Gropius Master Artist Workshops

Previous Gropius Artists

The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum's Gropius Addition, as well as the Gropius Studios. The Museum is indebted to Roxanna Y. Booth's son, Alex Booth, for his participation in the concept development of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops.

Workshop fees

Workshop fee is $325 for non-members; $275 for Museum Members; $250 for teachers; and $200 for students. Meet-and-greet, first-day breakfast and daily lunch included in the workshop fee.

How to enroll

Registration must be received at least 3 days in advance of the class starting date. All checks should be made to the Huntington Museum of Art. Most major credit cards are accepted by fax, phone, mail or in person. For more information, contact George Lanham at or call him at (304) 529-2701, Ext. 311.

Upcoming Gropius Artists

Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Patrick Lee

Workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 14 – Oct. 16, 2016
Public Presentation: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit: Sep. 24 – Dec. 30, 2016

Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee, Deadly Friends (Knuckles), 2013. Graphite on paper. Image Courtesy of the Artist. Photo credit: © Joshua White. Art on loan for exhibit courtesy of Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, New York.

"Drawing Realism"

During this workshop, Patrick Lee, who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California, and is represented by Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, New York, will share the specific techniques he uses to achieve a photorealistic look in the portraits he creates. He will teach other artists who are looking to accurately capture an individual or an object how to use pencil (graphite). Lee will explain his process, from approaching individuals on the street and photographing them to editing images and choosing what will hopefully be a compelling composition. In addition he will tell the stories behind his drawings in the gallery and help participants focus on how to pick subjects to draw. Drawings will be based on photographs the participants provide and will take shape over the three days of the workshop.

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Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Dan Anderson

Workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Apr. 21 – Apr. 23, 2017
Public Presentation: Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit: Mar. 11 – Jun. 4, 2017

Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson, Covered Jar, 2016. Stoneware. Wood-fired & decal-fired with fabricated steel base, 12" x 9" x 9". Image courtesy of the artist.

“Water Tanks and Related Architectural Delights”

In this workshop, participants will experience wheel throwing, hand building, and assembly demonstrations to create various architectural forms from clay. Water decal slide application will be explored, with a decal firing in the electric kiln. Group discussions, along with illustrated lectures featuring the evolution of the artist’s work and inspirations, will round out the creative weekend. 

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