2012-06-21 / About Town

Watson Farm to host watercolor workshops

Artists are invited to join Natalie Pfanstiehl in watercolor-painting workshops at Watson Farm on three separate Saturdays: July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. Each workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The farm offers panoramic vistas of the pastoral agricultural landscape that artists have enjoyed painting for more than 100 years. These all-day workshops offer painters the opportunity to experience and capture the many facets of the farm buildings, stonewalls and gardens through the medium of watercolor.

Pfanstiehl, who has taught at the Newport Art Museum for more than 20 years, will lead 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.

Each workshop stands alone – come to one or all three. The cost is $25 for Historic New England members, $40 for nonmembers. Preregistration is requested. To register or for more information, call Heather Minto at 423-0005.

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