Autumn in Pennsylvania: Painting Hickory Bridge Farm
Plein air painting with Bobbi Pratte
October 17–18, 2012
After June’s successful lavender-themed painting workshop in Pennsylvania, instructor Bobbi Pratte is returning to the area in October for another colorful event: the fall foliage at Hickory Bridge Farm. The workshop, October 17 & 18, “was a no-brainer,” Bobbi said: “Everybody wanted to go back and paint.”
Painters fell in love with the scenery during the Pennsylvania Lavender Festival, and the landscape has lots to offer in the fall as well: mountains, farms, water, and of course October is “prime time” for fall color, Bobbi said. There’s “a little bit of everything,” including the historic barns at Hickory Bridge Farm.
Many students stayed at Hickory Bridge Farm, in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, for the last workshop, but this will be the first workshop to make it the home base for painting. The farm has a very long history, and today it’s a bed and breakfast.
Workshop participants can expect painting sessions in the morning and afternoon on each of the workshop days, with lunch in between. The workshop takes place on a Wednesday and Thursday. More information about the Hickory Bridge Farm workshop is here, and general info about travel workshops at The Art League is here.
Photographs by Bobbi Pratte.