Artist Workshops/Classes

Art Classes and Workshops

To register for an art class or workshop please call 978.456.3924 x291 or email 

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jill Pottle
July 22-24, 10AM-3PM
Members $270, Nonmembers $300

Enjoy the outdoors in this three-day workshop painting on location and viewing the amazing vista of Fruitlands. Working on location helps to build skills in perspective, recording information quickly and capturing the rich natural light. Students will learn how to simplify forms, develop overlapping areas of trees and hills to create depth, emulate color relationships in the water, sky and land and other compositional issues. Participants will learn how to get going quickly and how to capture the scenery fast with big shapes and ideas. Join us and find out how exciting it is to capture a moment in time in nature.


Abstract Landscape Painting with Richard Kattman
Monday, August 11, 10AM-3PM
Members $100, Nonmembers $110

Artist-in-Residence Richard Kattman leads participants through the essential steps in replicating the essence of the Fruitlands landscape in acrylics on canvas in this one-day plein air painting workshop. Together, participants will search for the DNA of the landscape and express through brush and paint the connection between mind, body, spirit, and nature. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited. Registration is required. 



Harvest Home: Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil
Saturday, August 16–Sunday, August 17, 10AM–3PM daily
Members $225, Nonmembers $250

Join artist/illustrator Helen Byers in this two-day botanical art workshop. Through daily demonstrations and individualized attention, the instructor will guide students in contemporary botanical art techniques using colored pencils and watercolor pencils. Focused on a fruit or vegetable that historically was farmed at Fruitlands, we will practice drawing for accuracy, working in layers and burnishing. All levels welcome. Space is limited.