The downtown Farnsworth Art Museum offers a week-long, plein air watercolor workshop led by artist Annie Bailey Monday through Friday, July 10 through 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gamble Center for Education, on the corner of Union and Grace streets.

Participants are invited to come and introduce themselves to plein air (painting outdoors). Students will explore secret local places and stretch their expectations of what plein air watercolor can be. This course will emphasize combining creative mark-making with accurate seeing. All will learn to slow down and experience the environment through new eyes.

Bailey is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design whose varied work has been featured in National Geographic, the Society of Illustrators, the Farnsworth, Steel House, the Bunnell Street Art Center and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

The fee for this weeklong workshop is $390, $330 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or