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The Olana
Plein Air Festival

Presented by Drawing America

Photo Credits:

Peter Aaron/OTTO & Beth Schneck Photo

Sept. 24th, 2022

7:00am - 7:00 pm

Rain Date

Sunday Sept. 25th

We would like to thank our 2021
The Rebecca and Peter Rosow Fund, Susan and Michael Hershfield,Daly Gonzalez,Laura Bruckmann,Mary Jo Roberts, Michael DiRuggiero,Julie Johnson,Mary Phillips,Bianca Dunn,Selva Nebbia, Marc Cooper, Kelly Cunningham, Jeffrey DiGangi, Alexander Levenson,Gary Stavella, All of Our Anonymous Donors
for their generous support.

The Olana Plein Air Festival

During this day-long festival open to artists of all skill levels, participants are invited to bring their own supplies and materials to paint outdoors throughout Olana. This event is held in partnership with The Olana Partnership, Olana State Historic Site, and Drawing America.

Overlooking the Hudson River, with 250-acres of artist-designed landscape and sweeping views of the Catskills, Olana is the perfect place to get artistic inspiration! Join us on Saturday, September 24th for the Olana Plein Air Festival.

Free goodies from our sponsors (while they last)!

Photos from The Olana Plein Air Festival 2021

General Admission Tickets and Plein Air Workshops

General Admission Tickets: Participants may join us on-site for a full day of painting by purchasing a general admission ticket.

Workshop Tickets: Participants may register for artist-led workshops and events throughout the day. 

Support The Festival: Our mandate is to make the event accessible to the widest possible audience.

The Rain Date for This Event is Sunday, September 26th
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In this workshop, students will work to capture late-day light on a toned surface so they don't have to compete with the brightness of the canvas.
This workshop will focus on accurately drawing and painting the figure outdoors. The live model will sustain a single pose for the duration of the session.
In this session we will paint on location, capturing what we see as we explore picture-making components like color, shapes, and composition.
Grab your sketchbook and explore Olana’s woods, pond, and fields with Jean Mackay, author and illustrator of The Nature Explorer’s Sketchbook.
During this session, we’ll practice the art of field sketching using ink and watercolor to hone your observational and artistic skills...
This workshop will introduce you to a process for painting scenes using a combination of on-location drawings and photographic reference.
This workshop will focus on accurately drawing and painting the figure outdoors. The live model will sustain a single pose for the duration of the session.
In this workshop, students will work to capture early-day light on a toned background so they don't have to compete with the brightness of the canvas.
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Olana Plein Air Festival 2022 Mailing List

This is not a ticket but the RSVP mailing list for the 2022 event.