Hudson River School Experience
Plein Air Art & Adventure

Plein Air Art Instruction & Exploration of Famous Hudson Valley Landscapes Depicted by River School Artists

Now Accepting Applications for the July 11 – 15, 2022 Camp

Plein Air Painting for All Skill Levels! Artists Ages 10+ Have you ever wanted to paint the outdoors like The Hudson River School artists? Now is your opportunity!

Students will paint outdoor scenes using various painting techniques. The use of color will be learned and discussed. Follow along step by step starting with a value sketch and ending with a finished piece. All materials will be provided including easels, canvas, etc.

An exploration the Hudson Valley through the footsteps of The Hudson River School artists! Students will explore different sites popularized by the artists associated with The Hudson River School. You’ll visit Olana, the estate of Frederic Church, Cedar Grove, the home and studio of painter Thomas Cole, as well as take short hikes to see the sites where these, and other artists from the school, painted. 

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Day Only ProgramTuition

$600
  • Instruction & Materials
  • Lunches
  • WiFi

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Director of Summer Programs, Benjamin Harnick: bharnick@sks.org | 845-496-5489

    The Storm King Mountain

    The Storm King School campus rests atop the majestic Storm King Mountain in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. With beautiful views of the Hudson River, and thousands of acres of forest preserve and state park surrounding it, the SKS campus is a place Thomas Cole would certainly appreciate.

    Meet the Faculty

    Megan Liggett, Art Teacher
    BFA, General Fine Arts & Teaching, Maryland Institute College of Art / MA, Art of Teaching, Maryland Institute College of Art

    Before joining The Storm King School, Megan taught visual arts throughout NJ and Baltimore, MD in secondary schools. Liggett has also worked for three years at Kent Place School (Summit, NJ) during the summer programs teaching a wide range of programs such as scrapbooking and jewelry design. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the artist as a scientist, explorer, and lateral and divergent problem-solver in the 21st century. Her artistic and creative ambitions include painting, drawing, sewing, sculpture, and installation art. Liggett received her MAT in Art Education as a certified PreK-12 grade art teacher and BA in General Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.