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Pulling the Person out of the Paper Work: More than Dates & Names

May 2 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Learn how to research your ancestry using the extensive resources available including genealogical websites. You’ll learn a great deal about researching, but keep in mind – it’s not all on the Internet!

Silk Painting 2: Beyond the Basics

May 4 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Create four small painted silk pieces, using four different techniques: sun printing, resist painting on stretched silk, brush painting on prepared silk, and marbling using shaving cream.

Gallery with paintings and archways.

Lessons in Looking: Painting, Sculpture and Architecture

May 5 @ 10:00 am11:30 am

Learn to observe the art of painting, sculpture and architecture in this dynamic, interactive lecture series. We’ll look at digital images of masterworks and explore the museum galleries to examine art up close.

New England Women and their Innovative Cookbooks

May 20 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

Join food historian and cookbook author Claire Hopley as she discusses 19th and 20th century WOMEN authors and how they influenced the presentation and cooking of traditional recipes.

Wild Flower Walk

May 21 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Join Elaine Chittenden, botanist and manager of living collections at the Botanic Garden of Smith College, for a spring wild flower walk along the Bray Loop Trail in Holyoke

Drawing Birds and Animals

May 25 @ 1:30 pm4:30 pm

Explore the challenging, but rewarding genre of rendering wildlife and animals in pencil and other drawing media with award-winning wildlife artist, Steve Hamlin.

Be a Seuss – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

June 24 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

Learn fun and easy ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Make beautiful recycled paper, crazy crayons, and even a balloon-powered car.

Art Explorers: From Samurai to Seuss

July 10 @ 9:00 am2:00 pm

Decorate, weave, and fold paper to create samurai kimonos. Paint pictures where people, flowers, and animals dance and fly!

Earth’s Cool Creatures

July 10 @ 9:00 am3:30 pm

Meet turtles face-to-face and learn their importance in the food web. Create your own diorama as you explore the enchanting world of coral reefs and the fascinating creatures that depend on them.

Wildlife Adventures

July 10 @ 9:00 am3:30 pm

We will pack up the lab and visit the shores of the Connecticut River at the Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge and hike the trails at the Fort River Wildlife Refuge for additional up close encounters with the natural world.

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