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Digital Drop-in: Contour Drawing

Sat, Mar 13 / 10 am ET

Sign on for a live artist-led tutorial on experimenting with craft and design processes using found and recycled materials found at home. During this fun and informal workshop, artist and MAD Artist Studios alum Lily Moebes will guide participants in a contour drawing exercise, a fundamental drawing skill that encourages close observation. This skill and expressive use of line and continuous contour can be seen in Brian Clarke’s Night Orchids drawing series, now on view at MAD in the exhibition Brian Clarke: The Art of Light. 

MAD’s Digital Drop-ins are for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. Following the demonstration, participants will have time to independently work on their project and share with “neighbors” in the virtual class. 

All Digital Drop-ins are 45 minutes. Registrants will receive an email 24 hours in advance of the program with instructions for accessing the workshop on Zoom.  

Suggested Materials

  • Sketchbook or sheets of paper
  • Pens or markers in a variety of colors
  • View of flowers/plant life or an urban skyline to draw
  • Watercolors and paintbrush (optional)

About the artist

Lily Moebes is a Brooklyn-based artist working in textiles, printmaking, and painting. She has been a resident artist at many organizations, including the Textile Arts Center, Museum of Arts and Design, Drop Forge and Tool, and has had her work featured in exhibitions in New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. She graduated with a BA from Barnard in 2015 and is currently an MFA candidate at the Parsons School of Design.  

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