Draw from the Collection

Get inspired, get creative, get sketching! Experience the collection through drawing and learn about the creative processes of artists on view at DAI.

Program Update: Draw from the Collection has been adapted for online learning due to COVID-19. Online drawing resources can be found below by clicking on a monthly theme, and by visiting our new Digital Resources page. Check back for updates about in-person classes.

Draw from the Collection is an hour-long, in-gallery drawing session, with the guidance of a Museum Educator. Learn about drawing concepts and techniques through broad monthly themes and a highlighted artwork each session.

Upcoming Draw from the Collection at Home Sessions/Themes:

  • September: Animals in Art
  • October: Nature & Landscape
  • November: Feasts & Flair
  • December: Celebrations & Traditions

Recent Draw from the Collection at Home Lessons

Animals in Art

Animals in Art

Chinese (Tang Dynasty, 618-907) – Dancing Horse

Art of Architecture

Art of Architecture

Draw complex buildings and structures using one-point perspective techniques.

Flowers and Plants

Flowers and Plants

Geometric shapes as our starting point on the journey into a freeform, flower-filled world

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