Brookfield Craft Center open house
BROOKFIELD — On Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m., art enthusiasts can visit northwestern Connecticut’s historic Brookfield Craft Center to explore over a dozen fine crafts and meet artists on the faculty. From jewelry-making, fiber arts and wood turning to the newly refurbished pottery studio, visitors can view demonstrations of crafting techniques, learn about upcoming programs and classes, and visit and shop for handcrafted works in the gallery shop.
“Our open house is a great opportunity for the community to see how enjoyable and accessible our programs are here at the Center,” said Howard Lasser, executive director of the BCC. “With a talented faculty of over two dozen instructor artists and a continuously changing lineup of learning opportunities, we have something for everyone.”
The award-winning artists at the BCC look forward to sharing their skills and details of programs directly with prospective students. “There are so many learning opportunities here at the center,” said blacksmith teacher Chris Doherty. “Open House is a fun opportunity for us to demonstrate what students can learn and experience, and answer questions about the types of things we cover. There’s a class for everyone!”
The Brookfield Craft Center was founded in 1952 and is recognized as one of the core fine craft schools in America. The center offers classes and workshops in glass arts, woodturning, ceramics, jewelry, blacksmithing, fiber arts and other creative endeavors for children and adults taught by professional faculty. The summer “Hands on Art” program provides age appropriate programs for all children during summer months. The historic Mill Building (ca 1780) Gift Shop and Exhibition Gallery is a beautiful venue for displaying fine craft. All works are carefully juried and are representative of the type of skills individuals can learn in the classes. As a force for arts advocacy and community building, Brookfield Craft Center strives to teach and preserve the skills of fine craftsmanship, and to enable creativity and personal growth through craft education.
Blacksmith Chris Doherty will be demonstrating his craft at the Brookfield Craft Center open house.