Art Making | Watercolors: Focus on Dry Brush and Nontraditional Materials


Art Making | Watercolors: Focus on Dry Brush and Nontraditional Materials

Jane Peterson (American, 1876–1965), Graduate College, Princeton University. Charcoal and watercolor. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Borchard. © Jane Peterson


Sunday, July 19, 2020


3:00 PM EDT

The Art Museum and the Arts Council of Princeton have partnered 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.

The dry brush technique allows a painter to create texture or light in a way that the wet-into-wet technique does not. We will look around our houses for everyday objects that can create interesting textures. Using salt and alcohol can also be a fun way to work with watercolor, but often it’s not the most archival method. We will practice creating foliage for trees in the foreground, middle distance, and the background using these techniques.

Free registration at (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar, by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish language captioning, enter the Zoom webinar, then open a separate web browser to visit where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar" español "o el idioma de su elección.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.

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