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
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