With special thanks to Cecilia Maricel Evasco for suggesting this event - we are off to visit the “cottages” of Newport.
The Gilded Age: The mansions of Newport are where Gilded Age splendor still resides. In classical understatement, the rich referred to these breathtaking mansions as "cottages”. In the lavish era before income taxes the wealthy tycoons of New York and Philadelphia built summer homes in Newport, in the second half of the nineteenth century.
The Breakers. Marble House. The Elms. Rosecliff. Chateau-sur-Mer. The names themselves stoke the imagination. Everything there is fair game for our sketching event, including the “cottages” themselves, the grounds, the gardens and anything that delights you in the interior.
Your starting point can be this wonderful website Cecilia discovered, or you can use any other internet resource.
- Our mornings will concentrate on the exterior
- The afternoon will focus on the interior.
Take a look: https://www.newportmansions.org/expl
The virtual sketch event starts at 10 AM EDT on Saturday, June 13, 2020.
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Registration closes at noon on Friday. You will receive login information for the video call on Friday afternoon.
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