Drawing Class

Nature Morte and the Significant Objects Exhibition: Herms and the 20th Century

The Librarian, 1960
George Herms
American, 1935-
Assemblage: wood box, papers, books, loving cup, and painted stool
57 x 63 x 21 in. (144.8 x 160 x 53.3 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Molly Barnes

Nature Morte and the Significant Objects Exhibition: Herms and the 20th Century

Date: Friday, November 09, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Teacher: Cole Case
Type: Drawing Class

Los Angeles–based artist Cole Case leads an in-depth investigation of the still-life genre. The four-part course examines the formal compositional elements of works from the Museum’s collection and the exhibition "Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life." Using the techniques discussed, students create original compositions inspired by the work of the masters.

Herms and the 20th Century
The 20th century launched investigations into the use of everyday objects as both subject matter and material. Participants focus on the incorporation of nontraditional art-making materials and create a collage inspired by the works of Picasso, Braque and Herms.


Special Exhibition Galleries | 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.