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Art in the Park with Sandra Hildreth: Learn about Plein Air Painting Calendar

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Monday, July 31
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Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. In each three-hour class you will grow your art skills and learn new art techniques in areas such as watercolor, pastels, and mixed media. Every week features a different focus and offers new skills, so sign up for one or more. Museum admission is not included. Space is limited to twelve people per class, so please register soon. Basic materials are included.

There’s not much that compares to the enjoyment one can feel when setting up to sketch or paint outdoors – where you get to explore a place with your eyes and with a paint brush. Because you are also there, feeling the breeze, smelling the smells, hearing the birds, and experiencing the nature around you. And you end up with a souvenir of your time spent! This class will involve some demonstration and practice in choosing subject matter, how to select an interesting composition, and what to avoid. We will initially work inside the museum classroom, and then hopefully move outdoors. Various sketching and painting materials will be available.

Sandra Hildreth grew up in Wisconsin, and she loved being outdoors as a child. When in college, her family moved to Kentucky, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Kentucky University. Sandra taught high school art in northern New York for 31 years – but she always painted when she could – and spent time outdoors. When she retired, Sandra moved to Saranac Lake – the heart of the Adirondacks and a thriving arts community – where she paints full time.

Cost: $30 members/$40 non-members (pre-registration required)

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