Grafton Historical Society Museum

Still Life Painting Workshop at the Grafton Historical Society Museum

The Grafton Historical Society Museum hosts a treasured collection of a wealth of antique items. From historic clothing to beautiful tea sets, from stunning fans to intriguing mechanical objects, there are fun things to every side

From 10:30am to 12:30pm on Thursday, October 26th, 2023, talented artist Scott Nelson will inspire us to look at items with fresh eyes. How would you sketch the scene? How could you paint objects into life?

You are warmly encouraged to bring your own cameras, cellphones, and sketch pads. Take the time to create your own art. Think about items you might want to photograph and sketch from the historic collection. Later, at home, you could create oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolors, digital art, and more based on those impressions.

Our BVAA photographers have taken a number of photos and post them to our website, so you can use those as starting points for derivative art if you wish.

We have recorded Scott’s presentation, so if you couldn’t make it in person, you can watch the recorded version at your leisure.

We’ll also be recording a full tour of the museum. That tour is on Wednesday, November 8th 2023 at 10am. Contact the BVAA if you’d like to join us for that tour.

This workshop is FREE and is open to the community!

Grafton Historical Society Museum
71 Main Street
South Grafton, MA 01560

Here’s the video of Scott Nelson’s presentation!

The following photos from the Grafton Historical Society Museum have been taken by photographer Lisa Shea. You can use these as the starting point for your own sketches or drawings.

Here is a tour of the Grafton Historical Society Museum led by president Nancy Therrien –

We will created a slideshow of art which portrays Grafton, Massachusetts. If you create photos, sketches, paintings, or other art, please email that in to us to be a part of this project!

To learn more about Scott Nelson, be sure to visit:

Here’s the full playlist of all of our Grafton-themed art videos:

Thank you so much to the Grafton Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for sponsoring this project!

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