Calendar of Events

Aug
18
Sat
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit The Aldrich for FREE the Third Saturday of each month! See the latest in contemporary art and participate in family-friendly art-making workshops in The Studio.

 

Family Workshop: Back to School!

10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5

1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer as we get ready to head back to school! Create your own notebook covers, bring pencil cases or locker décor to embellish, or create your own journal to keep yourself organized.

Nature Writing Workshop @ Weir Farm National Historic Site @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Introducing Nature Writing at Weir Farm National Historic Site! Join us for an introduction to nature writing and enjoy an opportunity to write in the landscape which inspired three generations of artists. In this workshop, you will learn a bit of nature writing history, become familiar with some of the genre’s well-known authors, and connect with the beauty of Weir Farm National Historic Site through your own writing experience. Please bring paper and pen which will inspire your creativity! Participants will be writing outdoors for approximately an hour, so please bring whatever seating arrangement will be most comfortable for you (blanket, chair, etc.).

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

Aug
20
Mon
Afternoon Studios: Fantastic Color Fields @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Create on canvas with big, bold blocks of color! Explore how different colors evoke a variety of emotions, inspired by artists like Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. All ages

Aug
23
Thu
Afternoon Studios: Summer Scrapbook @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Make a mixed-media collage that celebrates your most memorable moments, adventures, and fun from this summer! Use patterned paper, found text, cut outs, and more, as well as any personal materials you bring from home! All ages

Aug
25
Sat
See Ya, Summer! It’s a Sleepover @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 9:00 am

It’s still summer at The Aldrich! Grab a friend and your sleeping bag and join us for an overnight adventure filled with art, fun, games, and friendship. Museum Educators will host an evening of art-making, gallery games, and more. Pizza dinner and light breakfast included. Spots are limited for this exciting program, register early to secure your place. Questions? Please contact Noah Steinman, Coordinator of Public and Academic Programs, at nsteinman@aldrichart.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 127.

Ages 7 to 11

Aug
27
Mon
Afternoon Studios: Creative Calligraphy @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the top calligraphy tips and tricks from an Museum Educator. Produce a welcome sign, nameplate, a beautiful bookmark, and much more using a variety of fine papers, pens, and liquid ink. All ages

Aug
30
Thu
Afternoon Studios: Cartoon Creations @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Invent your own cartoon characters with an original look, personality, and backstory, in an afternoon focused on drawing and narrative. All ages

Sep
3
Mon
Afternoon Studios: Poetry and Illustration with Barb Jennes @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contempoary Art Museum
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join master poet and Aldrich educator Barb Jennes for an afternoon of creative writing and illustration. Draft your own short poem and bring it to life with a sketch! All ages

Sep
8
Sat
Nature Writing Workshop @ Weir Farm National Historic Site @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Introducing Nature Writing at Weir Farm National Historic Site! Join us for an introduction to nature writing and enjoy an opportunity to write in the landscape which inspired three generations of artists. In this workshop, you will learn a bit of nature writing history, become familiar with some of the genre’s well-known authors, and connect with the beauty of Weir Farm National Historic Site through your own writing experience. Please bring paper and pen which will inspire your creativity! Participants will be writing outdoors for approximately an hour, so please bring whatever seating arrangement will be most comfortable for you (blanket, chair, etc.).

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

Sep
10
Mon
Afternoon Studios: Creative Cubism @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cut, stamp, draw, and collage dynamic masterpieces with geometric shapes. Create mixed-media works of art inspired by great cubist masters like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. All ages