The Oak Park Art League or OPAL is located in an old carriage house designed by local architect E. E. Roberts. It is a neat little unassuming building just up the street from Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio. Oak Park has many artistic outlets like this gem of a place and it is unfortunate that I don't seem to have the time to get out enjoy them.
OPAL runs these sessions weekly on Sundays from 1 to 4. The session starts with many quick two-minute poses and slows to a final hour-long pose. For those of you that have taken figure drawing as a class, you'll recognize that it is a pretty standard format. I don't believe that I have been to a figure drawing session in over twenty years and my skills are pretty rusty. I still had a lot of fun and hope to make this a regular thing. I could use a little additional creativity in my life and the ability to see and draw is always useful.