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The Art Museum and the Arts Council of Princeton have partnered to provide a series of drawing and painting classes taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo. Participants can join live from their home computers, tablets, or phones. With an emphasis on a different medium per series, each week’s lesson is inspired by an artwork in the Museum’s collections. 

Register for FREE for our June Watercolor Series:

Drawing Landscapes from the Collections | Watercolors: Landscape Composition Thursday, June 6, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

Drawing Landscapes from the Collections | Watercolors: Painting Foliage Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

Drawing Landscapes from the Collections | Watercolors: Mountain Landscapes Thursday, June 20, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

Drawing Landscapes from the Collections | Watercolors: Creating Your Own Palette Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

Events 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. 

Previous Class Recordings: Drawing with Graphite, Colored Pencils, and Pastels

Previous Class Recordings: Painting

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.  


Spirituality & Practice named One Thursday Afternoon (Flyaway Books) a Best Book of 2022! Here is the publisher's description of the book.

When Granddad picks Ava up from school one Thursday afternoon, she’s quiet. She doesn’t want to talk about the lockdown drill that has stirred up her worries. How can she be so afraid in a place that has always felt so safe?

Granddad doesn’t talk much either; he just offers creativity and companionship. And with his gentle encouragement, Ava begins to sense that although the world can be scary, it is still a beautiful place.

With tender insight, One Thursday Afternoon sheds light on how an unpredictable world can make a child feel, reminding us that big fears can become smaller when we take time together to look, listen, and create. An author’s note about the story’s real-life inspiration and recommendations for how adults can help children overcome fear is included. –Flyaway Books

Link to download the educator guide Link to download the discussion and activity guide

Spirituality and Practice Best Book of 2022 Award Winner

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Whether speaking at a school, library, or conference, I truly love talking about the bookmaking process. I enjoy speaking from the heart, sharing my failures that eventually led to published work, and inviting participation through interactive drawing demonstrations. After years of teaching, I'm comfortable speaking in front of crowds of all ages. When presenting, I like to emphasize that every artist and/or writer is capable of learning their craft. No one is born with perfect talent. We all need to develop our skills, to learn how to endure ups and downs in our careers and stick with it no matter what. I focus on how mistakes are a vital part of the creative process. It means we are learning, experimenting and growing.

I also focus on how important it is to follow our instincts with art making. By using our imaginations and coming up with silly or bizarre ideas, we break through to new ideas. If we are afraid of outside judgment, we remain rigid and our ideas don't become as exciting as they could be. I invite kids to help me create characters–I draw what they suggest, and we have a fun time putting our fearlessness to work.

Black + White
One Thursday Afternoon
Renato and the Lion
Society of Illustrators
Flyaway Books
Arts Council of Princeton
Princeton University
Art Museum

Somerset County Library


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