Night painting was a favorite of Impressionist painters during Julian Alden Weir’s time and still is today. Artists are invited to continue the tradition and take part in a new workshop hosted by Weir Farm National Historic Site. Taught by Impressionist artist and Dmitri Wright, this workshop will feature plein air painting during the latter part of the day and early part of the night.

Wright will lecture and demonstrate how to capture inspired moments between sunset and sunrise from an impressionist’s perspective. Participants must have a basic understanding of their selected art form and be able to handle their own equipment for plein air fieldwork, as well as for the studio workshop environment.

The free workshop takes place Saturday, June 18, from 6:30 to 10, at Weir Farm, 735 Nod Hill Road.

According to Wright, “paintings will become monochrome tone poems of a dreamy character. In the deep blue of night coating the Prussian green trees in silhouette, students will paint this eventide in all of its mystery.”

Registration: Cydonie Fukami at 203-834-1896, x28 or cydonie_fukami@nps.gov. Space is limited.