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    Free Drop-in Family Day

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 20, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families for an afternoon of arts during its April Free Drop-in Family Day on Monday, April 20. This month’s project is inspired by the Cherry Blossom Festivals held across Japan each spring. Participants will create their own cherry blossom watercolor paintings, using brushes and straws to create their artwork. The project is intended to take 30 to 60 minutes to ...more


    Adult Art Workshop: Paste Paper Bookmaking

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 9 - April 30, 2015

    Learn to make beautiful paste paper, a squash book, an accordion book with pockets and a book with one signature. Paste papers are decorative papers made by brushing colored paste on paper and...more

    Adult “Ladies Night Out” Ceramics Workshop

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 1, 2015

    Enjoy a night out with the ladies. Bring a beverage; we'll provide the fun. Explore your imaginative side while creating ceramic bowls, mugs or containers. Learn a different hand-building...more

    Artist Talk: Jennifer Goldfinger

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3, 2015

    Mixed-media artist and children’s book illustrator Jennifer Goldfinger will discuss her playful and expressive mixed media encaustic works as well as children’s book illustrations that...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Collage

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3, 2015

    Collage is drawing and painting with paper, and requires no formal art experience or drawing skills. But it teaches about composition, color relationships, texture, pattern and design! Students...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Try it! Monotype

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 30 - May 7, 2015

    Try monotype, an expressive process where students draw with a brush and ink on a metal plate, add and subtract with brushes, rags and fingers, then print on the etching press to create a...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Paste Paper and Squash Books

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3 - May 7, 2015

    A Squash Book is a magical book that looks small when folded up into a square, but becomes big when opened, with ten squares for writing or other creative projects. Create your own beautiful paste...more

    Adult Art Workshop: En Plein Air Painting

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    April 27 - May 11, 2015

    Paint en plein air on the grounds of the Wayside Inn and create a beautiful landscape from life! Connect with nature, become sensitive to changes in sunlight and experience fresh air and the...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Bracelet and Earrings

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 15, 2015

    Come with a friend! Learn basic beading techniques from nationally known bead artist Andrea Alyse while making earrings and a bracelet. Tuition includes beads and supplies, but you may bring your...more

    Danforth Art Public Tours

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    March 15 - May 17, 2015

    Join Danforth Art’s docents for a tour of current exhibitions. On view through May 17 are: The Expressive Voice: Landscape Reimagined, David Berger: Space for the Human Heart, Prilla Smith...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Introduction to Papermaking

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 17, 2015

    Create your own paper! Learn to prepare pulp, form sheets and embed materials (such as flowers or thread) to create beautiful, unique sheets of handmade paper. Advance registration required.


    Family Clay Workshop: Fairy and Gnome Houses

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 17, 2015

    Work with your child to build a wonderful house out of clay for a mythical fairy, gnome, goblin, elf or other magical or mischievous being. Add paint and other decorations to entice a visit!...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Try It! Watercolor

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 5 - May 26, 2015

    During the month of May, explore basic watercolor techniques and experiment with the vibrant, transparent colors of this often misunderstood medium. Learn about the range of supplies (types of...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Photograph your 2-D Artwork

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    June 1, 2015

    Learn how to photograph 2-D artwork in this one-session workshop. Angle of view, lighting, metering, polarizing and appropriate lens type/focal length will be covered. Basic knowledge and...more

    Adult “Ladies Night Out” Clay Workshop

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    June 5, 2015

    Enjoy a night out with the ladies. Bring a beverage; we'll provide the fun. Explore your imaginative side while creating ceramic bowls, mugs or containers. Learn a different handbuilding skill...more

    Adult Art Workshop: Figure Painting - Real and Abstract

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    June 10, 2015

    Explore figure painting: light, anatomy, form, composition, color and paint application working from a beautifully staged setting. See how artists in the past have abstracted the figure, and...more

    Plant Macrophotography presented by New England Wild Flower Society

    Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

    June 13, 2015

    Macrophotography opens the door to a wonderful new world of photographic opportunities. Seen in close-up, the natural world is a marvel of pattern, light, and color: Flowers become abstract works...more

    Artists in the Garden presented by New England Wild Flower Society

    Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

    April 24 - June 26, 2015

    Exclusively for artists. This unique opportunity gives artists access to the Garden on select Fridays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., before it opens to the public and when the light is especially...more

    Landscape Photography presented by New England Wild Flower Society

    Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

    June 27, 2015

    During this intermediate workshop, Steve McGrath will explain the many camera settings you can use during landscape photography. Learn how to take advantage of natural light, find the best...more

    Watercolor in the Garden presented by New England Wild Flower Society

    Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

    June 4 - July 23, 2015

    Do you feel inspired when you visit the Garden or when you see plants in the field? This course will allow you to capture those experiences. Whether you’re interested in painting portraits,...more

    Papermaking with Plants presented by New England Wild Flower Society

    Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

    August 16, 2015

    Learn how to make beautiful hand-made paper from invasive plants such as garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed by preparing, cooking, and beating plant fibers. You will practice the basics of...more

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