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Learn to draw in your living room with NGV Drop-by Drawing

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The National Gallery of Victoria has moved its ‘Drop-by Drawing’ program online for the time being.

Participants can now head over to NGV Channel – the gallery’s online hub – and watch virtual tutorials, which feature tips and tricks on how to draw from four Australian artists.

The four-part series has three installments remaining, following last Sunday’s edition featuring Lily Mae Martin. The remaining artists – Minna Gilligan and Kenny Pittock – will follow in Martin’s footsteps and offer step-by-step guidance on how to draw, using some of their favourite artworks in the NGV collection as inspiration.

Martin took participants into the NGV’s 19th Century European Paintings Gallery and drew inspiration from Marshall Wood’s life-size marble sculpture Musidora, from 1878.

This Sunday April 12, Minna Gilligan will look at Andy Warhol’s Self-portrait No. 9 (c.1986) and David Hockney’s The Second Marriage (1963). Kenny Pittock will guide the two final parts of the series on Sunday, April 19. He will explore the NGV’s 19th Century Impressionist Gallery, specifically Édouard Manet’s The Melon (c. 1880) and August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck’s Anguish (Angoisse) (c.1878).

“We know drawing is a very mindful and therapeutic activity, and during this time we are delighted to be able to give audiences a chance to experience virtual Drop-by Drawing tutorials at home,” director NGV director Tony Ellwood says.  

All video classes will be made available on their release dates and will then remain on the NGV Channel. 

NGV’s Drop-by drawing program is accessible on the NGV Channel website.

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