saranac lake artworks plein air festival

Workshops held at the Paul Smith's College VIC, 8023 State Rt 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. 518-327-6241
There may be indoor classroom time as well as time spent outdoors.

Hours will be 9 - 4. Participants will need to bring their own lunches. Water available; soda and coffee for purchase.
Aline Ordman
Plein Air Painting Workshop


Aug 13 - 14, 2017    $300/$50 deposit

This  plein air workshop will explore painting in pastels and/or oils in terms of the properties of color (value, intensity, temperature), technique and design. Aline focuses on thinking abstractly in terms of shapes and color  in order to create illustrative and dynamic landscapes.  Weather permitting we will paint on location. Otherwise, students will work from their own photo materials. There will be a demo in both mediums each day along with lots of personal attention and critique.

It is open to both oil and pastel painters with some experience and will be limited to 12. Participants will bring their own paints, canvases, and portable easels. There's a suggested materials list for pastels and for oils.

Aline Ordman's bio


Freezing River, by Aline Ordman
Sarah Yeoman
Plein Air Workshop

Sept 2 - 3, 2017   $300/$50 deposit

In this workshop Sarah will guide you through her methods for composing a successful outdoor painting from start to finish. She will show you how to quickly hone in on a subject, set up a solid foundation, and then employ loose and dynamic brushwork to capture the moment. Sarah will demonstrate daily and share key elements that make a painting successful while showing how to balance academics with personal expression. You will learn to create solid paintings that reflet your individual style.

This workshop is open to all mediums. Artists are expected to bring their own materials.

Find out about Sarah.

sarah yeoman
Indian Head to the Ausables, by Sarah Yeoman

A $50 Deposit will be required to reserve your spot .
REGISTER HERE - you will be redirected to a payment page.
Send $50 check, made out to Saranac Lake ArtWorks to:
PAF/Saranac Lake ArtWorks
24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

For more information: Sandy Hildreth, 518-891-1388 or