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The Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to be able to offer collaborative arts education programs at Morven Museum & Garden. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton. Register online or call (609) 924-8777. For more information about Morven Museum & Garden, visit morven.org.

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Trompe L’Oeil Workshop
Adult | Ages: 16+
Saturday | 10:00am-1:00pm

Saturday Feb 23

Instructor: Lisa Walsh

Open to artists of all skill levels, this one day workshop will explore the art of trompe l’oeil, in connection with Morven’s current exhibit: Masters of Illustration – the Legacy of John F. Peto. Students will work with professional muralist and trompe l’oeil artist Lisa Walsh to create their own single-session piece of artwork. For this workshop, please bring acrylic paint in an assortment of colors, brushes, and a gessoed masonite panel to work on (look for Ampersand Value Series Artist Panels, primed smooth finish, 7/8″ thick, 10″ x 10″ available at Jerry’s Artarama, usually cost $8-10 per panel). To view artist and instructor Lisa Walsh’s work, click here.

 

Architectural Drawing & Painting at Morven
Adult | Ages: 16+
Thursdays | 10:00am-1:00pm

April 11 – May 16

Instructor: Barbara DiLorenzo

Join local artist and published illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo on a guided exploration of Morven Museum & Garden’s interiors and exteriors. Explore the historical architecture of this Princeton landmark using a variety of media, including pencil, watercolor, watercolor pencil, and gouache. Please bring basic drawing and painting supplies to the first class, including pencils (include H & B pencils), a basic watercolor set (we recommend Winsor & Newton), sketch book and/or watercolor book (90 lb or 140 lb weight), as well as any other materials you might like to work with (please no oils or acrylic paint at Morven). To view Barbara’s work, please visit her website here. Any additional questions, please email education@artscouncilofprinceton.org.

 
Paint Out Princeton!
Adult | Ages: 16+
Saturday & Sunday | 10:30am-3:30pm
May 4May 5

Art al Fresco! Join us for Paint Out Princeton at Morven in May at Morven Museum and Garden, New Jersey’s most historic home and former residence of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and five NJ Governors and their families. Experience this monument as the backdrop for a day of painting during its annual Morven in May celebration of its gardens and artistic creations! Morven’s impressive facade and wonderful architectural details, outstanding grounds, including historic flower beds and heirloom plants, make wonderful subjects. Come explore the changing effects of natural light as it bathes the grounds throughout the afternoon. The public is invited to visit the grounds and observe artists at work. Pre-registration is required.

Artists supply their own materials, canvas, easel, rags, chair, garbage bags and sunscreen.

Register for Saturday, May 4.
Register for Sunday, May 5.

 

For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/
Member rates apply to current members of either organization.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS/WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE AT:
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ, 08540

To register and for more information, please visit here.

SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Morven: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Youth| Ages: 5-9
9:00am-3:30pm
August 12 – August 16
Instructor: Veronica Olivares-Weber
Explore the Art of Sports at Morven Museum & Garden
Take me out to the ball game! New Jersey was home to many “firsts” in the history of the game of baseball and during the summer of 2019, Morven’s campers will be inspired by Morven’s latest exhibition From the Cradle to the Major Leagues: New Jersey Baseball 1855-1915 and encouraged to create a variety of artwork from posters to baseball cards to objects and artifacts including, perhaps, recreating the equipment for a vintage game and having a ball!

Camp Morven: Art of Nature
Youth| Ages: 5-9
9:00am-3:30pm
August 19 – August 23
Instructor: Veronica Olivares-Weber
Art of Nature at Morven Museum & Garden
Morven’s gardens are a natural, open space where campers can run, play, dance, sing, squeal, shout or be silent. Complete with historic gardens, including colonial revival, kitchen, and demonstration gardens, campers will visit the gardens to be inspired to create with various media the creatures, birds, trees, flowers, insects, and grasses which are all around them.

Camp Morven: Revolutionary Art
Youth| Ages: 5-9
9:00am-3:30pm
August 26 – August 30
Instructor: Veronica Olivares-Weber
The Art of the American Revolution
Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, led the French expeditionary forces through Princeton in August 1781 to help the Continental Army capture Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Marching from Phillipsburg, NY, across New Jersey on separate routes, the allied forces united just north of Princeton, followed by the encampment of Rochambeau’s army of 5,000 men on the grounds of Morven on August 29-31, 1781. To commemorate we will spend the week on the site of Rochambeau’s encampment focusing on the crafts and art forms being created during the Revolutionary War era – portraits, miniature portraits, pen and ink landscapes, doll-making, quilt-making, and basketry. Masters of this era like John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, John Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart will all be explored.

Camp Morven: Botanical Art & Architecture
Youth| Ages: 13-16
9:00am-3:30pm
August 5 – August 9
Instructor: Veronica Olivares-Weber
Botanical Art & Architecture at Morven Museum & Garden
This full-day camp will take place at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton where students will be dropped off and picked up. Students will explore botanical art and watercolor through Morven’s well known historic gardens including colonial revival and kitchen gardens as well as the great lawn. Spend the day outdoors among the plants and flowers and observe nature at its finest. Then, using pencil and watercolor, develop artistic skills to create botanical compositions and a summer sketchbook. Students will also explore the architecture behind Morven through drawing and painting projects. Morven was built in the 1750s on land granted to the Stockton family by William Penn in 1701. From the 18th through the 21st century Morven has had various inhabitants and its structure has seen many architectural changes. Travel through time exploring the master touches that make Morven.

For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/
Member rates apply to current members of either organization.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS/WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE AT:
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ, 08540

To register and for more information, please visit here.