Calendar of Events

May
1
Tue
Art, Movement & Meditation with Robin’s Nest @ Mattatuck Museum
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to The MATT for sessions focused on art, movement and meditation with Robin’s Nest. Robin DiStiso, President of Robin’s Nest, will lead children ages 5-11 in sessions that combine art, gentle movement and guided meditative practices to promote health and social development. Students will learn to increase their attention span and school performance through these empowering one-hour sessions.

Robin’s Nest President and Instructor Robin DiStiso is accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Children. Robin’s Nest endeavors to teach children and teens meditation to help develop social, study and life skills.

Yoga in the Galleries @ Mattatuck Museum
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Find a calm mind and strengthened body with an all-levels flowing yoga class in the Early American Art Gallery. Instructors may vary. Bring your own mat.

May
2
Wed
Tai Chi | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Move and groove to music with certified Tai Chi instructor Joe Atkins. Tai Chi classes will allow you to find new energy and stamina. Tai chi also helps improve balance,  flexibility and mobility, and reduces stiffness and soreness. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome.

May
3
Thu
Creativity Café: #ArtForAdults | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Unleash your inner creativity and get your “art groove” on with fellow artists and friends @ The MATT. This quarter we are focusing on figure drawing––with poses from 5-20 minutes long. Model will be clothed. B.Y.O. food and drinks. All materials provided.

Instructors: Staff artists David Macharelli and Heather Whitehouse.

May
8
Tue
Art, Movement & Meditation with Robin’s Nest @ Mattatuck Museum
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to The MATT for sessions focused on art, movement and meditation with Robin’s Nest. Robin DiStiso, President of Robin’s Nest, will lead children ages 5-11 in sessions that combine art, gentle movement and guided meditative practices to promote health and social development. Students will learn to increase their attention span and school performance through these empowering one-hour sessions.

Robin’s Nest President and Instructor Robin DiStiso is accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Children. Robin’s Nest endeavors to teach children and teens meditation to help develop social, study and life skills.

Yoga in the Galleries @ Mattatuck Museum
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Find a calm mind and strengthened body with an all-levels flowing yoga class in the Early American Art Gallery. Instructors may vary. Bring your own mat.

May
9
Wed
Café et Tartines: French Conversation Table | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join Mattatuck staff member, Roxane Sanders, and meet fellow Francophones and culture lovers for French conversation and fun! Practice speaking and build your vocabulary in an informal setting while enjoying café et croissants. Contact Roxane for more info at x123 or email at roxane@mattmuseum.org.

Tai Chi | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Move and groove to music with certified Tai Chi instructor Joe Atkins. Tai Chi classes will allow you to find new energy and stamina. Tai chi also helps improve balance,  flexibility and mobility, and reduces stiffness and soreness. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome.

Big, Bold & Colorful: Acrylic Painting with Christian Césari | Mattatuck Museum @ Mattatuck Museum
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Big, Bold & Colorful: Acrylic Painting with Christian Césari will teach beginning and advanced students alike how to paint big, bold & colorful, similar to the fauvist style, in this four-week acrylic painting session. Fauvism was an avant-garde movement that flourished in the early years of the 20th century. The Fauve painters, including Matisse, expressed their spontaneous, often subjective response to nature in bold, undisguised brushstrokes using high-key, vibrant colors. A materials list will be supplied upon registration.

Instructor Christian Césari, originally from Nice, uses the Fauvists as inspiration in works that capture his Connecticut home and experience. His works were featured in a show at the Mattatuck in 2016.

May
15
Tue
Art, Movement & Meditation with Robin’s Nest @ Mattatuck Museum
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to The MATT for sessions focused on art, movement and meditation with Robin’s Nest. Robin DiStiso, President of Robin’s Nest, will lead children ages 5-11 in sessions that combine art, gentle movement and guided meditative practices to promote health and social development. Students will learn to increase their attention span and school performance through these empowering one-hour sessions.

Robin’s Nest President and Instructor Robin DiStiso is accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Children. Robin’s Nest endeavors to teach children and teens meditation to help develop social, study and life skills.