Water & the Landscape: 5-week Plein Air Painting workshop with Mary Nolan


Join local artist Mary Nolan for a special five-week workshop of plein air painting on Sunday evenings. In conjunction with the special exhibit, Unmasking Venice: American Artists and the City of Water, students will seek to interpret similar themes of light, air, water, and reflections, while painting on the rear lawn of Fenimore Art Museum overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake. Some painting experience is necessary, but plein air painting is not. Oil or acrylic paint is acceptable. Students supply their own paints and brushes; museum will provide canvas/gesso boards and easels.

Mary Nolan in a plein air painter of New England landscapes. Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in the New England area, her work reflects the beauty and diversity of the region, from coastal marshes and beaches, to the streams, wetlands, fields, ponds and forests of central New England.

In 1992 Nolan returned to school to further pursue her formal education and received a BA in Art Therapy from Emmanuel College in Boston, with a double major in Fine Art and Psychology. In 1995 she received a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from Vermont College of Norwich University in Montpelier, Vermont.

Today, Mary Nolan lives and maintains a studio near Cooperstown, New York. An award-winning artist who has worked in various media for the past forty years, her paintings are found in many National and International collections. She now focuses primarily on creating small onsite oil paintings of local and regional landscapes, many of which are used as studies for larger studio paintings, as well as teaching plein air painting.

$265 Members; $290 Non-Members

Masking may be required to attend this program. However, due to the ever-evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, protocol may be changed in the future. Please come prepared with a mask in the event that they are required. We thank you for understanding and helping us keep our visitors and staff safe.

Sunday, July 31, 2022
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm (2h)

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