Seniors Social: Line Drawings

An individual with braided hair leans over a table to converse with an elderly individual. The elderly individual wears a white shirt and points to a small sculpture on the table. In the background one can see wood panels forming a curve toward the ceiling. An AGO Art Educator can also be seen in the background wearing a red lanyard.

Image courtesy of the gallery. 


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Seniors Social: Line Drawings

Friday, February 19, 11 am
Facebook Live
Seniors Social: Art Talk
Seniors Social: Art Instruction
Seniors Social: Art Making

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for the virtual Seniors Social program, a monthly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing. 

We discuss Bertram Charles Binning's nautical world, looking at his representations of riggings and lines on sailing ships. Binning's artistic practice was inspired by his everyday encounters. Known as an excellent draughtsman, he recorded his experiences in intricate line drawings.

Looking to the nautical themes in Binning's work, we will use his whimsy and subtle colour use as our inspiration. We will create our own images using a ruler, fine sharpie, pencil shading, markers, crayons or any other fine tip mark making tools of your choice, to add pizazz and explore the sgraffito technique.

This series has three parts: a conversation about art, an art instruction tutorial and an art making video inviting you to make an artwork inspired by the conversation. Watch all three videos at once, or at your own pace. Share your artworks with us at #AGOmakes.

Tools used: Black paper, white gel pen and coloured charcoal pencils with white and black

Learn more about Seniors Social and watch past videos.

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