The Princeton Public Library will be sponsoring a two-part Plein Air Watercolor Program with local artist Dana Collins on June 5 and 7. Advance signup is required and there is a twelve person limit for the field trip on June 7.
The Monday, June 5 session will be held in the library’s Matson meeting room at 698 E Peru St in Princeton from 4 – 5 p.m. for an introductory presentation on the art of watercolor. Anyone can attend this day even if they are not signed up for the field trip.
On Wednesday, June 7, participants will meet at Hennepin Canal Lock 11 at 11 a.m. (South of Princeton, north of Tiskilwa. From Princeton take Main Street south then take the first left [east] after crossing the canal.) The painting session will last until 2 p.m.
Suggested materials to bring for the field trip are a backpack or tote bag, a wide brimmed hat, something to sit on, a support for your paper or canvas, and your own working materials. A full list of suggested items is available from the library by asking at the circulation desk.
If there is enough interest, there could potentially be another field day scheduled for later in the summer.