Draw the Line Workshop

Draw the Line: Inspired by Henri Matisse and Ellsworth KellySundays: October 30 – November 13, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
For ages 16 and above. Pre-paid registration required. $40 members, $50 non-members per class. Receive $5 off each class when you sign up for all three! All levels are welcome.
Register online or call (914) 232-9555 ext. 0.


Channel the mastery of Henri Matisse and Ellsworth Kelly in this series of KMAA artist-led workshops.

Sunday, October 30: Botanical Drawing
(Instructor: Corinne Lapin Cohen)
The crisp, minimalist lines of Ellsworth Kelly’s Suite of Plant Lithographs (1964–66) seem to capture botanical forms and shapes with just the slightest effort. Grab a friend and enjoy a morning of botanical drawing and sketching activities that bring the minimalist line to life.

Sunday, November 6: Exuberant Line in Picture and Prose 
(Instructors: Shiela Hale and Pamela Hart)
Artist Shiela Hale and poet Pamela Hart guide participants in an exploration of the line in various forms and iterations. Experiment with elements of line-making in drawing and writing through a series of exercises that will excite visual, written, and creative response.

Sunday, November 13: Contour Figure Sketching
(Instructor: Wendy Shalen)
With live models reminiscent of those favored by Henri Matisse and surrounded by the exhibition of Matisse drawings curated by Ellsworth Kelly, participants will spend the morning capturing the essence of the human form through a series of experimental activities with pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink.