Plein Air Landscape Drawing & Painting at Woodford Mansion

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

Saturday, October 17 2020 10:00 AM 3:00 PM



By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols

  • This event will be capped at 18 people. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
  • All participants must wear a mask for the duration of the event
  • Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event
  • If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. 

This event is part of Fairmount Park Conservancy's membership program which encourages people who love Philadelphia's parks to support the parks while also having great opportunities to discover its hidden gems throughout the year.

'Plein Air' Landscape Drawing & Painting with Caleb Stoltzfus

Join artist Caleb Stoltzfus for a chance to engage with the historic architecture and natural surroundings of the Woodford Mansion grounds and orchard. Beginners are encouraged to focus on drawing. Intermediate/Advanced painters can either focus on the drawing or bring their paints/easels.

Caleb is also one of Woodford's resident caretakers so he'll have great insight into the history and features of the setting! 

When: October 17th, 10:00-3:00

Where: Woodford Mansion & Orchard, 3400 West Dauphin Drive

Who: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced drawers/painters

Medium: Acrylic, Gouache, Oil Paint, or Graphite/Charcoal. 

Caleb is an oil painter with extensive training in Classical Realism and Russian Impressionism. His educational background is diverse; he is a graduate of Neilson Carlin’s Atelier in Kennett Square, graduated with a B.A. in Art from Covenant College, and apprenticed with artist Daud Akhriev. He has been a full-time painter since 2015, and his current work focuses on plein air paintings of the Pennsylvania landscape. When not making work onsite, he paints from his studio in Fairmount. In addition to painting, he enjoys leading workshops on landscape painting and academic color theory.


Materials (Suggested, not required): 

Drawing: HB pencil, 2B pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, 12x16” or so drawing pad/paper

Painting: Bring whatever you like to paint with. Caleb likes to use gouache and oil paint. Feel free to contact Caleb at [email protected] if you have any questions about materials.

Remember to bring: a folding chair / stool, weather appropriate clothing, your own lunch, and anything else to feel comfortable for a few hours working outdoors.

All students will have access to nearby bathrooms