Calendar of Events

Aug
14
Sun
Florence Griswold Museum – Discovery Sundays @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Included with Museum admission – no reservations needed.

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate. Discovery Sundays begin in the Education Center where visitors can choose from a variety of hands-on activities. Supplied with canvas, palette, paint, brushes, a smock and a quick lesson in color mixing and painting techniques visitors discover for themselves why Miss Florence’s was THE place to paint!

Florence Griswold Museum: Outdoor Yoga in the Gardens @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

with Laurie Pasteryak, Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT-500

Sundays, August 7-28 • Free

This month-long outdoor summer series is designed for all levels of yoga and will focus on celebrating and exploring art and beauty of mind-body connection.

Please bring mat, towel, water and any yoga equipment you use (block, blanket, strap).

Aug
18
Thu
Art Summer Nights at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

These special Thursday evening events will have something for everyone to enjoy! Live music, vendors, lawn games, artist talks and demonstrations, and hands-on art making.

July 21, 4-8 p.m.

  • Tea and Tarot Boutique | 4-8 p.m. (Talk by the owner, Heather Wright Fitzgerald from 4-5 p.m.)
  • Unveiling Celebration: Piecing Together a New Britain Story | 5 p.m.
  • Art Happy Hour, featuring live music by Sarah Hanahan Jazz Quartet | 5:30-8 p.m.

August 18, 4-8 p.m.

  • Tea and Tarot Boutique | 4-8 p.m. (Talk by the owner, Heather Wright Fitzgerald from 4-5 p.m.)
  • Paint Night with Posh Paint | 5-6 p.m.
  • Live Art Demonstration with Corey Pane | 6-7 p.m.
  • Art Happy Hour, featuring live music by Dr. Violin! | 5:30-8 p.m.

Free Admission

Aug
21
Sun
Florence Griswold Museum – Discovery Sundays @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Included with Museum admission – no reservations needed.

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate. Discovery Sundays begin in the Education Center where visitors can choose from a variety of hands-on activities. Supplied with canvas, palette, paint, brushes, a smock and a quick lesson in color mixing and painting techniques visitors discover for themselves why Miss Florence’s was THE place to paint!

Florence Griswold Museum: Outdoor Yoga in the Gardens @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

with Laurie Pasteryak, Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT-500

Sundays, August 7-28 • Free

This month-long outdoor summer series is designed for all levels of yoga and will focus on celebrating and exploring art and beauty of mind-body connection.

Please bring mat, towel, water and any yoga equipment you use (block, blanket, strap).

Watercolor and Landscape Painting Instruction @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want a little help creating a masterpiece? Weir Farm Art Instructor Bobbi Eike Mullen provides informal instruction on painting with watercolors and landscape painting as part of our Take Part in Art program. Stop by and ask Bobbi for some pro tips anytime between 1:00 to 4:00 pm,  and remember free-to-use supplies are always available during visitor center hours!

CCP Event- FREE Linocut Print Sampler @ The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 21  from 1:30 – 4 PM

Drop-In Session, 20-30 minute activity

RSVP encouraged but not required

 

RSVP through Eventbrite HERE

 

Learn the basics of Cyanotype printmaking in this FREE drop in workshop

The word “linocut” refers to the medium and the action of this printmaking method. “Lino”, short for linoleum, is the material in which an artist may “cut ” into to create a printable image. Using sharp tools to carve away the non printing area of the image, the remaining untouched linoleum will accept ink to then print onto paper. Linoleum and other soft materials can be used for this relief process due to its ease of carving yet resilience against wearing away.

This event is open to the public on a drop in basis at any time between 1:30 and 4 PM. This activity is estimated to take 20 – 30 minutes to complete, but participants are welcome to stay as long as they like or come and go as they please. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Aug
25
Thu
Make Your Own Art Bear! Family Art Workshop  @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Friends of Weir Farm recently opened a new outdoor art installation in the park called Art Bears with bear silhouettes that feature contemporary art, including the work of former Artist-in-Residence Alissa Siegal, the instructor for this fun new class perfect for children and families! Students will sketch a Weir Farm scene, then be given their own mini art bears to decorate – just like the 8 artists featured in the outdoor exhibit!

No drop offs. Parents/guardians must remain in the park while the child is participating.

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
28
Sun
Florence Griswold Museum – Discovery Sundays @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Included with Museum admission – no reservations needed.

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate. Discovery Sundays begin in the Education Center where visitors can choose from a variety of hands-on activities. Supplied with canvas, palette, paint, brushes, a smock and a quick lesson in color mixing and painting techniques visitors discover for themselves why Miss Florence’s was THE place to paint!

Florence Griswold Museum: Outdoor Yoga in the Gardens @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

with Laurie Pasteryak, Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT-500

Sundays, August 7-28 • Free

This month-long outdoor summer series is designed for all levels of yoga and will focus on celebrating and exploring art and beauty of mind-body connection.

Please bring mat, towel, water and any yoga equipment you use (block, blanket, strap).