Calendar of Events

Aug
21
Sun
Impressionist Painting Workshop @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Weir Farm National Historical Park is offering a free, one-day Impressionist Painting Workshop with Dmitri Wright! Workshop will include introductory lectures, field demonstrations, and critique of the participant’s artwork. This workshop is all outdoors, and open to all skill levels. Classes fill up quickly, so call ASAP to reserve a spot!

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.

Adult Studio | Graphic Art Therapy at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday for the summer to create awesome handcrafted designs and decompress. This studio class is for the busy individual looking to unwind from a long work week. Come as you are; materials will be awaiting your arrival. Every week this summer will be a new challenge, so don’t miss out on any of the therapeutic experiences.

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
27
Sat
Artmaking for Wellness with Art in Common @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for some outdoor collage-making and to learn more about the benefits of creating art in nature. Licensed Art Therapist Aimee Jette with Art in Common will lead a nature-focused artmaking activity and provide insights on how you can use artmaking to increase your personal wellness.

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
Adult Studio | Graphic Art Therapy at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us every Sunday for the summer to create awesome handcrafted designs and decompress. This studio class is for the busy individual looking to unwind from a long work week. Come as you are; materials will be awaiting your arrival. Every week this summer will be a new challenge, so don’t miss out on any of the therapeutic experiences.

Aug
31
Wed
Make Your Own Art Bear! Family Art Workshop  @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 31 @ 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.

Florence Griswold Museum: VIRTUAL LECTURE: Lee Miller, A Life with Food, Friends, & Recipes @ Virtual via Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

with Ami Bouhassane, Co-Director- Farleys House & Gallery Ltd, the Managing Agents for Lee Miller Archives, The Penrose Collection, and Farleys House & Gallery, East Sussex, England

Lee Miller, model, surrealist and fashion photographer, war correspondent and gourmet cook does everything wholeheartedly and with imaginative flair. In the past much has been written about the varied forms of her creativity but Lee Miller’s achievement as a gourmet chef is usually left to being an endnote.

Her granddaughter talks about the creation of the publication and explores Miller’s life through the creative influence of food.

Oct
6
Thu
Paint Night with Posh Paint at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Candace Donaldson, owner of Posh Paint, will host a paint night here at the NBMAA. All are welcome. There will be a capacity of 15 people. Registration Required.

Posh Paint is a mobile painting experience that was founded by Candace Donaldson in 2016.

Embracing her love for art she encourages others to explore their creativity through an artistic experience, and supportive environment.