Art Making | Watercolors: Embracing Dark Tones in Watercolor


Art Making | Watercolors: Embracing Dark Tones in Watercolor

Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online watercolor classes. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. With an emphasis on color mixing and brushwork, each week’s lesson will be inspired by works in the Museum’s collections.

Watercolor can replicate a wide range of light and dark tones. However, many watercolorists are nervous about making their artwork too dark. We will explore rendering a nightscape in watercolor, maximizing the value scale and learning not to be afraid as we create beautiful, rich tones in the work.

Materials list

Free registration 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.

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 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, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation. 

Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910), Eastern Point Light, 1880. Watercolor over graphite. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Alastair B. Martin, Class of 1938