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CANCELED | Special Topics Workshop: Drawing Perspective—Part Two

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  • $55 members, $65 nonmembers (per session)

In the interest of the health and safety of our visitors, guest speakers, performers, and staff, we are canceling all events through May 10. We hope to reschedule this program and will let all current registrants know of the new date as soon as it’s set. 

Please review other precautionary measures the museum is taking due to COVID-19.

Part One: Saturday, March 14, 1:00-4:00
Part Two: Saturday, March 28, 1:00–4:00

Perspective is a fundamental component of drawing, whether you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced artist. Using the Art Institute’s collection, explore how different systems of perspective have shaped the spaces within paintings and drawings over centuries and learn how to use these tools in your own drawings.

This workshop is offered for two sessions. You can sign up for either a single session or for both sessions. If you plan to only take the second session, we recommend that you have at least some prior experience drawing using one-point perspective.

The second session will concentrate on two-point perspective, while the first session on March 14 will concentrate on one-point perspective. Both sessions begin with demonstrations by a teaching artist and exercises in the studio, followed by time in the galleries to draw and practice techniques. If you wish to attend both sessions, you must register for each date separately.

This class is for people ages 16 and up. All materials will be provided.

Person drawing an object from the collection in a sketchbook

About the Instructor
Barbara Fitzpatrick is a painter, teacher, and architect, with particular interest in color, light, and form. She learned her trade as a painter at the Academie de Port-Royale in Paris and the Art Students League of New York. She has had several solo shows in New York, and teaches painting and drawing in her studio, at the Art Institute, and through regular classes in Hyde Park. Her architecture practice with Tipping Fitzpatrick Architecture and Design is focused on the restoration of late 19th-century and early 20th-century homes in the Chicago area. She received a BA in art history from Williams College and an M.Arch from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Persons with disabilities who would like to request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program are encouraged to send an email to two weeks in advance of the program. 


Support for public programs is provided in part by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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