Unwind and find inspiration in self-taught art! Drink, draw, and connect virtually with AFAM Education staff and other creatives.
How do we look at ourselves? How do we look at one another? Historically, portraits have been understood as a balance between an idealized and an accurate likeness of an individual. Learn how self-taught artists, such as Mose Tolliver and Emily Eastman, have rendered different characters—from friends to themselves—in this session led by AFAM educator and artist Natalie Beall. Prompts for looking and drawing will be shared throughout the evening, and participants will be invited to share their work.
Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please consider making a donation when you register to support ongoing virtual programming.
Instructions for joining with a Zoom link and password will be provided by email upon registration confirmation under “Additional Information.” Closed captioning will be provided in English. For questions or to request accessibility accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Woman in Veil, Attributed to Emily Eastman (1804–c.1841), Loudon, New Hampshire, c. 1825, Watercolor and ink on paper, 14 9/16 × 10 5/8”, Gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2013.1.4, Photo by John Bigelow Taylor.