Fallingwater En Plein Air with Ron Donoughe

Practice the art of observation at Fallingwater’s extraordinary setting. Join Fallingwater Institute Artist-in-Residence and landscape painter, Ron Donoughe, as you draw or paint en plein air at Fallingwater using the medium of your choice. Improve your skills and learn Donoughe’s method for painting Fallingwater’s architecture and landscape while also capturing the unique light and colors of the changing seasons.

Exhibit your work at a future exhibition at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art alongside Donoughe’s paintings of Fallingwater. A list of recommended materials will be sent to participants in advance of each workshop.


  • Exceptional access to Fallingwater, an international landmark included on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Hands-on learning and instruction from artist Ron Donoughe
  • Participants will be invited to submit one work for a future exhibition at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier, PA.

About the Instructors

Ron Donoughe

A native of Loretto, Pa, Ron Donoughe has been painting and documenting the Western Pennsylvania region for the last 30 years. His work has been exhibited widely, including his recent 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods project, which has been acquired by the Heinz History Center as a permanent exhibition. He has taught painting at LaRoche College, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and at workshops throughout the United States and France. Ron has also served as a juror for numerous plein air painting competitions. Most recently, August 1, 2018 was designated Ron Donoughe Day in Pittsburgh by Mayor Bill Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council. 


Participants must be 18 years or older to participate.

Program Sessions

Fallingwater En Plein Air with Ron Donoughe

July 19, 2023

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Fallingwater En Plein Air with Ron Donoughe

March 15, 2023

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For more information, contact Fallingwater Institute Program Manager Marie Woof at mwoof@paconserve.org.