Art + Studio Workshop “Rothko & Automatic Drawing”
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
01:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Presented by Brian Portman, Glassell School of Art, in conjunction with the exhibition “Mark Rothko: A Retrospective”
This workshop for adults explores the early art of Mark Rothko and the practice of automatism in drawing. Enjoy a tour of Rothko's work in the gallery, and then make your own art to take home!
French Surrealist artists, influenced by new theories in the burgeoning field of psychology, practiced automatism in drawing as a means of expressing the subconscious. During the mid-1940s, Mark Rothko—like many of his contemporaries in New York City—was aware of Surrealist automatism and created a number of Surrealist-inspired artworks.
Following a tour of the exhibition, workshop participants move to a studio setting for art-making activities with charcoal, watercolor, packing tape, and yupo (a tree-free, synthetic paper).
Image: Mark Rothko, The Omen of the Eagle, 1942, oil and graphite on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
About the Workshop
About the Presenter
Brian Portman, an instructor at the Glassell School of Art, has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and was a fellow in the Glassell School's Core Program. He exhibits his art locally, nationally, and internationally, and his work is represented in the collections of the MFAH, Dallas Museum of Art, and Walker Art Center.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
- Tuesday | Closed.
- Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
- Tickets • $70 MFAH members ($40 + $30 for materials) • $80 Nonmembers ($50 + $30 for materials)
Directions & Parking
- Beck Building
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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