Draw for Fun Offers Inclusive and Welcoming Space for Artists

Robin Borre strives to make art accessible to all

Back in 2015, Robin Borre found inspiration in the Windy City. A Chicago “Draw Jam” at the Learning Machine prompted her to lay the foundations of a new brand of artistic community - an inclusive and welcoming space, where creativity can flourish in new, inherently collaborative ways. In 2016, Draw for Fun was born.

To Robin, the event holds a unique importance. Individually, the most creative among us can be some of the most critical of themselves - a conundrum Robin explains as an ironic limiting factor on the expression of that very creativity. That’s where the communal support finds its liberating role - Robin says: “Art is, in my mind, a collaborative process. When working alone, I believe it’s easy to get in your head and criticize your skills in a way that is actually detrimental to creativity. So at Draw for Fun pretty much the only rule is no disparaging your own work/ability nor that of anyone else’s.”

Draw for Fun is a space where you can express yourself however you please! Participants can employ any artistic medium they choose. Although the quintessential drawing and illustration materials pervade, a myriad of alternatives are available at Monkeywrench Books, including “textured paper, tracing paper, Bristol, and a few coloring books.”

Draw For Fun: Tuesday, July 24, 6-9pm. Monkeywrench Books, 110 E. North Loop.

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