August 9, 2017

Plein Air Workshop at Dvoor Farm Aug. 20

PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP: Artist Oscar Peterson, right, offers hands-on instruction at a recent Hunterdon Art Museum plein air painting workshop. The Museum will be hosting another workshop on August 20 at 10 a.m. at the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Dvoor Farm.

Create art outdoors on the 40-acre Hunterdon Land Trust’s Dvoor Farm on Sunday, August 20 with the Hunterdon Art Museum’s Plein Air Painting workshop.

Artist Oscar Peterson will teach the techniques to start, establish, and finish a painting en plein air. Fundamental principles of capturing color, light, planes, and structure will all be covered. This workshop, which begins at 10 a.m., is for adults and teens ages 16 and up.

The Dvoor Farm, located at 111 Mine Sreet in Raritan Township, offers artists a beautiful variety of landscapes to paint including wetlands, meadows, and an old-growth forest. The property also has a 1798 stone farm house, 18th- and 19th-century barns, and a corn crib. Workshop participants should meet in the wagon house, a former miner’s house/18th-century ice house, which was recently converted to a rustic classroom.

Register by visiting the Hunterdon Art Museum’s website at

Mr. Peterson, whose talents at a young age landed him a scholarship at the prestigious Pratt Institute, teaches several classes at the museum. He is known for using traditional methods and techniques while incorporating new ideas and personal observations. His works can be found in corporate and private collections and museums across the country.

The workshop will begin during the HLT’s producers-only Farmers’ Market, which hosts 20 local farmers and vendors with a bounty of products including organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, yak, honey, artisan bread, cheese, milk, bacon, eggs, kombucha, and fresh-cut flowers. Participants can enjoy a flatbread pizza made with ingredients provided by local farmers, yogurt or pastry before the workshop begins. The market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm. If you have any questions about the workshop, call the museum at (908) 735-8415.