DC Sketchers @ The National Gallery of Art – the perception of edges

By Kent Gay on January 19, 2011
The DC Sketchers class started it Winter Workshop series of classes. We will be visiting the National Gallery of Art for all four sessions. A group of eight sketchers joined instructor Kent Gay last Saturday, January 15th from 10am to Noon. The class started with introductions in the Rotunda of the West Building.

We began with blind contour drawing to develop our perception of edges, sensitively observing and recording the interesting wrinkled edges found in our palms.

And then we proceeded to the East Building and gathered around the marvelous installation of Bruce Nauman’s Fifteen Pairs of Hands. Students practiced their contour drawing skills, creating beautifully observed drawings of a variety of sculptural representations of posed hands.