Paint Like the Pros at Kuerner Farm

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Paint Like the Pros

Create your own masterpiece inspired by Kuerner Farm, the Chadds Ford farm that inspired Andrew Wyeth for over 70 years, through art classes on the site this spring offered by the Brandywine River Museum of Art.  This is the first time the museum has offered art classes at the farm. Drawing Kuerner Farm on April 26 is a three-hour workshop led by associate educator and artist Jane Chesson, open to all levels, that will include individualized instruction and guidance. Drawing materials will be provided. Art Class with Karl J. Kuerner is an eight-week session on Tuesdays or Thursdays May 6 to June 24 when noted Chadds Ford artist Karl J. Kuerner will teach a series of classes at the Kuerner Farm. As the grandson of two of Andrew Wyeth’s best-known subjects and a student of Carolyn Wyeth, Karl’s personal experiences with the farm provide special insight into the property and its rich history. Class size is limited to allow for individual instruction. Karl and Anna Kuerner’s farm was discovered by Andrew Wyeth on one of his boyhood walks. As a young artist, Wyeth developed a close relationship with the Kuerners and roamed the house and property freely to draw and paint.  Beginning with his earliest painting of the farm in 1932 at the age of 15, Wyeth found inspiration in its residents, buildings and landscapes for nearly 1,000 works of art. The farm is now owned by the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, which offers tours from April through mid-November.  In 2011, the Kuerner Farm was designated a National Historic Landmark. To take classes, register online at or by calling (610) 388-8326.


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