Art in the Park with Sandra Hildreth

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Monday July 31

10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

July 31st: Sandra Hildreth

Class: Learn about Plein Air Painting



There’s not much that compares to the enjoyment one can feel when setting up to sketch or paint outdoors - where you get to explore a place with your eyes and with a paint brush. Because you are also there, feeling the breeze, smelling the smells, hearing the birds, and experiencing the nature around you. And you end up with a souvenir of your time spent!  This class will involve some demonstration and practice in choosing subject matter, how to select an interesting composition, and what to avoid. We will initially work inside the museum classroom, and then hopefully move outdoors. Various sketching and painting materials will be available.


Sandra Hildreth grew up in Wisconsin, and she loved being outdoors as a child. When in college, her family moved to Kentucky, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Kentucky University. Sandra taught high school art in northern New York for 31 years - but she always painted when she could - and spent time outdoors. When she retired, Sandra moved to Saranac Lake – the heart of the Adirondacks and a thriving arts community – where she paint full time. Her work can be seen at