Hokusai Drawing Lesson

Date & Time

Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House
5757 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago

Additional Information

$5 per participant (does not include guided tour)
Open to General Public


Frank Lloyd Wright was an avid collector of Japanese woodblock prints, which had a major influence on his design philosophy. He used a particular method of drawing, created by the 19th century printmaker Hokusai. Hokusai’s method illustrates how the most complex of images may be broken down and translated into simple geometric shapes.


Using a collection of prints designed by Utagawa Hiroshige, participants will trace over the print and simplify the composition in geometric shapes. Add your own finishing touches to the composition to produce a unique creation.


Advance registration is required. Please register here


Please note: this program does not include a full tour of the Robie House. Participants who wish to take a Guided Interiors tour should pre-register independently. Tours are available every half hour from 11:00-1:00. (Do not take a later tour, or you’ll miss the Big Draw Chicago program!)


This program is presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust