Drawing Class

A Focus on the Figure: Degas - Sculptural Etudes

The Star: Dancer on Pointe, c. 1878-1880
Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917
Gouache and pastel on paper, mounted on board
22-1/4 x 29-3/4 in. (56.5 x 75.6 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

A Focus on the Figure: Degas - Sculptural Etudes

Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Teacher: Michael Horowitz
Type: Drawing Class

Artist Michael Horowitz focuses on how to draw the figure in a series of Friday night classes (3/1, 3/15, 3/22 & 3/29). Using the Museum’s collections as inspiration, participants explore the figure through gesture, basic construction, basic anatomy and self-expression by using a variety of styles to draw a live, clothed, figure model.

Degas: Sculptural Etudes
Spend the evening drawing a live model in poses captured in the paintings and sculpture of Edgar Degas and his contemporaries. The class emphasizes strong gestural poses, compositional cropping and color application.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $20 ($16 for members), and space is limited to 18 participants. All materials and admission to the galleries on the day of class are included. | Online registration is required. For further information, contact the Education Department at (626) 844-6980.