Art Making | Drawing from the Collections: Drawing Two or More People
The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online drawing classes. With an emphasis on drawing with pen or pencil on paper, each week’s lesson will be inspired by works in the Museum’s collections.
This live art-making class is inspired by Elizabeth Catlett’s Friends. An intricately layered web of fluctuating linear patterns foregrounds the expressive faces of a man and a woman engaged in the quiet drama of their gaze-driven dialogue; these same interwoven lines create a tautly constructed play of folds and curves in the couple’s clothing. In this class we will explore expressions, using two models looking at each other. While figures are usually complex to draw, the emphasis in this exercise is on creating connection and emotion over anatomical precision.