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Vizcaya Family Program: Watercolors
This program is designed for children ages 6-12, and their families. All supplies are included. Admission to the program includes admission to the estate.
Come to Vizcaya and capture the beauty and natural environment of this century-old estate with watercolors.
100 years ago James Deering built Vizcaya with leisure and creativity in mind and it didn’t take long for artists to visit and be inspired by the surroundings, including John Singer Sargent, prominent watercolorist.
Sargent spent months as a guest at Vizcaya, painting everything from the Courtyard to the Barge; a portrait of Deering and the staff beach. These paintings help give us a sense of how Vizcaya looked a full century ago, but also remind us that at Vizcaya, the inspiration is endless.
Celebrate our centennial by stepping into Sargent’s shoes for an afternoon retreat with the family. We’ll explore Vizcaya’s grounds as we find our muse in nature, and paint watercolors of our own under the shading canopy of a historic banyan – perhaps one that Sargent painted under himself?!