Calendar of Events

Dec
1
Thu
YUAG: Virtual Program, Educator Workshop, Teacher Leadership Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

The Teacher Leadership Program is a free, one-hour workshop on Zoom for educators of all levels and disciplines that meets at 4:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month throughout the academic year. The sessions are led by Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education; Wurtele Gallery Teachers; and Education Department staff. In this program, educators explore innovative ways to connect their curricula and interest in art with the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. The sessions also address online and in-person teaching techniques.

Closed captions will be available in English.

Registration required; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3wTayr7.

Florence Griswold Museum: Fresh Greens Wreath Making Workshop @ Florence Griswold Museum
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

$50 (Museum Members 10% discount); limited to 22 adults 18+, all materials included

with Linda Turner, Gardens Coordinator and Petie Reed, Perennial Harmony

Create your own one-of-a-kind natural wreath from scratch. Hosts will provide an assortment of greens, bows, pinecones, and other seasonal decor and guide you through the process of making a 24″ wreath. Program to benefit the Museum’s historic gardens.

Dec
5
Mon
FUAM: Virtual Meditation and Mindfulness
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and stress management expert, for a virtually guided meditation class. No prior experience necessary as you learn how to cultivate inner calm and clarity. All are welcome!

To learn more about Jackie, click here: https://www.thewelleryllc.com/

 

Please note: This event is virtual only. If you are interested in the in-person meditation event on Tuesday, December 6, click here!

 

Dec
6
Tue
FUAM: Meditation and Mindfulness @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for an in-person Meditation and Mindfulness class in our Bellarmine Hall Galleries!

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and stress management expert, for a guided meditation class. No prior experience necessary as you learn how to cultivate inner calm and clarity. All are welcome!

To learn more about Jackie, click here: https://www.thewelleryllc.com/

 

Please note: This event is in-person only. If you are interested in the Virtual Meditation and Mindfulness event on Monday, December 5, click here!

Dec
8
Thu
Adult Studio Workshop | Sketching With the Masters at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Dec 8 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join artist Kathleen Smits in a “Sketch with the Masters” workshop by looking, observing, and drawing in front of Frederick Church’s West Rock. Learn basic techniques with pencil and paper to create shape, form, texture, light, and shadow. Explore the landscape paintings of the Hudson River School artists in the Martin Gallery. We will also discuss the use of space and proportion as it relates to composition. All skill levels are welcome.

Dec
10
Sat
FUAM: Family Day: Family Relationships in Renaissance Art @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries & SmArt Classroom
Dec 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries’ SmArt Classroom for arts & crafts designed for ages 4-10. Children will learn about families during the Italian Renaissance, inspired by Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting, in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries. Activities will include:

  • Drawing family hugs
  • Family portraits
  • Gallery activities
  • A photo booth inspired by Italian Renaissance portraits!

Please note: This event is in-person only. Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please let us know via email: [email protected]

Ticket options: Space is limited–please select Session 1 OR Session 2 and register with how many children are attending. Example: 1 ticket=1 child.

Video tutorials are available via email request.

 

About Out of the Kress Vaults: The exhibition explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints, and nuns. This exhibition is the first in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University students. Taking inspiration from two paintings of the Madonna and Child in the museum’s own Samuel H. Kress Collection, students in Dr. Michelle DiMarzo’s art history seminar developed the exhibition by examining Kress collections at other institutions, with an emphasis on works typically held in storage. 

 https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/kressvaults/

Dec
13
Tue
FUAM: Virtual Workshop: De-Stress with Art
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us in the virtual classroom for a relaxing art workshop!

Led by Museum Educator Kate Wellen, participants will be guided through de-stressing activities. Simply find a comfortable place and join in on the fun as we learn how making art can bring mindfulness into your life. All levels of artistic skills are welcome!

Dec
14
Wed
FUAM – Holiday Drawing Party @ Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Museum Educator Kate Wellen in our Bellarmine Hall Galleries and SmArt Classroom for relaxing drawing tutorials, to de-stress during the holiday season. Attendees will have the option to sketch in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries or in our museum classroom. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided.

Please note: This event is in-person only and will not be streamed. Seating is limited–please register in advance.