Art Making l Drawing from the Collections: Rendering Clothing and Drapery

This live art-making class is inspired by a Greek Statuette of Nike from the Hellenistic period. In this sculpture, the goddess of victory wears a clinging chiton with a long overfold that reveals the lines of her voluptuous body. A belt cinches the garment high under her breasts. In this class we will focus on the basic shapes of clothing and the anatomy of folds to better understand the mechanics of drapery.