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At Home with Art – Summer Vacation Workshop – Week 1

July 22 - July 26

Hill-Stead Summer Vacation Workshops


July 22 – July 26
9 am to 12 pm

At Home with Art sparks the imagination of creative kids!

Geared for children ages 7 – 11

At home with Art uses Hill-Stead Museum as an expanded art studio.  Each day’s activities begin with a visit to the historic rooms to gather inspiration and learn artistic techniques from the exceptional architecture and the extraordinary collection of paintings, pastels, sculpture, prints and ceramics.  Afterward, children experiment with hands-on creativity while applying what they have learned to their own works of art with the help of experienced educators.

Week 1: Theodate’s World of Design

Hill-Stead’s founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, was the architect who designed the Colonial Revival home on the hill where her family lived. She designed the building and the rooms to house the amazing collections of fine and decorative arts that her family treasured.  Following Theodate’s lead, participants will explore all kinds of design, including home design and architecture, fashion, landscape architecture, graphic design, and textiles. By the end of the week, they will create plans for their own dream home.

Registration Fees

Early-bird rates – Valid through April 30
       Museum members  |  $190
       Non-members  |  $240

 After April 30
       Museum members  |  $200
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An early drop‐off at 8:30 a.m. is available for an additional $10 per day

Questions? Contact the Education Department ( or 860.677.4787 x140).
For additional sessions, see Vacation Workshops.

Registration Information

  • Course fees will NOT be prorated and NO refunds will be given for any unattended portion of a course or program after the first session. In the case of a one-session program, NO refunds will be given on or after the program date.
  • Full refunds will be automatic if a course is canceled. Registered participants will be notified at least 48 hours prior to the program if there is a cancellation. Refunds will be made in the same manner as the program fee payment. Please allow 1 – 2 weeks for processing.
  • Exceptions to this policy may be considered by staff only in the case of medical or personal emergency. If an exception is made a $15 processing fee will be deducted from the refund.


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