Wow! An art lesson at the Saint Louis Art Museum was a unique opportunity and treat for my drawing students! As an art teacher my hope is that my students have fun while learning! So I arranged a visit to the Prints and Drawings Study Room. Visiting the Study Room was a rare occasion to get a close look at Master work dating back to the 1700's! From there we went on to the main galleries to create sketches from two Zorn portraits. We all had a blast!
17 works on paper were chosen from the Art Museum's collection. Many of the works were unframed, matted only, and amazingly, not under glass. Magnifying glasses were supplied for closer inspection of the beautiful marks and details!
St. Louis Art Museum
The Prints and Study Room
was a pure delight to us all!
We saw works from Ingres, Renoir, Childe Hassam, Berthe Morisot and others.
Beautiful pastel by Mary Cassatt
Pastel painting created in 1753 by Maurice Quentin de la Tour
Etching by Anders Zorn
Questions answered by the Study Room Manager, Heather Hughes, were so helpful!
From the Study Room we sketched from the Anders Zorn portraits.
We divided up between the Zorn portraits, Lucy Turner Joy and Halsey Cooley Ives. Mr Ives was the first director of the St. Louis Art Museum.
Sketching Lucy Turner Joy by Anders Zorn
To top it off we gathered for a delicious relaxing lunch at the Museum's Panorama Restaurant!
What a perfect day!
As an art instructor, it is my hope to share my excitement for drawing and to create fun learning experiences for my students.
We definitely will be visiting the museum again!
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