Free Night at the Norton Simon

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Every 1st Friday of the month

Norton Simon Museum of Art

411 W Colorado Blvd · Pasadena, CA

How to find us

If this is your first time, look for fellow sketchers and introduce yourself!

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5 – 6:30 – Unless there's a special assignment or challenge (see comment section below) it's your choice of what to do: do some gesture drawings of the Degas, Rodin, or Asian sculptures, wander about, or copy one of your favorite paintings.

6:30 – Sharp! Meet in the entrance hall for the group drawing exercise information.

7:30 – Meet back in the entrance hall to share our drawings and decide where we want to go afterwards.

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” Salvador Dali

In case you haven't already seen them, check out two excellent videos about gesture drawings by Stan Prokopenko:

Please note the Museum's policies re. sketching and backpacks:

Museum visitors are permitted to sketch in the following ways: a dry medium only, a location that does not obstruct an entrance or exit, a location that does not compromise the safety or security of the artwork and/or other Museum visitors and/or a location that does not obstruct the view of the artwork.

The Museum does not allow visitors to work in any wet medium (including oil, acrylic and watercolor paints), and no three-dimensional copying is allowed.

Equipment such as stools, chairs, tripods and easels are not permitted in the galleries and gardens where they may block movement.

All items brought into the Museum are subject to search by our Security Staff. All bags and parcels larger than 11 by 15 inches, including backpacks and purses, are required to be checked in the Check Room. Backpacks, carriers, and purses worn on the back of any size may not be worn in the galleries.