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F58. French Provincial Countryside: From Lascaux to the Loire Valley

Beginning in the south of France, we’ll explore the diverse Languedoc region, remote Dordogne, the lovely Loire Valley and…

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Teacher Preview: Rainforest Adventure

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 4-6 pmSpringfield Science Museum View the Rainforest Adventure special exhibition, participate…

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$94

W18. The Art of Getting Your Book into Print - Without a Publisher

You're ready to produce a real book—a novel or collection of poems, stories or personal memoir. We’ll cover printing…

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$29

W26. Silk Scarf Painting

Discover the beauty of silk scarf painting. Methods explored include color washes, resist painting and stamping. Silk for practice…

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$34

W28. Art Journal

Whether you write, draw, paint, doodle or collage, a journal is a wonderful tool for spontaneous creativity. Learn quick and easy…

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$50

W29. Pisanki: The Art of Polish & Ukrainian Egg Decoration

Learn the simple, batik-like process to produce colorful geometric patterns on the surface of an egg. Learn to use a special…

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$135

W31. Basic Drawing: Atelier Classical Methods

Drawing both in line and value, we will analyze every aspect of the beauty of tonal drawing. We’ll begin with demonstrations of…

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$135

W32. Introduction to Drawing

Train your eye to see and foster the ability to represent the 3-dimensional world on a flat surface. Learn how to create the illusion…

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$100

W34. The Art of the Picture Book

Explore the structure of the illustrated book, from visual narrative devices through  technical development. Learn how to do a…

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$275

W36. Beginning/Intermediate Pastel Portraits with Paul Leveille

Leveille will provide a step-by-step approach to achieving a dynamic portrait concentrating on the big light and dark shapes,…

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$46

W37. Free Your Art

Use a variety of techniques to access to your own limitless creativity and means of expressing it. Develop your abstract…

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$75

W39. Color Theory in Oils

Enhance your color sensitivity and understanding of color interaction through color charts, still lifes and a variety of studio…

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$34

W40. Intro to Color Mixing with Colored Pencil

Explore both wax-based and water-soluble pencils to produce colors resembling oil paint, watercolor, pastel or delicate fine line.…

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$135

W43. Beginning/Intermediate Oil Painting

Instruction will include how to create three-dimensional effects, how to balance and unify painting composition, strengthen brush…

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$89

W44. Beginning/Intermediate Mosaics

Use a variety of materials including stone, glass and ceramic tiles to create both grouted and ungrouted mosaics. Basic tools,…

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$142

W45. The Christian Science Mapparium & Boston Symphony Orchestra

Located within the Christian Science Publishing Society, the Mary Baker Eddy Library is a cultural institution and museum…

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$80

W46. The Museum of Russian Icons & the Gallery of African Art

Founded as a non-profit educational museum by avid collector Gordon Lankton, the Museum of Russian Icons features over 350…

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$85

W47. Albany Institute of History & Art and the State Capitol Building

Tour the New York State Capitol building, a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Then, visit the Albany Institute of…

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$50

Boy Scout Camp-In Geology (Apr. 11)

Friday, April 11, 6 pm-9 amSpringfield Science Museum Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will enjoy an exciting overnight program…

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$15

Daisy Museum Adventure (Feb. 8)

Saturday, February 8, 4-8 pmSpringfield Science Museum A fun-filled evening of museum activities which may include games,…

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$15

Daisy Museum Adventure (May 3)

Saturday, May 3, 4-8 pmSpringfield Science Museum A fun-filled evening of museum activities which may include games,…

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Daisy Museum Adventure (Jun. 7)

Saturday, June 7, 4-8 pmSpringfield Science Museum A fun-filled evening of museum activities which may include games,…

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$50

Girl Scout Camp-In (Mar. 14)

Friday, March 14, 6 pm-9 amSpringfield Science Museum Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes will take part in hands-on activities,…

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Girl Scout Camp-In (Mar. 28)

Friday, March 28, 6 pm-9 amSpringfield Science Museum Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes will take part in hands-on activities,…

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Girl Scout Camp-In (May 16)

Friday, May 16, 6 pm-9 amSpringfield Science Museum Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes will take part in hands-on activities,…

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Girl Scout Camp-In (May 30)

Friday, May 30, 6 pm-9 amSpringfield Science Museum Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes will take part in hands-on activities,…

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S76. Hyde Park: Culinary Institute & Winery Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Culinary Institute of America following a gourmet lunch of nouveau, French regional cuisine in the…

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$110

S77. Art in Bloom & Elegant Tea at the MFA Boston

View stunning floral arrangements inspired by the MFA’s works of art created by professional designers throughout the…

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$125

S79. NYC: Audubon Park – The Hispanic Society & The Cloisters

Tour the Hispanic Society featuring the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. View outstanding Spanish paintings…

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$85

S80. Salem: Turner & the Sea at the Peabody Essex Museum

Enjoy a guided tour of Peabody Essex Museum and special exhibit Turner and the Sea, featuring iconic works spanning J.M.W…

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$120

S81. The New Bedford Whaling Museum & the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

Enjoy a guided tour of the world’s most comprehensive collection of art, artifacts and original documents of whaling history at…

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$49

S34. The Birth of the Modern: Art, Music & Society 1780s-1850s

This class will explore the transition from the classical works of Mozart and Hayden and artists like Jacques Louis David to the…

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S35. Labyrinth Workshop

Discover the history, wonder and beauty of the Labyrinth. This ancient tool for meditation and reflection is also a springboard for…

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$110

S37. Creative Writing and Memoir

Both the novice and serious writer will find a comfortable place in this group. Participants work with memoir, personal essay,…

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$110

S39. Writing Towards Creating a Book

Your travel or culinary writing; poetry, essays, stories, or novel; family history and memoir are all material for your own bound…

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$25

S40. Food For Thought

Examine the museum's still lifes featuring luscious paintings of fruit, vegetables, poultry and glasses of wine and beer…

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$30

S41. Introduction to Robotics for Adults

Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT kits, learn to build and run a real robot. Explore the exciting field of engineering through…

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$59

S42. Intermediate Robotics for Adults

Explore engineering through mechanical design, with an emphasis on sensors and programming. Build different robots to solve…

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$34

S45. Introduction to Beekeeping

So you want to be a beekeeper? Learn about bees and beekeeping with a local beekeeper as he discusses his craft. Find out…

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$49

S46. Designing Outdoor Spaces

Learn how to transform your garden, patio or deck into a beautiful outdoor living space with an expert designer. Enjoy a glass of…

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S47. Scarf Silk Painting

Paint a beautiful silk scarf. Methods explored include color washes, resist painting and stamping. Silk for practice and one silk…

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$34

S48. Introduction to Color Mixing with Colored Pencil

Explore both wax-based and water-soluble pencils to produce colors resembling oil paint, watercolor, pastel or delicate fine line.…

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$34

S49. Colored Pencil Beyond the Basics

Explore advanced tools and techniques in the use of colored pencils. Recommended for students who have taken the Intro to…

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$124

S50. Free Your Art

Use a variety of techniques to access to your own limitless creativity and means of expressing it. Develop your abstract…

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$34

S51. Beads, Bracelets & Necklaces

Explore a variety of beads, quick and easy beading techniques and how to work with color, sizing, pendants and charms. Design…

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$95

S52. Precious Metal Clay & the Art of Silver Jewelry

Precious Metal Clay® is pulverized silver mixed with water and an organic, non-toxic binder. Learn how to turn it into exquisite…

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$98

S54. Basic Drawing: Classical Methods

Drawing both in line and tonal values, we will analyze every aspect of the beauty of tonal drawing. Begin with demonstrations of…

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$135

S55. Introduction to Drawing

Train your eye to see and foster the ability to represent the 3-dimensional world on a flat surface. Learn how to create the illusion…

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$100

S56. Introduction to Drawing

Train your eye to see and foster the ability to represent the 3-dimensional world on a flat surface. Learn how to create the illusion…

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$135

S57. Figure Drawing

Working from life, learn how to render the human form. Emphasis is on accurate drawing through the control of contour, tone,…

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$135

S58. Figure Drawing

Working from life, learn how to render the human form. Emphasis is on accurate drawing through the control of contour, tone,…

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$89

S59. Beginning/Intermediate Mosaics

Use a variety of materials including stone, glass and ceramic tiles to create both grouted and ungrouted mosaics. Explore the…

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$65

S60. Introduction to Pastels Workshop

A versatile medium for beginners, pastels emit an intensity of color unchallenged by any other medium. Students will be guided…

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$155

S61. Creating Dramatic Atmosphere & Light in Pastel Landscape Painting

Explore how to correspond the subject of landscape with contemporary artistic concerns. Emphasis is on establishing and…

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S62. Learning Techniques through Still Life Painting

Learn how to approach an oil painting from start to finish. Begin with drawing the still life in the sight-size method, transfer it to…

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$122

S64. Introduction to Oil Painting

All fundamentals of oil painting will be covered--from canvas preparation to composition, color mixing and paint application.…

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$144

S65. Painting Methods of the Masters, From Underpainting to Alla Prima

Examine master works of art in the museum galleries and explore a variety of media and traditional techniques. Alla prima…

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S66. Painting Methods of the Masters, From Underpainting to Alla Prima

Examine master works of art in the museum galleries and explore a variety of media and traditional techniques. Alla prima…

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$75

S67. Color Theory in Oils

Enhance your color sensitivity and understanding of color interaction through color charts, still lifes and a variety of studio…

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$89

S68. New Approaches to Abstract and Representational Drawing & Painting with Acrylic

Uncover your creative signature and discover new techniques and methods for image creation. Explore the properties and…

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$128

S70. Intermediate Watercolor

Students will employ wet-on-wet and dry brush techniques, color theory and mixing flat and graduated washes, contrast and…

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$140

S72. Beginning/Intermediate Landscape Painting in Watercolor

Create dramatic mood and dynamic compositions through a variety of watercolor techniques and materials. The dynamics of…

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$100

S73. Basic Watercolor Techniques

An overview of skills and watercolor techniques such as graded washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, spatter, scraping, masking,…

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$149

S74. Painting Light: Luminous Watercolor Visiting Artist Workshop

Paint in transparent watercolors to achieve luminous light effects with an  award-winning artist, illustrator, painter and…

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$85

S75. Basic Woodworking: Joinery Techniques

Learn the basic woodworking skills necessary to make dove tail joints using hand tools. Develop the proper habits for using…

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S01. Art & Imagination

Build your artistic confidence and unleash your creative spirit. Using colored pencils, wire, beads and other fun embellishments,…

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$55

S06. Intermediate Robotics

Explore engineering through mechanical design, fabrication, motors, sensors, programming and teamwork. Build different…

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$55

S07. Intermediate Robotics

Explore engineering through mechanical design, fabrication, motors, sensors, programming and teamwork. Build different…

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$135

S09. Hands-On Art

From Dinosaurs to Steampunk, enjoy a new museum exploration each day, and learn to see the world in new way. Every…

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$215

S10. Trees! Birds & Birdhouse Building

Meet live birds, understand their behavior, and then build your own birdhouse to take home. Learn important wood shop skills,…

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$135

S11. Introduction to Woodworking

Learn basic woodworking skills using simple tools and techniques. We’ll begin with fun and unique projects, as you learn…

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$82

S12. Steampunked

Visit the special exhibit Steampunk Springfield for inspiration as you draw cool creatures with gears for ears, assemble…

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$135

S13. Manga Comics

Learn the basic elements and principles of comic art. Study examples of past and present cartoonists and create your own…

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$135

S14. From Mighty Dinosaurs to Marvelous Mammals

Discover some of the ancient reptiles who lived in what is now your backyard. Meet the largest meat-eating mammal ever known…

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$215

S15. Paintings Up Close & Off the Wall

Draw and paint super close-ups of plants, animals and other critters. Visit the special exhibit American Moderns for inspiration…

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$215

S16. Fabric Design and Creation

Create vibrant paintings, unique hangings, lovely accessories or just beautiful yardage using Japanese shibori (bound dyeing),…

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$155

S17. Engineering & Robotics Introduction

With LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT kits explore mechanical design, construction, motors, sensors, programming and…

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$135

S18. Way-Cool Science

Discover bizarre creatures of the deepest oceans! Blast into space to explore mysteries of our solar system. Dig into the distant…

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$215

S19. Eyeballs, Illusions & Eye-magination

How do bees, dogs, grasshoppers and owls see the world? Paint from the perspective of an animal or bug, and discover the art…

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$215

S20. Mindstorms Robotics: Creature Control

Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT kits, explore how robots respond to their environment using the world of animal behavior…

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$135

S21. When Dinos Ruled!

Dinos ruled the earth for 225 million years! Learn about some of the ancient reptiles like coelophysis, who lived in what is now…

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$135

S22. Let’s Read, Draw & Create!

Each day, we’ll read a book from a favorite author and create a fun project inspired by the story and illustrations. We’ll read…

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$215

S23. Steampunk Fashion: Back to the Future

Discover Steampunk, a style that blends Victorian romance with technological advances and science fiction.  Visit the…

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$215

S24. Museum School for Budding Scientists

Explore a variety of science topics, from hands-on geology, rock identification and microscopes to designing efficient solar and…

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$82

S25. Design, Paint & Create Studio

Explore a new medium each day. Design and create with a variety of art materials, including painting, drawing, papier mâche…

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$55

S26. Extended Day Workshop: Chess

All the basics – from chess etiquette and board setup, to chess notation and chess clock usage.  Bring a snack. Dress for…

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$55

S27. Extended Day Workshop: Printing Making Masterpieces

Create monoprints (one-of-a-kind prints) and your own stamps in combination with collage, drawing and painting. Bring a snack.…

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$55

S28. Extended Day Workshop: Phantastic Physics!

Create a mini electric circuit, a rainbow and a crazy balancing sculpture! Learn why everyday things work as they do through a…

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$60

W23. Floral Design: Spring Flowers

Create a colorful spring arrangement featuring seasonal flowers. Learn techniques and elements of design. All levels of…

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$55

S29. Extended Day Workshop: New Games of Chess

If you already know how to play chess and have a basic understanding of castling, check, and checkmate, you can quickly learn…

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$215

S30. Intensive Drawing & Painting Studio (Teen)

Learn how to apply the principles of line, perspective, contour and color into your drawings and paintings. Study both the…

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$215

S31. Intensive Drawing & Painting Studio (Teen)

Learn how to apply the principles of line, perspective, contour and color into your drawings and paintings. Study both the…

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$215

S32. Avant-garde Art

Turn the ordinary into extraordinary works of art by combining the elements of painting, sculpture and collage. Study the…

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$215

S33. The Art of Comics

This is a comprehensive course in the art and production of comics, no matter your style (Manga, Indie, etc.). Learn the nuts and…

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Steampunk Springfield Homeschool Day

Tuesday, June 26, 9:30 am-5 pm 9:30-10 am: Check-in at the Wood Museum of Springfield History10-11 am: Simple…

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