Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Chine Collé and Collage Integration

01/29/2018 to 02/01/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. This four day workshop will allow participants of all levels to develop prints through additive and reductive collage techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to gather their own source materials including existing prints that can be repurposed with chine-collé. Experimentation with embossment and painterly processes like trace monotypes and transfers will be used to interpret more direct collage methods. Demonstrations will address selection of papers, preparation of inks, glues and how to apply them.

Ambler Farm - Maple Syrup Tap-a-Tree

02/03/2018

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

At 10 am or 1 pm. Learn the science and history of maple syruping by being a hands-on part of the process. There will be two training sessions offered (February 3rd at 10am or 1pm); only ONE session is required for training. On that day you will choose a tree and hang your bucket that will collect sap. We will send regular updates on the running of the sap so you can come to the Farm to collect sap from your tree. We will boil down the sap in our sugar shack and send each family home with their very own bottle of Ambler Farm maple syrup. $65 per non-member family or $60 per member family

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Box with Hinged Lid

02/03/2018 to 02/04/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. In this two-day workshop you will learn to make a box with a hinged lid and clasp. This simple yet elegant structure is so versatile it can be used as a ring box, a tooth fairy box, a pen case, a tool box and much, much more. Box-making techniques including construction of a tray, covering four-sided objects and the fitting of a hinged lid will be covered. You will walk away with a personalized box just in time for your loved one to gift for Valentine 's Day.

Ambler Farm - Middlebrook Maple Syrup Program

02/08/2018 to 03/15/2018

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

Students in grades 6-8 will meet in the Middlebrook cafeteria after school to tap trees on school grounds and to collect the sap. Students and families will be invited to Ambler Farm to see how the sap is made into syrup. As a thank you for participating, each student will receive a bottle of maple syrup made from the sap that they helped harvest. Dress warm as we will be outside. Pick-up is at 4:10 pm in the MB pick-up line. To register your child, please email Kevin Meehan at kevin@amblerfarm.org.

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Planographic Printing: A Crash Course in Aluminum-Plate Lithography

02/09/2018 to 02/11/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. Aluminum-Plate lithography is a variation on traditional stone lithography. Some advantages of the aluminum plate are the expedience of image processing, the lighter weight of the matrix, and the ability to print on either an etching press or a lithography press. Participants will produce 1-3 images over the three-day workshop, able to be pulled in small editions. In this workshop, a variety of drawing methods and materials will be covered.

Ambler Farm - Valentine’s Tea

02/10/2018

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

2-4 pm. Spend a cozy afternoon with your little Valentine at our annual Tea! Enjoy platters of delicious sandwiches and sweets galore, and have fun making a craft to take home. The Tea is a popular event and sells out quickly, so reserve your spot soon! $20 per adult and $10 per child. Registration opens to members and non-members on January 3, 2017.

Norwalk Symphony A NIGHT OF ROMANCE

02/10/2018

125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-956-6771.

8:00 pm. Love songs from Broadway and beyond

Westport Historical Society Sunday Film Festival at Westport Historical Society

02/11/2018

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

4-6 pm. The Ice Storm (1997) Is based on the 1994 novel by Rick Moody it is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee.
Set during Thanksgiving 1973, The Ice Storm is about two dysfunctional New Canaan, Connecticut upper-class families who are trying to deal with tumultuous social changes of the early 1970s, and their escapism through alcohol, adultery, and sexual experimentation. Starring Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes, Glenn Fitzgerald, Jamey Sheridan, and Sigourney Weaver.

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Image Weaving

02/17/2018 to 02/18/2018

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4 pm. This workshop will focus on problems of printmaking. Through the combination of innovative techniques, participants will weave together deep, rich and interesting complexity into their prints. Sarah will demonstrate techniques such as pre-drawing and staining with paints before, during and after the print is being made, printing on renegade and non-traditional surfaces like ordinary paper objects and special papers. Monoprint and Collagraph will be the primary image vehicles, Collage techniques and further drawing applications will be also covered to create further dimension within the work. The workshop will end with instruction on how to edit, curate and make a large print by hand stitching multiple smaller pieces.

Darien Nature Center WAKE UP YOUR GARDEN!

02/22/2018

120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-7459.

11 am - 12:30 pm. Gardening in the winter? Yes! Scratch that itch to get your hands in the soil. Get a head start on your planning for the spring and make a design for your beds. Ask design questions for areas of your garden that you would like to enhance this year. Identify native plant species that will suit your soil and light conditions, and then map them out on a hand-drawn schematic of your garden. COST: $35