THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM OFFERS A FREE ONLINE DRAWING CLASS YOU CAN TAKE FROM HOME
It seems like New Yorkers will be on hiatus for at least another month, which means one more month to find distractions to stay sane while taking refuge at home. If you’ve already exhausted the entire Netflix content library, here is a more artistic type of activity to try.
The Internet offers ample space for art exploration and is ideal for digital experimentation. There are, for example, virtual tours of museums that you can take, as well as online art history conferences that you can attend. The MET in particular has a wealth of features just to visit on the web, and that includes a recently launched online drawing class in honor of The MET’s 150th anniversary in April.
A virtual extension of The MET’s direct drawing program, the session includes a step-by-step instructional video that guides you through the finer points of rendering an image of The MET’s facade using perspective. You’ll learn all about the horizon lines, vanishing points, and pencil techniques that will allow you to capture New York’s largest museum in all its Beaux-Arts glory. Plus it’s free!
So grab some pencil and paper and everything you can find to use as a straight edge (the video suggests a flattened noodle box if you don’t have a ruler) and follow below.