Drop-In Drawing Sessions
(Re)kindle your creative passions in these informal sketching sessions on the second Tuesday of every month. Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month.
- March 10: Bark Cloth - Explore rhythmic motifs and a new drawing surface, bark paper, in the exhibit Printed and Painted: The Art of Bark Cloth. Collect the incredible patterns that adorn the cloths to create your own unique composition.
- April 14: In the Style of Miró - Joan Miró merged Surrealist automatism and abstraction with recognizable forms and a limited, expressive color palette. Explore these techniques in the exhibition Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination to make your own Miró-inspired drawing.
- May 12: A Journey Through Nature and Memory – Journey through the new exhibition Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder collecting natural textures, forms, and subjects to combine into your own unique composition.
- June 9: Scratch Art – Through the subtractive method of scratch art, strengthen your skills in utilizing layers of lines to develop volume in a composition. Choose a subject on the DAM’s plaza and cross-hatch, hatch, stipple, contour, and scribble your way to a finished drawing.
Meet in the El Pomar Grand Atrium in the Hamilton Building, Level 1. All experience levels welcome.
Bring your own supplies or use one of our communal sketch pads. If you bring your own supplies, please note that only sketchpads/notebooks 14 x 17 inches or smaller, graphite pencils, and kneaded erasers are permitted in the galleries. We will also provide these supplies if you do not have your own.
Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).