• Charles Howard: Hare Corner, 1939; gouache and graphite on paper; 26 5/8 × 35 7/8 in.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, purchase, with funds from the Katherine Schmidt Shubert Purchase Fund. Digital image © The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Gallery + Studio: Automatic Drawing

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • With artist

    Jamila Dunn is an artist and teacher who orchestrates the education programs for Kala Art Institute. She completed a BA in art and French from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in art history from the University of British Columbia.

Enter into abstraction through an automatic drawing exercise inspired by Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos. With intuition as your guide, begin by creating a loose, rhythmic gesture drawing. Lines, shapes, and forms will emerge when you let your subconscious take the lead. Add layers of color to create depth and definition.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups. Each two-part workshop integrates an interactive gallery tour with a related art project, and lasts about an hour and a half. Sign up onsite beginning fifteen minutes before the session you wish to attend. Space is limited to twelve kids per session; please arrive promptly to sign up.