Classes, Workshops & Demonstrations - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

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.

Museum Programs


History through Fiction Book Club

First Tuesday of every month, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Join us during this three-month series, where we will dsicuss classic and new works that illuminate American life and examine relevant objects from the Winterthur collection. Registration is required by September 22. $30 per Member/ $40 per nonmember for the entire three-month series.Call 800.448.3883 to register.

March 7: The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

April 4: The Forger's Apprentice by Mark Forgy

May 2: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffanbaugh

Silk scarf dying from a prior Crafternoon


Second Friday of every month, 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.

Quillwork Inspired Paper Beads
March 10, 1:00-3:00 pm
Quillwork in the collection serves as inspiration for beautiful paper beads. Members only. $10 per person, per session. Registration is required. Attendance is limited.

Terrific Tassels
April 14, 1:00-3:00 pm
Learn about tassels and their use as decorations, then make your own tassels to use as jewlry or accessories. Members only. $10 per person, per session. Registration is required. Attendance is limited.

Jasperware Ornaments
May 12, 1:00-3:00 pm
Make ornaments inspired by traditional Wedgewood jasperware using cookie stamps. Members only. $10 per person, per session. Registration is required. Attendance is limited.

Beaded Jewelry Workshop

August 2, 1:00-3:00 pm
Make your own wearable art inspired by the exhibition Treasures on Trial. Materials and instruction provided by The Bead Garden. Registration required. $40 for Members; $45 for nonmembers.

Painting from May 2016

Brushes with History

Jackson Pollock Abstract Art
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Can you duplicate a Jackson Pollock? Come try his technique after taking a look at the fake in our exhibition, Treasures on Trial. Two drink tickets, pastries, and all art supplies are incclude in the ticket price. $40 per member. $45 per non-member. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.


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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