Hours: Wednesdays 12:00 - 4:00, Fridays 12:00 - 2:00

Family & Adult Programs

The Marion Natural History Museum frequently runs programs appropriate for adults and large groups including families with children. All are welcome to attend! Seating tends to be limited at these programs, so we recommend you reserve your spot in advance; for our large group programs tickets are always available at the door, however!

Adult art program at the museum:
Exploring the Natural World Through Art

Saturdays in February from 2-4pm:
February 3, 10, 17 and 24

Come in from the cold and explore the natural world through art. This four-week session will meet on Saturday afternoons at the Marion
Natural History Museum, from 2-4PM in February (February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th).

The first two Saturdays we will be learning how to sketch and observe specimens from the museum with black and white mediums to learn about lights and darks to create form.

The second two Saturdays we will sketch, paint and observe specimens with color and learn more about color mixing and the color wheel.

All four classes will focus on shading, positive/negative space, and composition. Journaling in the sketchbooks will also be encouraged.

Participants will bring their own bound sketchbooks that have heavy duty paper or watercolor paper. Additional materials list to follow.

Tricia Cassady is a Wetland Scientist and Natural Science Illustrator. Tricia currently teaches art classes at the Healing Tree Wellness Center in Middleborough.

Class is limited to 12 so register early! Cost is $200.00 per person and registrations must be received by January 24th.

Register for this program