Adult Adventure: White Mountain Plein Air Painting Workshop

Date and Time

Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00AM - Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:00PM


AMC's Highland Center at Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, White Mountains, NH,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm)


Join Todd and Chris for a three day, foliage painting adventure in the historic New Hampshire White Mountains in Crawford Notch.  Workshop participants will paint, eat, live and share this experience together as a group at the Highland Center, Appalachian Mountain Club lodge. We will paint in the shadows of 19th century American artist pioneers, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, John Frederick Kensett, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Chauncey Ryder, and Frank Henry Shapleigh, whose original Crawford House artist-in-residence studio still stands on this AMC site. Through lecture, demonstration, side-by-side easel assistance and critique, Todd and Chris will guide students through the fundamentals of plein air painting. Through exercises in value, design, drawing and color, we will explore what it means to "See like an artist" as we capture the grand and simple beauty of the White Mountains. Sample Itinerary The following is a general schedule. All programs/times are subject to change. The schedule includes outdoor sessions which may be subject to change with weather conditions. Friday 10 am Introduction to Plein Air Landscape Painting - a guided session in the fundamentals of landscape painting in the heart of Crawford Notch Buffet Lunch 1:00 pmAfternoon demonstration and painting session 6:00 pm Family-style dinner 8:00 pm Evening Program - White Mountain Masters Saturday 9:00 am Demo and painting session Buffet Lunch 1:00 pm Outdoor painting session or short hike option 6:00 pm Family Style Dinner 8:00 pm Evening Program - Special topics for the Plein Air Painter Sunday 6:30 - 8:30am Breakfast Buffet 9:00 am Outdoor Painting Demo and painting session Buffet Lunch 1:00 pmAfternoon painting session 3:00 pmGroup art show 4:00 pm Wrap up and goodbyes

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $425 member / $463 non-member
*MAP rates Friday lunch through Sunday lunch Lunches Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Artist Instruction, lectures, exercises and optional critiques **Local package includes instruction and lunches only

Driving Directions

Driving Directions to Highland Center at Crawford Notch and Shapleigh Bunkhouse Address to enter into GPS: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Highland Center, located on right side of road. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North to 302/16 Junction in Glen, NH. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 West. Follow for 15.8 miles to Highland center, located on left side of road. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West approximately 90 miles to Highland Center, located on the left side of the road. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA): 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. Approximate driving times and mileage to Crawford Notch: • From Boston, 160 miles, three hours. • From Portland, 90 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 360 miles, seven hours. • From Montreal, 175 miles, three hours and a half hours.

Crawford Notch, near the Highland Center, in autumn


Instruction (Skills)

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AMC Staff


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Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch




Adults (18+)