ONE DAY WORKSHOP: DRAWING FROM THE PEABODY DIORAMAS

Yale Peabody Museum 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven

Take this one-day workshop to add a session to Course 157 or on its own as a 3 hour opportunity to sketch from the iconic Peabody Museum dioramas that portray a variety of Connecticut ecosystems and North American biomes.  Enjoy the opportunity to sketch nature while the animals stay still while you draw!  This course meets in person. Instructor Linda Miller The Yale Peabody Museum’s Natural Science Illustration Program, begun in 2010, provides both beginner and professional artists opportunities to learn a wide range of art techniques focusing on nature and natural science illustration. Our skilled and experienced instructors provide personalized support in small classes to help you develop your abilities and discover new ways of encountering art and nature. The Peabody’s collections and outdoor locations provide endless subjects for drawing, painting, and sketching. Take an individual class or complete a sequence of classes to earn a Certificate in Natural Science Illustration. For more information

$60.00

MAKE STRAWBERRY JAM WITH AWARD-WINNING ARTISAN PRESERVER MAUREEN ESTONY at Wakeman Town Farm

Wakeman Town Farm 134 Cross Highway, Westport

Guided by a seasoned expert, you will learn essential techniques to master the time-honored traditional art of making homemade sweet fresh-fruit preserves. If you're craving a new culinary challenge or simply eager to indulge in the pure joy of homemade goodness, this intimate hands-on class is sure to satisfy your palate and your passion for cooking. At the end of the class, not only will you have a unique and delicious culinary experience, you’ll be rewarded with your own homemade fruit preserves to bring home, and the recipe and expertise to make jam again and again in your own kitchen. For more information

$100

Class Series: Iberian Wine: Exploring Wines of Spain & Portugal at The Westport Library

The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road, Westport

4 Classes June 5 - July 3 Join Certified Sommelier, Barbie Messa, as she explores Iberian Wine, including mainland Spain, Portugal, and their surrounding islands. We'll discuss the most famous classic regions, such as Rioja and Porto, and up-and-coming areas like the Canary Islands. After learning about these regions' history, geography, and grapes, we will have the opportunity to taste three wines in the final class. For more information

$55

Foundation: Chenin Blanc: Wine Tasting Class with Spencer and Lynn

Spencer and Lynn 17 West Main Street, Mystic

Over the past four years we have pushed in many different directions, in order to bring an entirely new perspective on wine for our local area. It is easy to forget the building blocks of wine education, and for this spring we are returning to them. Each class will focus on a specific variety, and explore where worldwide it is grown and vinified. We will start with the "International Varieties" so that we can showcase grapes that are almost common all over the world. Variation is what makes wine interesting so we will show you as many different styles of the same grape as we can. We thank all of our new attendees to our classes for reminding us that we need to get back to building a foundation. Foundation: Chenin Blanc We love Chenin Blanc. The powerhouse white grape of the Loire Valley is one of the more unique varieties in that it can be made in a multitude of different styles. Kathryn & David plan on showcasing Chenin Blanc in every delicious form that we can get our hands on. This class will be held in Mystic For more information

$25

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Summer 2024: Children ages 8-13

Ridgefield Guild of Artists 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield

June 8- July 26, 2024 4 Sessions: From Drawing to painting and sculpting, let your imagination soar! Learn techniques in drawing, perspective, painting, color theory, etc. Bring your ideas and inspiration and create anything that your mind can conjure. In our class we will accommodate each kid’s style and pursuit, so that everyone’s style will come shining through.   For more information

$275 – $325

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: FIELD SKETCHING & NATURE JOURNALING AT THE MARSH BOTANICAL GARDENS

Marsh Botanical Garden 265 Mansfield St, New Haven

Take this one-day workshop to add a session to Course 105 or on its own as a 3 hour opportunity to practice your observational drawing as you explore the greenhouses and gardens at the Marsh Botanical Gardens at Yale in New Haven. The focus will be on drawing practice with time for group critiques.  This course meets in person. Instructor Linda Miller The Yale Peabody Museum’s Natural Science Illustration Program, begun in 2010, provides both beginner and professional artists opportunities to learn a wide range of art techniques focusing on nature and natural science illustration. Our skilled and experienced instructors provide personalized support in small classes to help you develop your abilities and discover new ways of encountering art and nature. The Peabody’s collections and outdoor locations provide endless subjects for drawing, painting, and sketching. Take an individual class or complete a sequence of classes to earn a Certificate in Natural Science Illustration. For more information

$60.00

Floral Workshop at the Yellow Farmhouse

Yellow Farmhouse 389 N. Main Street, Stonington

June 20, 2024 Join our flower arranging workshop, where Stone Acres flower farmer Hannah Esterbrook and Yellow Farmhouse educator Sara Edlin will enrich your knowledge of flowers and teach you design principles that will give you the skills and confidence to create beautiful flower arrangements at home. Dive into the world of floral design and enjoy the company of fellow floral enthusiasts in the charming Stone Acres Farm greenhouse. For more information

$12

Foundation: 2nd Annual Rosé Extravaganza: Wine Tasting Class with Spencer and Lynn

Spencer and Lynn 17 West Main Street, Mystic

Over the past four years we have pushed in many different directions, in order to bring an entirely new perspective on wine for our local area. It is easy to forget the building blocks of wine education, and for this spring we are returning to them. Each class will focus on a specific variety, and explore where worldwide it is grown and vinified. We will start with the "International Varieties" so that we can showcase grapes that are almost common all over the world. Variation is what makes wine interesting so we will show you as many different styles of the same grape as we can. We thank all of our new attendees to our classes for reminding us that we need to get back to building a foundation. To repeat from last year : " If you don't like rosé this might be the one to skip." This class will be held in Mystic For more information

$25

Introduction to Darning: Live Zoom Workshop with Flora Collingwood-Norris

Register immediately to receive materials A 3 hour Zoom workshop on how to do darning on knitwear. This will be a relaxed and friendly darning workshop suitable for beginners where you will learn how to darn your knitwear colourfully. Covering different darning approaches of working from the front and back of the fabric, the aim of workshop is to leave you confident to start repairing your own knitwear in a creative way. Materials will be sent out to you in advance. In the UK materials will be sent by first class post, and I will send them using a tracked and signed for service everywhere else. This can take about 10 days- 4 weeks, so please leave plenty of time for this when you order. If you would prefer to provide your own materials, please see my other darning knitwear workshop. For more information  

$112

Five Points Arts Center : 2024 Summer Teen Art Labs

Five Points Arts 855 University Drive, Torrington

Week of July 8 - Week of August 12 Welcome to the 2024 Summer Teen Art Labs! Designed to provide a dedicated arts program for teens, Five Points Arts is offering four workshops in Photography, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, and Printmaking. This program will focus on developing skills in a variety of disciplines with a focus on creative problem solving and portfolio building. Each workshop will meet once per week from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm for six weeks. Attendees can register for any and all of the four workshops. Sign-up will be on a first come first serve basis. There are a limited number of spaces available, so early Registration is encouraged. For more information Thanks to the generosity of the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, this year's Summer Teen Art Labs may be offered at no cost to participants.   

Fashion Design and Illustration: MoCA CT: Ages 8-12

MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport

Jul 16- 18, 2024  3 additional sessions through Aug 6, 2024 9:30am - 12:30pm T,W,Th  Unleash artistic talents with Fashion Design & Illustration, where budding designers craft their styles.  For more information

$499