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FloGris ArtReach with Julie

  • Dear Friends, as part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Museum is closed through at least June 20 - including Café Flo. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back soon, but until then, please visit the Artists’ Trail, a half-mile walk around the Museum’s riverfront landscape and gardens. Check our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay updated. If you need a staff member, call or email as usual. Please stay in touch, Your FloGris Friends

Reaching Out and Creating Art

Since the Museum is currently closed to visitors (but you can still enjoy the gardens, grounds, and The Artists’ Trail!), our Education staff is reaching out to families to continue the creative art-based teaching that happens in our Education Center.

Watch for a new FloGris ArtReach project each week. These hands-on/minds-on activities are designed for all skill levels and to inspire your creative individuality. Most projects can be made with materials you can find around the house.

Take your time and enjoy the art-making process.

Check back often to see how other people completed their ArtReach projects.

Questions? Contact Julie

Flowers with Veggies and Fruit

Week One - April 13

Flowers with Veggies and Fruit

Bottle Birds

Week Two - April 20

Bottle Birds

Picasso Faces

Week Three - April 27

Picasso Faces

Accordion Books

Week 4 - May 4

Accordion Books

Secret Door Keyhole Project

Week 5 - May 11

Secret Door Keyhole Project

3D Landscape Project

Week 6 - May 18

3D Landscape Project

Fun and Funky Collage Project

Week 7 - May 26

Fun and Funky Collage Project

Share with us...

Your Artwork!

Email Tammi a picture of your creation, or you with your creation! You can also send us a sentence or two about the project.

In subject line of email “FloGrisArtReach project”

By sending us a photo or quote, you are allowing us to reproduce it for marketing purposes.

If you would like for us to acknowledge you, please let us know how. “Weston Family,” “Joey,” “Max Flynn from Old Lyme,” “Abby, age 13”

If you post your project on social media, please tag  and #hashtag the Museum.

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Flowers with Veggies and Fruit

This was a fun project -- thank you for the idea!

Flowers with Veggies and Fruit

Inspired by Bottle Birds project

Inspired by Bottle Birds project

Judy says she had started her painting few days before seeing the Museum's Bottle Bird project post. She had the sunny yellow color on her mind. When she saw Julie's bright yellow bird she was encouraged to finish the painting. She is going to share the bottle bird project with her grandsons. Beautiful Judy! thank you so much for sharing!

Bottle Birds

from our friends in Washington state

Bottle Birds

We enjoyed creating our bird family who resides on Bainbridge Island, WA
And we are looking forward to the Picasso faces.

more images below

Inspired by Accordion Book project

Inspired by Accordion Book project

We took Julie's awesome idea and turned it into a Mother's Day card. Thanks Julie!!!

Accordion Book project

Accordion Book project

"...a big shout out to Julie for the great art projects, love the accordion book and can't wait to get started!"
Beth W

Thank you Beth, for sharing your masterpiece with us!

Picasso Inspired 3D Face

Picasso Inspired 3D Face

Zayd Sebro, age 9
Pleasant Valley Elementary
South Windsor