Free drawing laboratory – Focus Head, January 9, 2024

09.01.2024 , 03:00

On Tuesdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m., the new drawing laboratory format takes place with museum educator Hans Artmann in the Ludwig Museum.

Drawing skills were already part of the bourgeois educational canon in the 18th century. This was put into practice in the museums. When most large European museums opened, a drawing school was founded at the same time.

In the drawing laboratory, the perception of originals in the museum is activated through design exercises. The analysis of forms in dialogue with the visitors is combined with the craftsmanship of academic and abstract drawing. In this course you will learn or deepen the basics of drawing on site and by dealing with the original. They explore and record the proportions, structure, statics, material effect and development in the space of a three-dimensional figure, sculpture or plastic, and try to understand the process of gradual abstraction.

Since many of the representatives of abstract art based their works on the human body, the drawing course is also an opportunity to get to know the human body through drawing and to find it again in abstraction. The focus of this course, a pilot project by Hans Artmann, painter, art and museum educator at the Ludwig Museum, is the understanding of form, proportions and statics – using the example of various sculptures from the current exhibition “1966. Spain’s awakening. “An artists’ museum of the future.” With the special treatment of the element “head”, you should develop a new perspective on the most important processes in the creation of artistic creation and find your individual path in the work process.

Language: German. Cost: Museum entry. There are still places available. For beginners and advanced users alike. Register at: or call 0261/129 2406 during opening hours.



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