Watercolorist Melissa Hyatt draws inspiration for her paintings and prints from the salty air and coastal charm of the North Fork. There is a softness to her calming seascapes that reflects both life on the water and the fluidity of the medium. Her Southold home and studio are close to the beach, where she often walks her golden retriever, April, collecting sea glass and other talismans of nature that inspire her pastel-colored artwork.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Plein air painting at the farm at Charnews Farm Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Ave., Southold. Peconic Land Trust offers a three part landscape painting series led by local artist Melissa Hyatt. Learn to sketch the scene, use a view finder and how to capture the light in your chosen medium. All levels welcome, students bring own materials. Future classes will be Oct. 6 & 13.Rain or shine. Prepaid reservation required. Fee: $35 per class; $90 for all three. Call 631-283-3195, email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Still-life drawing class at Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road. The first event in the Harvest Arts Festival, join New York Times illustrator Rob Shepperson for “Autumnal Light from 1731.”Tickets: $35. Call 631-722-5170, jamesportmeetinghouse.org.
Drawing workshop at Oysterponds Historical Society, 1555 Village Lane, Orient. Artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk leads classes for all levels on the practice of drawing from observation. Supplies provided by OHS. Fee $25. 631-323-2480, oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org.