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June 13 – September 13, 2015

Drawing from the Beaux-Arts Masters

July 16, 18, 25 & August 1

July 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

July 18, July 25, August 1; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Close study, slow looking, and live drawing from the masters are traditional ways to build technical drawing skills and can lead to a better understanding of artists’ various styles. This four-session workshop seriesis designed to help participants at all drawing levels to become more conscious of their own style, voice, and creativity. Instructor and artist Eduardo Fernandez will guide participants through a variety of techniques and materials as they complete a substantial drawing project as well as a number of sketches from masterworks in Gods and Heroes. The series begins with an introductory presentation by Dawson Carr, the Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art, who will discuss different styles and techniques in the exhibition. Participants will be sent a materials list prior to the first meeting. Portable drawing boards provided by the Museum.

Artist Demonstrations – Secrets of the Art Studio: The Craft and Vision of the Beaux-Arts Masters

July 11 & 18; August 9 & 16

Live copying and learning from master drawings and paintings is an essential part of École des Beaux-Arts training and a familiar sight in the galleries of European museums such as the Louvre or National Gallery in London. Over the course of two weekends in July and August, take a deep dive into the materials, techniques, and process of watching a masterwork copied from preliminary drawing to final oil painting. Academically trained artists Eduardo Fernandez and Jerry Sumpter, artists and instructors at Pacific Northwest College of Art, will each select a different painting in Gods and Heroes to demonstrate how an artist approaches the work of completing a formal copy, and they will share their insights along the way.

July 11 & 18, 2–5 p.m.

August 9 & 16, 2–5 p.m.

This is an informal, drop-in program. No tickets are necessary.