Intro to Plein-Air Watercolor at the Farnsworth

Beginning on Monday, July 9, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a week-long workshop on plein-air watercolor painting. Led by artist Annie Bailey, the workshop will meet Monday through Friday at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace Streets and will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Introduce yourself to plein-air or painting outdoors. Join us to explore secret local places and stretch our expectations of what plein-air watercolor can be. This course will emphasize combining creative mark-making with accurate seeing.  Learn to slow down and experience your environment through new eyes.

Annie Bailey is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She has developed a wide range of expression though a variety of materials including paint, soft sculpture, and hand-drawn animation. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, The Society of Illustrators, the Farnsworth, Steel House, the Bunnell Street Art Center, and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

The fee for this program is $390 and $330 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, please visit


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