Other Media Painting

From the first time sketcher to the experienced artist, the Smithsonian Associates offers a range of drawing classes suitable for students of all levels of experience.  These courses work with a variety of materials, including charcoal, pencil, and pastel.  Emphasizing the importance of line and shading in rendering an array of forms and compositions, our drawing classes cover still-life, landscape, architectural interiors and exteriors, portrait, and figure drawing.  From close professional instruction to independent project time, our courses are tailored not only to introduce new students to the medium of drawing, but also provide a valuable progression and continuation of fundamental techniques that are integral to a range of different media.

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current drawing courses

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of pastels, working from still-life arrangements and the Smithsonian gardens.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Get a taste of three of our most popular studio arts courses—in collage and mixed-media, ikebana, and drawing—for a single night each as you enjoy a glass of wine and stimulate the artist within.