Sunday July 5, 2020

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

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