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Teen Artists Invited To Painting Workshop At Wilton's Weir Farm

A free workshop will teach young artists in the finer points of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm.
A free workshop will teach young artists in the finer points of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm. Photo Credit: Weir Farm National Historic Site

RIDGEFIELD and WILTON, Conn. — To continue its more than 130-year tradition of Impressionist painters working on site, Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering a free two-day Teen Impressionist Painting Workshop.

The workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Weir Farm National Historic Site was the home Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, who acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville in 1882.

This workshop is designed for young adults interested in learning more about the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting. Participants must have a basic understanding of their selected art form and be able to handle their own equipment.

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 12 teens, so call early to secure a spot. First choice will be given to those who have not participated in a previous Impressionist Painting Workshop.

For those who wish to return, names will be placed on a wait-list and will be considered as space allows. To register or for more information, call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

The How to be an Impressionist Painter Workshop Series will be taught by Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright of Greenwich.

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.

Learn more about Weir Farm National Historic Site at www.nps.gov/wefa or call 203-834-1896.

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