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Free Virtual Art-Making with the Princeton University Art Museum – Pastels: Observing Color in Nature

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Arts Council of Princeton partners with the Princeton University Art Museum to provide free virtual art-making classes. Weekly classes are taught by ACP artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. With an emphasis on drawing with pastel on paper, each week’s lesson in this series will be inspired by an artwork depicting nature in the Museum’s collections.

This live art-making class is inspired by a Chinese woodblock print from the Qing Dynasty, Birds, Flowers, and Bamboo from The Mustard Seed Garden. In this session, we will create our own versions of this print using pastels and paper, with a focus on observing colors that appear in nature.

Register for this free Zoom event here.

Find the suggested materials list for this art-making class here.

This series is part of Arts and Health Mercer, a monthlong collaboration between Mercer County arts and cultural organizations that celebrates the vital role art plays in our health and wellbeing. Visit the Arts and Health Mercer website for a full listing of related events.

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. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artwork: Anonymous, Chinese, Qing dynasty (1644–1912), Birds, Flowers, and Bamboo from The Mustard Seed Garden. Gift of DuBois Schanck Morris, Class of 1893

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November 2


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm




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