Weekend Workshops: Elmer Boyd Smith and Country Landscapes in Watercolor
June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$10 – $15
Elmer Boyd Smith (1860-1943) was a prominent American painter, writer and illustrator of children’s books. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, and raised in Boston, Smith was classically trained as a painter in France. He moved to Wilton during the early 1900s where he found a successful career as an author and illustrator. The images in his books were often inspired by or directly copied from the scenes he saw throughout Wilton.
On Saturday, June 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Wilton Historical Society will hold its very own Elmer Boyd Smith and Country Landscapes in Watercolor workshop for kids. Participants will view “The Town Book: E. Boyd Smith’s 20th Century Wilton” exhibit in the main gallery before embarking on a “make your own watercolor” adventure, led by Museum Educator Catherine Lipper, with modern images of known Wilton landmarks as inspiration.
This program is suggested for ages 6-10. $10 per child for members and $15 per child for non-members.
Register on the Wilton Historical Society’s website or via email.