Drawing Class

Considering the Figure: Drawing the Figure in Pen

Saltimbanques Resting, 1870
Honoré Daumier
French, 1808-1879
Oil on canvas
21-1/2 x 25-3/4 in. (54.6 x 65.4 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon
M.1976.06.P
© 2014 Norton Simon Art Foundation

Considering the Figure: Drawing the Figure in Pen

Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Michael Horowitz
Type: Drawing Class

Artist Michael Horowitz leads classes emphasizing figure drawing. Using the Museum’s collections and figure models as inspiration, the classes explores the figure’s basic construction and anatomy as well as its use as a means of self-expression.

This class focuses on interpreting the figure in pen with both quick and long sketches, along with instruction in using crosshatching techniques to give the figure shading and form. Students study the pattern of light and dark, or chiaroscuro, in paintings by Daumier, and then embark on their own interpretations of the lighted figure while drawing from the sculptures of Degas.


| All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $20 ($16 for members), and space is limited to 20 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included. | Online registration is required. For further information, contact the Education Department at (626) 844-6980.