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Artist Talk and Drawing Workshop with Nicole Eisenman

One of the many teen events organized around the Biennial 2012 exhibition was an artist talk and drawing workshop with Nicole Eisenman, on March 9. Eisenman sat comfortably in front of her wall of prints as she talked about her work and influences with the group of New York City teenagers gathered around her. After the talk, participants gathered for a figure drawing workshop with Youth Insights Leaders acting as the impressively still, costumed models. For more information about the talk and workshop, check out a teen’s perspective at the Whit blog.

New York City teens meet with artist Nicole Eisenman in front of her work in the Whitney Biennial 2012 exhibition. Photograph by Berry Stein

New York City teens meet with artist Nicole Eisenman in front of her work in the Whitney Biennial 2012 exhibition. Photograph by Berry Stein

New York City teens meet with artist Nicole Eisenman in front of her work in the current Whitney Biennial. Photograph by Berry Stein
After the conversation with artist Nicole Eisenman in the Whitney’s third floor galleries, teens participated in a costumed, life-drawing workshop. Photograph by Berry Stein
Participating students were good sports as they moved from drawing with their dominant hands to their non-dominant hands. Photograph by Berry Stein
Teens were kept on their toes as they were asked to draw with their feet rather than hands. Photograph by Berry Stein
Youth Insights Leaders give it their all as they struck imaginative poses for participants in the life-drawing workshop. Photograph by Berry Stein
Youth Insights Leaders acted as costumed models for the figure drawing workshop in the Whitney’s fifth-floor conference room. Photograph by Berry Stein