Composition and Form through Degas: Movement through Pose

Composition and Form through Degas: Movement through Pose

Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward, modeled 1885-90; cast 1919-21, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917), Bronze, No. 57, Modèle cast, 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.

Students observe Degas’s dynamic dancers and the ways in which movement is captured through pose. Next, students create a triptych of drawings—the first depicting sculptures and the third, drawing what the figure’s next movement would be, using Prismacolor pencils.


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