Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Birdcraft

Programs & Events at Birdcraft

Because of concerns about COVID-19, the Center building is closed and all indoor programs are cancelled until further notice. Connecticut Audubon sanctuaries are open for hiking. Please keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other hikers and birders. We will be continually re-evaluating the situation and make decisions accordingly.

 

Watercolor Workshop for Beginners

Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14*
9 – 11 a.m.
*Rain date: Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16

Starting a new hobby in watercolor painting can be easy! In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn about the different approaches to the art of watercolor, learn techniques and create your own nature painting. This workshop is a great way to dip your toe into this versatile art form.

Participants are required to wear masks and practice social distancing (mask removal at the discretion of the program leader). The entire program is outdoors, so please bring water, a sun hat and apply sunblock and bug spray before arriving. Note: Center building and facilities (including restrooms) are closed, so please plan accordingly.

Space is limited so sign up today! $50 Members, $55 Non-members. Adults only. Basic supplies required for class include a child’s set of 6-8 watercolors, a pad of watercolor paper, a size 10 or 12 watercolor brush that comes to a point, a small watercolor brush, a plastic quart container for water, a pencil and an eraser.

Pre-registration required. Click here to register. Once registered, a waiver will need to be completed. Note: A minimum of three participants are required to run program. This program is at Birdcraft, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT.

 

Inspiring Children Through Art, Literature and Music

Wednesday, July 22*
9 – 10 a.m.
*Note: Rain date is Friday, July 24

Through a guided fusion of art, literature and music, children will be inspired to explore their individual creativity, while learning to recognize and develop an appreciation for trees. This engaging and hands-on program, which takes places in an outdoor setting, will also include creating artistic interpretations of leaves and trees for children to share with their families — an ideal springboard to future illustrating and writing about their favorite trees — at home! The class will be led by Karin Layton, B.S. Ed, M.S. Special Education, Connecticut Audubon Society volunteer naturalist and Fairfield Forestry Committee member.

Participants are required to wear masks and practice social distancing (mask removal at the discretion of the program leader). The entire program is outdoors, so please bring water, a sun hat and apply sunblock and bug spray before arriving. Note: Center building and facilities (including restrooms) are closed, so please plan accordingly.

Space is limited so sign up today! $20 Members, $25 Non-members. Ages 8 and up. Drop off. Supplies required for this class include a box of crayons (either 12, 24 or 48) and a large thick towel (or quilt) that would fit within a 6 x 6 foot square. Pre-registration required. Click here to register. Once registered, a waiver will need to be completed. This program is at Birdcraft, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT.

 

 

 

 

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