Art Making l Drawing from the Collections: Capturing Motion

The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princetonto offer free weekly art-making classes taught over Zoom, so participants can join live from home. A variety of media and techniques will be explored using readily available materials. Each lesson features works from the Museum’s collections.
 This week’s class is inspired by Edgar Degas’s Dancers. Degas painted, drew, and sculpted ballerinas frequently, capturing their energy and movement. He experimented with unusual viewpoints and often cut figures off at the edge of the canvas, helping to create the impression of dancers in motion. In this class we will explore techniques for depicting movement.