Hunterdon Art Museum Offers Plein Air Workshop at Dvoor Farm

Oscar Peterson (right), provides hands-on instruction in his plein air painting workshop. The next one will be held at the Dvoor Farm in Raritan Township on Sunday, Aug. 20.

Create art outdoors on the 40-acre Hunterdon Land Trust’s Dvoor Farm on Sunday, Aug. 20 with the Hunterdon Art Museum’s Plein Air Painting workshop.

Artist Oscar Peterson will teach the techniques to start, establish and finish a painting en plein air. Fundamental principles of capturing color, light, planes and structure will all be covered. This workshop, which begins at 10 a.m., is for adults and teens ages 16 and up.

The Dvoor Farm, located at 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township, offers artists a beautiful variety of landscapes to paint including wetlands, meadows and an old-growth forest. The property also has a 1798 stone farm house, 18th- and 19th-century barns and a corn crib. Workshop participants should meet in the wagon house, a former miner’s house/18th-century ice house, which was recently converted to a rustic classroom.

Register by visiting the Hunterdon Art Museum’s website at

Peterson, whose talents at a young age landed him a scholarship at the prestigious Pratt Institute, teaches several classes at the Museum. He is known for using traditional methods and techniques while incorporating new ideas and personal observations. You’ll find his works in corporate and private collections and museums across the country.

The workshop will begin during the HLT’s producers-only Farmers’ Market, which hosts 20 local farmers and vendors with a bounty of products including organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, yak, honey, artisan bread, cheese, milk, bacon, eggs, kombucha and fresh-cut flowers. Participants can enjoy a flatbread pizza made with ingredients provided by local farmers, yogurt or pastry before the workshop begins. The market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm.

If you have any questions about the workshop, call the Museum at 908-735-8415.

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