Drawing from the Collections: Drawing a Rhinoceros


Drawing from the Collections: Drawing a Rhinoceros

Thursday, February 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

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

This live art-making class is inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s The Rhinoceros. Rendered with linear wizardry, the rich textural detail of Dürer’s rhinoceros inspired countless artistic representations over the next two centuries and was considered a valid image of the animal in German schoolbooks until the 1930s. In this session we will draw a rhinoceros in the wild by first looking at the big shapes and then refining those before committing to delicate details. 

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. Additional support for this program has been provided 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.  

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), The Rhinoceros, 1515. Woodcut. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Charles A. Ryskamp