Looking for something fun for kids in grades 3 through 6 to do in August? From August 15 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Windsor Historical Society is offering a Summer Mural Workshop.
Using historic maps and artifacts, and exploring scenic and historic spots around Palisado Green and Windsor Center, children will be transported back to a time before interstate highways, when horses were an essential part of most households. When trains first came to town in the middle of the 19th century, Windsor’s town center shifted from the Palisado Green to the Broad Street Green because the railroad station was located close by. As roads began to be widened, straightened, and paved, Windsor’s landscape began to change.
Local artist, muralist and history-lover Jeanne Manzelli will sharpen children’s awareness of where they live by familiarizing them with how transportation has changed our world. She will introduce children to a variety of artistic techniques such as painting, collage, and mixed media. Under her guidance, each child will use design, composition, scale and color to complete a mural with a modern take on historic maps and forms of transportation from long ago. Students will work individually and together to complete this project. At the end of the workshop, each student will be given a CD with all artwork generated by participants that can be used for notecards, or wall posters.
The cost for this week-long workshop is $100 per student. Space is limited so sign up early. For more information, contact Christina Vida 860-688-3813 ext. 104 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . For a printable copy of the registration form, visit http://windsorhistoricalsociety.org/summer_mural_workshop_11.html.
Please print, fill out, and return it to the Windsor Historical Society, along with your non-refundable deposit of $25.