Virtual Visual Arts Workshops

Drawing with Nancy 
Wednesday, July 22nd, 3pm-4pm | $15 | Adults
Our drawing series with Nancy McTague-Stock continues! Have you ever steered clear of drawing water because you were nervous? Have no fear! It can be easy once you are shown the basic steps to success. Bring your favorite water photos and you will work from one of them. Choose one that has multiple shades of the gray scale if you were to put it into black and white if using pencil, or one that has contrast if you are using a color photograph. A zoom link will be sent before the class.

In-Person, Outdoor Visual Arts Workshop

Darien Arts Center, in Partnership with The Darien Land Trust and 
The Darien Nature Center Present:
Saturday, July 25th, 9:30-11:30am | $95 | Adults
RAIN DATE: Sunday, July 26th, 9:30AM-11:30AM
Location: Cherry Lawn Park, near the Gazebo. Parking available in the Nature Center Parking Lot.

Join artist and DAC instructor Nancy McTague-Stock for a plein air painting and drawing class at the beautiful Cherry Lawn Park. The tradition of painting outside has a rich history, famed in Connecticut by the Cos Cob and Lyme painting colonies from the 1890's. Come join us and continue the tradition! Nancy will bring her favorite portable mediums: graphite pencil, colored pencil and watercolor for demonstration. The DAC will provide graphite pencil, watercolor, brush and paper. Feel free to bring any additional art supplies. Also, please bring a small folding chair, sunscreen and a bottle of water. If you have questions, please email Emily Altman at