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Arts Council of Princeton Presents World-Class Instructor Ruth Councell

Princeton NJ - There is no better way to experience the dynamic and distinctive Paul Robeson Center for the Arts than to enroll in an Arts Council of Princeton class or workshop taught by a world-class instructor. Accomplished, passionate and dedicated, our new instructors and returning favorites develop their class programs to accommodate the diverse talents of all students interested in developing their artistic ability, as well as their creative thinking skills. Winter classes and workshops began the week of January 9; however, we continue to launch new programs throughout the semester so check our website for updates.

Ruth Councell is an artist and illustrator who specializes in drawing and painting, children’s illustration, and botanical art. She studied art at theUniversity of Redlands and at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She also studied botanical illustration at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum, and at the New York Botanical Garden.

Ruth, along with Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Naturalist Jeff Hoagland, will teach an exciting new workshop that treats students to an illuminating look at last season’s wildflowers. Jeff will lead a morning hike of the Watershed Reserve trails.  Specimens collected in the morning will then be used in Ruth’s afternoon studio drawing workshop. Wildflowers and Weeds in Winter will take place at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ, on January 21 from 10 am to 4 pm. “I am especially captivated by plants that exhibit a transition between seasons or stages of life, or a transition between colors: a leaf changing from green to red to brown, or a plant with buds, blossoms, and seeds all visible, or perhaps a fascinating intertwining of stems,” said Ruth.


In addition to this workshop, Ruth will also offer classes in Botanical Art and Watercolor Exploration at the Arts Council of Princeton’s PaulRobeson Center. It’s not too late to register, but space is limited, so don’t delay.


There are dozens of new and returning instructors offering classes and workshops in ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and darkroom photography, painting, drawing, writing, dance and theater arts for children, teens & adults. Class registration is open to the general public.  Students do not have to be Princeton residents to take classes and membership is not required to enroll, but ACP members receive benefits such as discounts on registration fees. Full information about membership is available on the ACP website.


The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.


The Paul Robeson Center is located at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ across from the Princeton Public Library in downtown Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages, as well as at metered parking along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For full descriptions and a complete list of classes, visit The website is updated regularly, so always check for new additions! For more information, contact Liz Murray, Education Director at