Drawing at the Norton Simon: Animal Structure

Drawing at the Norton Simon: Animal Structure

Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin (French, 1699–1779), Dog and Game, 1730, Oil on canvas, The Norton Simon Foundation.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jamie Sweetman

Artist Jamie Sweetman conducts a six-session course focusing on various areas of the Museum, from the Sculpture Garden to the European and Asian art collections. Students learn techniques like breaking down a composition into simple shapes, structuring a drawing using line and making gesture drawings.

Observe animals represented in the collections, and learn the basic principles of drawing animals by portraying animal structure using simple shapes. Then turn your animal drawing into an inventive creature.


All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $25 ($20 for members), and space is limited to 20 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included.
Advance registration is required. Please use the register button
Meets in Entrance Gallery