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Painting Barns 10:00 am
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.
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Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Present from the Past 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Present from the Past
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Present from the Past @ Delaware Art Museum
Reflecting on the work of Mitch Lyons, who expanded traditional clay techniques into a new form, Pyxis will pair Brahms’ magnificent Piano Quartet No. 3 with Pulitzer-winner Caroline Shaw’s piano quartet Thousandth Orange. Shaw says, “The thousandth orange you eat is just as extraordinary as the first,” and this evening is filled with music exploring how what seems new can draw boldly on what went before. At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00...
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Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop) 9:00 am
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) 9:00 am
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.
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Botanical Monotypes (2-day workshop) 9:00 am
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) 9:00 am
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.
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Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director 8:00 pm
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Raye Jones Avery & Adagio with Dennis Fortune, Musical Director
“Between” is the sophomore release from Raye Jones Avery. A native of Philadelphia, Raye grew up in Wilmington, Delaware where she has been a staple in US arts world. As Executive Director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center, Raye has been one of the driving forces in the continued flourishing of creative arts in the Mid Atlantic region. Now, Raye is stepping out to make a more personal statement on her 2nd CD, produced by Dennis Fortune. Fortune also produced Raye’s debut recording project “Sistah Girl’s Lament”. E. Shawn Qaissaunee produced and arranged selections on “Between” as well. Between” was...
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Mitch Lyons Technique Demo 1:30 pm
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.  
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