Spring Mocks and Smocks on sale now

We’re very much looking forward to next week’s Mocks and Smocks event with Katie O’Rourke. Doors open at 5:30 PM and class starts at 6 PM. If you haven’t yet reserved your ticket, please do so now!

Katie is a Montpelier-based teaching artist and she is a great guide to help you create a finished painting that you can take with you. This month, we will be making an abstract winter scene.

Learn how to make this painting on March 18th

Great for friend groups. teens, and #TGIF unwinding sessions. Refreshments will be provided. $5 discount for two tickets purchased.

For folks who want to plan ahead, please check out the spring dates here and go ahead and pre-order the canvases for the dates you’re interested in. As always, class size is limited. Paintings for these sessions will be posted later.

If you enjoy this program, please make sure to tell your friends, post about it on Front Porch Forum, or share our Facebook events. See you on Friday the 18th!

Paint with Katie O’Rourke | Feb 18th Mocks and Smocks

Come #TGIF with us this month on Friday, Feb 18th and unwind with a fun low-stress paint along! Local teacher Katie O’Rourke will lead us through painting an owl face, with feather details. Come as a pair you can each do half a face!

As always, this is a sober family-friendly event and no experience is necessary. Refreshments and supplies provided. Take your painting home with you! For ages 14+

Painting of an owl face that we’ll be working on.

Please note, we’ve changed the ticketing a little bit to make it easier and more fair for everyone. Ticket costs offset supplies, teaching fees, and supports CAL programming.

See you soon!

Paint with Katie O’Rourke Friday, Jan 21st

Mocks and Smocks is back again every third Friday of the month, starting on the 21st with a wintry painting session led by Montpelier artist Katie O’Rourke.

Mocks and Smocks is open to everyone ages 14+, all materials and instruction will be provided. Enjoy mocktails and snacks on us. You take your painting home with you!

Friday, January 21, 2022. Doors open 5:30, class starts at 6 PM.

As seen above, our COVID precautions include masking, limited class size, and use of an air purifier in the space.

Class will be held in the 2nd floor gallery space. Elevator accessible entrance is located on the Msgr Crosby side (purple door).

Tickets available for youth participants, parent-child pairs, and adult pairs. We offer discounts for paired tickets.

Here’s the painting we’ll be working on this month.

Cardinal sitting on a fence in a snowy field with a branchy tree in the background against a blue sky while snowflakes fall. Painting by Katie O’Rourke.

Tickets help us to offset cost of materials, the teaching fee, and supports CAL’s overall programming. We appreciate your support. For more information: info@cal-vt.org.

Saturday: Family paint class with Katie O’Rourke

We’re hosting a special family version of our Mocks and Smocks event tomorrow at the T.W. Wood Gallery with local artists Katie O’Rourke. This class is perfect for families with children ages 8 and up. Look at this nighttime owl painting we’ll be working on together!

Owl and full moon, painting by Katie O'Rourke
Get into the Halloween spirit with this painting!

The class is on Saturday, October 23rd from 2 – 4 PM. This is the only family class we will have in this winter’s series.

One parent/child ticket is $40 and covers supplies for one painting. Additional children and canvases can be added to your ticket purchase. RSVP your canvas(es) today!