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Drawing in Museums: The National Gallery, Freer Gallery, and American Art Museum
6-Session Weekend Course
Saturday, January 25 to March 7, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)
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.
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The first session meets in the Founder's Room, off the central rotunda of the NGA’s West Wing.
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*
6 sessions; 2.5 hours each (no class Feb. 15)
*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
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Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial