Looking for an action-packed, hands on week of fun art making for your children during spring break? Come join the Mattatuck Museum for Spring Break Art Classes!

   “The museum is committed to welcoming visitors of all ages,” says Meghan Malcolm, Manager of Youth and Family Programs for the Museum. “We have done a really great job of introducing the children in Waterbury to the museum through school tours, and now we are continuing to expand that relationship and engage them outside of school.”

   This spring the museum is hosting Spring Break Art Classes. The one week art program designed for children ages 6 – 12 will take place between Monday, April 6 and Friday, April 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Young artists will work with guest teaching artist, Rebecca Wasilewski creating their very own works of art inspired by the Museum’s button collection, historical artifacts, and special exhibitions. Students will explore the vast collection of buttons, learn the history of Waterbury button making and then make their own buttons in the Studio! Throughout the week the buttons will be used to create several mixed media projects.

   Program fee per child is $100 for Non-Members and $90 for Members. Program fee includes admission to the museum and program supplies. For more information and to register please contact the Information Desk at 203.753.0381, ext. 130 or email information@mattatuckmuseum.org. Thanks to support from the American Savings Foundation, scholarships are available upon request.

   For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at mattatuckmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, 18 world-class museums and historic sites (arttrail.org). Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.