SUMMER WORKSHOPS

ART IN THE BARN - SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Classes will be taught in our 1800s Barn Studio located behind the old General Store near Lake Champlain. We will be painting in the barn, near our pond surrounded by seven willow trees, our gardens, nearby pastures and barns in Charlotte and Ferrisburg, along Lake Champlain looking at the Adirondacks, Mt. Philo State Park, and views looking at Camels Hump. 


A PERFECT SETTING
The property is on a former stagecoach route, settled after the American Revolutionary War. The barn was built in 1800, sits on seven country acres behind two historic landmark buildings, the General Store built in 1790 and the other as the shopkeepers house in 1800. All three buildings are on the National Historic Register. The workshops are located in and around our historic 1800s barn on our country property in Charlotte. The barn is surrounded by gorgeous scenic pastoral views near a hidden serene pond with blue herons if you can be quiet and outstanding views of Camel’s Hump. 

Come relax, learn and create beautiful paintings with us!


SMALL WORKSHOPS

You will learn about basic design, become skilled at composition, understand how to create a dynamic color palette, using a sketchbook for quick explorations then applying your favorite sketch to a larger format. We will start the day with learning about color and composition then go out and to selected sites and paint. I will demonstrate in watercolor and oil depending upon the day. 

Mediums can be watercolor, acrylic, goauche or oil.
Students must bring their own materials, and be prepared for being outside. Portable pop-up canopies will be supplied. Box lunches from Philo Ridge Farm will be available at an additional cost.


PLEIN AIR PAINTING—1 day 

(6-8 students)
8:30am - 4:30pm  (1 hour lunch break)  $135.

SESSION 1: SATURDAY 6/6   Peony Painting Workshop 

SESSION 2: SATURDAY 6/20


PLEIN AIR PAINTING—2 days 

(6-8 students) 

8:30am - 4:30pm  (1 hour lunch break)  $245.

SESSION 3: SATURDAY & SUNDAY  6/27-28

SESSION 4: SATURDAY & SUNDAY  7/11-12


LANDSCAPE DRAWING with Charcoal and Pastels—1 day  

(6-8 students)
8:30am - 4:30pm  (1 hour lunch break)  $135.
Medium will be charcoal and pastels. 

SESSION 5: SATURDAY 7/18

SESSION 6: SATURDAY 8/8

HER CREATIVITY STARTED WITH PAINTING

Deborah began painting when she was 11 years old. Her first painting was a plein-air painting of her grandparents farm in Pittsford, VT. This grew into a life-long passion. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design at UArts in Philadelphia and studied Painting there too. Since 1981, Deborah has taught design. Starting out, she taught at the Art Institute of Boston, Clark University and Rhode Island School of Design. Since 2008, she has taught graphic design, drawing and painting at Champlain College in the Communication and Creative Media Division. She works as a full-time professional graphic designer, a Senior Adjunct Design Professor and is a plein-air and studio painter, her medium is watercolor, goache, pastel and oil.



CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED, IN ORDER TO RESERVE, please send an email and snail mail a $75.00 check as a deposit by May 15, 2020. See the address below. A list of materials and directions will then be emailed to you once we receive your deposit.