The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is having a series of Outdoor Art Workshops at the historic site offered to the community for free. Children and their families and visitors of all ages are invited to join an afternoon of painting and drawing in nature. Explore the historic grounds, the flower and kitchen gardens, and the porch of the Main House which offer sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains. Discover your own artistic inspiration at the place where Cole painted many of his Hudson River School masterpieces nearly 200 years ago. Activities include: Drawing the Catskills, Perspective and Architecture, Pigment Making, Plant Identification and Close Observation, and Understanding Color. The series will be held at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York on four Saturdays: April 20, May 4, May 11, and May 25. Events will take place on the lawn and porch of the Main House from 10 am to 2 pm.
The workshops are free and all necessary materials will be provided. Advance reservations are appreciated, but drop-ins are also welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission to the exhibition is purchased separately. For questions and reservations, please contact Cole Fellow, Maeve McCool, at MMcool@thomascole.org.
Residence and studio of 19th century artist and founder of the Hudson River School of Art.