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Artful Afternoons

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:25 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

“Artful Afternoons” is an interactive art appreciation and art making program for active older adults, with a new theme each time!  Held on Thursday afternoons, this program offers storytelling, film, visual arts, music and more to stimulate the mind and soul.

No charge; all are welcome! Refreshments served.

Dairy lunch served promptly at noon.

Thursdays, noon – 1:25 pm
Sep 12, Oct 31, Nov 21, Dec 5, Mar 19, Apr 30, May 14 and Jun 11

To register or if you have questions, please contact Tracy Schneider at 617-959-4928

This program series is generously sponsored by the Breslau family

Thursday, Sep 12 | noon – 1:25 pm
Desert Scenes in the Style of Georgia O’Keefe

Try your hand painting desert scenes in the style of Georgia O’Keefe using watercolors.

Thursday, Oct 31 | noon – 1:25 pm
Art Matters: Vincent Van Gogh

Join the Art Matters presenter for a look into the romantic and yet tragic story of Vincent Van Gogh, showing us paintings that exhibit passion while revealing some darker secrets.

Thursday, Nov 21 | noon – 1:25 pm
Henri Matisse and “Cut-Out Collage”

Art instructor Linda Landsberg will explore Henri Matisse’s work with cut-out collage from a later period in Matisse’s career. Participants will have the option to do a project following the presentation.

Thursday, Dec 5 | noon – 1:25 pm
Artist Workshop: Joan Miro

Join us as research librarian Michele Marram explores the art of Joan Miro, a Spanish artist known for his surrealistic paintings and sculpture. Following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to create an artwork in Miro’s style.

Thursday, Mar 19 | noon – 1:25 pm
Artist Workshop: Piet Mondrian

Research librarian Michele Marram will explore the career of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist most well known as a leader of the De Stijl movement. How did this artist evolve from painting landscapes to those odd squares and rectangles? Following the presentation, we’ll have a chance to create our own “Mondrian-esque” works.”

Thursday, Apr 30 | noon – 1:25 pm
Roy Lichtenstein: From Beyond the Comic Strip

Best known for his large-scale renditions of the quintessential mid-century comic strip, Pop Art pioneer Roy Lichtenstein’s imagery came from beyond the corner store shelf. Using benday dots and bold color and strokes, Lichtenstein engaged with a broad range of formal and conceptual elements from art history to create an extensive and distinct oeuvre. Andrea Foggle Plotkin will share thoughts and images that demonstrate how Lichtenstein transcended his reputation as a masterful interpreter of cartoons.

Thursday, May 14 | noon – 1:25 pm
Artist Workshop: Claude Monet

Join us as research librarian Michele Marram explores the work of Claude Monet, a pioneer in the French impressionist movement. He is well known for his many landscapes which were painted “en plein air” (outdoors directly from nature). We will produce our own garden scenes following the presentation.”

Thursday, Jun 11 | noon – 1:25 pm
ArtMatters: Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer got his start by illustrating scenes from Civil War for Harper’s magazine. He documented post war, rural Americans, and later explored man’s relationship to nature. Join us for an up-close look at his work presented by Art Matters.”


November 21
12:00 pm - 1:25 pm
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