Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

Experience the exhibitions Flying Woman: the Paintings of Katherine Bradford and Marsden Hartley: An American Nature in a whole new light in this free self-paced drawing series. Practice your drafting skills and experiment with technique with drawing instructor Cooper Lanza. Lanza will offer a series of prompts to help you dive into the works on view or offer guidance and support along your artistic journey. All levels of experience are welcome. Drawing materials will be provided, including sketch paper, pencils, and erasers. Personal drawing materials are not allowed in the galleries during this program.  

Please note this is a drop-in program with limited capacity, and therefore participants are admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. If all spots are full when you arrive, you are welcome to join the waitlist and will be contacted when a drawing space is available.


Cooper Lanza is an artist who has been painting and drawing for over 55 years. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art University in 2015. Cooper worked in Seattle as a Decorative Finisher and Scenic Artist before pursuing an MFA and earned a BFA in Performance Production from Cornish College of the Arts in 2008. In 2016 she opened a gallery and school of Fine Art in Bellingham. Forced to close due to Covid, Cooper moved back to Seattle where she teaches Painting and Drawing at Kirkland Art Center and now, the Frye Art Museum. Cooper offers private classes in Seattle. 

Please note this program sometimes coincides with our monthly mask-required hours

Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford is organized by the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. The exhibition was curated by Jaime DeSimone, former Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Curator of Contemporary Art, Portland Museum of Art, Maine. The presentation at the Frye Art Museum is organized by Amanda Donnan, Chief Curator.  

Generous support for the Frye’s installation is provided by ArtsFund, the Frye Foundation, and Frye Members. News media sponsorship is provided by The Seattle Times. Broadcast media sponsorship is provided by KCTS 9.

Marsden Hartley: An American Nature is organized by Georgia Erger, Associate Curator. Generous support is provided by the Frye Foundation and Frye Members. 

Frye Foundation

Drop-in Drawing

Photo of people sketching in the Frye galleries during Christina Quarles

Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit

February 26, 2023

11 – 2 pm

March 12, 2023

11 – 2 pm

April 23, 2023

11 – 2 pm

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104