Composition and Form through Degas: Mastery of Form

Composition and Form through Degas: Mastery of Form

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917), Horse Galloping on Right Foot, the Back Left Only Touching the Ground and Jockey, 1881-90, Bronze, Nos. 25 and 35, Modèle casts, Norton Simon Art Foundation

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Melissa Manfull

Join artist Melissa Manfull for a six-session drawing class exploring Degas’s approach to composition and form. Students examine Degas’s many artworks and create their own drawings using experimental techniques and drawing from a live model in one session.

Inspired by Degas’s repetition of specific forms such as the horse and dancer, students focus on one form and learn to master it. Using iterative processes inspired by printmaking, students repeat and edit compositions to create a series of drawings that evolve in complexity and refinement using vine charcoal, graphite and pen.


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.
Meets in Entrance Gallery