From June – October 2022, Billings Farm & Museum’s Artist-in-Residence, Margaret Dwyer will be on site frequently to paint, demonstrate watercolor and needle felting techniques, and lead workshops.  On select days and during events she will engage with guests, providing tutorials in drawing and painting from nature, facilitating an interactive watercolor quilt square art project, and making giant bubbles!

Through her masterful watercolor brushwork and use of vibrant colors, Dwyer brings her subject matter to life.  Witness the joy she creates on paper, as she artistically explores the beauty of the site, the Farmstead Gardens, the Sunflower House, and the farm’s animals.  


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Autumn Leaves Watercolor Workshop
October 20, 5:30-7:30PM

As a palette of red, yellow, and orange leaves blanket the famous Vermont fallscape, learn to paint a slice of the vibrant autumn colors with Billings Farm Artist-in-Residence Margaret Dwyer and produce an artistic treasure to take home. In this workshop, Dwyer will teach subtle ways to capture unique characteristics without overworking the subject and explore techniques including wet-into-wet, negative space painting, glazing and more. This workshop is designed for all painting levels. Register now