Event Name: Impressionist Painting Workshop for Teens with Dmitri Wright
Date and Time: Saturday, July 16, 2016 10am-4pm
Location: Weir Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Age: 13-18 years
Registration: Contact Cydonie Fukami at 203-834-1896, X28 or [email protected]. Space is limited.
Teen artists are invited to take part in a free workshop hosted by Weir Farm National Historic Site taught by Impressionist artist and master instructor Dmitri Wright. Wright will lecture and demonstrate how to capture light and color from an impressionist’s perspective in the morning and paint outside in the afternoon. Participants must have a basic understanding of their selected art form, bring their own art supplies, and be able to handle their equipment for plein air fieldwork and in the studio.
This workshop is the third in a series to be offered at Weir Farm National Historic Site in 2016 to carry on the site’s artistic tradition of Impressionist painting and to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. The Impressionist Painting Workshop Series is taught by Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich, Connecticut. 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.
Upcoming workshops in the series include:
• August- Sunset to Moonlight: Night Plein Air Painting Workshop for Adults
• October- Fall Impressionist Painting Workshop for Advanced Adults
Watch for updates and find more information at www.nps.gov/wefa
About Weir Farm National Historic Site
Designed and preserved by artists, Weir Farm National Historic Site welcomes you to experience the power of creativity, art, and nature. Visit the only national park dedicated to American Impressionist painting and rediscover the beauty of light and color in everyday life. Learn more at www.nps.gov/wefa and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WeirFarmNHS, YouTube www.youtube.come/WeirFarmNHS, and Instagram @WeirFarmNHS
About the National Park Service
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 412 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to- home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
CONTACT: Cris Constantine, [email protected] or 203-834-1896, X13
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