Adult Studio Art

Noontime Sit at the Farnsworth with Rachel Nixon
Thursdays, April 7 through May 12, noon to 1 p.m. 

White-line Woodblock Printmaking with Willy Reddick
Thursday, July 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Getting Started with Oil Paint with Ingrid Ellison
Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Indigo Dyeing + Shibori Workshop with Trelawney O’Brien
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn the resist dye technique, Shibori, and experiment with indigo. All materials will be provided including 2 yards of cotton fabric. Students may bring other natural fibers to experiment with. This class is for all levels.

In this week-long poetry workshop with award-winning poet Kathleen Ellis, participants will expand their range of writing styles by exploring new strategies and techniques. Using contemporary poems and artwork at the Farnsworth Museum & local galleries, we will jump-start new poems based on pop art and Robert Rauschenberg’s “combines” and assemblages. Poets and visual artists of all levels welcome.

Sunday, February 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturdays, March 12 to May 21, 1 to 4 p.m.
(no class 3/26)

Monday through Friday, March 14-18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In this week-long workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, participants
will expand their range of poetry writing styles, and explore new strategies
for re-energizing their work with mystery and surprise. Using models of
contemporary poets as well as current exhibits at the Farnsworth & local art
galleries, we will jump-start new poems based on what we see, read, imagine,
and re-vision. Poets and visual artists of all levels welcome.

When decorating eggs in the Ukrainian style, designs are drawn on the egg with melted beeswax, which flows from a tool called a Kystka. The eggs are then dipped in a series of dyes and the final pattern is revealed when the wax is removed. The Pysanka, a decorated egg, was common among Slavic peoples as far back as 5,000 B.C. and became deeply important in spring rituals, symbolizing nature’s rebirth. All materials will be provided for this workshop. Space is open to 25 participants and is recommended for families with children 8 years old and up. Adults without accompanying children are welcome to attend as well.