Below are some of the workshops that have recently been offered at public libraries in Connecticut. All workshops combine looking and talking about art with hands-on art making. Workshops typically run for 90 minutes and can be adapted to any age group. Topics vary and can be tailored to a wide variety of interests.
painted "glass" sculpture
An exploration of the artist Dale Chihuly's elaborate glass sculptures.
Alexander Calder's large-scale stabiles were the focus of this workshop
Female Abstract Expressionists like Helen Frankenthaler inspired these dynamic paintings.
A look at the French 19th century painter, caricaturist, and sculptor, Honore Daumier.
Children created their own collage paper and assembled fish in the style of children's book author/illustrator Eric Carle.
Dots are everywhere in the work of George Seurat, Roy Lichtenstein, and Yayoi Kasuma.
A look at repousse from Tutankhamun to Ancient Greece to 19th century India.
cut paper "stained glass" windows
Children created windows after looking at Henri Matisse's cut-outs and his work Nuit de Noël.
Andy Warhol's Pop Art paintings inspired our printmaking.
Gargoyles and Grotesques
Children sculpted clay gargoyles after looking at various medieval churches.
Quilts by artist Nancy Crow inspired this collage project.
Found Object Cardboard Sculptures
From Pablo Picasso to the Dadaists, we explored how artists use everyday materials found all around them to create unique works of art.
Joseph cornell inspired assemblage art
After exploring the work of Joseph Cornell, children used found objects to create elaborate boxes.