Capture the Connecticut countryside during one of the “Take Part in Art” sessions at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton. This was once the home of American Impressionist Julian Alden Weir and is now a 60-acre park that includes the Weir House, two art studios, barns, gardens and Weir Pond. “Take Part in Art” begins in April with colored pencils and pastels, with watercolors added in May, and then runs until early fall. On some days, a professional artist is on hand to provide instruction and encouragement.
Painting and Cooking: Try Your Hand
Have you felt like stretching your talents? May we suggest a weekend, or a couple of weekdays, with a decidedly creative spin? The canvas and cook pot are both waiting for your own special touch.
Dinner and Rest in Ridgefield
After your art session and a good tour of the grounds and features at Weir Farm, head into downtown Ridgefield for dinner at Bernard’s & Sarah’s Wine Bar. A fine dinner will put you in the mood for tomorrow’s activities.
Are your creative juices still flowing? Good. It’s time to make your way to Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford, where the Silo Cooking School, Connecticut’s first recreational cooking school, offers a spectacular lineup of one-time classes. Check the schedule and be sure to sign up in advance.