Specific dates as noted
Join us for sketching and conversation in the galleries. Led by practicing artists and museum educators, this series of workshops integrates art history and studio art practices. The workshops are designed for all skill levels; beginning and advanced participants are welcome.
This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required due to limited space. Registration opens on the Tuesday prior to the start of a new topic. All drawing materials are provided. Ages 18 and over. For more information, contact us via email.
Download the 2016-2017 schedule here (PDF 93KB).
Alexander Calder, Cascading Flowers, 1949, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1996.120.5
March 31 from 10:30am–1:00pm
April 1, 2, 22, 23, and 29 from 1:00–3:30pm
May 6 and 7 from 1:00–3:30pm
Experience the dynamic shapes and movement of Alexander Calder’s mobiles. Register online beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Please select one date to attend.
This event is now full. Click here to register for the waitlist.
Georgia O'Keeffe, Jack-in-Pulpit Abstraction - No. 5, 1930, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1987.58.4
Explore how twentieth-century American artists working in New York City experimented with abstraction.
Jasper Francis Cropsey, Autumn - On the Hudson River, 1860, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Gift of the Avalon Foundation, 1963.9.1
Hudson River Landscapes
Discover the romantic landscapes and dramatic vision of a group of nineteenth-century American artists.
Aelbert Cuyp, The Maas at Dordrecht, c. 1650, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1940.2.1
Dive into the sublime maritime scenes painted by seventeenth century Dutch masters.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Shaw Memorial, 1900, patinated plaster, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire, X.15233
The Shaw Memorial
Meditate on Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s memorial to honor Civil War heroes Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts regiment.