Plein-air Drawing Workshop at Freshkills

This Spring, Fastnet will be hosted by the Freshkills Park Alliance in Staten Island. 

The container will be fitted with desks and chairs to accommodate plein-air observational drawing workshops, primarily for high school students.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. Until 2001, it was the largest landfill in the world. Since then, the landscape has been carefully engineered and rehabilitated – three of the four mounds have been capped with layers of soil and the wetlands protected. The park has already become a refuge for wildlife, recreation, science, and art.

Special thanks to Mariel Villere, Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants, at Freshkills Park Alliance for making this project possible.

Overview PDF
Foundation Workshop PDF

Artists and educators are invited to participate as we develop the program.

To get involved, please email:

Participating Artists + Advisors
Aurora Andrews
Peter Brock
Rita Leduc
Winslow Smith
Ben Thorp Brown