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Drawing in Museums: The National Gallery, Freer Gallery, and American Art Museum
6-Session Weekend Course
Saturday, October 12 to November 23, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 9)
Drawing by student Claire Fuller
Residents of the greater Washington, D.C., area have an abundance of riches in the many museums close by. Spend Saturday afternoons developing your rendering and composition skills by drawing from both paintings and sculptures at the National Gallery of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Guided by instructor Paul Glenshaw, students begin by learning the art of copying, which focuses on the way an artist created a particular work, not simply making a facsimile. They then delve into drawing classical sculptures, which make ideal models for drawing exercises and aid in honing figure-drawing skills.
An introduction to drawing in public, this class is designed for the strong beginner, intermediate, or advanced student who has taken a previous drawing class or has equivalent drawing experience.
A supply list may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the first session.
The first session meets in the Founder's Room, off the central rotunda of the NGA’s West Wing.
6 sessions; 2.5 hours each (no class Nov. 9)
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*
*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.
National Gallery of Art
4th St & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial