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A person sketching the Waterlilies

Elements of Drawing

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7–8:30 p.m., EST

Join Carnegie Museum of Art’s artist educators, Lin Qian and Autumn Mitlo, while relaxing in your own home as you learn new drawing skills or build upon your own practice in this 90-minute drawing class inspired by works of art in the collection. Each month, artist educators will lead a discussion about different works of art and corresponding drawing techniques. Explore a range of styles across time and place and become more familiar with the elements and principles of art and design.


Suggested Class Materials:
Students are encouraged to use materials on hand or try something new! Choose a range of drawing implements that can give you different line weights and widths and add a little color. Choices can include pencils, colored pencils, sharpie/markers, crayons, conte, charcoal… Try a range of papers for different effects. Sketchbooks are encouraged.

Elements of Drawing is a meeting-style Zoom so that our artist and guest can connect face to face and showcase their art with the audience. You are welcome to keep your camera on or off for this event.

old drawing of Pittsburgh with American and Irish flags

The Irish Revolution in Pittsburgh

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7–8 p.m., EST

One hundred years ago, Ireland’s War of Independence helped end seven centuries of British rule. It also resulted in partition of the island and a civil war. About 14,000 Irish immigrants lived in Pittsburgh at the time, with tens of thousands more first-generation Irish Americans in the city and surrounding region. Journalist Mark Holan will explore their reactions to what was happening in their homeland, including the visits of Irish leaders to Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh native Mark Holan has researched and written about Irish history and contemporary events for over a decade. His work has appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine, in addition to other U.S. and Irish publications and websites, including his blog, Mark has presented original research at the American Conference of Irish Studies, the American Journalism Historians Association, and the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland.