Drawing from the Collections | Colored Pencils: Color Harmony


Drawing from the Collections | Colored Pencils: Color Harmony

Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The 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. Each week’s lesson is inspired by a work in the Museum’s collections. 

This live art-making class is inspired by Alexander Calder’s The Two Arrows. One of the foremost sculptors of the twentieth century and an important pioneer of kinetic art, Calder is celebrated for his innovative use of formal elements more traditionally associated with drawing or painting—line, color, and flat, geometric shapes—as the building blocks of his sculptures. In this session we will explore color theory, investigating primary colors, color wheels, and color schemes. 

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.

Materials List for colored pencil classes

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.  

horizontal drawing with variously sized red, yellow and blue circles with two arrows.
Alexander Calder, The Two Arrows, 1966. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Franklin H. Kissner. © Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York