Drawing from the Collections: Exploring Illustration
The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online drawing classes. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. With an emphasis on drawing with pen or pencil on paper, each week’s lesson will be inspired by works in the Museum’s collections.
This live art-making class is inspired by Jiha Moon’s Rain Catcher. Inspired by art historical sources and popular culture—including thirteenth-century Taoist painting, American cartoons, Dr. Seuss books, and fortune cookies—Moon’s color-saturated print combines motifs to create an exuberant, dreamlike composition. _Rain Catcher _might be seen as a landscape, an information map, or a gestural abstraction—or all three at once. In this class we will brainstorm ideas using a prompt that can be developed into a finished illustration. We will discuss how illustration and fine art overlap in many aspects, and how they differ.