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Cotes du Rhone Village

France: the Rhone Valley, Provence & The Riviera

October 19October 29
Experience first-hand the azure skies, fragrant fields, and windswept landscapes that inspired artists like Cézanne and Van Gogh. We will explore the sites where these artists lived and painted, as well as the cultural treasures, food and wines of Lyon,…
Earth in children`s hands against green spring background

It’s Great to be Green!

October 22 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm
Help us save Mother Earth! Learn fun and easy ways to reduce, reuse and recycle!  Make beautiful recycled paper, crazy crayons, and even a balloon-powered car! Make a flower pot to put your very own “shamrock” plant in to take…

Intro to Pastels Workshop

October 22 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
A versatile medium for both the beginner and intermediate, pastels emit an intensity of color unchallenged by any other medium. Students will be guided from start to finish, establishing proportion and shape volume, color and value. All levels welcome. Bring…

Family Science Adventures

October 22 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm
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Daily until May 28, 2017

Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you! Free with museum admission!


The Age of Wagner

October 26 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Wagner was a major influence on both classical music and opera in the second half of the nineteenth century. Join us for a discussion and presentation of the operas of this controversial figure, as well as a look at some…

The ABC’s of Family Research & Genealogy

October 26 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Learn how to research your ancestry using the extensive resources at the Wood Museum of Springfield History. While you’ll learn a great deal about researching using a variety of genealogical websites, keep in mind - it’s not all on the…

Garry Brown’s Greatest Hits

October 27 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm
A presentation by Garry Brown, long-time sports editor at The Republican Newspaper. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Cookies and beverage are provided courtesy of Big Y. Followed by a Museum members-only Continuing…
Mixing It Up: Digital Collage Paintings by Robert Masla at the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Expressive Acrylic Painting & Collage Techniques

October 29 @ 10:00 am3:30 pm
Explore a number of techniques for handling acrylic paint along with collage techniques. Stimulate your creativity and jump into the unknown where we will play, explore, experiment and have fun. Learn some of the principles of design and composition, as…
watercolor workshop

Introduction to Watercolors

October 29 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
Explore the challenges and opportunities of transparent watercolors: graded washes, controlling edges, masking, etc.  We’ll paint a still life, exploring wet-in-wet, splatter and other texture effects in the background, moving into rendering form, light and shadow in the foreground subjects.…

Spooky Gallery Activities

October 29 @ 11:00 am4:00 pm
Live Animal Demonstrations, 11 am-2 pm Meet some of the creepy creatures that call the Springfield Science Museum home. Trunk or Treat, 11 am-3 pm   Check out the wacky, decorated trunks and get some treats from our community partners.…
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