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WHS Presents “Not Yet Famous Artists” Workshop For Kids Over February vacation

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Feb 18, 2014 to Feb 20, 2014
10:00 pm until 2:00 pm

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WHS Presents “Not Yet Famous Artists” Workshop For Kids Over February vacation

Kids who like to draw and paint will have the chance to brush up on their skills during our three-day February vacation break workshop at the Westport Historical Society.

The program, for ages 5 to 12, will be “our own little Famous Artists School,” said Elizabeth DeVoll, the Westport Historical Society’s Education Director.

DeVoll said the children will each receive their own sketchbooks in which to practice cartooning and drawing each day.  They will get a chance to see and use the actual assignment notebooks form The Famous Artists School,

They will also discover some of the Westport Library’s collection of clip art from magazines and newspapers of past generations used as visual reference material by the actual artists.

The children will tour the Historical Society’s latest exhibit of New Yorker magazine covers by Westport artists and then create their own magazine covers.

There will also be a walking tour to view Edmund M. Ashes, Jr’s salvaged mural in Banana Republic, as well as one to the west bank of the Saugatuck river to see the original home of the Famous Artists School.

Back by popular demand, Jenn Devine will visit each day to lead us in fun and active dramatic play.

On the last day, an accomplished Westport illustrator will visit, talk with the children about their illustrations, look at our notebooks and maybe even make a suggestion or two on how to improve.

The Famous Artists School was launched during the “Golden Age” of American illustration when Westport was a mecca for commercial artists. The founders included Norman Rockwell and Westport illustrators Albert Dorne, Harold von Schmidt and Stevan Dohanos. Students received monthly assignments, which they mailed back to be critiqued by the school’s faculty artists. In 1981, the school was purchased by Cortina Learning International and subsequently relocated to Cortina’s headquarters in Wilton.

Children should bring a bag lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday… Pizza provided on Thursday.

Snacks provided each day, all supplies included

Registration required…limited enrollment.

For more information and to register call (203) 222-1424. To learn more about the Westport Historical Society, go to www.westporthistory.org.

Cost $125 for members, $150 for non-members with $25 off for siblings.
Location

Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorWestport Historical Society
Phone203-222-1424
Contact nameBarbara Brauner
Contact emailbbrauner@westporthistory.org
Websitehttp://www.westporthistory.org

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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