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Event Details

October 22, 2022
1:00 pm –2:30 pm


Members $25, Not-Yet-Members $40, Registration Required


High Museum of Art

Event Description

Join artist Larkin Ford as he leads drawing sessions that mix direct observation and printed reference images. Learn various methods of combining multiple image sources into one cohesive piece. October’s series of classes will center on lighting and mood while drawing inspiration from seasonal objects and imagery.

October 22

Heavy Shadows

In keeping with the spooky, shadowy spirit of Halloween, we will look for inspiration at images with dark, heavy shadows. From black-and-white monster movies, film noir, and old horror comics to the paintings of Caravaggio and Goya, many artists have used shadows to great effect. Play with silhouettes by drawing in pencil first and then darkening shadow areas with a marker or the edge of your pencil. Challenge yourself by combining elements of different images into your composition.

All drawing levels welcome; supplies included.

Ticket includes access to the Museum.


About Your Instructor

Larkin Ford grew up in rural North Carolina and weaves this and other personal experiences into enigmatic narratives through drawings and paintings. He received his BFA from UNC Asheville and his MFA from Georgia State University. He teaches drawing and painting at Emory University’s Oxford campus and at the High Museum of Art. He has exhibited work at MOCA GA, Whitespace, Gallery 72, and Swan Coach House Gallery. For more information and images, please visit and @larkinford.