SATURDAY, JUNE 15th, 2024

8:30 AM – 7 PM




Guests have the option to travel by boat

or by bus in the Morning.



General: $500
Member: $450
Innovators / Director’s Circle: $400


General: $450
Member: $400

Innovators / Director’s Circle: $350



8:30 AM: Meet at The Church for coffee, a treat and load-in. Depart by bus or boat from Sag Harbor

10:30 AM: Arrive at Catapano Dairy Farm in Southold and begin sketching and drawing in the open fields of the farm alongside Eric Fischl & April Gornik (materials provided).

11:30 AM: Goat Cuddling!

12:15 PM: Seated lunch at NOAH’S in Greenport, one of the North Fork’s renowned farm-to-table establishments, featuring local ingredients.

2:20 PM: Guided tour of Land Craft Garden Foundation, including Sculpture in the Garden 2024: Jose Pardo

3:30 PM: Private visit to the private gardens and studio of artist Ugo Rondinone

4:45 PM: Arrive at Mattituck Mushrooms for a tour, open sketching, and perusal of mushroom inventory.


Join The Church’s first excursion: Creativity in the wild! Venture out from our beloved Long Island South Fork to discover the beauty of our neighboring North Fork community across the sound.

Take a joyous morning boat or bus ride from Sag Harbor to Catapano Dairy Farm in Southold, a small goat farm and home to award-winning goat cheese. Guests are welcome to explore the property and set up alongside Eric Fischl and April Gornik to sketch animals, plants, flowers, or whatever inspires them, using the farm and its surroundings as a catalyst for creativity! All skill levels of drawing are welcome, from complete novices to total professionals. All supplies, including sketchbooks, pencils, and chairs, will be provided. Please bring the necessary clothing/accessories for sun protection. Before departing for lunch, our guests have the opportunity to make new four-legged friends as they are invited to participate in Catapano’s Goat Cuddling!

Next, the group will enjoy lunch at Noah’s in Greenport, consisting of three courses that incorporate the bounty of the East End. After lunch, we’ll venture to the Land Craft Garden Foundation in Mattituck, where guests will be given a private tour of the foundation’s current sculpture exhibition, Sculpture in the Garden 2024: Jose Pardo. Following the sculpture tour, the group will be given an exclusive tour of Ugo Rondinone’s private garden and artist studio.

The guests will then visit Mattituck Mushrooms where guests will be led on a brief tour, welcomed to find inspiration for sketching, and able to peruse the shop’s inventory for any and all their mushroom needs! The group will then depart for home by bus, concluding their trip at The Church.



The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th-century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of Indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid-20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.


The Church   

48 Madison Street   

Sag Harbor, NY 11963    




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