Art Making | Drawing from the Collections: Storytelling with Collage


Art Making | Drawing from the Collections: Storytelling with Collage

Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 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 Jacob Lawrence’s The 1920's . . . The Migrants Arrive and Cast Their Ballots. This screenprint is alive with energy and activity. Lawrence’s characteristically expressive style conveys the scene with exaggerated geometries, angular figures, and blocks of color. Lawrence is known for his narrative pictorial compositions that depict significant historical events, such as the Great Migration or the life of Frederick Douglass, as well as scenes of the everyday life of African Americans. In this class we will focus on visual storytelling and creating collage compositions using basic shapes and blocks of color.

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

Construction paper in a variety of colors

Any items from your recycling bin that are clean, such as cardboard, envelopes, newspapers, mailers, food wrappers, or grocery bags

Cardboard for your artwork’s base

Mod Podge and paintbrush for stubborn materials

Glue stick for flexible materials

Pen or pencil

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. This art-making program, including live closed-captioning, is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000), The 1920’s . . . The Migrants Arrive and Cast Their Ballots, 1974, printed 1975. Color screenprint. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Lorillard, a Division of Loews Theatres, Inc.