258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.
On Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6PM to 8:30PM the Aldrich Museum offers a Makers Night: The Art of Gilding with Artist Eva Lee. Looking for a special gift to surprise your Valentine? Then this Makers Night workshop is perfect for you! Learn the versatile, centuries-old art of hand gilding with artist Eva Lee and transform ordinary objects into one-of-a-kind treasures. Participants will learn the fundamentals of gilding so as to prepare, base paint, and apply metal leaf to keepsake objects chosen with Valentine's Day in mind. Early reservations are suggested—the workshop is limited to fifteen participants. Eva Lee is a partner in Christianson Lee Studios, Inc., an award-winning Ridgefield-based fine decorative painting company. The Studios offer custom-painted and gilded finishes for décor. Clients include interior designers, decorators, architects, and private individuals in the greater tri-state area. Visit christiansonlee.com to see their full portfolio of services. Makers Night, The Aldrich's do-it yourself workshop series, offers informal, creative experiences for artisans at all levels of ability. The sessions emphasize observation, process, and discussion through diverse art-making activities, in a social environment. Refreshments are provided.