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.
History through Fiction Book Club
First Tuesday of every month, 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 February 28. Call 800.448.3883 to register.
March 1: The White by Deborah Larsen
April 5: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
May 3: Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
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.
March 11, 1:00–3:00 pm
Philadelphia-based artist and WPAMC alumnae Tiernan Alexander will introduce us to the fascinating art of sgraffito as you decorate ceramic tiles. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited
April 8, 1:00–3:00 pm
Back by popular demand! A variety of natural materials were used for dying fabric in early America. The Winterthur collection will provide inspiration when you dye your own silk scarf. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.
May 13, 1:00–3:00 pm
Learn about the art of gilding, then gild a small picture frame. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.
Brushes with History: Azalea Woods
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Enjoy a beautiful spring morning as you sip mimosas and paint. After a short tour of the garden, an instructor will walk you step by step through creating a painting inspired by Azalea Woods. Includes two drink tickets, pastries, and all art supplies. $45 for non-members, $40 members.
Brushes with History: Koi Pond
Saturday, August 13 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Get creative this summer and join us for mimosas and painting. An instructor will take you step-by-step through creating a painting inspired by the koi pond after a mini-tour of the water features at Winterthur! Includes two drink tickets, pastries, and all art supplies. $45 for non-members, $40 members.
Beaded Jewelry Workshop
Tuesday, August 2, 1:00–3:00 pm
Make a necklace and earrings using ceramic pendants featuring Asian designs and mother-of-pearl or jade beads. Materials and instruction provided by The Bead Garden. Registration required. $40 per Member. $45 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.