Painting the “Living Landscapes” Watercolor Workshop

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Meet and Greet:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Watercolor Workshop:
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 9:30am-4:00pm
Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 9:30am-4:00pm

Painting the “Living Landscapes” of Frederic Church with Evelyn Dunphy
Wagon House Education Center
See description for pricing and accommodations

Plein air painting is challenging and just plain wonderful! The biggest challenge seems to be how to simplify the complexity of the landscape, compose a strong design and value pattern, choose your palette for the painting and not get lost in the many possibilities that exist. Maine artist Evelyn Dunphy will teach a watercolor workshop in Olana’s autumnal landscape. Dunphy will have daily informative demonstrations and address personal artist techniques. Dunphy has painted and taught at Frederic Church’s rustic summer camp on Millinocket Lake in Maine for several years, and is interested in acquainting artists with Church’s “other views.” The workshop accompanies the exhibition “Maine Sublime” which will be on display in Olana’s Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery in early summer 2013. Please read about Evelyn’s work at Millinocket Lake, Church’s camp in Maine, in a recent article released in the Portland Press Herald.

These special rates for accommodations at Mount Merino Manor Bed & Breakfast located a short drive away from Olana have been made available to workshop participants. Mount Merino Manor Bed & Breakfast is one of the original Hudson Valley estates that has been privately owned since it was built by Frederic Church’s friend and physician in the 1870’s. You may choose from three different packages for the workshop. Please visit Mount Merino Manor Bed & Breakfast to see available rooms. The rates include a tour of Olana, a meet and greet with wine and cheese on the first evening, three nights lodging, a gourmet breakfast and lunch and workshop painting tuition. Dinner and travel expense is not included.

Vacationer’s Packages Available:
Package One: $750.00 Queen Standard, (Available Rooms: Rip’s Room, Eagle’s Nest, Deer Run)
Package Two: $900.00 Queen Suite (Available Rooms: Isabel’s Parlor, Diamond Street Suite)
Package Three: $1,050.00 King Deluxe (Available Rooms: Blue Mountain View, Master Sabine)

If you are an artist who lives in the area, below is the pricing which includes a tour of Olana, a meet and greet with wine and cheese on the first day, a gourmet lunch and workshop painting tuition. Local Artists without Bed and Breakfast Accommodations: $200 non-members, $180 members

To register please contact Sarah Hasbrook, Education Coordinator for The Olana Partnership by e-mailing or calling 518.828.1872 x 109. Upon registration please include full payment and the room accommodations you would like with your vacationer’s package.

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