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People attend an outdoor drawing class on the High's Orkin Terrace.

Event Details

October 9, 2021
1:00 pm –2:30 pm


Members: $25
Not-Yet-Members: $40
Registration Required


High Museum of Art
Orkin Terrace

Event Description

Join artist Larkin Ford as he leads drawing sessions that take inspiration from the High’s campus and collection. Each session will focus on abstraction and nonobjective painting while giving visitors the tools to create, assess, and appreciate art with no recognizable subject matter. Classes will take a different approach on how one pays attention to line, shape, texture, value (light and dark), and hard and soft edges. The theme for each class is optional, allowing participants to explore their personal expression and develop their drawing skills.

Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Your ticket includes access to the Museum galleries. Supplies are included.

Drawing from Experience sessions will have seating based on social distancing guidelines and will be outside when weather allows. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two. Please see the High’s COVID guidelines for additional information.

October 9: Mark Making in Sections (Abstraction Quilt Drawing)
Explore how to break up a picture plane by drawing ruler-straight and organic lines and sweeping curves. Then learn how to fill up shapes with different patterns, textures, or a fragment of an image. Experiment with abstract mark making in some areas while carefully rendering in others!

JOIN BY OCTOBER 1 for early access to Obama Portraits Tour Tickets.