Draw from the Collection
Get inspired, get creative, get sketching! Experience the collection and exhibitions through drawing, and learn about the creative processes of artists on view at DAI. You’ll learn about a variety of drawing concepts and techniques through broad monthly themes and a highlighted artwork.
Program Update: Draw from the Collection has been adapted for online learning due to COVID-19. Online drawing lessons are posted monthly and may be found below and by visiting our new Digital Resources page. Be sure to also watch for updates about Zoom-based drawing lessons!
Recent Draw from the Collection at Home Lessons
Consider pose and composition.
Create abstract designs and optical effects.
Draw ornate, colorful fabric details.
Unkoku Toeki (Japanese, 1591-1644), Landscape, 17th century
Chinese (Tang Dynasty, 618-907) – Dancing Horse
Draw complex buildings and structures using one-point perspective techniques.
Benjamin West – Adonis with His Dogs
Geometric shapes as our starting point on the journey into a freeform, flower-filled world
Create a portrait drawing based on Alice Neel’s John (1979).