Art Adventures

The Crazy Creatures of Salvador Dalí: Puppetry Workshop with Joan Shackford

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Art Lab at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Looking for something to do this April Vacation Week? Immerse yourself in the wild and wonderful world of Salvador Dalí with puppeteer and teaching artist Joan Shackford! In this three-day session, you’ll create a surrealist puppet inspired by this famous artist’s fantastical creatures, and then bring it to life in a performance for family and friends in our new ArtLab Theater.

Register online or by contacting the Education Department at (860) 229-0257, ext. 227 or

Register for class


$15/child Members
$30/child non-Members


Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Joan Shackford

Joan Shackford is a practicing artist with a degree in Graphic Design and Fine Art from Paier College of Art. Shackford has spent numerous years teaching art to children through after-school programs in Cheshire, at Lilí Moe Studio, and at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon. Her personal philosophy on art-making is simply that each individual should create work that gives a feeling of self-satisfaction, which underpins her teaching as well as the works that she creates in her free time.