Drawing Animals from the Collections | Watercolor Pencils: Depicting a Jaguar


Drawing Animals from the Collections | Watercolor Pencils: Depicting a Jaguar

Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 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 watercolor pencil on paper, each week’s lesson in this series will be inspired by an artwork depicting an animal in the Museum’s collections. 

This live-artmaking class is inspired by this ceramic stirrup-spout vessel in the form of a jaguar, created by a Mochica artist on what is now the northern coast of Peru. In this session, we will draw the jaguar as it is depicted in this object. 

Watch recorded lesson.

Optional materials list can be found here.

Recordings of previous art-making classes found here.

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.  

Small, dark red ceramic vessel that resembles a jaguar baring its teeth
Mochica, Early Intermediate (Moche I), North coast, Peru, Andes, Stirrup-spout vessel in the form of a jaguar, 50–100 CE. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund