Greenwich Historical Society hosts spring vacation workshops

Once again, the Historical Society is offering fun art and history workshops for kids during the upcoming public school vacation week.

This year, projects will be based on themes from the exhibition Enjoying the Country Life: Greenwich’s Great Estates, on view through Aug. 31.

Programs will include: Dream House on Tuesday, April 15 where children will learn about the local architecture boom during the Gilded Age and will construct their very own dream houses out of cardboard boxes. Then East Meets West on Wednesday, April 16 where Kids will learn about Japanese technique, Sumi-e ink painting and compare the technique to traditional Western watercolors by creating their own works of art in each style.

There will be more to come as High Flyers is scheduled for Thursday, April 17. At that program, children will make and fly custom-designed kites. Then it will be Garden Arty on Friday, April 18. Kids will learn to make their own stamps and create works of art out of garden vegetables. They’ll take home their very own one-of-a-kind placemats.

Sessions run from 1 to 2 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Ticket prices for children of members are $5 per day, $15 for Tuesday through Friday. For nonmembers, tickets are $8 per day, $25 for Tuesday through Friday.

The Greenwich Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center is located at 39 Strickland Road. Register online at Greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

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