Shadow Drawing

A print showing a girl in profile from the chest up. She stares forward with a serious expression. Red paint or ink partly covers her hair, while the majority of the image is made up of dark lines.

Edvard Munch, The Sick Child I (Det syke barn I), 1896. Lithographic crayon, tusche, and scraper printed in black and red. Collection of Nelson Blitz, Jr., and Catherine Woodard

Practice sketching shadow and value in the exhibition Munch and Kirchner: Anxiety and Expression with Danny Greenberg, an instructor at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and Parsons School of Design, New York, and a lecturer at the Yale School of Art. Following a series of drawing prompts, we consider how shadow creates psychologically charged scenes in the artists’ lithographs—with the act of facing one’s shadow suggesting reflection and interiority, for example. More generally, we explore the translation of three-dimensional forms into flat space. You are welcome to bring your own headphones to listen to a shared playlist during the program. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

Open to all ages and levels of drawing experience. Drawing materials will be provided.