PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Sep
9
Mon
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique

Artists are invited to bring their own painting or drawing projects to work on in a supportive group setting. Gentle guidance will be provided and a group critique will conclude the session.

Sep
13
Fri
Artini
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: September | October | November

Clay Date
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: September | October | November

Sep
14
Sat
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

Sep
15
Sun
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

Oct
5
Sat
Painting Barns
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Painting Barns

Instructor: Cynthia Swanson

Learn to paint the beauty of Brandywine Valley barns by discovering techniques for the underlying structure and surrounding landscape. Finish your painting with washes and drybrush to depict weathered wood and foliage textures.

Oct
11
Fri
Artini
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: September | October | November

Clay Date
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: September | October | November

Oct
12
Sat
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Make elegantly comfortable rings by fusing sterling silver and gold. This workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Participants will also learn bench tricks for sizing and fitting in addition to single and double framing.

Oct
13
Sun
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop)

30-minute lunch break. Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included.

Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan (2-day workshop)

Instructor: Marne Ryan

Make elegantly comfortable rings by fusing sterling silver and gold. This workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Participants will also learn bench tricks for sizing and fitting in addition to single and double framing.

Oct
26
Sat
Mitch Lyons Technique Demo
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mitch Lyons Technique Demo

Join artists John Baker and Andrew Snyder as they demonstrate the clay monoprint technique pioneered by Mitch Lyons who is featured in the special exhibition Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated.

 

Nov
8
Fri
Artini
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: September | October | November

Clay Date
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: September | October | November

Nov
12
Tue
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Bring a computer, tablet, or smart phone to this demonstration workshop to learn image-processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom. The program should be downloaded in advance so that participants can easily follow along.

Nov
15
Fri
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments.

Nov
16
Sat
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments.

Nov
19
Tue
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo

Instructor: Danny Schweers

Bring a computer, tablet, or smart phone to this demonstration workshop to learn image-processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop. The program should be downloaded in advance so that participants can easily follow along.

Nov
21
Thu
Connected: Duo Extreme
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Connected: Duo Extreme

Enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean with a concert of new music and Calypso. Originating in Trinidad, Calypso combines clarinet, percussion, and steel pan to create distinctive tropical beats and rhythms. Arrive early and try out the percussion instrument petting zoo. Family Friendly.

About the Connected Series

Connected is a new program series featuring events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.