Drop-in Drawing on the Museum Commons

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July 13, 2024
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States

Instructor ShawnaLee W. Kwashnak will share techniques for drawing outdoors during this free drop-in program. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Materials will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Fairfield County Plein Air Painters.

Visitors can also explore all of the historic properties and try hands-on activities on the Museum Commons, home of the Fairfield Museum. More than 400 years of diverse stories can be found in the Victorian Barn, Sun Tavern, and Victorian Cottage, which has a dedicated early childhood space.

This event will be held rain or shine.

Donations are welcome.


Additional Drop-in Drawing Dates

June 8 & August 10 from 11 am to 2 pm


About the Artist

Award-winning New England artist ShawnaLee W. Kwashnak loves animals, warm coffee, and bringing joy to others by creating fine arts portraits in charcoals or oils. She received two Artist Respond Grants from the DECD/CT Office of the Arts to teach Pandemic Portraiture that culminated in an historic book: “Pandemic Portraiture: Reflections of Healing”. Her work is widely collected and published, including the upcoming issue for the Community Horse magazine. ShawnaLee, a Cum Laude graduate from Western Connecticut State University, is a mother of three amazing young adults, leader of an active Girl Scout Troop working towards their Gold Awards, and shares her art studio space with five cats, a rabbit, turtle, and, if horses could come inside, the horse, too!



Photo by Michelle Cheng.