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After the bath

Meet this bather.

The French artist Edgar Degas has used charcoal to sketch this young woman drying herself after a bath.

Degas was well-known for his drawings of people doing ordinary, everyday activities and he liked to use charcoal as it allowed him to draw quickly.

Move your hands in the motions you think Degas used to make this sketch.

Look at the other Gallery visitors in this exhibition.

Choose some of them and make quick sketches of how they are standing or sitting.