Clothed Croquis: Summer with Monika



Location: City Museum, auditorium floor 2

Price: 100–200 SEK

This event is in Swedish but if you enjoy life drawing you can join us anyway!

We go to the world of film for inspiration to draw after model in period clothes. This evening, a liberated classic from the 1950s provides the clothing style.

The film “Summer with Monika” premiered in 1953, directed by Ingmar Bergman and based on a novel by Per Anders Fogelström. It was met with mixed reviews but few could resist the strong summer romance depicted by the actors Harriet Andersson and Lars Ekborg.

The clothes

The film can be considered scantily clad. The most famous is probably the cardigan that elegantly slides down Monika’s chest and folds itself. It is often worn with short shorts and tousled hair. Sometimes a scarf around the neck if it is chilly. Harry often wears shirts with rolled-up sleeves, work pants and low leisure shoes with rubber soles. In one scene, Monika seems to have borrowed her boyfriend’s shirt. Clearly an early version of the later trend with boyfriend-clothes.

The costumes that the models wear during the evening’s croquis are selected to match the film’s clothing style. Artist Juha Nyberg leads the croquis (and gives tips and advice on technique and approach for those who so wish) and actress Lena Lövdahl presents the theme (in Swedish).

Please note that the film is not shown during the evening.


You bring your own material and possibly an easel. Or you can buy a croquis drawing set in the store. But of course, it works just as well to draw digitally on a tablet!

In collaboration with Independent Kostym.

Buy ticket

You need to buy a ticket to this program:

  • Adults, SEK 200
  • Children/young people under 19 years, SEK 100.

Costume Croquis