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Plein Air Painting in the Catskills

August 31, 2018 01:44 pm

Plein Air Painting in the Catskills on September 7-9, 2018 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This 3 day Plein Air Painting workshop, with Instructor Dmitri Wright, is appropriate for beginners, intermediate and advanced landscape painters. The workshop will be enriched by the unique beauty of the Catskill Mountain views. Students will discover how to develop personalized sketches and studies from the foundations used by the Academy and the Hudson River School. American and European Impressionistic techniques will be discussed featuring illustrative and expressive brush-strokes. Focus will be on utilizing the student’s natural abilities to create a personalized visual narrative through this plein air experience studying the nature of art in nature. Students are free to work in oils, acrylic, pastel or watercolor.

Students will receive: demonstrations & lectures; individualized guidance, one-on-one instruction, personalized and group critique. Students need to bring their own supplies. A supply & materials list will be mailed after registration. Contact or 518-263-2000 for more information.

Course Fee: $295


Dmitri Wright is the Master Artist/Instructor for Weir Farm National Historic Site, the National Park dedicated to American Impressionism. Wright, in the tradition of John Henry Twachtman founder of the Cos Cob Art Colony, is the first artist-in-residence instructing and lecturing at the Greenwich Historic Society, the birthplace of American Impressionism. He instructs at Silvermine Art School and privately. In the U.S. and Europe he gives workshops and museum tours on ‘How to be an Impressionist’ in addition to being a judge for art shows. Wright’s most recent solo exhibition was at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, Fall 2017.