Art Exhibit and Workshops

This workshop has been cancelled.


Vermont artist Lillian Kennedy has a painting show, “A Brush with Nature,” on display for the 2018 season at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont. To compliment the show she is offering three art workshops in July and August—at Chimney Point, the Hubbardton Battlefield, and Mount Independence in Orwell.

The Three Workshops

On Saturday, July 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at Chimney Point (8149 VT Route 17W, Addison) is “Fearless and Serene: Plein Air Painting with Watercolor and Gouache.” The fee is $35 and includes all instruction and materials. Bring a light-weight folding stool if you have one. Be guided as you create a finished watercolor and gouache painting. You will learn to make a painting kit that fits in a baggie, so you can carry it with you on all your travels. Lillian Kennedy will teach you the basics and your individuality will be encouraged.

On Saturday, August 4, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site (5696 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton) is “Drawing Closer to Nature.” The fee is $20 and includes all materials. Experience the joy of deeply seeing while centering in nature. You will start by making pocket sketchbooks from a single sheet of paper and then go on walkabout exploring the environment with pencil and eye. Quick exercises in seeing, expressing, and technique will be shared. You will learn drawing basics and practice creating non-judgmentally.

On Saturday, August 11, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site (497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell) is “Drawing and Painting the Land.” The fee is $35 and includes all materials. Wear a hat, dress for the weather, and bring a lightweight folding stool if you have one. Become one with the land. You will use pencil and watercolor with gouache, and will learn to sit and focus on nature, relax and learn to integrate this process into your life.

Call the Chimney Point State Historic Site to register (802-759-2412).  The fee includes admission to the historic sites.