The Hickories Farm
Art on the Farm Series 2013
June 23, July 21 and August 18
Our hardworking farmers cultivate many of the most beautiful and lively environments in Ridgefield, CT. This summer, The Hickories Organic Farm offers the opportunity to develop your professional artistic eye with the guidance of Jean Linville, a local photographer, artist, writer, and arts educator. We also hope you share with us the fruits of your effort! Participants in any of our Sunday sessions will have the opportunity to submit work to a fall art exhibition at The Hickories.
Photography: Focus on the Farm
10:00am – 12:00am (subject to change according to season, weather and lighting)
Come enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Hickories accompanied by Jean Linville and your camera. Every session, different photographic techniques will be discussed as each person works on refining their photographic eye in order to capture the varying, seasonal rhythms of the farm. You must provide your own digital, film, or phone camera. Walking will be moderate, but please wear sturdy footwear. Maximum 15 people.
Field Sketching: Animal and Plant Life Drawing
1:00pm – 3:00pm (subject to change according to season, weather and lighting)
These sessions provide artists and art students with an incredibly unique opportunity to explore the challenges and rewards of sketching live animals and working en plein air! Each session will focus on capturing the characteristics and movements of different animals on the farm as well as the abundant plant life. Discussions on gesture drawings, texture and proportion will be woven into each session. Artists are encouraged to bring and work in the media of their choice. The farm will provide easels and seating. Maximum 7 people.
Each session: $20, $10 for CSA members
2 sessions/1 day: $30, $15 for CSA members