Fairfield Museum offers after-school fall programs

Fairfield Museum and History Center offers after-school programs for children this fall. Classes and programs related to art, culture and history begin in October and November, and enrollment is open. Space is limited. Visit http://tinyurl.com/z2pyu2t for more details and to register.

Here’s a list of what is being offered.

The Lion’s Studio Art Enrichment (ages 7-9): Mondays, 4 – 5:30pm on November 14, 21, 28, and December 5. Join Cassie Walker of “The Lion’s Studio” to encourage, develop, and challenge your child’s ability and curiosity in the world of art. Discover and discuss the works of the masters of contemporary art and influential icons in the design industry and apply their techniques, ideas and styles to a curated mix of beautiful projects! Members: $90; Non-Members: $110.

Watercolor Painting En Plein Air with Judith Orseck Katz (ages 15+ and adults): Tuesdays, 3:30– 6pm on October 4 & 11. Local artist and teacher Judith Oreck Katz, author of the beautiful POND, will lead this art and painting workshop in the beautiful surroundings of the Fairfield Museum, including the Burr Homestead Gardens. Learn about Judith’s techniques which she utilized in her book, including pen and ink, washes and watercolor. Explore the natural scenery to create your own artwork inspired by the environment. Materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies, as well. Members: $45; Non-Members: $60 per person.

Miss Annie’s Museum Munchkins (ages 4-6): Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30pm, Session 1 is October 5– 26. Join Miss Annie of Great Beginnings Montessori School to celebrate diverse holidays and to explore the history of our town. Sessions will include reading about our theme, creating a unique craft and viewing some of the Museum’s fascinating exhibits. Learn to appreciate each other, your family, your community and the world at large! Members: $90; Non-Members: $110.

History By Hand (ages 8-13): Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30pm, November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13 & 20. Director of Education Christine Jewell invites creative kids to learn art, design, and sewing. Learning basic skills, techniques, vocabulary and safety, students discover their own talents making unique sewing and collage projects inspired by history, including decoupage, patchwork pillows, cute animals and colorful block quilting. Students will also have time to choose their own projects and inspirations! Members: $90; Non-members: $115. In addition, there is a $25 supply fee.

The Fairfield Museum is located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield. For more information visit Fairfieldhistory.org or call 203-259-1598. Program support comes from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, CT Humanities and our generous community donors and corporate sponsors.

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