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August 2019

Workshop on Naturalistic Landscaping

August 3, 2019 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free-will donation

Studying natural and lightly managed vegetation can help gardeners understand how to maintain an attractive landscape while working within ecologically sound principles. This workshop, led by John Anderson of Aton Forest, will guide you through the processes of naturalistic landscaping using principles developed at Aton Forest. There will also be a significant amount of native wildflower and fern identification. Enrollment limited to first 16 to register. Please email or call in advance: contact@atonforest.org or 860-248-1053. NOTE: The workshop by Larry…

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Workshop: Papercrafting for Adults

August 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Learn to make simple and elegant note cards to give as gifts or for any occasion. Leslie Watkins will describe and demonstrate tools, materials and supplies. There are five additional workshops. On Saturday: Papercrafting Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Chicken Stampin' with Kids, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday: Watercolor Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Calligraphy for Adults, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; Watercolor for Adults, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Chicken Stampin’ with Kids

August 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Inspired by real live chickens, kids will make cards using rubber stamps, crayons and colored pencils. Guest appearances by Little Lovey and Nippy. There are five additional workshops. On Saturday: Papercrafting Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Papercrafting for Adults, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. On Sunday: Watercolor Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Calligraphy for Adults, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; Watercolor for Adults, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Workshop: Calligraphy for Adults

August 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Kathleen Borkowski will demonstrate the art of calligraphy using various styles, and show the tools and materials used. Participants may begin a piece of art starting with calligraphy and continue in the 2:00 p.m. session with watercolor or attend either one singly. There are five additional workshops. On Saturday: Papercrafting Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Papercrafting for Adults, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; Chicken Stampin' with Kids, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday: Watercolor Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.;…

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Fly-Fishing Demos and Workshops

August 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Instructor Doug McDevitt is giving fly-casting demonstrations for 15 minutes on the hour, followed by fly-tying workshops. Equipment and materials supplied by Orvis, admission limited to space available. For those interested in smallmouth fishing, see also Doug McDevitt's Saturday seminar.

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Workshop: Watercolor for Adults

August 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Learn to combine calligraphy and watercolor to create a piece of art reminiscent of an illuminated manuscript. This session with Leslie Watkins, which follows the 12:00 p.m. calligraphy workshop, focuses on watercolor painting as used in combination with calligraphy. Participants may attend either or both. There are five workshops. On Saturday: Papercrafting Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Papercrafting for Adults, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Chicken Stampin' with Kids, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. On Sunday: Watercolor Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to…

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February 2020

Workshop: Clay Play

February 22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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$Fee for materials

Have you ever wanted to work with clay? If so, now is your chance to coil, slab, pinch, sculpt or carve a clay creation! Botelle School’s art teacher is hosting a Makerspace Open Studio to let you come and explore the medium. Basic skills will be demonstrated, and two pottery wheels will be available for those with prior experience. Expert or novice, alone or with friends, come join us for a relaxed morning of clay play. All supplies will be…

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Workshop: Reverse Engineering

February 22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Afraid of your washing machine? Mystified by that dishwasher? Come let Hartley Mead show you how to take apart and then reassemble an appliance. You may not want to do your own repairs but you'll never be afraid of a household appliance again!

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 22 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 22 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop and Demonstration: Watercolor for Adults

February 22 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Watch Leslie Watkins demonstrate botanical watercolor painting, then try your hand at watercolor with instruction. Learn how to get started using easy techniques. All materials will be supplied.

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Weave!

February 22 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Come explore new hands-on weaving techniques on a small scale. Perhaps try your hand at tapestry weaving or working at a table sized loom. Suitable for both children and adults.

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop: Papercrafting for Adults

February 23 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Leslie Watkins will teach participants to make an easy and beautiful note card with just a few tools and supplies. All materials will be provided, with plenty of examples on view.

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop: Chicken Stamping with Kids

February 23 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Workshop for children accompanied by an adult. Leslie Watkins will help participants make a note card using rubber stamps and crayons. The well-known bantam, Little Lovey, will make a guest appearance to provide added inspiration and fun! All materials supplied.

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Workshop: Fairy garden teacups

February 23 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Karen Rossi Studio, 60 Estey Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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$Fee

Create pennants, signage, flowers and ladders to arrange in a teacup with moss to make a fairy garden! Bring teacups and miniatures to personalize your piece. For adults, registration required.

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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