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Contact: Registration Line - Park Ranger Adrian Zeck, 203-834-1896 ext. 28
There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor and continue this tradition, Weir Farm National Historic Site will be offering a two-day Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and May 31 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Designed for Advanced and Intermediate art students and artists, this workshop will engage participants interested in learning more about the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting. Participants must have a intermediate understanding of their selected art form and be able to handle their own equipment for plein air fieldwork as well as for the studio workshop environment. Workshops will include introductory classroom lectures, field demonstrations, and critique of the participant's artwork. Registration for this workshop is free, but space is limited to twelve artists, so please call early to secure a spot! First choice will be given to artists that have not participated in a previous Impressionist Painting Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site. However, for those artists who wish to return, names will be placed on a wait-list and be considered as space allows. To register for the workshop or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.
This workshop is just one in a series that will be offered at Weir Farm National Historic Site.The How to be an Impressionist Painter Workshop Series will be taught by Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Wright seeks to continue the Impressionist discipline through his preservation and progress of American Impressionism as the Artist-in-Residence of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and as an instructor of Impressionist drawing and painting at the Greenwich Art Society, Silvermine School of Art, and Weir Farm National Historic Site.