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Drawing Light…and How the Masters Did It

4 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 9:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00FL
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By Nick Cruz Velleman

Learn the strategies artists such as Rembrandt, Cézanne, Turner, and Degas used to harness light and unify, intensify, and give dimension to their images. In-class exercises focus on using graphite, ink, and pastel to draw studies of masterworks. The goal is not to copy the images but to create ones with a parallel luminous effect. A beginning drawing class or equivalent experience is strongly recommended, but not required for this course.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

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Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.

*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.

This online program is presented on Zoom.