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The Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to be able to offer collaborative arts education programs at Morven Museum & Garden. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton. Register online or call (609) 924-8777. For more information about Morven Museum & Garden, visit morven.org.

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Mondays at Morven: Alla Prima Painting
Adult | Ages: 16+
Mondays| 2:00pm-5:00pm
April 20 – June 1 (skip May 25)
Instructor: Raymond Brown
Inspired by the popular 19th century French tradition of painting in the open air (“en plein air”), this class will feature the spring splendor of Morven’s beautiful gardens.  Participants will discover the quality of natural light (and how it changes during the session), explore how color can define forms, learn how to represent natural colors, and experiment with brush strokes and creating textures.  Instruction is geared toward beginning/intermediate skill levels but all levels welcome..
Please bring your own easel, painting supplies, sunscreen, rags, brushes and canvas to these classes. For more information and to register, click here.

Mondays at Morven: Drawing & Painting the Garden!
Adult | Ages: 16+
Mondays| 10:00am-1:00pm
April 20 – June 1 (skip May 25)
Join teaching artist Deb Pisacreta in sketching and painting the historic gardens of Morven Museum. Picture yourself in the serenity of this historic garden in the heart of Princeton. You will be surrounded by beds of heirloom plants reminiscent of those from the 18th and 19th centuries. Peonies and Irises abound, and majestic trees dot the formal great lawn. This class begins with drawing skills, then delves into the use of color and composition. The instructor will provide introductory lessons and individual guidance.  Open to students of all media (pastels, oil, acrylic and watercolor paints) and all levels. Please bring a portable chair and sun protection..For more information and to register, click here.

For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/
Member rates apply to current members of either organization.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS/WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE AT:
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ, 08540

For more information on Adult Classes, click here.

SUMMER TEEN ART STUDIOS

The Art of Animalia – Wildlife Art at Morven Museum
Ages: 11-14
9:00am-3:30pm
July 6 – 10
Morven’s current exhibition, In Nature’s Realm: The Art of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh, examines the work of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh (1856–1915) and his love for wildlife, including birds, fish, dogs and paintings of New Jersey’s changing landscape from farmland to industry. Dive into animal art with traditional and mixed-media materials and objects found in nature, inspired by Hardenbergh’s work. Allow Hardenbergh’s technique to influence your own interpretation of the natural world. Campers will be encouraged to observe the natural world around them and spend time both in and outdoors in this special week. For more information and to register, click here.

Spend a Week in the Garden – Botanical Art & Architecture at Morven
Ages: 13-15
9:00am-3:30pm
August 3 – August 7
Explore botanical art and watercolor inspired by Morven Museum & Garden’s historic gardens including the colonial revival garden and the newly reimagined Annis Boudinot Stockton colonial-era garden and Victorian garden of Commodore Stockton’s wife, Harriet, as well as the great lawns. Spend time outdoors among the plants and flowers and observe nature at its finest. Additionally, explore Morven’s architecture through drawing and painting projects. The mansion was built in the 1750s by the signer of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Stockton. From the 18th through the 21st century, Morven’s various inhabitants have made many architectural changes. Campers will travel through time exploring the master touches seen throughout Morven’s buildings and grounds while creating their own masterpieces! For more information and to register, click here.

Design your own Museum
Ages: 11-14
9:00am-3:30pm
August 17 – 21
Be inspired by Morven Museum & Garden, a national Historic Landmark, and its exhibitions to design a museum of your own. Create your mission statement, decide on your museum’s purpose, and design its galleries to your liking. This week of camp includes inspiration from the “Justice Bell,” a bronze replica of the Liberty Bell that a leader of the woman suffrage movement, Katherine Wentworth Ruschenberger (1853-1943), commissioned at her own expense in support of granting women full voting rights. The year 2020 celebrates the United States 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote. In this election year, learn how women were able to get their right to vote! Young curators will be encouraged to answer the following questions upon constructing their mixed media museums: How will your museum impact others and inspire change? How will your museum be a product of change? For more information and to register, click here.

 

For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/
Member rates apply to current members of either organization.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS/WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE AT:
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ, 08540

For more information Children’s Camps, click here.