Drawing from the Collections: Drawing Two or More People

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Drawing from the Collections: Drawing Two or More People

Thursday, February 10, 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 Elizabeth Catlett’s Friends. An intricately layered web of fluctuating linear patterns foregrounds the expressive faces of a man and a woman engaged in the quiet drama of their gaze-driven dialogue; these same interwoven lines create a tautly constructed play of folds and curves in the couple’s clothing. In this class we will explore expressions, using two models looking at each other. While figures are usually complex to draw, the emphasis in this exercise is on creating connection and emotion over anatomical precision. 

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.  

Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012; born Washington, D.C., died Cuernacava, Mexico), Friends, 1944. Museum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund. Art © Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY