Two people facing a drawing of a painting; one of them has a text bubble with the words "I saw the painting he made from this drawing in a show at the Carnegie, last year..."

Detail of Kerry James Marshall, Untitled: RYTHM MASTR Daily Strip, 2018. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery (New York), David Zwirner (London), and Koplin del Rio (Seattle). Photo: Bryan Conley

Tam O’Shanter Drawing Session: Mastr Drawing Session with Kerry James Marshall

CMOA Theater

$10 (Members: $8; Students: $8)


It’s not every day a person gets to draw with one of America’s great artists. Kerry James Marshall’s concept of "extreme blackness" is as central to his paintings as it is his RYTHM MASTR comic strip. Underpinning all of his art is a rigorous drawing practice. Join what is sure to be an exhilarating session. Materials included.

Kerry James Marshall is a Chicago-based artist participating in Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018; his work is part of the permanent collection of Carnegie Museum of Art.

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About Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions

These creative sessions are for those who draw and those who don’t. Explore contemporary art through improvised forms of drawing with artists and organizers of the Carnegie International. Sketching, doodling, cartooning, mapping, writing, and marking are among the many modes that will bring us together.

The sessions are named after the art classes for young people that Carnegie Museum of Art has been holding since 1929. The tam o’shanter, or tam, is a Scottish beret—oft adorned by a pom-pom.