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Rufus Porter Immersion Weekend

Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4, 2017

Old Stone House Museum, Brownington, VT

Explore Brownington, Vermont’s Historic District and the Old Stone House Museum’s new exhibition of c.1824 painted wall murals by renowned artist and inventor Rufus Porter.

Create a 3’ x 4’ painted, stenciled floor cloth or wall hanging inspired by Porter murals in the Museum’s permanent collection during a 2-day, hands-on workshop with early American decorative arts expert Polly Forcier. $110 material fee for canvas and supplies

Or

Create a painted wooden box inspired by Porter murals in the Museum’s permanent collection during a 2-day, hands-on workshop with early American decorative arts expert Martha Kinney. $30 material fee for box and supplies

Weekend Workshop Fees: $135 Museum Members/$150 Non-Member and  include 2-day workshop, museum admission, Saturday and Sunday brunches, Saturday wine and cheese reception, and 10% discount on all purchases from the Museum Shop. Each workshop also has a material fee to be paid to the instructor. (See workshop descriptions)

Class participants will receive free admission to upcoming Rufus Porter lectures and demonstrations to be held on Saturday, July 1 and Saturday, August 5, 2017.

 

Weekend Schedule

Friday June 2 (Optional)

1- 2 pm: Walking Tour of the Brownington Historic District including Prospect Hill, Cemetery, and the recently renovated Orleans County Grammar School.

2:30–3:30 pm: Special Museum Tour with focus on Porter murals and decorative arts.

 

Saturday June 3

10-11:30 am: Registration and Brunch

Museum Galleries Open for Rufus Porter Mural Exhibit

11:30 am–3:30 pm: Polly Forcier’s Wall Hanging or Floor Cloth Workshop, Part 1.  

11:30 am–3:30 pm: Martha Kinney’s Painted Box Workshop, Part 1.  

4-5 pm:  Polly Forcier Lecture and Slide Talk: Rufus Porter, Yankee Pioneer  

5-6:30 pm:  Wine and Cheese Reception

 

Sunday

11-12:30 pm:  Brunch

1-3:00 pm: Polly Forcier’s Wall Hanging or Floor Cloth Workshop, Part 2.

1-3:00 pm: Martha Kinney’s Painted Box Workshop, Part 2.

 

For more info about the Museum, see www.oldstonehousemuseum.org or about its connection to African American Heritage Trail, see www.vermontvacation.com/africanamericanheritagetrail.

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