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Adults seated on the High's terrace participate in a live drawing class.

Event Details

May 15, 2021
1:00 pm –2:30 pm


Preregistration required
Members: $25
Not-Yet-Members: $40


On-site event
High Museum of Art
Orkin Terrace

Event Description

Join us for drawing sessions that take inspiration from the High’s campus and collection!
Led by artist Larkin Ford, each session focuses on a different way of seeing and capturing the world around us while allowing participants to explore their own personal expression and develop their drawing skills.

All materials will be provided, but participants may bring their own materials, if desired. Each session description includes a supply list. Drawing from Experience sessions will have seating based on social distancing guidelines and will be outside when weather allows.

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

About Your Instructor
Larkin Ford teaches drawing and painting at Georgia State University, where he earned his MFA. He spent his formative years in rural North Carolina, weaving this and other personal experiences into enigmatic narratives through drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Ford has exhibited work in Atlanta at Whitespace, The Mast, and Showerhaus’s High Rise Show. For more information and images, please visit and @larkinford.

May 15: Drawing in Black and White on Toned Paper

For this session, instead of building up value gradually on a white page, we’ll experiment with using white gel pens, black and white colored pencils, and other media on toned paper. Starting from a midtone, we will establish edges and shapes of light and dark, capturing the essence of the scene’s light and shadow.

To see upcoming sessions, visit the Drawing from Experience program page.

Please note: face coverings are required for anyone over the age of two, even for visitors who have been fully vaccinated. A face shield can be worn but must be worn in conjunction with a face covering for entry. For additional information, please see the Reopening FAQs.