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Stretch and Sketch
September 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
In memory of the talented artist and a founder of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum, Winifred Gordon, this free series, open to the public, will have gallery talks on mediums including painting, ceramics, furniture making followed by a wellness activity. Arts, history, tradition, and heritage all come together in important and unexpected ways that can improve overall health.
These programs connect to the art collection to improve participant’s physical health and mental well-being. Each program is 90-minute long. Capacity 20 people.
- Look at the painting by James Peale, The Mill and talk about the discovery of how it was attributed to him due to a sketch found at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
- Discuss drawing techniques and participants choose a painting in the museum’s first floor to sketch (materials provided)
- Do a stretching session in the backyard with breathing techniques to help promote good posture and relieve stress