Fenimore Art Museum Offers Beading and Felting Workshops in April

Fenimore Art Museum Offers Beading and Felting Workshops in April

Cooperstown, New York  Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown offers two workshops in April focusing on beading and felting. Both workshops are part of a series of hands-on workshops led by women artists that will run through the summer. The series is presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition As They Saw It: Women Artists Then and Nowopening April 2. Additional workshops in the series will be announced soon. Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

Workshop Descriptions:

Beading Workshop with Wilma Zumpano

Saturday, April 13, 2024 • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Join Mohawk artist Wilma Cook Zumpano as she leads you through the steps required to make your own beautiful, beaded strawberry pincushion. During the workshop Wilma will discuss how the strawberry is important to Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture and is even involved in the creation story. The workshop is suitable for adults and teens, and hand-sewing experience is helpful but not required. $95 members; $105 non-members (includes materials, but students should bring their own scissors for cutting fabric). Please call (607) 547-1510 to register.

Grey Fox Felting Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Learn to make three-dimensional, multicolored, realistic looking foxes with floral headpieces using wool and felting materials under the direction of Erin Gardner from Grey Fox Felting. The workshop is suitable for beginner adults and teens. $75 members; $85 non-members (includes materials). Spaces are limited and registration is required. Please call (607) 547-1510 to register.

For more information on these and other programs, please visit FenimoreArt.org.

About Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org.

About Art Bridges Foundation

Art Bridges Foundation is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Founded in 2017, Art Bridges creates and supports programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of more than 230 museums to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges Permanent Collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Permanent Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices. For more information, visit artbridgesfoundation.org.