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Drawing Salon

Drawing Salon

Download the 2016-2017 schedule here (PDF 93KB).

Drawing Workshops
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.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no scheduled workshops at this time. New workshops will begin in fall 2017. A complete schedule will be posted here in late summer 2017.


Previous Workshops

Cascading Flowers

Alexander Calder, Cascading Flowers, 1949, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1996.120.5

Calder’s Mobiles
Experience the dynamic shapes and movement of Alexander Calder’s mobiles.

Jack-in-Pulpit Abstraction - No. 5

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

American Modernism
Explore how 20th-century American artists working in New York City experimented with abstraction. 

Autumn - On the Hudson River

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. 




Previous Workshops

The Maas at Dordrecht

Aelbert Cuyp, The Maas at Dordrecht, c. 1650, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art,  Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1940.2.1

Dutch Seascapes

Dive into the sublime maritime scenes painted by seventeenth century Dutch masters.

Shaw Memorial

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. 

Images from past Drawing Salon workshops

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