Plein Air Workshop at Olana
Three-Day Painting Workshop with Dan Graziano
August 24-26, 2018 Hudson, New York
Olana was the home, studio and artist-designed landscape of the nineteenth-century landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, the premier artist of the Hudson River Valley art movement. Church spent forty years designing and perfecting his vision for the 250 acre Olana estate, embracing architecture, art and landscape into one integrated environment. His design combined natural landforms with the careful layout of carriage drives, ponds and extensive plantings of trees and shrubs to conceal, reveal and frame vistas of the property and the wider Hudson Valley.
This unique workshop provides participants the opportunity to paint within the singular beauty of the Olana estate. The first day begins with a discussion of the “basics” of painting (from materials to paint handling) as well as the fundamentals of composition, color, value, edges and perspective. Instruction will focus on painting en plein air, including how to develop greater skills of observation, simplification, and quickly painting “wet on wet” (alla prima) to translate what you see and experience into strong paintings. Participants will paint outdoors at different locations each day and include a short painting demo by Dan.
Workshop fee is $350. Students supply their own art supplies and equipment - lunch is not provided. To register for this workshop, CLICK HERE.