Drawing Nature from the Collections | Pastels: Observing Color in Nature

This live art-making class is inspired by a Chinese woodblock print from the Qing Dynasty, Birds, Flowers, and Bamboo from The Mustard Seed Garden. In this session, we will create our own versions of this print using pastels and paper, with a focus on observing colors that appear in nature.

Find the suggested materials list for this art-making class here.

The Museum partners with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free virtual drawing classes, taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo. With an emphasis on drawing with pastel on paper, each week’s lesson in this series will be inspired by an artwork depicting nature in the Museum’s collections.

This series is part of Arts and Health Mercer, a monthlong collaboration between Mercer County arts and cultural organizations that celebrates the vital role art plays in our health and wellbeing. 

Closed captioning is computer generated.