Studio Sessions: Sketching from Life

Thu Dec 14 2023 at 01:00 pm to 03:30 pm

High Museum of Art, Atlanta | Atlanta

High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Publisher/HostHigh Museum of Art, Atlanta
Studio Sessions: Sketching from Life
Travel back in time during this life drawing workshop inspired by artwork on view in In the City of Light: Paris, 1850–1920. Featured within the exhibition is the idea of the Parisienne, the elegant Parisian woman whose inimitable sense of fashion and personal style continues to inform discourses about femininity and beauty. Depicted in text and image, generalized or individualized, she is put on display for the viewer’s admiration, flaunting extravagant fashions and enjoying high-brow entertainments and leisure activities as representative of her successful husband or lover.
In this studio workshop, we will have our own Parisienne on display—a live figure model dressed in the garb of a nineteenth-century woman. Facilitated by Larkin Ford, visiting instructor of studio and visual art at Oxford College of Emory University, this studio workshop will focus on strengthening figure drawings using simple geometrical forms. Beginning with a loosely accurate silhouette, we will focus on the simple blocky shapes of the body. Using these underlying shapes as our guide, we can draw the body as a solid, three-dimensional form. At the end of the workshop, we will have an opportunity to share with our fellow classmates and receive instructor feedback.
Studio Sessions are art-making workshops connected to artworks on view at the High that provide an opportunity to experiment, play, and enjoy dabbling with new mediums and materials. No prior experience is required. Studio Sessions are designed for adults, but all ages are welcome. This workshop is offered three times.
About Your Instructor
Larkin Ford is a visual artist who lives and works in the Atlanta Metro area. Ford grew up in rural North Carolina, and he weaves this and his other personal experiences into enigmatic narratives through drawings and paintings. He has exhibited work locally at MOCA GA, Whitespace, Gallery 72, and Swan Coach House Gallery and internationally in Ireland, Japan, and Belarus. He received his BFA from UNC Asheville and his MFA from Georgia State University, and he teaches drawing and painting at Emory University’s Oxford campus and at the High Museum of Art. For more information and images, visit

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High Museum of Art, Atlanta, United States


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