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Learn A New Skill At Bonnet House

We’ve all heard the phrase, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” at some point in our lives. But, here at Bonnet House, we know that that simply isn’t true. We believe that it is never too late to learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby. In fact, Evelyn Bartlett, one of the original owners of the Bonnet House estate, was passionate about her artistic endeavors and continued collecting artwork and honing her artistic talents well into her later years.

Specifically, Evelyn was a prolific painter and many of her artwork was featured in well-received gallery exhibits in Boston, New York, and Indianapolis. The world would have sadly never experienced her artistic talents had she not found the courage to pick up the paintbrush despite having little formal training. Fortunately, because of her confidence, we are able to enjoy her artwork after all these years in the Carl J. Weinhardt Gallery here at Bonnet House.

Evelyn’s artistic passions are the reason why we offer a variety of unique opportunities for our guests to learn something new and expand their talents. This May, Bonnet House is excited to host a three-week, six-class workshop for those interested in learning how to paint with watercolors. This fun and educational workshop will be taught by watercolorist Barbara DiMartini in the historic Bonnet House gardens. The workshop will teach students about the traditional techniques of realism in watercolor and line drawing, and will include time to paint in the shaded gardens.

This three-week workshop will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 14th – 30th. These classes are perfect for beginners and are sure to be both fun and educational. This workshop is $190 for members, and $210 for nonmembers. All sales are final and nonrefundable. Before attending the workshop, be sure to take a look at the class supply list so that you can come prepared.

Like Evelyn, we hope that you choose to start your next hobby here at Bonnet House. You truly never know where your next passion will lead you. To learn more and register for this workshop, visit our event calendar .

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