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Learn to Sketch Like Frederic Church: A One-day Workshop for All Ages

  • Dates: August 27, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $20 per person ($15 for members).
  • Overview

    “…and [I] make a study from my studio window of a sunset or twilight nearly every day…” Frederic E. Church to Martin Johnson Heade, February, 8, 1871. Collection Archives of American Art.

    Ever wonder how artists like Frederic Church captured detail, contrast, and perspective? Visitors of all ages and skill levels are invited to sketch Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape and main house, learning basic artistic principles in the process. During this hour-long program led by teaching artist Shawn del Joyce, participants will be given sketching materials, watch a short live demo with a professional teaching artist, and experiment with sketching their own view of Olana’s famous landscape.

    Shawn Dell Joyce began teaching plein air classes in 2000 and continues weekly to this day. She founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School, called the Wallkill River School of Art. It still exists today as a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of bringing cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces. Her work is included in museum collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY.

    All materials will be provided. Advanced registration required. $20 per person ($15 for members). For more information, please contact education@olana.org.


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