Greenwich Artist Leads Impressionist Workshop For Beginning Painters

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Artist and educator Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich will lead an Impressionist painting workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Ridgefield and Wilton.
Artist and educator Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich will lead an Impressionist painting workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Ridgefield and Wilton. Photo Credit: Weir Farm National Historic Site
Artists will be inspired by and paint the landscape at Weir Farm National Historic Site as part of the workshop.
Artists will be inspired by and paint the landscape at Weir Farm National Historic Site as part of the workshop. Photo Credit: Weir Farm National Historic Site
Beginning painters are invited to take part in a free weekend workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site.
Beginning painters are invited to take part in a free weekend workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Photo Credit: Weir Farm National Historic Site
The 60-acre Weir Farm National Historic Site is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art.
The 60-acre Weir Farm National Historic Site is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art. Photo Credit: Weir Farm National Historic Site

RIDGEFIELD/WILTON, Conn. -- Have you dreamed of learning to paint like a pro? Registration is now open for the Summer Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginning Artists at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Ridgefield and Wilton. 

The tradition of Impressionist painting at the site dates to the days of Julian Alden Weir, father of American Impressionism, who acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville in 1882.

To honor as well as to continue this tradition, Weir Farm National Historic Site will be offering a two-day Summer Impressionist Painting Workshop on Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This workshop is designed for beginning art students and artists 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 for plein air fieldwork as well as for the studio workshop environment.

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 artists. First choice will be given to artists who have not participated in a previous Impressionist Painting Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site. However, for those artists who wish to return, names will be placed on a wait-list and considered as space allows. To register or for more information, call 203-834-1896, ext.28.

The workshop will be taught by Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich. He is the artist-in-residence of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and an instructor of Impressionist drawing and painting at the Greenwich Art Society, Silvermine School of Art, and Weir Farm National Historic Site.

For more information about Weir Farm National Historic Site or the National Park Service, visit www.nps.gov/wefa or call 203-834-1896. 

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