Every Sunday in June we welcome you to join us for a painting class as you relax in the Wooden Boat School on the historic Kingston Waterfront. Students will enjoy an afternoon of instruction and leave with a finished 11x14 acrylic on canvas painting of the Stony Point Lighthouse. No experience is necessary and this class is open to anyone who wants to paint or is inspired by lighthouses. All materials are provided. Painter and instructor Catherine Buchanan will provide guidance as students create their works of art.
About the Instructor
After studying art at San Francisco State University Catherine Buchanan worked photographing museum collections in California. She paints because she loves the challenge of creating lifelike images. Her series of large animal portraits showed in venues around San Francisco for many years and her dog paintings gained a wider audience after Pomegranate Press published a calendar.
In 1999 she sailed to the South Pacific on a 40’ boat with a friend from Mexico to New Zealand, visiting more than forty islands on the way. In 2001 she moved ashore in American Samoa to open a thrift store and continue painting in the islands. Catherine is currently building her own house and painting in Kingston. www.catherinebuchanan.com.
Hudson River Lighthouse Painting Series
This class is one of a series, each featuring one of the 7 remaining lighthouses that dot the Hudson River: Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, Saugerties Lighthouse, Rondout Lighthouse, Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, Stony Point Lighthouse, Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, and the Little Red Lighthouse. Separate registration is required for each class in the series. Dedicated painters who commit to 6 of the classes can attend their 7th class at no charge. A list of the classes can be found at www.hrmm.org/adult-classes.
About Hudson River Lighthouses
Of the dozens of lighthouses and lights that once dotted the Hudson River, only seven remain. This iconic American river, at the heart of the rise of New York City and westward expansion into the interior of the continent, was also a transportation super highway long before automobiles were invented. Throughout it all, the lighthouses kept watch, guarding the safety of the Hudson’s waterborne traffic.
General Public: $95
Members at Individual Level: $85
Members at Household Level & Above: $80
Materials: $20 (included at checkout)
Staff and volunteers of the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School and Sailing & Rowing School.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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