Experience fine craftsmanship at Winterthur during our first-annual Artisan Market. Many of the region’s most talented craftspeople will present their outstanding examples of modern-day artisanship.

Spend a summer day exploring Winterthur and being inspired by the collection and landscape, while shopping for unique, original objects, including antiques and collectibles, furniture and home décor, up-cycled and architectural salvage pieces, high-quality crafts and handmade items, vintage clothing and vintage jewelry, gourmet packaged goods (small batch, artisanal in style), original art in a variety of media, and garden items. 

The Artisan Market is included with a general admission ticket to Winterthur, which includes access to the 60-acre garden, miles of paths and trails, a self-guided introductory tour of the house, the galleries, including our latest exhibitions, and a garden tram tour. While you’re here for the market, explore all that Winterthur has to offer! 

Enjoy a variety of workshops throughout the weekend. For each workshop, meet at the Visitor Center, and you will be escorted to its location. For pricing information, see descriptions below. Register by July 14. Reservations required.  Capacity limited per current Covid-19 restrictions. 

Register for Artisan Market.

Register for Saturday workshops. 

Register for Sunday workshops.

Rustic Box Succulent Workshop with Terrarium Therapy

Saturday, July 17, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Create your very own windowsill planter or centerpiece with a box made of repurposed barn wood, succulents, soil, and preserved moss, from our step-by-step instructions. We will discuss succulent care and maintenance, sun and watering requirements, and propagating healthy plants. $65 per person, includes all materials.

Kids’ Clay Workshop
Saturday, July 17, 10:00–11:30 am
Enjoy playing with clay! Students will learn basic hand-building and sculpting techniques and think about where they can look for creative inspiration. They will take home one or two of their own creations, with instructions about how to decorate their artwork once dried. The workshop is led by Jena Gilbert-Merrill, artist and graduate student in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. $35 per child, includes all materials. Most appropriate for children 13 and under.

Introduction to Weaving
Saturday, July 17, 1:00–3:30 pm
Join Kathleen Fitzpatrick, local master weaver from Tie-Up Textiles, for a “crash course” in tapestry weaving. Learn the techniques, tools, and methods used by professional weavers to create your own one-of-a-kind mini wall hanging. You will learn the foundations of weaving and will take home not only your tapestry but a life-long love for weaving! $75 per person, includes all materials.  

Pentagon Terrarium Workshop with Terrarium Therapy
Saturday, July 17, 2:00–4:00 pm
Activate your green thumb and create a beautiful container for year-round enjoyment. You’ll get information about succulent care and maintenance; soil, sun, and watering requirements, grooming; and propagating healthy plants. $65 per person, includes all materials.

Up Your Game | iPhone Nature Photography
Sunday, July 18, 9:00–10:30 am
Spend the morning with Sarah Bourne Rafferty of Atwater Designs learning the settings and capabilities of your iPhone’s camera. We will start with a brief introduction to the camera and then you can use what you have learned on a walk around the gorgeous grounds of Winterthur. By the end of the workshop you will know what all the buttons mean and how to edit your images for simple, yet stunning results. $50 per person; must bring an iPhone. 

Rustic Box Succulent Workshop with Terrarium Therapy
Sunday, July 18, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Create your very own windowsill planter or centerpiece with a box made of repurposed barn wood, succulents, soil, and preserved moss, from our step-by-step instructions. We will discuss succulent care and maintenance, sun and watering requirements, and propagating healthy plants. $65 per person, includes all materials.

Fairy Garden Magic!
Sunday, July 18, 10:00–11:00 am
Let Enchanted Woods be your inspiration as you create your very own fairy garden to take home.  Suzanne French, interpretive horticulturist and caretaker of Enchanted Woods, will lead this fun workshop for kids. All you need is your imagination!   $35 per child, includes all materials. 

Tea Towel Treasure
Sunday, July 18, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Join Justin & Kim from Philadelphia textile studio, Nottene, to make your own hand stenciled tea towel from the drawings and symbols they created during their fellowship at Winterthur. Pick your own colors and designs and learn about the meanings of the symbols and motifs as you print on a 100% cotton flour sack tea towel to take home. $50 per person; includes all materials.   

Pentagon Terrarium Workshop with Terrarium Therapy
Sunday, July 18, 2:00–4:00 pm
Create your very own windowsill planter or centerpiece with a box made of repurposed barn wood, succulents, soil, and preserved moss, from our step-by-step instructions. We will discuss succulent care and maintenance, sun and watering requirements, and propagating healthy plants. $65 per person, includes all materials.

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