Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
Dec 18 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | $25
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Due to the COVID-19 numbers, the City of Pompano Beach requires that you wear a mask while you are attending this event.

Introduction to Drawing and Art History is a monthly 3-hour workshop, where students learn how to create compelling still-life images with charcoal or graphite inspired by the composition, technique and observation of specific periods in Art History. Each session focuses on short fragments of the history of art, creating a quick and dynamic timeline that reviews the most relevant elements and influences in art, while enriching the mind and providing inspiration for still-life compositions. While it is recommended to take various workshops to enhance the art history and technique aspects of each lesson, students have the option to take workshops independently, for each session is designed to work autonomously reviewing basic elements of drawing, perspective and composition.


18 years old and adults. No prior experience necessary.

Session 1: October 16 – Ancient Civilizations from Sumerians to Roman Empire - Antiquity 2700 BCE - 250 CE.: Expression and Composition

Session 2: November 6 – Gothic - From Cathedrals to the return to Naturalism: Expression

Session 3: December 18 – Renaissance and Mannerism 1400's-1500's from Leonardo DaVinci and Albrecht Dürer to El Greco and Titian: Proportion, Composition and Perspective

Session 4: January 22 – Baroque and Rococo 1600's-1700's from Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Artemisia Gentileschi to Watteau and Fragonard: Expression, Composition and Chiaroscuro

Session 5: February 19 – Neoclassicism/Romanticism 1800's – from Jacques-Louis David to Eugène Delacroix: Expression

Session 6: March 19 – Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Symbolism late 1800's and early 1900's, from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Alfons Maria Mucha and Gustav Klimt: Composition and Expression

Session 7: April 16 – Impressionism and Post Impressionism late 1800's from Claude Monet to Vincent van Gogh: Expression, Composition, Texture and Value

Session 8: May 21 – Avant Garde I (Fauvism and Expressionism) early 1900's from Henri Matisse to Otto Dix: Value, Texture and Expression

Session 9: June 18 – Avant Garde II (Abstraction, Cubism and Futurism) 1900's-1930's from Pablo Picasso to Wassily Wassily Kandinsky: Composition, Expression, Value and Texture

Session 10: July 16 – Avant Garde III (Suprematism, Constructivism and Minimalism, De Stijl, Bauhaus and Art Deco) 1900's - 1940's from Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich to Tamara de Lempicka: Composition

Session 11: August 20– Dada and Surrealism 1920's - 1940's from Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo: Composition, Expression and Texture

Session 12: September 17 – Abstract Expressionism and Pop-Art 1940's-1970's from Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg: Composition, Texture and Expression

Introduction to Drawing and Art History