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Watercolor with June Webster
Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.
6 Week Session: Apr. 29–June 3
6 Week Session: June 17–July 22
$90 Members, $120 non-Members
Materials included
Preregistration required
All skill levels welcome


Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
6 Week Session: Apr. 24–May 29
6 Week Session: June 12–July 17
$90 Members, $120 non-Members
Materials not included
Preregistration required
All skill levels welcome
Explore the wonderful medium of watercolor by examining the Museum's magnificent collection of master artists such as Sargent, Homer, and Prendergast. Create your own masterpieces through a variety of watercolor techniques taught by expert June Webster. June received her BFA in painting from the University of Connecticut, and for the past 13 years has been a teaching artist at the NBMAA. She is a member of the CT Watercolor Society and the Northeast Watercolor Society. June is an award winning artist, recently adding “Best in Show” at the 2008 and 2009 Connecticut Watercolor Society exhibitions to her achievements. Benefit from June Webster’s expertise in a class that will be sure to bring out your inner creativity and open your mind to the brilliant world of watercolors.

Nature Digital Photography Workshop with artist Craig Norton
Sundays, June 1 and 8, 1-3 p.m.
Open to all skill levels
All types of digital cameras are welcome
$90 Members; $120 non-Members
Do you always take photos on auto mode? Do you ever wonder what all those other settings are used for on your digital camera? Join photographer Craig Norton who will be sure to help you get comfortable using the various modes on your camera. This class will enhance the quality of your photographs and help you use your digital camera to its full potential. Bring your camera and join Norton as you explore the beauty and rich history of New Britain’s gardens and surroundings.

June 1: Get comfy with your camera. Learn the most important modes and settings to enhance your image making.

June 8: Get out in nature and shoot. We will explore Walnut Hill Rose Garden, historic New Britain architecture, and sculpture. Discussion on creative shooting techniques and fun ways to get unique prize winning photos will follow photo session.

New! Beginner Watercolor Class with Mary Smeallie
Mondays, 1-3 p.m.
6 week session: April 7–May 12
6 week session: May 26–June 30
$90 Members; $120 non-Members
Material list supplied at time of registration
This class will demystify the somewhat intimidating medium of watercolor, starting from scratch. Learn about types of paper, pigments, color mixing, glazing, as well as tricks and techniques. This class will focus on basic technique over artistic style. There will be demonstrations, critiques, and plenty of one-on-one time to fuel the learning process with teaching artist Mary Smeallie. Please bring a spirit of experimentation and play and leave your fears of making a mistake at home!

One-Day Workshop

Floral Collage Making Workshop with artist Deb Wadsworth
Saturday, May 10, 2-5 p.m.
Individuals $45 Members; $55 non-Members
Mom and daughter combinations $65 Members; $85 non-Members
Registration required
Materials included
Become inspired by Bubbles & Blooms! Every two years the Garden Club of New Britain creates and pairs exquisite floral arrangements with a selection of the Museum’s masterpieces. Inspired by this biennial exhibition, artist Deb Wadsworth will help participants create beautiful floral collages on paper. Join Wadsworth on Mother’s Day weekend and bring your mother or daughter along for a bonding experience and a day of inspiration to celebrate mothers everywhere.

Sketching with Masters
All skill levels welcome.
Drop-In Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free with Museum admission.
Sharpen your pencil and learn to draw from the talent of masters! Museum educator Heather Whitehouse will gently guide you through sketching exercises in the museum galleries. Get inspired with new ideas and concepts from the work of gallery artists such as Mary Cassatt, Thomas Cole and Walton Ford. Stay for lunch at the Café on the Park and share your work with fellow students through artistic conversation.


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