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Young at Heart: Sketch Your Landscape


Olana State Historic Site
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

42.217159 -73.829340

County: Columbia
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 26, 2023, 9:00AM
  • September 27, 2023, 9:00AM
  • September 28, 2023, 9:00AM
Detailed Times/Hours Tuesday, September 26-Thursday, September 28 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Event Type Historic Site Tour/History Description Ever wonder how artists like Frederic Church captured detail, contrast, and perspective? Participants ages 55+ are invited to sketch Church’s artist-designed landscape and scenic views learning basic artistic principles in the process. During each three hour program led by teaching artist Shawn del Joyce, participants will be provided with basic sketching materials, watch a short live demo, and experiment with sketching their own view of Olana’s famous landscape. This three session course is part of an inclusive, anti-ageist, and participatory series of creative skill building programs at Olana. The course is specifically designed to provide older adults an opportunity to explore their artistic side, socialize with peers, and learn more about Olana, a resource for creativity in their own backyard. This class is perfect for those with mobility impairments or specific accessibility needs and will take place at easily accessible sites at Olana. Shawn Dell Joyce began teaching plein air classes in 2000 and continues weekly to this day. She founded a plein air school with an arts and agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School, called the Wallkill River School of Art. It still exists today as a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of bringing cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites, and open spaces. Her work is included in museum collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY. Organization Hosting the Event The Olana Partnership Phone Number 518 751 6938


Advance registration required.
For more information, please contact or call (518) 751-6938.
Materials and chairs will be provided. $250 for non members/$150 for members. Scholarships are available upon request.

Additional Information

Event Duration (hours): 3

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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