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Event Details

February 9, 2023
1:00 pm –3:30 pm


Members: $25 
Not-Yet-Members: $35
Registration Required 


High Museum of Art
Anne Cox Chambers Lobby

Event Description

Image of Monir Farmanfarmaian work

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iranian, 1922–2019), Untitled, 1980, felt-tip pen and ink on paper. Photo courtesy the estate of the artist and Haines Gallery.

Expand your understanding of geometric abstraction during this studio workshop inspired by artworks on view in Monir Farmanfarmaian: A Mirror Garden. This workshop will begin with a brief visit to the exhibition, where we will look closely at Farmanfarmaian’s drawing techniques and employment of Euclidean geometry. We will then work in the studio to create our own artwork using felt-tip pens, colored pencils, cardboard, colored paper, and ink. Experimenting with line, shape, and composition, we will create unique geometric abstractions that radiate and repeat, echoing the splendor of Farmanfarmaian’s work.

Studio Sessions is designed for adults, but all ages are welcome. Materials will be provided. No prior experience is necessary. This workshop is offered twice.

For more information, please email lifelonglearning@high.org or call 404-733-5034.

About Your Instructor

Purna Ahuja is a graphic artist turned art educator. As a graphic artist, she previously worked in publishing, in New York and Atlanta, specializing in children’s books. Her passion for educational materials inspired her to change careers, and she worked as an art educator in Gwinnett Public Schools for twenty-one years, where she used multidisciplinary and STEAM-based methods to teach students of diverse needs and abilities. She has served as a jury member to select high school students for the Governor’s Honors Program and has also been a supervising mentor for several art education students at Georgia State University.