Art Making | Watercolors: The Power of Negative Space


Art Making | Watercolors: The Power of Negative Space

Thursday, July 22, 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.

In drawing and painting, a composition can be improved by considering the negative space. In this class we will work on painting flowers, examining the difference between a solid clump of blossoms and a composition that allows for space between stems and leaves. 

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. 

Chinese, Qing dynasty (1644–1912), Yun Shouping 惲壽平 (1633–1690), Begonia, ca. 1686. Folding fan mounted as album leaf, ink and color on paper. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Carl Otto von Kienbusch Jr. Memorial Collection