RUGBY, TN – May 14, 2019 – Freeman Davenport, owner of Gallery at Rugby, welcomes artists of all skill levels for a series of plein aire (outdoor painting) workshops during the spring, summer and fall of 2019. The first session takes place May 23.
The workshop includes demonstration, instruction and informal critique during the social hour in the gallery, continental breakfast, and brown bag lunch. Participants will spend time painting outside, capturing the seasonal beauty of the Rugby village.
This workshop will occur three times throughout the year so artists can learn the different lighting within each season. Davenport is Rugby’s resident gallery curator and accomplished plein air painter. She shows art throughout the year, featuring local artists, within the Historic Rugby Board of Aid building, a recreation of the original 1880s structure.
The Painting Package is $300 and includes instruction time per season, continental breakfast, and a sack lunch. The Destination Package, starting at $600, includes the Painting Package with lodging in Rugby’s Historic Newbury House.
To purchase packages, visit www.historicrugby.org, call the Historic Rugby offices at 423-628-2441.
For detailed class information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rugby was founded in 1880 with the goal of building a strong agricultural community through cooperative enterprise, while maintaining a cultured, Christian lifestyle, free of the rigid class distinctions that prevailed in Britain at the time. The village has continued for over 135 years, with numerous original buildings either restored or recreated. Learn more about the history of Rugby and its unique attractions at www.historicrugby.org.
Rugby is located just off State Scenic Hwy. 52, 16 miles southeast of Jamestown and 35 miles from either Interstate 40 or I-75 in East Tennessee on the southern edge of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
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