Drawing from the Collections | Inspired by Sculpture: Focusing on Linework


Drawing from the Collections | Inspired by Sculpture: Focusing on Linework

Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The Art Museum partners with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free virtual 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 in this series will be inspired by a sculpture in the Museum’s collections. 

This live art-making class is inspired by this antelope-shaped headdress or adoné, created by a Kurumba artist in the early 20th century. This protective, graceful antelope is worn in dances to mark major lifecycle events, such as funerals and the periods before the first rains and the beginning of the planting season, in the Kurumba region of Burkina Faso. This particular headdress is covered in delicate decorative spots and reveals slight wear on the neck and snout, where the dancer would have grasped the piece, in order to hold on to it while dancing.  

In this session, we will draw the headdress and focus on linework. 

Watch the recorded class.

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 drawing classes can be found here

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 graceful elongated wood-carved antelope, medium brown, dotted with green, red, and yellow
Kurumba artist, Headdress (Adoné), early 20th century. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Mary Trumbull Adams Art Fund.