A Trio of April Art Events @ Silvermine

Celebrate April with two art themed events and a tag sale at the Silvermine Art Center located on 1037 Silvermine Road in New Canaan. The month of April kicks off with the popular one night stand series, this one in honor of spring is themed painting flowers with watercolors and takes place on April 7 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Participants will create lovely little flower paintings while learning the basic techniques of watercolors. There is something so lovely about painting fresh flowers in watercolor. Through demonstrations, create washes, work from the color wheel for mixing shadows participants will learn other watercolor techniques to create fresh flower paintings.

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The one night stand series is a unique opportunity to experience various forms of fine art in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, without the long commitment. These mini evening workshops are perfect for participants with no experience in the arts or for those who have experience but not in that area of study. Each session will have a different instructor and a different art experience. You can invite your spouse, friends and family to spend time together while creating works of art and enjoying each other’s company. You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and some snacks, and be creative. These workshops are for ages 17 and up only. Art materials will be provided for all workshops and all levels are welcome.

The next event is the highly anticipated annual art materials and equipment sale that is taking place on April 22 in the school building from 10 am to 4 pm. This sale is the perfect time to purchase a variety of donated art materials and equipment at a really good price. Some of the items that will be available are a variety of sizes and shapes of frames, stretcher bars, paints, (oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels), cameras, ceramic equipment, sculpture supplies and art books. The best part of this sale is that all proceeds go to the Silvermine School for Children.

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The final April event is another one night stand class, this one is on crackle bowls on the potters wheel. This session is open to both beginners and those who have been on the potter’s wheel before. This workshop will kick up the wow factor on your pottery creations. Not only will instructors go over all the basic skills to form the raw clay into a bowl but they will use a liquid glass solution to make a wonderful textured crackle finish on the outside of your bowl. Lastly color will be added by using tinted liquid clays called slips. Project will take approximately six weeks to be fired.

For more information visit the Silvermine Arts Center online. Remember to sign up for the monthly newsletter of travel tips and deals published by Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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