The Cedars Union, Look Club art events


October 03, 2020 to October 24, 2020
11:00 AM until 02:00 PM


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1219 S Ervay St.,
Dallas, TX, 75215

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  • Cost: $5; includes discounted admission to Dallas Heritage Village
  • Ages: Open to all levels but does not offer deliberate instruction


Grab a mask, your paints or pencils, and a sketchbook. This October The Cedars Union, a nonprofit art incubator, will launch Look Club, a new four-part program that invites the public to draw observationally, focusing on a chosen subject each week.

The subjects – Still Life, Landscape, Figure Drawing, and Architecture – will be led by a local artist who incorporates those subjects or themes in his or her work. The session begins with an artist talk, followed by two-and-a-half open hours of drawing or painting from life, whether chosen by the participant or constructed by The Cedars Union.

On Saturdays from Oct. 3–24, the general public is invited to bring a chair, blanket, easel or any desired art materials and draw from life. The events run from 11am–2pm, with artist talks running from approximately from 11:15–11:30am. The cost to participate is $5, which includes discounted admission to Dallas Heritage Village, located at 1515 S. Harwood St. in Dallas.

The four-part program also pairs classic drawing subjects with local and contemporary artists to underline how these practices live on today. Local artists participating include Francisco Moreno, Erica Huddleston, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (DGDG), and Peter Ligdon.

-The Oct. 3 program launches with Still Life Drawing featuring an artist talk with Francisco Moreno, a Mexican-American artist who lives in Dallas and Mexico City.
-The Oct. 10 event features Landscape Drawing with an artist talk by Erika Huddleston, an artist who focuses on the study of nature in urban settings.
-The Oct. 17 session features Figure Drawing with an artist talk by Danielle Georgiou, a Dallas-based dancer, choreographer and video artist, plus posing and performance by the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group.
-The Oct. 24 event features Architectural Drawing with an artist talk by Peter Ligdon, a Dallas-based artist and university instructor.

Dallas Heritage Village (DHV) is a living history museum located across from The Cedars Union on Ervay Street, set within Old City Park, Dallas’ first city park created in 1874. The grounds feature turn-of-the-century buildings and houses, green lawns and shady live oaks. In open air and expansive grounds this gathering offers participants the ability to meet safely, with drawing areas being spread out to enable social distancing.