In 2001 , while teaching at the Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop, Steve decided to open his own studio in Village Gate Square on North Goodman Street in the Neighborhood of the Arts. The 800-square-foot space soon proved to be too small to accommodate the number of students in Steve's school and, in January 2002 , he added 400 square feet by renting his neighbor's space and tearing down t. from three contiguous counties surrounding the Rochester area. Open Figure Drawing - This is an open studio session offered throughout the year on Monday evenings. No instruction is given. Nude models are available to draw from. Professional artists, including sculptors and conceptual artists, will periodically direct the evenings, giving new insights and way to experience the human form.