Art Making | Watercolors: Using Toned Paper and Gouache

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Art Making | Watercolors: Using Toned Paper and Gouache

Thursday, July 1, 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.

To help push the range of values in their watercolor paintings, many artists use a combination of toned papers instead of pure white, with the assistance of gouache paint to bring back areas of the lightest tones. In this class we will experiment with both, using John Singer Sargent’s painting Bridge of Sighs as an example.

Additional materials are needed for this class:

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.

Attributed to John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), Bridge of Sighs. Watercolor and gouache. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection