Linwood Gardens is the perfect setting for a workshop or retreat.  Whether you are a student or a leader, let the gardens, fields and beautiful lawn overlooking the Genesee Valley inspire you.  

 on the summer house lawn overlooking genesee valley

on the summer house lawn overlooking genesee valley

Early Birds and Tree Peonies

Sunday, May 28, 2017

 7:30 – 9:00 am

 Photo credit  Dick Thomas

Photo credit Dick Thomas


Join ornithologist Celia Lewis on a morning bird walk through the fields, woods and gardens of Linwood. Look for bobolinks in the field, wood thrushes in the woods and northern orioles among the peonies. Extend your stay with a visit to the gardens!

Cost: $15, includes a guided bird walk, coffee and muffins and entry into Tree Peony Festival ($10 value). Cash or check upon arrival.
Deadline for workshop registration:  Saturday, May 27.  Limited to 15.
Place:   Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Rd. Linwood, NY 14486
Materials needed: Appropriate footwear and binoculars if possible

Celia is a field ornithologist and environmental consultant from Guilford, CT. She is the granddaughter of William and Harriet Gratwick, and grew up spending summers on the farm at Linwood.

Online at Contact Us

Or mail registration to:
Linwood Gardens
1912 York Road
Linwood, NY 14486

Contact for Celia:

Celia Lewis
95 Dromara Road
Guilford, CT 06437
Phone:  203-533-5644


Color of the Masters en Plein Air Workshop

Sunday, June 11, 2017  

9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Instructor:  Angela Amato, Plein Air landscape painting teacher artist
Location:  Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Road, Linwood, NY 14486
Registration: Send completed workshop registration form by mail or email directly to Angela Amato
Deadline for registration:  June 9, 2017
Cost:  $125, includes lunch
Printable Summary:  Color of the Masters

What colors did the masters use for Plein Air Paintings?

Come study color and landscape painting with painter and Teaching Artist Angela Amato. Angela has been painting the landscape in Europe for many years and feels that Linwood Gardens is as beautiful as the European landscape. Enjoy a lovely lunch in the beautiful summer Linwood House,  a place Angela says reminds her of Italy.  Please reserve your spot soon as this class fills quickly. 

Please call or write to Angela with any questions about painting supplies.
phone or text 585.766.5959 

Visit Angela's website:

Bio: Angela Amato has had many years of experience as an artist. She has worked as Artist-in-Residence as a teaching artist in collaboration with The George Eastman Museum and the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York. She has won numerous awards and grants. When traveling in Italy, Angela paints daily in the lush Tuscan countryside, living in medieval villas, drinking Italian coffee, and enjoying the local culture. She has lived in Sicily and Rome, and speaks fluent Italian. The Linwood Gardens and property and lovely villa-like home have the beauty of Italy right here in America! Come paint with us. 


Encaustic en Plein Aire

Saturday, June 24, 2017  

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Instructor: Kathryn Bevier  
Location:  Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Road, Linwood, NY 14486
Registration: Send completed workshop registration form by mail or email Kathryn Bevier
Deadline for registration:  June 22, 2017
Class size limit: 6
Cost:  $165, includes all materials, light lunch and snack
Printable Summary: Encaustic en Plein Aire

Join Kathryn in this rare and unique opportunity to paint the landscape en plein aire using the encaustic technique of painting with pigmented beeswax. This workshop allows you to be inspired by the beautiful scenery of Linwood Gardens, while also working with a painting style ideal for creating depth and beautiful texture evocative of a natural setting. No experience necessary, as Kathryn will guide you step by step in a variety of easy application processes ideal for the encaustic process. You will not only treasure the experience, but will enjoy creating a true, one of a kind, piece of art. In case of inclement weather, we will work indoors and work from a still life and you will learn all the essentials of the encaustic process with a focus more on color mixing. 

All materials will be provided including a light lunch and snack.

Please contact Kathryn with any questions: 

Kathryn earned her BFA at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.  Up until March of 2015 she was the General Manager and Educator for Enkaustikos, an artist paint manufacturing company in  Rochester, NY. She has traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada to provide learning opportunities, including the National Art Materials Trade Association, Rochester Institute of Technology, College Art Association, The International Encaustic Conference, Savannah College of Art and Design, and numerous national Art Expositions.  
Kathryn now focuses her time on her own art as well as offering ongoing workshops in her private studio at Anderson Arts Building. She is very active in the local Rochester arts community through her involvement with many arts organizations, local colleges and public schools. 

Kathryn’s art is frequently shown at the Memorial Art Gallery Store in Rochester, NY and the Mill Art Center and Gallery in Honeoye Falls, NY, and in her gallery studio since 2000 at Anderson Arts Building Studios in Rochester, NY. 



If you are interested in renting Linwood Gardens for your workshop or retreat, please click here for more information. The large dining room, sitting area and a well-equipped kitchen in the summer house are available to use to prepare and serve food for your event.  Directions are provided on our website.