classes, workshops, or open drawing sessions, please visit The Drawing Room’s website: