Drawing from the Collections | Colored Pencils: Observing Color in the Everyday


Drawing from the Collections | Colored Pencils: Observing Color in the Everyday

Thursday, June 2, 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 Odilon Redon’s Vase of Flowers. By 1890, Redon was concentrating exclusively on the lyrically suggestive possibilities of color, creating atmospheric pastels of imaginary floral arrangements and sleeping figures. In this session we will explore how to achieve a range of colors by layering them. We will create lush flowers with two or three layers of color. 

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.  

A tall, dark vase filled with variously colored flowers.
Odilon Redon, Vase of Flowers, ca. 1900–1910. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Edward R. Schaible, Class of 1934