Every Monday 
6-9 p.m.
Drop-in (based on availability): Member $10/ Non-Member $15

The Life Drawing series is an independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums. While skill level is varied, there is no immediate instruction allowing each student to practice their drawing skills at their own pace. The Life Drawing series at Hillyer Art Space is the perfect opportunity to practice your skills and independently work with access to a live model.

While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome to join if there are seats available.

Interested in modeling? Contact Paul Pietsch at . We are grateful to Paul for his volunteer support of our life drawing series.

2017 Sessions

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July First Friday

July 7, 6-9 pm
FREE; $8 suggested donation

Featured Artists: Solo exhibitions featuring Julia Kwon, Jessica Burnham, and Gloria Duan.

First Friday openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood of Dupont Circle. On the First Friday of every month between 6-9 p.m., galleries in our neighborhood host simultaneous openings for art enthusiasts from all walks of life. We encourage all to join us for our openings and to circulate between our neighboring galleries, which host an ever-changing array of styles and media. Sponsored by Bier Baron Tavern.

Art in Context: Korea

Wednesday, July 12, 12-2 pm
FREE; RSVP required, coming soon.

Join International Arts & Artists (IA&A) for Art in Context: Korea, a discussion on how contemporary artists in Korea are changing perceptions of Korean art and culture, and the broader socio-economic conditions impacting creative work and partnerships.

Panelists include:
Julia Kwon – Hillyer’s July exhibiting artist, Kwon creates work that symbolizes constructed notions of what it means to be Korean. Her work is not simply a representation of minority identities, but rather a commentary on the dehumanizing, problematic process of being identified, reduced and categorized. By employing object-wrapping cloth that was historically a creative outlet for Korean women who had limited contact with the outside world, Kwon considers ideas such as tradition, labor, craft, and “feminine” work. Further, the human-scale box painting that combines traditional Korean textile with contemporary, global logos considers both the past and the present to further investigate the idea of authenticity as well as cultural hybridity and transnationalism.

Additional Panelists TBD.

The Art in Context series is part of IA&A’s International Partnership Initiative, developed in 2013 to prioritize international work between U.S. arts institutions and their counterparts abroad by creating a forum for discussion and discovery among leaders in the arts, academic, diplomatic, and policy communities. Art in Context showcases artists and cultural organizations in the broader social, economic, and political context in which they exist.

CultureBlast with Washington Sculptors Group

Thursday, July 20, 6:30-8pm
FREE; RSVP required, coming soon.

Join us for July CultureBlast with artist talks by our exhibiting artists and a DIY activity hosted by Washington Sculptors Group!