Our Sunday Sketch program for 2015 is underway! We were lucky to have Judie Mijares of Providence Academy join us as our leading artist in Februrary. Thirteen artists came to the Museum to sketch and explore the art on exhibit.

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NSLM staff member Laura Shearer and artists discussing the components of Park Drag, c. 1910. Pictured in the background is Horse Jumping a Fence by Constantin Cristesco (Romanian, 1872-1928).
Artists sketching from the Nic Fiddian-Green (English, b. 1963) sculpture, Still Water, 2011.
Artists sketching from the Nic Fiddian-Green (English, b. 1963) sculpture, Still Water, 2011.

The Nic Fiddian-Green sculpture Still Water was a popular work to sketch! Artists enjoyed viewing and sketching the sculpture from different distances and angles. With artists all around the room, everyone saw and sketched a different view of the same sculpture. Artists also sketched from our loan exhibition of art by Edward Troye.

One artist trying her hand at sketching from the Troye exhibition. Pictured are works on loan to the exhibition (left to right): Lord Elgin, 1857, Collection of Dr. Jim and Dr. Lynn Middleton; Susette, 1837, Collection of Lawrence and Rene Kurzius; Kirkpatrick, 1838, Collection of Kirk and Palmer Ragsdale; and Mokhladi, 1854, Private Collection.
One artist trying her hand at sketching from the Troye exhibition. Pictured are works on loan to the exhibition (left to right): Lord Elgin, 1857, Collection of Dr. Jim and Dr. Lynn Middleton; Susette, 1837, Collection of Lawrence and Rene Kurzius; Kirkpatrick, 1838, Collection of Kirk and Palmer Ragsdale; and Mokhladi, 1854, Private Collection.

Our next Sunday Sketch is March 1st. Mary Jennings will be our leading artist. Join us for an afternoon of sketching! The session is title “Horses in Motion” and will be focused on the intricacies of drawing movement. Open to all ages and experience levels. Pre-registration is requested.

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The 2015 Sunday Sketch program will host local teachers and artists to guide art students of all ages.
The 2015 Sunday Sketch program will host local teachers and artists to guide art students of all ages.
Join NSLM for Sunday Sketch on the first Sunday of the month, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each month a local art teacher or artist leads a sketching session in the art galleries, guiding participants on style, composition, or another aspect of drawing. Supplies (pencils, paper, sketch boards, and clipboards) will be provided for attendees.The 2015 program begins on February 1 with Judith Mijares, art teacher at Providence Academy in Leesburg, Virginia. Judith is the art teacher for the grade school and has over 10 years of teaching experience. The May 3 session features by Dr. Gerry Kiefer, assistant professor of art history at Shenandoah University. Dr. Kiefer teaches drawing, modern art, history of photography, American Art, contemporary art theory and criticism, and art appreciation. March and April sessions will be announced soon!

The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Participants will receive free admission to the Museum. Pre-registration is encouraged. To register or for more details, contact Educational Programs Manager Erin Livengood at 540-687-6542 x25 or elivengood@nsl.org.

Sunday, February 1, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Judith Mijares of Providence Academy