1:00 pm –2:30 pm
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 16: Borrowed Shapes
Take inspiration from a sourced image of your choosing to overlay it into a new composition. Find asymmetrical shapes that don’t contain recognizable silhouettes—or change them until they don’t. Use ink and gel pens to push the boundaries of light and dark, letting form and space, light and dark emerge.