The Art of Drawing: From Da Vinci to Degas

Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Drawing is a powerful process that merges observation, imagination, and expression. Historically, painters and sculptors have used drawing as a crucial part of their artistic practice. Looking closely at sketches, studies, preparatory works, and finished drawings offers tantalizing chances to discover how artists create. The more we know about the concepts, techniques and materials of drawing, the more we can see beneath the surface of a painting or a sculpture to recognize the artist's intentions. This knowledge will help you expand your art appreciation skills and experience your next visit to the museum in a new way. We will examine the fundamental components of drawing (line, shape, form, value, color, perspective, and composition) as exemplified by works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci , Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn, Dürer, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassat, George Seurat, Edgar Degas, Alice Neel, Frida Kahlo, and Yayoi Kusama. This course includes four online lectures and one in-person guided visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Summer 2023 tuition is $449.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the fundamental components of drawing
  • Knowledge about the artistic practices of famous artists
  • A guided visit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Aspiring and Practicing Arts Professionals

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  • Summer 2023

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2023
    • Date

      Jul 10 - Aug 7
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Thompson, Meera
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Website registration is not available. Please call (212) 998-7150 for more information on how to enroll.