Seniors Social: Line Drawings

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

Art Conversation

Explore artworks from the AGO Collection with Art Educators and Gallery Guides, through close looking and conversation.

Art Instruction

Watch an artmaking demonstration, led by an Art Instructor, and learn how to create your own line drawing.

Art Making

Create art with us! Watch our Art Educator, Art Instructor, and Gallery Guides make the art project, making connections to the artwork presentation and having conversations. Each person will have varied materials at their disposal to demonstrate how to adapt to what you have available at home.

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