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""I instruct artists in the Impressionists' canon and creative principles to discover their unique voice,  and in the essential methods to flourish and  express with freedom  their visual narrative within their natural creative abilities." Dmitri.

Dmitri at Weir Farm 2019
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Impressionist Plein Air Workshops

@ Weir Farm National Historical Park 

Since 2011 Dmitri Wright, the Master Artist & Instructor for the National Park Service @ Weir Farm National Historical Park, has taught plein air painting workshops in the American Impressionist Tradition. Students of all levels are introduced to the philosophy and techniques of the masters through his Weir Farm Art Academy curriculum. 

1 & 2 Day Introductory Plein air Workshops with Dmitri

Summer and Fall 


Adults and Teens

National Park Service

Free Workshops 


For  more information

Call: 203-834-1896

A world away awaits you in one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes for American art in the only national park dedicated to American painting. Discover the plein air experience at Weir Farm National Park home of J. Alden Weir and American Impressionism. The workshop will include introductions to the academy methods, philosophy, and techniques used by the American Impressionists and practical ways to apply them using your own natural abilities to create a personalized visual narrative of this unique New England landscape. 


Set against a rural Connecticut landscape that has been painted by thousands of artists from 1882 to the present, Weir Farm is a national legacy of American Impressionism and the creative spirit. A stroll through meadows and woodlands places you right into a painting created by masters like J. Alden Weir. Weir described his farm as “the great good place,” a place cherished and celebrated again and again in canvases that exemplify the brilliant color and light of American Impressionism. Explore this National Park for the Arts and experience creativity, art, and nature.


The historic Burlingham Barn Studio will be our base for the workshop days. This is open to all levels, painting media, and styles from abstract to realism; and those new to the plein air experience.


This 60-acre national park includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, outbuildings, gardens, fields, stonewalls, and Weir Pond also includes successional old fields, successional hardwood forests, vernal wetland areas, streams, a pond, rocky ridges, and walking trails.

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