The Arts Council has partnered with the Princeton University Art Museum to provide a series of watercolor-painting classes taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo. Participants can join live from their home computers, tablets, or phones. With an emphasis on color mixing and brushwork, each week’s lesson will be inspired by works in the Museum’s collections.
In this session, we will begin by making a small series of paintings that play with adding a variety of colors into a wet area and letting gravity and water create beautiful skies. We will also learn how watercolors can actually be quite forgiving (with the right paper). We will learn how to lift colors when they get too dark; we will practice dropping wildly different colors into puddles of another color, and pushing an area from warm tones to cool tones, then back again. As long as the watercolor paper is wet, there is so much we can do!
The Arts Council is partnering with the Princeton University Art Museum to provide free, live, online art-making experiences.
These weekly drawing classes will be taught by ACP artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. Each week’s lesson will feature works from the Art Museum’s collections. Techniques will emphasize drawing with pencil and paper.
In this session, we will start by learning about the placement of the average adult human’s bones and muscles. We will learn tips and tricks to make sure our drawings of people are comfortably accurate (similar to the approach with perspective), with room for variation based on personal artistic style as well as the cultural and individual characteristics of the subjects.
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LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.
Image: Samuel Bottschild (German, 1641–1706). Seated male nude, 1680. Black and white chalk. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund