Drawing from the Collections | Colored Pencils: Mark Making

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Drawing from the Collections | Colored Pencils: Mark Making

Thursday, June 23, 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 Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Seated Male Nude. Here, through Bernini's economical handling of red and white chalks, surface and contour are expressively transformed by flickering light and surrounding atmosphere. In this session, we will explore mark-making while drawing a figure. We will experiment with smooth and expressive pencil marks.  

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.  

Line drawing of a seated male nude using an orange chalk
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Seated Male Nude, ca. 1618–24. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund and Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund