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Sketching is Seeing: Introduction

Celebrate sketching at the National Gallery of Art!  You’ll be surprised by what you see and remember about an object after sketching it. All ages, backgrounds, and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

Find out what Sketching Is Seeing is all about! Let teaching artist Stephanie Morse guide you through six different sketching activities. Each video demonstrates a different sketching technique that can be used with any object in the National Gallery’s collection.

Share your creativity!  Tag your sketch with #ngasketch. Your work might be featured (with credit) on the National Gallery’s social media channels.

View all six sketching activities.