Yuletide house tours sold out for November 28 and December 6. Limited tickets for Costumes of Downton Abbey still available.
 

Classes, Workshops, Demonstrations, and More...

 

Experience a variety of entertaining and educational programs, from classes and hands-on workshops to demonstrations and tastings. See program details below. Some events require advance registration. Interested in spending time in our garden? Learn about garden programs here.


To register for any of the adult classes, workshops, and demonstrations listed below, please call 800.448.3883.


Fall Museum Programs

History through Fiction Book Club
First Tuesday of every month, October through December, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Join us for informal discussion of new and classic works of fiction that broaden our understanding of objects in the museum collection or life at Winterthur during the first half of the twentieth century. $20 per member / $30 per nonmember for the entire three-month series. Registration required by September 22. Call 800.448.3883 to register.

October 7: The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amierrezvani
November 4: My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar
December 2: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

 


 

Crafternoon!
Second Friday of every month, September through December; 1:00–3:00 pm
Reconnect with your creative side while finding your inspiration in the Winterthur collection.  Each meeting features a show-and-tell about different objects in the museum or library and ample time to complete a small project to take home. Members only. $10 per person. Registration required by one week prior to each meeting.

Fall 2014 Schedule:

September 12: Colorful crewelwork and beautiful embroidered scenes inspire pendants made from Sculpey.

October 10: A variety of natural materials were used for dyeing fabric in early America. Use a few of these to dye your own silk scarf. (Due to the popularity of this workshop, an additional session will be offered from 9:30-11:30.)

November 14: Get a jump start on your holiday gift-wrapping as we create gift bags from wallpaper.

December 12: With guidance from House Industries type designer Ken Barber, participants will craft their own alphabetically-inspired stationery stamps, referencing stunning typographic specimen books in the Winterthur Library.

 


 

Floral Arranging Workshops

 

Ikebana
March 11
6:00 pm, Brown Learning Center
Midori Tanimune, a highly regarded designer of the Sogestu School of Ikebana, will teach the design principles of this graceful, Asian art form. Using fresh-cut flowers, you will create a take-home piece that engages harmony and balance in the process. $55 per Member. $70 per nonmember. Interested in Member discounts, Members-only events, and full grounds access? Consider membership today.

Table Design
April 8
6:00 pm, Brown Learning Center
Flowers and other wonderful elements to create beautiful table designs will be explored. Highlights from the tables of H. F. du Pont will be viewed, and then we will create our own. Everyone will bring home an arrangement and insipiration for the spring season.$55 per Member. $70 per nonmember. Interested in Member discounts, Members-only events, and full grounds access? Consider membership today.

 

Planting Early Pots
May 6
6:00–8:00 pm, Brown Horticulture Learning Center
Explore a variety of material that can be used to plant a spring pot that can be moved from indoors and out-Everyone will bring home their own creation!
$40 per Member. $50 per nonmember.Interested in Member discounts, Members-only events, and full grounds access? Consider membership today.

 


 

 

Other Workshops

Beaded Necklace Workshop
July 22, 2:00–4:00 pm

Make a Y necklace like the one worn by Lady Sybill in Downton Abbey. Materials and instruction provided by The Bead Garden. Registration required. $27 per Member. $32 per nonmember. Call 800.448.3883 to register.

 

Beaded Earrings Workshop
August 14, 2:00–3:00 pm

Make a pair of earrings inspired by examples worn in Downton Abbey. Materials and instruction provided by The Bead Garden. Registration required. $18 per Member. $23 per nonmember.

 

Beaded Necklace Workshop
October 14, 2:00–4:00 pm

Make a scalloped filigree drop necklace like one worn by Lady Edith in Downton Abbey. Materials and instruction provided by The Bead Garden. Registration required. $28 per Member. $33 per nonmember.



Upcoming Garden Workshops

Join us for one of our garden workshops—a perfect way to get energized in spring! All workshops take place in the Brown Horticulture Learning Center in the Greenhouse Area.


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