Why Old Lyme for a workshop? At the turn of the century, a number of artists - Childe Hassam for one - working in a revolutionary style had developed a small colony of artists dedicated to the impressionist movement. They were invited to stay in the home of Miss Florence Griswold of Old Lyme.
That home is now the famous Griswold Museum dedicated to Connecticut Impressionist Painting. The artists of that time had practiced their craft in France and soon discovered that the light of Old Lyme, cast on the rivers and landscapes of the area, is the same quality of light as found in Provence, France. This area has become very popular with local artists.
Old Lyme drew the attention of the early American Impressionists because the light in this area so closely resembles that of Provence.
- 5 day land and seascape painting workshop
- One-on-one painting and drawing instruction
- Demos in oils daily; individual critiques.
- Artist is responsible for all travel, meals and lodging expenses
- Car recommended
- We have some excellent living accommodations to recommend.