Online Sketchbook Traveler Landscape Workshop

Join us in welcoming James Lancel McElhinney to the site. James will lead a series of online (and we hope to offer in person starting next month) plein air watercolor workshops. Watching James at work is mesmerizing and his series of workshops explore a holistic approach to travel that blends history with science, and art. Learn how developing a mobile approach to drawing and writing deepens one's experience of terrain in ways that promote environmental awareness, historic preservation, and ecological civics.

The event costs $45 and to register for the event, please write to

James Lancel McElhinney is a visual artist, author, independent scholar, and fine-press publisher. He holds an MFA in painting from Yale, and a BFA from the Tyler School of Art. McElhinney is the recipient of fellowships and grants, including a 2017 Pollock Krasner Grant and a prior Visual Artist fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts. McElhinney is the author of Sketchbook Traveler: Hudson Valley, the first in a series.

His work was exhibited in Discover the Hudson Anew: James McElhinney and the Art of Seeing, on view between September 2019 and February 2020 at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York.

His work may be found in numerous public collections including the Albany Institute of History and Art, Hudson River Museum, West Point Museum, New York Public Library and other public institutions.

McElhinney is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. One of his ancestors served at Ticonderoga, Crown Point and Montreal as an officer in Benjamin Hinman’s 4th Connecticut Regiment.

McElhinney’s website is