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Principles of Landscape Painting Workshop with Patrick Okrasinski


Instructor: Patrick Okrasinski
Dates: Monday, June 26-Friday, June 30, 2023
Times: 9-4 pm (lunch 12-1 pm). Participants are asked to bring their own bagged lunch.
Levels/Ages: This workshop is open to all levels, ages 15+.
Workshop Location:
Multiple plein air venues of historical significance in Old Lyme, Connecticut; in case of inclement weather a studio on the campus of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts will be reserved. Please note that participants will be asked to walk short distances with materials in tow.
Directions and Parking: Registered students will receive detailed information in advance of the Workshop start date.

Taking place in the historic town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, the “home of American Impressionism,” this workshop builds connections between 19th-century academic training, Impressionism, New England schools of painting at the turn of the century, and representational painting today. Guided instruction by acclaimed artist Patrick Okrasinski will address theories of value, mass, composition, representing light and color, optical effects encountered outdoors, perspective, and more, all in an accessible and easy-to-follow manner. Morning demonstrations will include painting basics, from pencil sketch and composition to color-comp study and completion of individual landscape paintings, and will draw from both academic and Impressionist principles. Students will learn how to incorporate these into independent and original landscape paintings, as they enjoy plein air landscape painting in a storied and picturesque setting. Please note that this workshop will include a guided tour of the National Historic Landmark Florence Griswold Museum, steps away from Lyme Academy.


Please consult the instructor's supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items you will need for the workshop. Workshop participants receive 10% off materials and supplies at de Gerenday's Fine Art Materials and Curiosities.

Artist Bio

Patrick Okrasinski first enrolled at the former US branch of the Florence Academy of Art in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 2016, where he studied drawing and painting under Jordan Sokol, Amaya Gurpide, Edmond Rochat, Stephen Bauman, and Cornelia Hermes. There he practiced traditional skills-based methods while simultaneously pursuing landscape painting.

During the summer of 2019, Patrick spent three months as Artist-in-Residence in Giverny, working at Monet’s gardens and in the surrounding French countryside, made famous by the Impressionists.

In 2020 Patrick was awarded the prestigious Donald Jurney Traveling Fellowship, which allowed him to pursue his artistic and academic studies in the great historic and cultural centers of Europe. In 2021, he was part of a select group of painters accepted into the Hudson River Fellowship at Wethersfield, CT.

Instagram: @patrickokra

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