Drawing Salon

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National Gallery of Art 2015–2016
Drawing Workshops

Fridays 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 1:00–3:30 p.m.

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. All drawing materials are provided. Ages 18 and over. For more information, e-mail drawingsalon@nga.gov.

This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required due to limited space. Each topic is offered five times. Please choose one date per topic. Registration opens at noon on the Monday prior to the start of a new topic. If the link does not appear, refresh your Internet browser.

Illuminating British Landscapes
September 18, 19, 20, 26, 27

Immerse yourself in the sublime landscapes of British artists J. M. W. Turner and John Constable. Register here beginning at noon on Monday, September 14, 2015.

Portraying the American Gilded Age
October 9, 10, 11, 24, 25

Explore the world of late 19th-century American high society through the portraits of John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, and Thomas Eakins. Register here beginning at noon on Monday, October 5, 2015.

Raphael’s Naturalism
November 6, 7, 8, 14, 15

Examine how a Renaissance master infused his portraits and religious paintings with order and realism. Register here beginning at noon on Monday, November 2, 2015.

El Greco’s Expressive Figures
December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13

Investigate the vivid style of the Greek master’s exaggerated and emotional figures. Register here beginning at noon on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Degas’s Wax Sculptures
January 8, 9, 10, 23, 24

Study the way Edgar Degas captured gesture and movement in his wax sculptures. Register here beginning at noon on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Rubens’s Dramatic Narratives
February 5, 6, 7, 20, 21

Discover how the paintings of this Flemish master embody dramatic stories. Register here beginning at noon on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Composing Italian Cityscapes
March 4, 5, 6, 19, 20

See a new perspective on the detailed compositions of 16th-century Italian view paintings. Register here beginning at noon on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Contextualizing Contemporary Sculpture
April 1, 2, 3, 16, 17

Consider how contemporary artists explore and combine materials in their work. Register here beginning at noon on Monday, March 28, 2016.

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    Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris (October 2014)

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    Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris (October 2014)

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    Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris (October 2014)

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    Titian’s Masterful Portraits (November 2014)

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    Titian’s Masterful Portraits (November 2014)

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    Titian’s Masterful Portraits (November 2014)

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    Illuminating American Landscapes (December 2014)

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    Illuminating American Landscapes (December 2014)

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    Illuminating American Landscapes (December 2014)

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    Rodin’s Expressive Poses (January 2015)

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    Rodin’s Expressive Poses (January 2015)

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    Rodin’s Expressive Poses (January 2015)

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    Contextualizing Contemporary Sculpture (February 2015)

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    Contextualizing Contemporary Sculpture (February 2015)

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    Contextualizing Contemporary Sculpture (February 2015)

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    Examining Early Italian Painting (March 2015)

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    Examining Early Italian Painting (March 2015)

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    Examining Early Italian Painting (March 2015)

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    Tiepolo’s Dramatic Narratives (April 2015)

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    Tiepolo’s Dramatic Narratives (April 2015)

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    Tiepolo’s Dramatic Narratives (April 2015)

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The 2015-2016 Drawing Salon season is made possible with the generous support of Faber-Castell in commemoration of the National Gallery of Art’s 75th anniversary. Faber-Castell, founded in 1761, is the world's leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils.

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