Drawing Animals from the Collections | Watercolor Pencils: Rendering Sea Creatures


Drawing Animals from the Collections | Watercolor Pencils: Rendering Sea Creatures

Thursday, February 9, 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 art-making class is inspired by this ceramic red-figure fish plate, attributed to the Asteas-Python workshop in Paestum, an ancient Greek coastal city in Magna Graecia (what is now southern Italy), made in the fourth century BCE. In this session, we will draw several of the sea creatures featured on this plate including a fish and an octopus.  

Previous art-making classes and optional materials lists can be 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.  

A black plate decorated with three red fish of different sizes and an octopus
Paestan, attributed to the Asteas-Python Workshop, southern Italy, Red-figure fish plate, ca. 340–330 BCE. Museum purchase. Photo: Bruce M. White