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Talk Online | After school: Drawing Miss Lala

Online | After school: Drawing Miss Lala


Whether you are preparing coursework for your A-levels or university portfolio or are a young person aged 15-21 interested in exploring the National Gallery Collection in a creative way using materials you already have at home, this course is for you!

Each week you will explore different creative techniques as our speakers take you through portraits in the collection. Often understood as the depiction of a person, portraits tell a story with symbols, colours and facial expressions.

In this series of the 'After school' club, you will be invited to create your own signs and messages and perhaps strike one or two power poses as inspiration for drawing!

There will also be an opportunity to submit your work for professional feedback from a University of the Arts educator (please see the session on Tuesday 13 July).

Please see 'recommended materials' here for a list of materials to have handy for each session.

Part 4: Drawing Miss La La

Gallery Educator Jenny Staff and artist and writer Sheyamali Sudesh explore 'Miss La La', by French painter Degas. Try out a series of short and longer drawing prompts and learn facts about this extraordinary painting.

Image: Detail from Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, 'Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando', 1879

Event details

Tue 29 Jun 2021, 5:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

National Gallery
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Trafalgar Square

Phone: 020 7747 5820

Website: National Gallery

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