CPAPS Paint Outs

Paintouts are opportunities for plein air painters to gather at various scenic locations throughout Connecticut. Working together provides an opportunity to make connections with other painters and learn from each other.

Here you will find information about our paintout schedule and view images from past paintouts.


UPCOMING

Thursday May 13 – Wakeman Farms in Westport

With the FCPA (Fairfield County Plein Air Painters)

134 Cross Hwy, Westport, CT 06880

10:15am

There is a $15 fee – this helps support the farm plus all painters must print and sign form:

The Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center is an organic demonstration homestead open to the public. The Farm is a model facility created to educate the community with local healthy food production, responsible land stewardship, sustainable practices and community service orientation.

Activities include educational workshops, student internships, hosting after school environmental clubs, children’s summer camp programs, growing fruits and vegetables, animal husbandry, providing a farm stand and CSA pickup location.

Wakeman Town Farm

Saturday May 22 – Northwest Park, Windsor, CT

145 Lang Rd, Windsor CT

Free Parking
Northwest Park is a municipally owned park in the town of Windsor, Connecticut, which includes walking trails, soccer fields and a nature center. Located in the Poquonock section of Windsor along the Farmington River, the park covers 473 acres of forests, fields and recreational areas.

Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd Windsor CT

PAST PAINT OUTS

Fri. October 2 & Sat. October 3, 2020; Fri. October 23 & Sat. October 24, 2020 – Weir Farm

735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton CT

Registration is required.

Weir Far, 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton CT

Test Body

Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in Ridgefield and Wilton, Connecticut. It commemorates the life and work of American impressionist painter J. Alden Weir and other artists who stayed at the site or lived there, to include Childe Hassam, Albert Pinkham Ryder, John Singer Sargent, and John Twachtman.

This event is open to members. Registration is required.

Sat. October 24, 2020 – Collinsville, CT

Parking at Canton Historical Museum, 11 Front Street Canton, CT 06019

Contact Member Painter: Ken Masslon for more info: kenmasslon@icloud.com

History: Collinsville is located along the banks of the Farmington River, in the southeast corner of the Town of Canton. The Collinsville section of Canton, is a factory town in New England. Listed as one of “America’s 10 Coolest Small Towns” in Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine. Visit us to explore the past.

In 1826, Samuel Watkinson Collins, age 24, his brother David, age 21, and their wealthy cousin, William Wells purchased a sawmill property along the Farmington River and began mass producing quality axes and selling them worldwide. The former Valley House Hotel, on the corner of Main and River Street, has been converted to condominiums. The storefronts and homes in Collinsville retain their early 20th century charm. The former rail line, which Sam Collins brought to Town in 1850, has been converted to a walking and biking trail which connects to several area towns.

Collinsville features an extensive shopping area, with a variety of local merchants. You will find fine jewelry, custom crafts, a collection of antiques, and recreation venues. The Farmington River runs through Collinsville and the former railroad tracks have been converted to the Farmington River Greenway walking/biking trail.

Parking at Canton Historical Museum, 11 Front Street Canton, CT 06019

Sat. October 31, 2020 – Silverman’s Farm

451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT

Silverman’s Farm offers fall and pumpkin displays, farmers market, farm animals, apple orchards and beautiful views.

Silverman’s Farm was founded by Ben Silverman in the early 1920’s. Born in New York City in 1898, Ben grew up loving plants and enjoyed gardening. At the age of 18, he moved to Connecticut and began working on cow farms for $1.00 per day. When WWI broke out, Ben worked at a munitions factory in Bridgeport. He was able to save enough to purchase his first parcel of land on Sport Hill Road in Easton.

His first venture was building a cider mill. Families from surrounding towns would bring their apples to be pressed into both sweet and hard cider. Ben lived in a single room located in the mill. Soon he moved his mother from New York City to Easton where they shared another part of the same building. At age 30, Ben married Rose Hartz and built the farm homestead next to what is now Silverman’s Farm Market. Rose canned preserves and baked bread for the road-side stand while Ben cleared wooded fields as his farm grew.

Ben pressed apple cider for over 60 years, and had the only operating mill in the area which allowed customers to actually watch the cider being pressed. Many school children would visit the farm to watch the cider being made and sample the fresh juice. In 2004 the vintage mill was retired due to new processing standards, but the mill is permanently on display at the farm market. Currently, Silverman’s sweet apple cider is pressed off site and sold at the farm market.

Silverman's Farm – 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT

Sat. November 7 ,2020 – Lighthouse Point Park

2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT

The Park offers views of the New Haven Harbor and the Long Island Sound. There are beaches, rocky terrain and grassy fields. There are several buildings on the property including the iconic Lighthouse. Inside one building is a historical carousel. 

Website Info:

In 1924 the City of New Haven purchased Lighthouse Point Park from the East Shore Amusement Company. City residents came to the park to enjoy swimming, ferry boat rides to Savin Rock, track meets, football games, field days and baseball leagues in the old grandstand/ballpark. The park, in the roaring 20’s, attracted legends Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb to Sunday afternoon games.

The hurricane of 1938 ripped through the park, destroying many buildings and trees. In 1950 the City was able to make major improvements at the park including a new bathhouse, a first aid station and concession stands. A small amusement park was added and the beach was greatly improved.

Today, the park attracts thousands to the public beach to enjoy the beauty of Long Island Sound. Devoted anglers take advantage of the fishing pier and a public boat launch that is available for leisure craft. Picnic tables dot the grounds, shaded by trees and pavilions. Kids can enjoy the playground and swings.

The park is one of the most popular spots for bird watching along the East Coast.Each fall and spring, thousands of song birds and birds of prey are seen in the migratory oasis along Morris Creek. In the fall, our park rangers and various ornithological groups conduct research and provide bird migration programs for park visitors.

Lighthouse Point Park 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT