The Drawing Studio moving to new location



Celebrate with us at our
W E L C O M E    H O M E    B B Q   P A R T Y !
Sunday March 8, from 3 – 7 PM
2760 N. Tucson Blvd.
(SE corner of Tucson & Glenn- formerly Ted’s Country Store)

Art, barbecue, music, dancing, “facelift” sponsorships & more!
Tickets: $25/person
$10 with new or renewing membership;
$10, 16 & under;
6 and under get in FREE.
Purchase online, call 520-620-0947 or
email or
purchase at the event! See you there!

During this event, you’ll have opportunities to buy “art tickets” and participate in drawings for artwork donated by many of your favorite local artists, including: David Andres, Julia Andres, Hector Martinez Arteche, Dave Brown, Pat Dolan, Ellen Fountain, William Holzman, Joy Fox McGrew, Michael Moore, Marty Plevel, Steve Romaniello, Andrew Rush, and Jim Waid.

More info at, formerly downtown on 6th Avenue.

The Drawing Studio provides art instruction (classes and workshops) and creative inspiration for people of all ages, (from 9-90+) and at all levels of experience.


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).