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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.…

Science Explorations

November 1 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
Great for Home Schoolers! Explore new and exciting areas of Science each week. From dinosaurs and pre-historic creatures to live reptiles and amphibians. Learn about ancient man, nature and the secrets of deep space. Hands-on activities and visits to special…

Intro to Stargazing

November 2 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Join us for a look at stars, constellations and planets visible in the night sky. Learn how to follow the seasonal patterns of the earth in its orbit around the sun and how seasonal associations help to remember and understand…

Mornings at the Museum with Mom or Dad

November 3 @ 10:00 am11:30 pm
With a parent or guardian, toddlers will learn how to look, interact, behave and discover new places as they explore a special exhibit or particular gallery in the museums each week. Hands-on activities, crafts, games and stories will stimulate young…

Drawing Pets and Wildlife

November 3 @ 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Explore the challenges of drawing form, fur and features of animals. Bring a photo or two of a pet or animal you’d like to do a portrait of.  We’ll work from photos provided by the instructor for the first session…

Origami Holiday Ornaments

November 4 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
Create dazzling handmade ornaments! Using origami folding techniques, make at least four unique pieces to use as decoration, gifts or for just plain fun. These creations lend themselves well to becoming holiday ornaments, but are perfect for any occasion all…

Spice & All Things Nice for the Holidays!

November 5 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm
Once spices were so valued, that merchants and explorers journeyed to distant parts of the world for them. We’ll focus on the history of spices, the places they come from, the spices favored in different countries, and the ways spices…

Zentangle Mandalas: Personal Symbolic Art

November 5 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
Using graph paper we will unlock the secrets of symmetry! Using circles, squares, diamonds, your favorite symbols, and a few Zentangle patterns, we will create unique symbolic art. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Instructor: Annette Chittenden One Class: November 5…

Painting Flowers in Watercolor

November 5 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
Flowers are a perfect subject for watercolors – this transparent medium is ideal for capturing the translucency of petals and leaves. Explore the use of wet-in-wet, edge control and color blending in rendering a floral subject. Some experience with watercolors…
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