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FEBRUARY 2022

February 5, 1:00pm - 5:00pm 

The Topic is Gilding

Participants will learn the history, uses and meaning of gold, the different formats and grades of gold; the tools used to handle gold leaf, and finally its practical application.  Also includes demonstration of how to make paint from gold, called "shell gold", and the two basic techniques for applying gold leaf. More info!

February 8, 7:00pm

"Not Contented Ashore": Black Mariners of Connecticut

Wethersfield Historical Society welcomes Mystic Seaport’s Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes in the third in a series of lectures and concerts given in conjunction with “River, Land, and Sea: Wethersfield’s Maritime History” currently on view. Dr. de Barros Gomes’ talk will concentrate on the unique experiences of the large number of Black men – both enslaved and free – who were employed at sea throughout the eighteenth century in Connecticut. More info!

February 12, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

All About the Pigments Workshop

Local icon painter Marek Czarnecki will lecture on the historical use of colors from the earliest works of art to the contemporary manufacturing of synthetic pigments. Marek will demonstrate how to make pigment from local Connecticut brownstone, as well other natural sources. Pigments from specialized manufacturers can also be added to a variety of mediums (oils, egg tempera, watercolor, wax) to make your own paint. More info!

February 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Concert

Frank Morgan performs career highlights and new music with Wethersfield musician Stephen Wells and New Haven musician and former Motown artist John Prodis. Suggested donation: $20, includes refreshments. BYOB. More info!

February 22, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Figure Drawing I

Students will gain confidence in figure drawing through learning the construct of the figure based on key elements of focus, stepping back and learning an observational manner, measuring in several academic methods, creating simple forms and shadow mapping. The class will end with a live model on the last day. For beginner through experienced artists. More info!

February 22, 7:00pm

Amistad; Journey to Freedom

Wethersfield Historical Society presents Chris Menapace, Senior Educator at Discovering Amistad. He will cover the story of the Amistad rebellion from its beginnings in Sierra Leone with the kidnapping of Mendi Africans. He will discuss the Mendi’s experiences on the Tecora as they endured the middle passage, their rebellion on board the Amistad ship, their journey to Connecticut, and the subsequent trials in Connecticut and the Supreme Court. More info!

February 25 - 27, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Winter Landscape

In this workshop, you will be given the power to move mountains and trees, on your canvas. Each day will begin with a demonstration, followed by independent painting time with the instructor to provide personal help at the easel, and end with a group critique. For all levels of oil painters. More info!

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Great Elm

Wethersfield to expand their Heritage Walk with Connecticut Humanities Grant

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Wethersfield Farmers' Market

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

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