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Summer Hues: Capture the Beauty of Vermont

With expert guidance create acrylic or oil paintings en plein air.

Join fine artist Benjamin Anderson on a plein air painting journey, capturing the summertime hues and views of Vermont. Over two morning sessions you will create small studies and a larger plein air painting in acrylic or oil with step-by-step direction from your instructor. Ben will guide you from start to finish in understanding composition and color theory for outdoor painting and how to capture your artistic vision.

Creating art en plein air means to work outdoors while rendering the landscape from direct observation. Students will take advantage of the natural beauty all around Artistree and explore how to draw thumbnail sketches and mix paint colors while outdoors. Participants may choose to work in acrylic or oil paint and will learn methods for landscape painting while working with shifting light and moving shadows. Look forward to a fun, informative, and artistic experience with Ben as he guides your creative mind toward light, color, value, and all things landscape.

Students must bring their own supplies and should bring/wear clothing appropriate for painting and the weather.  Sunblock and hat are recommended. If you don’t have your own plein air easel you may borrow one for use during class.  

The supply list can be viewed and downloaded here

We will be taking in the views up along the hillside and trails of Artistree. Please let us know if you have any physical challenges in advance of the class so we can contact you about accommodations.


Benjamin S. Anderson has lived coast to coast. As a practicing musician and artist throughout his life, Benjamin was motivated to pursue an MFA in painting to expand his knowledge and develop a pedagogical approach to observational painting. He received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2016 and an MFA from Bowling Green State University in 2019. Benjamin has exhibited at numerous venues and his works are in private collections nationwide. For more information about Benjamin, please visit his website