Learn to capture the colors and beauty of the fall leaves with Billings Farm & Museum Artist-in-Residence Margaret Dwyer on Thursday, October 20, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Autumn Leaves Watercolor Workshop.
As a palette of red, yellow, and orange leaves blanket the famous Vermont fallscape, participants will learn to paint a slice of the vibrant autumn colors. From a single leaf to a sweeping impression, this watercolor workshop will engage a sense of wonder and appreciation for nature’s display. Participants can learn subtle ways to capture unique characteristics without overworking the subject and explore techniques including wet-into-wet, negative space painting, glazing and more. In this workshop designed for all painting levels, each student will produce an autumn treasure to take home.
The workshop is $65/person, $60/member with art supplies included. Advanced registration is required. For information visit https://tinyurl.com/AutumnLeavesWorkshop.
The workshop will take place in the Billings Farm Historic Barn which has been transformed by a display of Margaret Dwyer’s colorful creations. Dwyer’s solo exhibition, Common Threads: Land, History, Art will take participants on a visual expedition into the threads of history and conservation. The exhibition features recent works including art produced during her residency at Billings Farm & Museum, from June – October of 2022, as well as art from her Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park residency from 2019-2021. The exhibition will be on display through October 21.
About the Artist:
Margaret Dwyer earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts in 2008 from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her thesis work involved researching, writing, and creating art based on psychological themes such as trauma, dreams, and the unconscious. She works in 2-D and 3-D mediums, though watercolor is her favorite. Her artwork has been recognized in numerous juried national and international exhibitions and has been published in fine art books and magazines. From 2019 to 2021, Margaret was the Artist in Residence for Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT. As a mural artist, she has created dozens of public and private murals throughout New England. Currently, she teaches art at her studio in Windsor, VT. To view her work, visit MargaretDwyerArtist.com.