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Days of Drawing – En Plein Air at Hill-Stead

September 29 - September 30

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Special Program
Saturday, September 29, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, September 30, 10 am to 4 pm

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During this exclusive 2-day workshop, students will work on the grounds of the museum to incorporate architecture, nature and the aerial perspective of the distant hills. Stressing the use of proportion, perspective, values, texture, contrast and line quality to produce strong drawings. Each day Teaching Artist Jackie Jones will lead a demo and then will conduct individual coaching with students throughout the remainder of the day.


Museum Members | $108 one day, $180 two day
Non-Members  | $120 one day, $204 two day
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Jackie Jones’ paintings summon ephemeral moments and emotions that are conceived in nature. Her rich color palette and lively brushwork capture the scents and sounds of the land; the rushing streams, rolling surf, nesting birds, rustling grasses and salted winds of coastal New England as well as the sights and sounds of the city.

As she works from life her paintings are infused, not only, with the elements but with the people she encounters along the way. Wind, warmth, voices and memories are woven into her oils as she finds endless inspiration in her travels. Underlying the senses are scenes that also offer strong abstract compositions and excellent design. “Whatever the subject matter, I’m energized by the way light reveals essence and form; each creation a unique journey that carries its own emotive signature.” Keeping a studio in New Haven, Connecticut, she works on larger paintings when the weather is too cold paint outside but her passion is plein air. Some of her favorite places to paint include Block Island, RI, Colorado and New York City.

As a child, she studied with local artist Joseph Gionfriddo of Gilead. A former student of Guy Wiggins and James Goodwin McManus, Gionfriddo instilled in her a love of traditional oil painting. Ms. Jones earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art as well as an Associates Degree in Illustration from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She exhibits year round and is the recipient of numerous awards including “1st Prize for Outstanding Work” at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in NYC. Her work is highly collected and recently, Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut acquired a number of her paintings for their permanent collection. In addition, Jacqueline enjoys teaching at the Glastonbury Art Guild and often gives demonstrations and workshops for local art organizations. She welcomes commissions and will paint any size to your own personal vision.

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