Drawing Class

Natural Beauty: Arranging a Still Life

Still Life with Fruit and Vegetables, 1625-35
Frans Snyders 
Flemish, 1579-1657
Oil on canvas
68-1/4 x 101 in. (173.4 x 256.5 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Natural Beauty: Arranging a Still Life

Date: Friday, May 03, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Educator: Jamie Sweetman
Type: Drawing Class

Celebrate the beauty of nature with artist Jamie Sweetman as she leads a series of four drawing classes in the galleries and garden. Students practice essential drawing techniques aimed at better understanding natural forms.

In this first session, discover how still-life painters like Frans Snyders captured the ephemeral beauty of nature in their work. Sketching directly from the Norton Simon’s collections, participants practice using simple shapes to understand how to draw a variety of fruits and vegetables.


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.