Landscape Painting Class at Olana
Our breathtaking Hudson River Valley has been inspiring artists for centuries; now, would-be artists, it’s your turn to be inspired by the landscape surrounding Olana, the historic home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. The class, conducted by the eminent landscape painter Tony Thompson, will be held at Olana’s new Education Center on Friday, October 9. Thompson will guide beginning-to-experienced artists in their exploration of basic composition and in techniques for capturing space, light and color in their medium of choice. He will also lead a discussion on the Hudson River School’s style of landscape painting versus more contemporary approaches. Students are welcome to bring any materials they are interested in experimenting with; acrylics, canvas, paper, easels and brushes will be provided.
Olana State Historic Site Wagon House Education Center
5720 Route 9G, Hudson
1 mile south of Rip Van Winkle Bridge
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 42-12’58’’ N; Longitude: 073-49’35’’ S
Friday, October 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; please call if weather is questionable, 518-828-1872 x 110
Rain date October 16
Class is at the farm complex; first right after the lake.
Please bring a picnic lunch.
Workshop: $20/adult; $10/members