detail of Nathaniel Mary Quinn's C’mo’ and Walk with Me (2019)

Live Virtual Drawing for Kids: Collage

Thursday, Jul 29, 2021
11 am—12 pm
Online, via Zoom


In the last session of The Broad's live virtual Summer Art School, join a guided drawing activity inspired by Nathaniel Mary Quinn's C’mo’ and Walk With Me (2019) from the Broad collection.

We will talk about collage and mixed media as ways to create a picture. Quinn’s two-step process for creating portraits involves first finding images from photographs, magazines, and newspaper. Then he cuts and layers them together to create an image of a person he’s thinking of. Next, he looks at his collage and draws on a separate sheet of paper what he just made. The final drawing is what he presents as his completed artwork.

During this free virtual workshop, you and your family will see the artwork that inspired the activity, live from the museum. You also will have the opportunity to discover and discuss books related to the activity's theme with librarians from the Children’s Literature Department from the Los Angeles Public Library. At the end of the session, participants will share their creations with each other.


What you'll need to participate:

  • pen or pencil
  • paper
  • cutouts from photographs, magazines, or newspaper
  • glue or tape
  • scissors (optional)

For Ages 6 and Up

This art-making activity is suitable for children ages 6 and up. Younger children may benefit from the help of an adult.


Sessions will be translated live into Spanish.

For ADA accommodations, please email at least 72 hours prior to the event.

About Summer Art School: Live Virtual Drawing Sessions for Kids

In July, families with kids are invited for four live one-hour virtual drawing sessions. Facilitated by The Broad’s Visitor Experience Lead David Candelaria, participants will create a drawing inspired by works on view in the museum, while learning words used in contemporary art.  

During the drawing session, librarians from the Children’s Literature Department from the Los Angeles Public Library will share and discuss books related to the activity's theme.

Each workshop includes a live in-gallery segment showcasing the artwork that inspired the activity. Families will have time to share their creations at the end of the session.

All sessions are free to attend and held over Zoom.

Sessions will be translated live into Spanish.

For ADA accommodations, please email at least 72 hours prior to the event.



Thursday, July 8 (11 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Theme: Portraiture
Artwork: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1981)

Thursday, July 15 (11 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Theme: Still Life
Artwork: Roy Lichtenstein's Still Life with Green Vase (1972)

Thursday, July 22 (11 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Theme: Color and Abstraction
Artwork: Julie Mehretu's Six Bardos: Transmigration (2018)

Thursday, July 29 (11 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Theme: Collage
Artwork: Nathaniel Mary Quinn's C’mo’ and Walk With Me (2019)

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