The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online art-making experiences. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom, so participants can join live from their home computers; techniques emphasize watercolor on paper. Each week’s lesson features works from the Museum’s collections and relates to the Museum’s weekly online curatorial lecture.
Many artists who experiment with watercolor painting feel that the paint is unwieldy, flowing into already wet areas and creating a muddy mess. In this session we will explore the properties of the paint, and how to get watercolors to do what you want. Unlike other paints, watercolor is a bit playful and wants to engage and make its own mark, too. We will talk about ways to preplan elements of your painting so that when you place the paint on the paper it can flow freely and create spontaneous moments—but also leave other areas of your painting alone.