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EVENT INFORMATION

Saturday​ 

May 11, 2024

9am - 5pm

Whiting Mills

210 Holabird Ave

Winsted, CT 06098

Free Demonstrations

Make & Take Sessions

Workshops & Classes

EVENT DETAILS

Whiting Mills is a vibrant artist community located in Winsted, CT.  Creative Day 2024 is our second annual event of free art classes, workshops, demonstrations, and creative make & take opportunities. All Creative Day sessions are suited for ages 16 and over.

Space is limited - in person registration is required for certain classes and workshops.  

All art sessions are lead by resident and guest artists of Whiting Mills.  Attendees will be able to register in person for up to two classes/workshops and attend unlimited open demonstrations and make & take art sessions.  To receive future notifications about this event, or for questions, please submit the form below to subscribe. 

NEW! We are fully funded, so admission is FREE!

Registration starts at 9:00 AM

Creative sessions begin at 10:00 AM

Bring your own lunch or grab a bite to eat from a local eatery

Coffee, drinks, and snacks available

Stained Glass - Basket Weaving - Metalsmithing - Felting - Encaustic Painting - Alcohol Ink Painting - Abstract Landscape Painting - Gel Plate Printing - Upholstery - Abstract Collage - Fabric Quilting - Rug Hooking - Landscape Watercolor Painting - Printmaking - Write/Reflect - Floral Collage - Spell Jar Folklore - Vintage Bookmarks - Herbal Products - Suminagashi Marbling - Pottery Demonstration and Clay Playground - Oil Painting Demonstration

Creative Day Tips & FAQs

Classes/Workshops

Registration starts at 9am the morning of Creative Day, and continues until all classes/workshops are full.   Registration is located in the Laurel Room on the 3rd floor of Whiting Mills.  Creative Day art sessions start at 10am.  Space is limited and interest is high, so we are limiting registrations to (2) classes/workshops per attendee.  Art session descriptions and a full schedule are posted HERE. 

 

Demonstrations and Open Studio Creative Sessions

These do not require registration and can be attended anytime during the scheduled period.

 

Creative Day attendees can request a free day pass to attend the American Mural Project, located next door to Whiting Mills.

 

Lunch

You have several options for lunch during the lunch break from 12-1pm.  Bring your own lunch and eat in the Laurel Room or our Artist Lounge, or take your lunch to the American Mural Project next door using your complementary day pass.  You can also enjoy one of the many local restaurants in Winsted.  We'll provide a list of suggestions during registration.

 

Parking

Handicapped parking and drop-off is located behind Whiting Mills, using the driveway off Whiting Street.  Parking is available in two lots on Holabird Avenue - the Whiting Mills lot and the CT State College lot, and street parking along Holabird Ave.

 

FAQs

 

Can I pre-register for classes?  Being a free event, we can not accept pre-registrations for workshops.  You can register for classes from 9am to 10am in the Laurel Room at Whiting Mills.   Don't worry if you arrive late, there are plenty of open studio sessions to attend that do not require registration.  You have all day to explore your CREATIVE SELF!!!

 

Where do I go when I arrive?  All attendees should first come to the Laurel Room, located on the 3rd floor, which is street level with our back parking lot.  Signs and volunteers will help direct attendees.  We will have coffee, water, snacks and all the information you need to navigate Creative Day.

 

Is this event accessible for attendees with disabilities or mobility limitations?  Yes, there is handicapped parking and an entrance behind the building with a ramp leading onto the 3rd floor, and an elevator to the 4th floor.   

This event is supported by CT Office of the Arts, Northwest CT Arts Council, Northwest Community Bank, Torrington Savings Bank, and Write Way Signs & Designs.

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