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Barry also teaches private lessons at his studio in Princeton, Massachusetts.  To learn more, contact the artist.

2017 Workshop schedule:

Nature Art in Field and Studio

a workshop with Mass Audubon Artist-in-Residence Barry Van Dusen

June 3, 2017 - a full day workshop (9am - 3pm) at The Museum of American Bird Art, Canton, MA.  

Contact: Sarah McClellen at 781-821-8853 or by e-mail at   

This one day workshop will focus on Barry’s current residency with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Over the past two years, Barry has been travelling around Massachusetts, creating paintings and drawings at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.  Barry will show a selection of the more than 140 watercolors he has produced for the project and share his residency sketchbooks.  You’ll learn about how the artist uses optics in the field, and how he organizes his art materials for efficient fieldwork.  He’ll discuss the approaches he uses to create artwork on location and in his studio.   Barry will lead students through basic drawing, tone and color exercises to help them get started with creating their own record of outdoor observations.

You can contact Barry directly about any of these programs                            phone: 978-464-5307