2006-06-29 / Upcoming Events

Paint the scenery at Watson Farm

The Watson Farm will offer a watercolor workshop on Saturday, July 22, and again on Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain dates are July 23 and Sept. 17.

Artists have enjoyed the scenic landscapes of the historic Watson Farm for over 100 years. Located at 455 North Main Rd., the farm offers panoramic vistas of the pastoral agricultural seaside landscape. This all-day workshop will enable participants to experience and capture the farm landscape and architecture through the medium of watercolors.

Artist Natalie Pfanstiehl, who has taught at the Newport Art Museum for nearly 20 years, leads the workshop.

Her work has been shown in national, regional, and local juried shows, and has received numerous awards.

She will give a one-hour demonstration of landscape painting and spend the rest of the day assisting students with composition and painting techniques. Students should bring their own painting materials and a bag lunch.

All levels of experience with painting are welcome. The workshop costs $20 for Historic New England Garden & Landscape members, $25 for Historic New England members, and $35 for non-members.

To register or request more information, contact Heather Minto at 423-0005.

The Watson Farm is a 280-acre working farm owned by Historic

New England. Historic New England, presented by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. It offers a

unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. For more information visit online at www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

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