May 25th, 2020
Dear students, friends and fellow artists,
I hope you’re finding some calm and creativity despite the circumstances we find ourselves living in. Many of you have asked me about the future of The Drawing Room Studio, both because of the eventual demolition of the building and how COVID changes how I’ll be able to operate.
After a lot of thought and number crunching, I’ve made the decision to close down The Drawing Room Studio’s physical location this June. With the physical distancing policies required to keep everyone safe & healthy, it’s not financially viable for me to maintain a permanent studio.
While we’re losing the physical space, the community will carry on in new ways and forms as we adapt. Teaching will still be a part of my future, but I don’t know what that will look like quite yet. I am keeping the email list active and will let you know about any classes or community activities, either in person or online, that I decide to run in the future.
The community we have built around The Drawing Room is wonderful. I am constantly blown away by how kind and supportive everyone is. I want to thank you all for being a part of what we’ve built here.
While I am sad to let such a beautiful space go, I’m also looking forward to focusing on my own art and career again and taking an extended hiatus from the administrative and logistical duties of running a school. I adore teaching, but feel less fond of the amount of time I spend in Quickbooks! This break will allow me to find a better balance of art making and art teaching.
May you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe, and I hope you’re all taking care of yourselves.
Sarah Marie Lacy, Artist & Teacher