Drawing at the Norton Simon: Botanical Illustration

Drawing at the Norton Simon: Botanical Illustration

Jan Davidzoon de Heem (Dutch, 1606–1683/84), Vase of Flowers, 1654, 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.

Study the flower structure in Jan Davidzoon de Heem’s Vase of Flowers, and then draw from artificial flowers by breaking down the forms into simple shapes before going into the details.


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