Drawing Salon

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National Gallery of Art 2014–2015
Drawing Workshops

Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 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, contact drawingsalon@nga.gov.

This program is free but space is limited. Advance registration is required. Each topic is offered five times. Please choose one date per topic. Registration opens at noon on the Monday before each new topic; if the link is not working, refresh your Internet browser.

Quadrille at the Moulin Rouge by Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Quadrille at the Moulin Rouge, 1892, oil on cardboard, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection

Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris
October 3, 4, 5, 18, 19

Explore the colorful world of bohemian Paris at the turn of the century through the work of two avant-garde artists.
Register here beginning at noon on Monday, September 29, 2014.

Portrait of a Lady by Titian

Titian, Portrait of a Lady, c . 1555, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection

Titian’s Masterful Portraits
November 7, 8, 9, 22, 23
Study the compositions and subtle tones of the Venetian master’s courtly portraits.
Register here beginning at noon on Monday, November 3, 2014.

Green River Cliffs, Wyoming by Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran, Green River Cliffs, Wyoming, 1881, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Milligan and Thomson Families

Illuminating American Landscapes
December 12, 13, 14, 20, 21

Discover how American artists such as Thomas Moran and Frederic Church used light to enliven the landscape.
Register here beginning at noon on Monday, December 8, 2014.

Figure of a Woman "The Sphinx" by Rodin

Auguste Rodin, Figure of a Woman "The Sphinx," model early 1880s, carved 1909, marble, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer

Rodin’s Expressive Poses
January 9, 10, 11, 24, 25

Examine the way Rodin formed his evocative stone and clay figures.
Register here beginning at noon on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Five Cones by Ursula von Rydingsvard

Ursula von Rydingsvard, Five Cones, 1990–1992, cedar and graphite, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Sherry and Joel Mallin

Contextualizing Contemporary Sculpture
February 6, 7, 8, 21, 22

Consider the ways contemporary artists such as Ursula von Rydingsvard and Anthony Caro have transformed the subjects, methods, and materials of sculpture.
Register here beginning at noon on Monday, February 2, 2015.

The Presentation of the Virgin by Paolo di Giovanni Fei

Paolo di Giovanni Fei, The Presentation of the Virgin, c. 1400, tempera on wood transferred to hardboard, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection

Examining Early Italian Painting
March 6, 7, 8, 21, 22

Look closely at how pre-Renaissance panel painters used drapery to define form.
Register here beginning at noon on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Queen Zenobia Addressing Her Soldiers by Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Queen Zenobia Addressing Her Soldiers, 1725/1730, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection

Tiepolo’s Dramatic Narratives
April 10, 11, 12, 25, 26

Investigate Tiepolo’s use of gesture and movement to enhance his visual storytelling.
Register here beginning at noon on Monday, April 6, 2015.

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