Monday, July 2, 2012

New Haven Museum offers open-air painting class

Edited by Emilee Sousa
Do you have an artistic background in drawing and painting? 
If so, the New Haven Museum is beginning a distinctive open-air six-week painting course that might interest you.
Inspired by Morris Cove, this painting course will be led by Steven DiGiovanni, museum officials said in a release.
Members of this course will convene at different locations in the Morris Cove neighborhood of New Haven, according to the release. Participants will be able to creatively use these local landmarks to explore human relationships with their surroundings, the release said.
The course will begin July 14. Each class will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30pm.
It is recommended that participants have some prior experience with drawing and painting, the release said.
To be a part of this innovative six-week course, it will cost $185 per person. If you are a member of the New Haven Museum, it will cost $175 per person. Pre- registration is required. To register, contact Michelle Cheng at (203) 562-4183 x11 or
This course includes six unique sessions, the first two convening at Lighthouse Point Park. The third session will take place at the Fort Hale Park. The final three will be based at the Pardee-Morris House, located at 325 Lighthouse Road.
Bring a soft pencil, kneaded eraser, 9x12 or larger drawing pad or sketchbook as well as a camera to the first session.
Please be aware that there might be parking fees at Lighthouse Point Park. Street parking is available nearby the park. There is no entrance free for the park.
The instructor of this six-week course, Steven DiGiovanni, is a professional artist and instructor who resides and works in New Haven, according to the release.

His artwork has been displayed throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. It can be found in private collections, at Yale University, and the New Britain Museum of American Art, the release said. The New York Times and Art New England are two of the many publications that his work and exhibitions have been analyzed in, according to the release.
An educator as well, DiGiovanni currently teaches at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven. He holds the position as the head of the Drawing and Painting Department, the release said. He also works as an adjunct professor at Norwalk Community College.
A special thank from the Museum is given to the Creative Arts Workshop for their assistance in this program, the release said.

From June 3 to August 26, the Pardee-Morris House will be open free of charge every Sunday from noon to 5pm.
Founded as the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1862, The New Haven Museum is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Ave.
For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, director of Education at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or

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