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Saturday, October 24, 2020

09:00 AM  
Rufus Porter Style Painted Box Workshop @MCHS


Rufus Porter Style Painted Box Workshop
Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Join Pat Kimber as she teaches you the step-by-step process of painting a scene in the style of Rufus Porter on the top of a 6.5" x 5" x 3" tall classic basswood box at the Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: Rufus Porter Style Painted Box Workshop on Saturday, October 24 from 9 am - 1 pm. Rufus Porter (1792-1884) was an itinerant wall muralist, portrait painter, and inventor who traveled New England leaving a rich record of his work deemed primitive today.  Many examples of his work may be seen on the web. 

The Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: Rufus Porter Style Painted Box Workshop is part of a series of leisure arts workshops designed to engage and involve participants in Fine Arts and Crafts activities common in the 19th century, with a focus on making cultural connections to creative pastimes, which are still relevant today.  This year the Madison County Historical Society is collaborating with the Historical Society of Early American Decoration (HSEAD) member artists who will be leading a series of workshops at the Madison County Historical Society. HSEAD is a not for profit national organization whose mission is to perpetuate and expand the unique skills and knowledge of Early American Decoration through educational workshops, research, publishing, and exhibitions.

Pat has been a guild member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration since 1989.  Her specialty is country painting on tin for which she has earned two “A” Awards.  Pat resides in Union Springs however her roots run deep in Oneida, her mother's hometown.  She is a member of the Madison County Historical Society.

 

The Rufus Porter Style Painted Box workshop will be held at the Madison County Historical Society located at 435 Main Street in Oneida on Saturday, October 24 from 9 am - 1 pm. The cost for the workshop is $25 for Madison County Historical Society members and $30 for nonmembers. Become a member of the Madison County Historical Society to receive the special workshop rate.  All supplies including the box, box prep, brushes, acrylic paint, and transfer paper are included in the registration fee.  Some prior painting experience helpful but not required.  This workshop is for adults and children aged 13 years and up. Space is limited to 10 participants and registration is required, so register soon. The Madison County Historical Society is excited to be collaborating with the Historical Society of Early American Decoration (HSEAD) member artists this year. To learn more about the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, visit their website at www.hsead.org. To register for the workshop, please contact the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136, or history@mchs1900.org, or www.mchs1900.org. We ask that everyone who participates in the workshops to wear a face mask. In compliance with social distancing guidelines, we will be spacing participants 6 feet apart. There will also be prepackaged, single-serve, light refreshments offered. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida.  The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

 Rufus Porter Style Painted Box Workshop, Saturday, October 24 at theMadison County Historical Society from 9 am - 1 pm. Artwork sample provided by Pat Kimber, art instructor for the Rufus Porter Style Painted Box Workshop


 

 

 

                                       

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