Calendar of Events

Jan
21
Sun
Printmaking Workshop – Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Using the work of Robert Rauschenberg as inspiration, learn to combine objects and images into a printed work in this printmaking workshop intensive. Roxanne Faber Savage will demonstrate how to create a powerful image using collage, xerox printing, monoprints, transfers, paints and more. Materials will be provided. Class size limited.

Instructor Roxanne Faber Savage is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist who uses printmaking as her primary medium.

Presented in conjunction with Ruminations: Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) is an American Modern Master and is celebrated as a forerunner of the Pop Art movement. Rauschenberg was engaged with the print medium since the early 1960s, and with Jasper Johns, is identified as starting the contemporary print renaissance. Rauschenberg’s work incorporates found objects with expressionist painting, a reflection of his philosophy that art and life should meld. There was no object or material beyond consideration for artmaking, as demonstrated in his iconic works such as Bed (1955) and Monogram (1958), in which he used old bed coverings and a stuffed goat, respectively. In this group of intaglio etchings, Ruminations, Rauschenberg used found photographs and other images from popular culture. This series is autobiographical, but because Rauschenberg was such an important figure in the art world from the 1950s onward, his biography also reflects the important figures and events of that world. One scene features Rauschenberg’s gallerist, Leo Castelli, the New York art dealer who played an extraordinary role in shaping contemporary American art and fostering international acceptance of painters like Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella. Other prints include images of important figures and events such as Cy Twombly, Ileana Sonnebend and Tanya Grossman.

Jan
27
Sat
Black History Month Family Day – Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month with a Family Day @ The MATT in Waterbury with guided and self-guided activities available throughout the day that celebrate African-American history.

10:30-11:00 a.m.: Docent-guided tour of African-American history and the contributions made by African-Americans to the city of Waterbury.

11:00 a.m.-noon: Family art activity with teaching artist Steve DiRenzio.

noon-1:00 p.m.: Musician Craig Norton will lead hands-on rhythmic games, multicultural songs and storytelling as he guides families in an exploration and celebration of African music and culture.

Jan
28
Sun
Hands-On Drumming – Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beat a drum and experience the healing power of music when you join Craig Norton for hands-on drumming and participatory musical merriment in one of the Museum galleries. Everyone gets to play a drum or two, dance, laugh and learn while playing rhythms from around the world. Bring your own drums or play one of ours.

Bruce Museum: Art Adventures @ Bruce Museum
Jan 28 @ 7:09 pm – 8:09 pm

Sunday, January 7, 28, 1:003:00 pm.
Art Adventures.
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
brucemuseum.org  (203)869-0376

A drop-in program for children ages 4 and up and their families.

Participants have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Free with admission; no advanced registration required.

January 7: Pen and Ink Portraits; January 28: Printmaking.

Jan
31
Wed
Storytime for Toddlers: Chugga-Chugga, Choo-Choo! at the Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Storytime for Toddlers is a great activity for you and your toddlers conveniently located at The MATT in downtown Waterbury. Come to The MATT and hear Chugga-Chugga, Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis and illustrated by Daniel Kirk, read by a professional storyteller during January’s Storytime for Toddlers. Afterwards get creative with an art activity inspired by the book.

Chugga-Chugga, Choo-choo tells all about a freight train’s day, from loading cargo in the morning to retiring to the roundhouse after the day’s work is done. Storytime for Toddlers is for children ages 3-5.

Learn more about the Museum’s other education programs for youth here.

Feb
5
Mon
Sketching @ Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to Sketch inside the Museum

Sketching at HIll-Stead Museum

Still life is one of the oldest and most popular subjects for learning the skills of drawing and painting. It fosters looking and seeing like an artist – building an awareness of outline, shape, proportions, color, tone, texture, form, and composition.

Hill-Stead’s new sketching series will teach these drawing techniques in a five-step approach, using the collection and beautiful interiors of the museum as the muse. Each session will focus on a new technique and take place within different areas of the historic house.

This unique experience is unlike drawing in large and new gallery spaces of other museums.  At Hill-Stead you will be surrounded by original objects and artifacts in an intimate period setting.

Winter Session

  • Mondays from 2 to 4 pm
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5.

Sketching at Hill-Stead MuseumRegistration

  • Members: $35 for the series (5 sessions)
  • Non-members: $75 for the series (5 sessions). Not a member? Join Now!
Please note
  • Seating is limited seating and subject to availability.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment are required.
  • Registration deadline is by January 29.
  • Drawing boards and stools provided; drawing supplies available in the museum shop.

 

For additional courses, see Sketching@Hillstead.org

For tickets and more information visit hillstead.org or call (860)677-4784.

Feb
12
Mon
Sketching @ Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to Sketch inside the Museum

Sketching at HIll-Stead Museum

Still life is one of the oldest and most popular subjects for learning the skills of drawing and painting. It fosters looking and seeing like an artist – building an awareness of outline, shape, proportions, color, tone, texture, form, and composition.

Hill-Stead’s new sketching series will teach these drawing techniques in a five-step approach, using the collection and beautiful interiors of the museum as the muse. Each session will focus on a new technique and take place within different areas of the historic house.

This unique experience is unlike drawing in large and new gallery spaces of other museums.  At Hill-Stead you will be surrounded by original objects and artifacts in an intimate period setting.

Winter Session

  • Mondays from 2 to 4 pm
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5.

Sketching at Hill-Stead MuseumRegistration

  • Members: $35 for the series (5 sessions)
  • Non-members: $75 for the series (5 sessions). Not a member? Join Now!
Please note
  • Seating is limited seating and subject to availability.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment are required.
  • Registration deadline is by January 29.
  • Drawing boards and stools provided; drawing supplies available in the museum shop.

 

For additional courses, see Sketching@Hillstead.org

For tickets and more information visit hillstead.org or call (860)677-4784.

Feb
19
Mon
Sketching @ Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to Sketch inside the Museum

Sketching at HIll-Stead Museum

Still life is one of the oldest and most popular subjects for learning the skills of drawing and painting. It fosters looking and seeing like an artist – building an awareness of outline, shape, proportions, color, tone, texture, form, and composition.

Hill-Stead’s new sketching series will teach these drawing techniques in a five-step approach, using the collection and beautiful interiors of the museum as the muse. Each session will focus on a new technique and take place within different areas of the historic house.

This unique experience is unlike drawing in large and new gallery spaces of other museums.  At Hill-Stead you will be surrounded by original objects and artifacts in an intimate period setting.

Winter Session

  • Mondays from 2 to 4 pm
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5.

Sketching at Hill-Stead MuseumRegistration

  • Members: $35 for the series (5 sessions)
  • Non-members: $75 for the series (5 sessions). Not a member? Join Now!
Please note
  • Seating is limited seating and subject to availability.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment are required.
  • Registration deadline is by January 29.
  • Drawing boards and stools provided; drawing supplies available in the museum shop.

 

For additional courses, see Sketching@Hillstead.org

For tickets and more information visit hillstead.org or call (860)677-4784.

Feb
26
Mon
Sketching @ Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to Sketch inside the Museum

Sketching at HIll-Stead Museum

Still life is one of the oldest and most popular subjects for learning the skills of drawing and painting. It fosters looking and seeing like an artist – building an awareness of outline, shape, proportions, color, tone, texture, form, and composition.

Hill-Stead’s new sketching series will teach these drawing techniques in a five-step approach, using the collection and beautiful interiors of the museum as the muse. Each session will focus on a new technique and take place within different areas of the historic house.

This unique experience is unlike drawing in large and new gallery spaces of other museums.  At Hill-Stead you will be surrounded by original objects and artifacts in an intimate period setting.

Winter Session

  • Mondays from 2 to 4 pm
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5.

Sketching at Hill-Stead MuseumRegistration

  • Members: $35 for the series (5 sessions)
  • Non-members: $75 for the series (5 sessions). Not a member? Join Now!
Please note
  • Seating is limited seating and subject to availability.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment are required.
  • Registration deadline is by January 29.
  • Drawing boards and stools provided; drawing supplies available in the museum shop.

 

For additional courses, see Sketching@Hillstead.org

For tickets and more information visit hillstead.org or call (860)677-4784.

Mar
5
Mon
Sketching @ Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to Sketch inside the Museum

Sketching at HIll-Stead Museum

Still life is one of the oldest and most popular subjects for learning the skills of drawing and painting. It fosters looking and seeing like an artist – building an awareness of outline, shape, proportions, color, tone, texture, form, and composition.

Hill-Stead’s new sketching series will teach these drawing techniques in a five-step approach, using the collection and beautiful interiors of the museum as the muse. Each session will focus on a new technique and take place within different areas of the historic house.

This unique experience is unlike drawing in large and new gallery spaces of other museums.  At Hill-Stead you will be surrounded by original objects and artifacts in an intimate period setting.

Winter Session

  • Mondays from 2 to 4 pm
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5.

Sketching at Hill-Stead MuseumRegistration

  • Members: $35 for the series (5 sessions)
  • Non-members: $75 for the series (5 sessions). Not a member? Join Now!
Please note
  • Seating is limited seating and subject to availability.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment are required.
  • Registration deadline is by January 29.
  • Drawing boards and stools provided; drawing supplies available in the museum shop.

 

For additional courses, see Sketching@Hillstead.org

For tickets and more information visit hillstead.org or call (860)677-4784.