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Watercolor with June Webster
Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.
6 Week Session: Sept. 30–Nov. 4
6 Week Session: Nov. 18–Dec. 23

$90 Members, $120 non-Members
Materials included
Preregistration required
All skill levels welcome


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Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
6 Week Session: Sept. 25–Oct. 30
6 Week Session: Nov. 6–Dec. 11

$90 Members, $120 non-Members
Materials included
Preregistration required
All skill levels welcome
Explore the wonderful medium of watercolor by examining the Museum's magnificent collection from Masters like Sargent, Homer, Prendergast and many others. Create your own masterpieces with artist June Webster on a variety of watercolor techniques. June received her BFA in painting from the University of Connecticut. For the past 13 years, June 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.

Beginner Watercolor Class instructed by Mary Smeallie, Fine Arts Coordinator, Berlin Public Schools
Mondays, 1-3 p.m.
6 Week Session: Sept. 8–Oct. 13
6 Week Session: Oct. 20–Nov. 24
6 Week Session: Dec. 8–Jan. 12

$90 Members; $120 non-Members
Material list supplied at time of registration
Do you pale at the sight of a clean sheet of watercolor paper? Do you mix colors and wonder why it looks like mud? This class will demystify the somewhat intimidating medium of watercolor. We’ll start from scratch. We’ll discuss types of paper, pigments, color mixing, glazing, as well as tricks and techniques. Work from subject matter such as still life, landscape, florals, abstraction, and any other subject matter that inspires you. This class is for beginners. There will be demonstrations, critiques, and plenty of one-on-one to benefit the learning process. Please bring a spirit of experimentation and play. Leave your fears of making a mistake at home! By the end of 6 weeks you’ll have a newly found appreciation for serendipity.

One-Day Workshop

Learn How to Photograph Your Art with artist Craig Norton
6-8 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 18
2-4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18
All types of digital cameras are welcome
$20 Per Person

Artist and photographer Craig Norton will conduct 3 workshops teaching participants how to register and upload images of their work to CaFÉ (callforentry.org) The Museum’s 45th Annual Juried Exhibition, Nor'Easter, uses the online application and jury management system CaFÉ for artists’ submissions.

Norton will also hold a special session on Oct. 18 from noon–2 p.m. to photograph entries, with additional fees payable to Norton, scaled to the complexity of the artwork. Learn more about Nor'Easter here!

One-Day Workshop
Learn to Quilt, What’s Old is New
Sunday, Oct. 19
12:30-4:30 p.m.
$30 Members; $45 non-Members
Instructed by the Greater Hartford Quilt Guild
A hands-on workshop and exploration of a variety of quilt making techniques, ranging from traditional piecing and applique to embellishment and art quilt techniques. There is something for everyone in the world of quilting; this will introduce you to some of the ways quilters create their projects.

Afternoon Critiques with Terrence Regan
Sundays, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21
1-3 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Join fellow artists and Museum staff for an Afternoon Critique of some of your recent, and manageably sized artwork. The goal of this critique session is not only to discuss your own artwork and others, but also to learn how to properly engage in the critiquing process. If you would like more information about Afternoon Critiques please contact Terrance Regan at (860) 229-0257 ext. 247 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.