Rescheduled from 2/10/24
Attendees will be taught history and techniques of this Early American Art known as Theorem Painting popular in Colonial New England from the first half of the 19th Century through the mid-1800’s. The 9″x12″ design we will be doing is a replica of The Tree of Life*, circa 1854 symbolic of the Shaker community.
Using a series of pre-cut stencils, students will learn how to apply oil paint with brushes to a cotton velveteen fabric to create a portrait that looks hand painted and suitable for framing. Each participant will complete and take home the project. All materials supplied. Frame not included.*Design by Jean Hansen Publications, Middlebury, Connecticut.
Peggy Allen, owner of Heritage Art & Craft Studio in Berks County has been teaching art and crafts or 30+ years. While teaching a variety of classes ranging from Colonial, Victorian, Early American Folk Art and current trends, it is her love of Pennsylvania German culture that she is most passionate about. Currently, Peggy teaches in conjunction with the Department of Aging for Berks Encore, she also teaches adults with special needs, as well as women’s groups, and individual studies.
Location: Class will be held in the Museum Store, first floor.
Date: Saturday March 9 2024
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
All sales are final. No Refunds. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
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