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Artist To Lead Night-Time Plein Air Painting Workshop At Wilton's Weir Farm

Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright of Greenwich will lead a free painting workshop for teens at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Photo Credit: Weir Farm National Historic Site
"Nocturne" by Dmitri Wright Photo Credit: Dmitri Wright

WILTON, Conn. -- Weir Farm National Historic Site, which is located in both Wilton and Ridgefield, will host "Sunset to Stars: Night Plein Air Painting Workshop for Adults" by Greenwich resident Dmitri Wright, an Impressionist artist and master instructor.

The event will be Saturday, June 18, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The workshop is free and is open to those age 16 and older.

In this new workshop, Wright will feature plein air painting during the latter part of the day and early part of the night. Wright will lecture and demonstrate how to capture inspired moments between sunset and sunrise from an impressionist’s perspective. 

Participants must have a basic understanding of their selected art form and be able to handle their own equipment for plein air fieldwork, as well as for the studio workshop environment. 

According to Wright, “paintings will become monochrome tone poems of a dreamy character. In the deep blue of night coating the Prussian green trees in silhouette, students will paint this eventide in all of its mystery.” 

This workshop is the second in a series to be offered at Weir Farm National Historic Site to carry on the site’s artistic tradition of Impressionist painting and to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. 

Wright seeks to continue the Impressionist discipline through his preservation and progress of American Impressionism as the Artist-in-Residence of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and as an instructor of Impressionist drawing and painting at the Greenwich Art Society, Silvermine School of Art and Weir Farm National Historic Site.

Additional workshops in the series include: 

  • July: Impressionist Painters Workshop for Teens 
  • August: Sunset to Moonlight: Night Plein Air Painting Workshop for Adults 
  • October: Fall Impressionist Painting Workshop for Advanced Adults 

Watch for updates and find more information by clicking here

To register for the program, contact Cydonie Fukami at 203-834-1896, Ext. 28 or Space is limited. 

Weir Farm National Historic Site is at 735 Nod Hill Road.

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