Weekday Sketching Outing to Weir Farm Wednesday June 12
You may not have heard of Julian Weir but you do know his friends and associates.
Julian Alden Weir (1882 to 1919) was one of the pioneering American Impressionist. He and his famous friends—artists Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, and Albert Pinkham Ryder—painted at his home in Wilton Connecticut where farm’s landscape offered the perfect setting to paint en plein air.
Today, the farm is a 68-acre National Park, only one and a half hours from NYC and the only National Park dedicated to American Impressionist painting. Park Rangers will happily give us tours of building interiors, including the artist and sculptor studios, the Weir house and his famous portable studio on wheels. Unfortunately we can’t sketch inside those locations but the exteriors and grounds are ours for the day.We will be able to sketch the site’s meadows, woodlands and pond and the exteriors of its historic buildings. To learn more, visit the Weir Farm website at https://www.nps.gov/wefa/index.htm.
Early June will be a perfect time to capture the flower gardens and meadows. Join us for a trip into the past to walk, sketch and paint where the great American Impressionists did.
We will meet at the farm at 10:00 AM. There is no direct public transportation to the area and parking is limited. We will be arranging car pools for those who don’t drive or coordinating groups to travel by train and then share taxis to the site. If you are interested, please contact Raylie Dunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5, Only those who RSVP will receive updates and instructions for transportation, materials and food.