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October 30

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, October 30, 10:30 am - 1 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
October 30 through December 4
$105 UMMA and AAAC members and UM students/$115 non-members; $20 lab fee
Advance registration is required. Please register online at annarborartcenter.org

If you've always wanted to try to draw and paint but never knew where to start, this is the course for you! Explore the fundamental principals of drawing and painting and learn how to transition from drawing into painting in the inspiring environment of the museum. Lab fee includes basic painting materials. Please bring 11 x 14 inch or larger drawing pad; HB, 4B, or 6B drawing pencils; and kneaded eraser to the first class. All levels welcome.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Saturday, October 30, 1 pm - 1 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

This is one of two new tours that look at UMMA collections through the lens of a particular theme. "The Collector's Eye" considers donors and collectors who have shaped UMMA holdings. Both new tours are offered in conjunction with the UM theme semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?"

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours



Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Saturday, October 30, 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Multipurpose Room
University of Michigan
Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
October 9 through November 13
$129 UMMA and AAAC members and UM Students / $143 non-members; $10 model fee
Advance registration is required. Please register online at annarborartcenter.org

This class focuses on drawing from observation. Become acquainted with exquisite objects from the UMMA collections—abstract sculpture (Giocometti, Moore, Calder), bronze dancers by Rodin, African artifacts (nailed ritual objects, beaded hats, fertility figures), Thai Buddha and Indian Shiva figures, and Korean pottery—while developing a sense of proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. Approaches introduced will include working on watercolored surface with white conte pencil and graphite pencil, applying collage, or writing on drawings. To the first class, please bring: HB, 2B, and 2H graphite pencils; an eraser; and an 11 x 14 inch sketchbook. All levels welcome.

categories: Artmaking



Guided Tour

Saturday, October 30, 2 pm - 3 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

Tour this major exhibition of more than 100 works of art from UMMA's rare and important Whistler collection, including portraits and his well-known series from England, Italy, and France.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours