Art Making | Watercolors: How Colors Change over Distance


Art Making | Watercolors: How Colors Change over Distance

Thursday, July 15, 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.

For artists who love to paint landscapes, understanding how light changes over distance is important. In this class we will look closely at Charles Herbert Moore’s painting Water Mill, Simplon Village, painting a copy to learn from his choices regarding values, hues, and their saturations in the foreground, middle ground, and background.

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. 

Charles Herbert Moore (American, 1840–1930) Water Mill, Simplon Village, 1877. Watercolor and gouache over graphite. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Miss Elizabeth Huntington Moore, the artist's daughter, presented by Mrs. Frank Jewett Mather Jr.