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The beautiful Mather Homestead property provides the perfect backdrop for creative inspiration. Whether you are a photographer, painter, sculptor etc., we invite you to create on property.  

  • Art-at-Mather Lecture:  American Impressionists
    Apr 19, 7:00 PM
    The Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Cente, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    We welcome back ArtScapes  for a lecture about the American Impressionists who followed the Hudson River School painters discussed at our last lecture. Artists featured will include J. Alden Weir whose local home is a National Historic Site and Connecticut’s only national park.
  • Plein Air at the Mather Homestead May 27 to June 11 - please RSVP for lunch on June 6th!
    Jun 06, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Mather Homestead Property, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Artists and aspiring artists are invited to enjoy the Mather Homestead property from May 27th through June 11th. Come to paint, draw, photograph and be inspired!! We will have iced tea and snacks available every day. Special lunch event on Wednesday, June 6th! Raindate June 8th. Please RSVP!
Plein Air Weeks

We invite all artists and aspiring artists to head over to the Mather Homestead in order to enjoy the grounds and paint, draw, photograph, etc during the first two weeks of June.  

View artwork from Plein Air Weeks 2021 and 2022

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Plein Air Class
Stay tuned for our next class date!

Learn the art of landscape painting! A special lesson on how to sketch plein air with Lisa Thoren. Creating outdoors, we will discover techniques to learn perspective, composition and values. Includes wine to help your creative inspiration :-). 

Plein Air Class with Lisa

Darien Alumni Art Show

The Mather Homestead hosted the Darien Alumni Art Show in June of 2021 and 2022 and we look forward to their return in 2023.   

More about the Darien Alumni Art Show
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