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PAINTING WORKSHOP: How to Be an Impressionist Painter

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 15, 2024

Monday, August 12–Thursday, August 15, 9am to 4pm

How to Be an Impressionist Painter

with Dmitri Wright, Artist and Instructor

$450 (Members 10% discount)

Purchase tickets here

Offered concurrently with the exhibition Impressionism 150: From Paris to Connecticut & Beyond, Wright’s master class coaches artists—from beginners to advanced—to find their creative voice. Through lectures and step-by-step demonstrations, Wright fosters artists to discover their own signature style of Impressionism. The workshop features an introductory history, foundational philosophy, and key principles of Impressionism. Students will paint “en plein air,” alongside Wright on the same site of the original Lyme Art Colony artists.

Wright is an inspirational and compassionate teacher with a half of century of experience teaching professionals, art teachers, emerging artists, and creatives of all levels. Students will have access to a digital version of Wright’s workbook: How to Be an Impressionist Painter.

Students will need to supply their own artist journal, a drawing marker and pencils, a drawing pad, and a selection of media choice such as oil, acrylics, or pastels. For creature comforts, please bring a good sun/rain hat, comfortable shoes, bug spray, liquids for hydration, a portable easel, and stool.

Please note: to receive a Member discount you MUST be registered with an online account. Not yet registered? Sign up here. All Membership discounts will be automatically applied after you login, enter registrant information, and add tickets to your cart.

This exhibition has been made possible by generous support from Traditional Fine Arts Organization, CT Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The David T. Langrock Foundation, The Aeroflex Foundation, Barbara & Wayne Harms, Keith & Elaine Knowlton, Richard & Barbara Booth, Bouvier Insurance, Peter & Karen Cummins, Jeb & Dianne Embree, Val Koif & Richard Cersosimo, Virginia & Timothy Milllhiser, Deborah & Roy Moore, Guido & Diane Petra, Luanne Rice, Thomas & Cynthia Sculco, Barbara Smith, The Cooley Gallery, MaryBeth Marx, and Jane Chestnutt & Mallory Rintoul, as well as donors to the Annual Fund.

Educational & Travel Program Refund Policy
No refunds for Broadway bus trips or Miss Florence’s Teas after transaction is complete. Refunds for programs over $20 are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds (less $20 fee) are offered for cancellations made prior to a program’s noted refund date. Programs without a refund date can be cancelled one hour prior to event. No refunds after program takes place. To request a refund or to transfer program fee into a donation, please email (Updated February 2022)


August 13
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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