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Old Lyme, Connecticut Landscape Painting

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Key Information:
Class Size: 8 - 12 people
Destination: Connecticut  
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Drawing, Painting  
Season: July
Courses Per Year: 1
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 295 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 295 US Dollar (USD) per person

Art workshop dates: July 17 & 19.

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.

Faculty Information:
Our group size is usually around 10 artists, which ensures lots of individual attention. A supplies list will be sent to you when you register. Constructive critiques are held daily as well as a final critique of all paintings.

Other Activities:
- Visit historic Essex/Old Lyme are beautiful New England Coastal Towns on the CT River
- Boating, fishing, swimming activities available; Old Lyme has a public beach on Long Island Sound, Rogers Lake at Hains Park, and boat landings on the Connecticut River and its tidal estuaries
- Enjoy art and maritime museums and antique shopping.

Facility Information:
All travel and living expenses are the responsibility of the artist. You all should have your own hotel reservations in place for both workshops. We will provide some excellent suggestions for area hotels and inns.

Workshop fee: $295.00 (payable in full at registration).

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