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Outdoor Art Workshops


Oct 19, 2019
10:00 AM until 01:00 PM


Children and their families and visitors of all ages are invited to join an afternoon of painting and drawing in nature. Explore the historic grounds, the flower and kitchen gardens, and the porch of the Main House, which offer sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains. Discover your own artistic inspiration at the place where Cole painted many of his Hudson River School masterpieces nearly 200 years ago.

Activities include: "Drawing the Catskills, Plant Identification and Close Observation," "Understanding Color," and "Creating Thomas Cole’s Colorful Autumn." Events will take place on the lawn and porch of the Main House.

The Outdoor Art Workshops are led by 2020 Cole Fellow, Marissa Hamm. Marissa graduated from The College of Wooster in 2019 with a degree in History. Marissa is working on education initiatives at the Thomas Cole Site and researching the history of the property, historically known as Cedar Grove, focusing on the little-known period between 1850 and 1950.

The workshops are free and all necessary materials will be provided. Advance reservations are appreciated, but drop-ins are also welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For questions and reservations, please contact Cole Fellow, Marissa Hamm, at




View map Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY

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