Drawing Class

Drawing from the Masters: Capturing Emotion

The Ragpicker, c. 1865-1870
Édouard Manet 
French, 1832-1883
Oil on canvas
76-3/4 x 51-1/2 in. (194.9 x 130.8 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
F.1968.09.P

Drawing from the Masters: Capturing Emotion

Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Roderick Smith
Type: Drawing Class

Join artist Roderick Smith for a series of drawing classes inspired by master works in the Norton Simon collections, from ancient India and Southeast Asia to modern-day Europe and America. Each session follows a different path through the Museum, exploring the fundamentals of art. Examine a variety of works with the goal of understanding the essential elements of composition and design.

Spend an evening examining how artists use formal techniques to convey emotion and beauty in their work. The sculptural works of Degas serve as an introduction to gestural drawing. The second half of the session is devoted to exploring how painters like Manet and Corot used simple designs and lighting to create captivating images. 


Meets in Entrance Gallery | All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $20 ($16 for members), and space is limited to 18 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.