Drawing the Costumed Figure: On Quality and Finishing the Costumed Figure Drawing
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696–1770), The Triumph of Virtue and Nobility Over Ignorance, c. 1740–50, Oil on canvas (ceiling painted for the Palazzo Manin, Venice), The Norton Simon Foundation.
- 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Richard Houston
Join artist and educator Richard Houston for a series of drawing classes exploring costume and draping of the clothed figure in the Norton Simon collections. Using artworks in the Museum’s Renaissance and Baroque galleries, participants learn how to design and draw the costumed figure.
Have you ever wondered if your drawing is complete or how you would even judge the quality of your drawing? For the final session, we will discuss strategies and analyze the elements necessary for successfully finishing a costumed drawing. Participants will engage with paintings by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
- All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $25 ($20 for members) and is limited to 15 participants. Materials are provided.
- Advance registration is required. Please use the register button
- Meets in Entrance Gallery