Hill-Stead is ringing in a new year with a fresh new menu of programming. From Story Time to Sketch-a-Still-Life, there is something for everyone at Hill-Stead. New programming for January includes:
January 3 – First Sunday Family Programming – (The first Sunday of every month)
Children’s art projects begin at 1 pm and self-guided tours run from 1 – 4 pm. Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge. Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths. Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop stocked with adorable toys and children’s books. FREE with membership or admission. For more information see First Sunday Family Programming.
January 4 – Sketch-a-Still-Life – (The first Monday of every month from 11 am – 1 pm)
Enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum alongside a guest artist. Bring your own supplies, pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop). Stools and drawing boards will be provided. $5 museum members and students, $15 non-members. For more information see Sketch-a-Still-Life.
January 13 – Museum Guide Information Session – Hill-Stead Museum’s Volunteer Guide Training Course is for people who enjoy art, architecture, history, and sharing stories and information with others. The 20-hour course prepares participants to guide visitors through Hill-Stead Museum’s collections, and much more! (While training and materials are free, Guides are required to become Hill-Stead Museum members.) Learn more about being a Museum Guide at this Information Session in Hill-Stead’s Makeshift Theater. Hear presentations and receive materials, snacks and beverages. To register, contact Kate Ebner at 860.677.4787 ext. 142, firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up at the Museum Shop. FREE. For more information see Museum Guide Information Session.
January 27 – Story Time – (The last Wednesday of every month)
Children will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the historic setting of Hill-Stead. Everyone will create an art project to bring home. Visitors can romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm. $8 per child or FREE with museum membership. Ages 2-6. For more information see Story Time!