Art Making | Drawing from the Collections: Protest Posters


Art Making | Drawing from the Collections: Protest Posters

Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online art-making experiences. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom, so participants can join live from home. A variety of media and techniques will be explored, using materials readily available. Each week’s lesson features works from the Museum’s collections and is introduced by an Art Museum Student Tour Guide.

This live art-making class is inspired by posters designed by the Guerrilla Girls, a collective of anonymous women artists whose work focuses on exposing gender and racial discrimination in the art world through various projects, particularly the dozens of posters they have produced, originally intended for public spaces. Incisive, hilarious, and polemical, these posters combine facts and arresting visual design. During this class you will learn to share your message for change in a visual way that captures people’s attention. We will explore the ways in which combinations of different fonts, colors, and layouts can help you make an impact in your community.

Free registration for the drawing class via Zoom here.  (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, open Streamtext, 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.

Materials List

Drawing paper

Any type of mark-making tool: pencil, pen, markers, crayons, or colored pencils would all work well

This class will focus on preparing a sketch for your poster. You might want to purchase poster board in your preferred size so you can complete your poster after the session.

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.

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

Guerrilla Girls, Do Women Have to Be Naked Update, 2005. Limited edition signed poster. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund