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Sunday, July 5

Free Virtual Watercolor Class with Princeton University Art Museum: How Can I Control My Watercolors?

- Free!

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.

Many artists who experiment with watercolor painting feel that the paint is unwieldy, flowing into already wet areas and creating a muddy mess. In this session, we will explore the properties of the paint, and how to get watercolors to do what you want. Unlike other paints, watercolor is a bit playful and wants to engage and make its own mark, too. We will talk about ways to preplan elements of your painting so that when you place the paint on the paper it can flow freely and create spontaneous moments—but also leave other areas of your painting alone. 

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Image: Ellen Robbins (American, 1828–1905), Marsh Marigolds, 1891. Watercolor. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Stuart P. Feld, Class of 1957, and Mrs. Feld

Monday, July 6

Tuesday, July 7

In Conversation with Mario Moore and James Steward

- Free to register!

The Arts Council takes great pride in our diverse community of artists, authors, and creatives of all disciplines. In Conversation is a curated series of discussions designed to celebrate and connect those who make art and those who love art! Breaking down the barriers between artist and art-appreciator, In Conversation delves into inspiration, studio practice, and artistic aspirations.

Mario Moore (b. 1987) is a Detroit native currently residing in New York City. Moore received a BFA in Illustration from the College for Creative Studies (2009) and an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art (2013). He has participated as an artist-in-residence at Knox College, Fountainhead residency, and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. 

Moore’s work has afforded him many opportunities– from multiple exhibitions and featured articles including the New York Times. His work is included in several public and private collections which include the Detroit Institute of Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Some of his solo show exhibits have been seen at the David Klein Gallery and The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art. His work is also included in Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art (2017) and The Studio Museum in Harlem’s catalog, Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art(2014). He has recently been awarded a Princeton Hodder Fellowship for 2018-2019. 

This talk is held in collaboration with the Princeton University Art Museum. Mario will be in conversation with James Steward, Museum Director, with introductions by Timothy M. Andrews, major supporter of the Arts Council of Princeton. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This program is a part of the Arts Council of Princeton’s apART together initiative, created to provide virtual programming in order to stay creative and connected during this time while we are all physically distancing. 

Photo: Hope L. VanCleaf

Wednesday, July 8

Thursday, July 9

Free Virtual Drawing Class with Princeton University Art Museum: Perspective 101

- Free to register!

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 explore the way perspective works, as well as techniques to draw in “comfortable,” but not architecturally precise, perspective. We will look at one- and two-point perspective in-depth, but information on three-, four-, and five-point perspective will also be examined.

REGISTER HERE!  When prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”.

Live closed captioning is available for this webinar. To turn on this feature, click on the “CC” icon in the Zoom toolbar.

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: Hitoshi Tsukiji 築地仁(Japanese, born 1947), Untitled, 1984. Gelatin silver print. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Robert Gambee, Class of 1964

Friday, July 10

Saturday, July 11