Blind Contour Drawing Workshop

Join us for this workshop inspired by Elizabeth Layton: Drawing as Discourse!


Aged to Perfection (detail) by Elizabeth Layton
Image credit: Elizabeth Layton, Aged to Perfection, 1990, Colored pencil on paper, Collection Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University

The Nerman Museum invites you to try your hand at a drawing technique that artist Elizabeth Layton used in her practice—blind contour drawing.

Whether you are a beginner looking to give portrait drawing a try for the first time, or an experienced artist looking to get creative and refresh your technique, you are welcome to draw with us in this one-hour introductory workshop. This experience is free; all supplies will be provided!

Space is limited. RSVP required.

Elizabeth Layton: Drawing as Discourse is on view in the Nerman Museum’s Kansas Focus Gallery and Oppenheimer New Media Gallery through July 28, 2024.

The exhibition brings together 30 of Layton’s drawings and highlights the enduring legacy of her work. Taking cues from the artist’s interest in the power of art to inform, disarm and engage, this exhibition presents Layton’s work as a space for discourse.