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JANUARY 2021

December 3rd - January 1st

The 3rd Annual Deck Your Doors

Come to the heart of Old Wethersfield's historic district to see beautiful colonial homes, businesses and more all decked out for the holidays. Visit Main Street and Broad Street. More info

January 1st, 1:00pm

GMCT's Brisk Winter Walk

Follow a trail on the marsh as you learn about the promise of the Elm Restoration Project. Hike the edge of the farm fields that once hosted the “Pyquag” Native American summer camp. Then along the Beaver Brook marsh, Frechette Field, and the newly acquired Dowd parcel. Pre-registration only. More info!

January 2nd - 5th, 9:30am-4:30pm

Figure Drawing

Strengthen your skills and anatomical knowledge through drawing the figure from life. The instructor will guide the participants through drawing a series of short poses leading up to one long pose. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to join. More info!

January 6th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Portrait Drawing From a Photo

Working from a photo reference of your making, learn to draw the image to perfection using the sight-size method. All levels welcome. More info!

January 6th, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Fundamentals of Oil Panting

Mix accurate values and colors and create a realistic sense of dimensional form by studying different techniques from the Renaissance to the 19th Century. Students work at their own pace. Open to teen and adult artists. More info!

January 8th-10th, 9:30am-4:30pm

Color Bootcamp

We will dive into the complex world of color mixing, perception and relationships. Includes understanding tools, developing a color strategy, learning how to make and test a color study. Great for absolute beginners and veteran painters. More info!

January 11, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Bargue/Cast Drawing

Based on the 19th C. French Academic drawing course, designed by Charles Bargue, students will develop sight size drawing skills with a focus on shapes, form, line, and values. Demonstrations and individual critiques. Open to artists at all levels. More info!

January 17th, 1:00pm

GMCT's Brisk Winter Walk

Head out along the Hartford dike that divides the Folly Brook Nature area from the South Meadows Industrial Park. We’ll walk through the area slated for “tree removal” for the Brainard Airport approach and learn about advantages of “shrub/scrub” and early success-ional habitats. Pre-registration onlyMore info!

January 23rd, 9:00am

GMCT's Brisk Winter Walk

Imagine the river bank before the Putnam Bridge.Explore the 300+ acre Crow Point property. Observe the process of nature reclaiming the land and waterways excavated for fill to build the highway across the ancient farmland and wetlands of the Great Meadows. Pre-registration onlyMore info!

January 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

From Memory to Memoir

Learn where to start, how to get organized and how to keep going until you’re finished. Tips on pictures to include and how to self-publish your story. No previous writing experience required. Bring notebook. Jump-ins available. More info!

January 28th, 4:30pm

GMCT's Brisk Winter Walk

Stroll down Main Street to Wethersfield Cove Park and the Cove channel then out under the I91 overpass to the River’s edge. The Wolf Moon will rise above the trees on the eastern shore, giving the luster of mid-day to the river below! Pre-registration onlyMore info!

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

11th Annual Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours

2020 Photo Contest Winners Announced!

A Look Back at Holidays on Main!

GMCT 2021 Brisk Winter Walks

Historic Wethersfield's Latest YouTube Post, "The 25th Annual Scarecrows Along Main"

History is Happing Now: Call for Submissions

Joshua Campbell Torrance to Lead Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Scarecrows Along Main Street Winners Announced!

The Great Elm

Webb-Deane-Stevens Visitors Center Nears Completion as COVID-19 Shutdown Looms

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Wethersfield Farmers' Market

Wethersfield Tourism Commission, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109

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