What to bring and directions for Adult Studio workshop

Adult Arts Week Details

What to Bring

Our dorm rooms are simple and provide basic accommodations; they are not air conditioned. We encourage you to bring your own fan. August weather in Vermont is unpredictable; we suggest packing comfortable clothing appropriate for a wide range of temperatures. A flashlight and rain slicker are advised - and a walking stick if you use one for gentle hiking. It's a walking campus.

All participants must bring their own bed linens and towels. A blanket and a pillow are provided. Beds are twin sized. No bedding aside from the pillow and blanket is provided.

Each dorm is equipped with washers and dryers. There is no charge for use of laundry facilities. Laundry detergent is provided.

For Painting Workshop
Here is a list of suggested MATERIALS.

Please leave your pets at home.

Special Needs
Our ability to accommodate special needs is limited. Please contact us directly for further information.

The Putney School maintains a non-smoking campus.

A typical weekday
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Studio Time
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Studio Time
4:30-5:30 Free Time/Open Studio
6:15-7:00 Dinner

Detailed Schedule


How to Get Here

Air Travel: The closest airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford/Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Independent transportation services that offer airport pick-up from Hartford, Boston, New York, and other area airports include:
Thomas Transportation Service, 1-800-526-8143
Adventure Limousine and Airport Service, 603-357-2933, 877-ADV-LIMO.

Train Travel: The closest Amtrak train station is in Brattleboro, Vermont, 20 minutes from The Putney School campus. Transportation to the campus is available via Adventure Taxi (see details below).

Bus Travel: The closest Greyhound bus station is in Brattleboro, Vermont, 15 minutes from the Putney School campus. Transportation to the campus is available via Adventure Taxi (see details below).

Taxi Service: Very limited taxi service is available from Brattleboro to Putney via Adventure Taxi (802) 254-6446. Advance reservations are highly recommended.


Please arrive on Sunday, August 9th at 4:00 for registration, followed by dinner at 6:15 and a welcome gathering at 7:15.

*Wholesome and plentiful meals are served in the central dining hall (the KDU). The school grows many of its vegetables and produces milk and dairy products. Vegetarian and vegan selections are available at meals.

**The Vermont Jazz Center will be in residence on the Putney campus concurrent with the Adult Arts Week. Participants of both programs will take their meals together in the KDU. Vermont Jazz opens their Thursday and Friday performances to the public.



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Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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