Bushy Hill Not Your Typical Paint Night and Art Class

Bushy Hill presents Christine Miller and the Bushy Hill “Not Your Typical Paint Night and Art Class”. Christine is a continually evolving self-taught artist whose work exudes bold bursts of color, vivid textual elements, and splashes of simple brush strokes. Her paintings have been representational, gradually morphing into her now freely abstract touches of nature. She credits this inspirational transformation from her children’s boundless, inventive energies. “Art should be fun! It should be playful!”

Christine resides in Chester, CT with her husband and their five children. Many of her pieces are in private collections and galleries on the shoreline. When you register for a Bushy Hill “Not Your Typical Paint Night and Art Class”, you will have the opportunity to recreate your own version of Christine’s original paintings with her expertise and guidance while also relaxing and enjoying your time out with friends and/or family.

Adult Classes
Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Cost: $35 per person, includes all materials

Bring a beverage and snack of your choice for yourself or to share (optional). Mingling from 6:00-6:30. Class starts promptly at 6:30pm and will end between 8:30-9:00pm

Registration required. Seating is limited and classes fill up fast!

Kids’ Paint Nights at Bushy Hill Nature Center
Ages: 6-12

Time: 5:30-8:00pm

Cost: $35 for first child; $25 each additional sibling. Includes all materials and a small snack. Please pack a snack if your child has dietary restrictions.

Registration required. Seating is limited.

Adult Paint Night: “Funky, Fun Poppies!”
Funky Fun Poppies October 25th, 6:00-9:00

Postponed: Date TBD

Fun, funky, vibrant poppies to pop a smile on your face!

Working with paper, oil pastels and acrylic paints on canvas we will recreate this piece of art.Christine’s classes are great for adults of all ages and artistic abilities (yes, even you, the one who thinks they can’t paint, this class is perfect for you! You’ll LOVE it!).

Adult Paint Night: “Pears! Wonderful Pears!”
Pears Wonderful Pears November 15thPostponed due to weather. New date is November 29th, 6:00-9:00

Pears, wonderful pears! We will create a pair of pears or one or how many you like, with pastels and acrylic paint on 16×20 canvas. There will be a mini drawing lesson and discussions about layout, color, texture, tone, line and composition.


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    Payment is to be made at the door on the day of the event!

Kid Paint Night: “Delicious Pear!”
Delicious Pears

Delicious Pears

November 16th, 5:30-8:00pm

Postponed: Date TBD

We will be working with the warm colors of fall to inspire this delicious pear still life. We will discuss composition, line, color, tone, and texture. As well as step by step instruction from drawing to painting.

Adult Paint Night: “Ornament Sculptures-exact sculpture TBD”
Winter FairyOyster Shell Painting December 13th, 6:00-9:00

We will either be creating a Winter Fairy out of driftwood and other natural materials or a Father Winter sculpture using oyster shells and clay.


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    Payment is to be made at the door on the day of the event!

Kid Paint Night: “Winter Birch Trees!”
Winter Birches December 14th, 5:30-8:00pm

Multi-layered winter birch trees utilizing a variety of unique everyday items as painting tools with acrylic paints on canvas.


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    Payment is to be made at the door on the day of the event!

Kid Paint Night: “Vibrant and Funky Sculptures!”
Vibrant Sculptures January 11th, 5:30-8:00pm

Create a vibrant abstract sculpture utilizing a mix of materials. Works in wire, nylon and acrylic paints. Artistic inspirations from color, lines, and conversations!


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    Payment is to be made at the door on the day of the event!

Adult Paint Night: “Winter Barn Scene!”
Winter Barn Scene January 17th, 6:00-9:00

Create a winter barn utilizing pastels, acrylic paint, acrylic gloss and charcoal on canvas.


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    Payment is to be made at the door on the day of the event!

Kid Paint Night: “Hearts!”
Kids Hearts February 8th, 5:30-8:00pm

My heart is filled with the melody of Love. We will create a mix media heart collage. (Paper, acrylic paints and oil pastels). A wonderful gift for the one you love or beautiful keepsake yourself!


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    Payment is to be made at the door on the day of the event!

Adult Paint Night: “Lovely Hearts!”
Lovely Hearts February 21st, 6:00-9:00

Create a beautiful mix media heart painting utilizing textures, pastels, and acrylic paints on canvas. Great gift for the one you love or keepsake for yourself!

Christine’s classes are great for adults of all ages and artistic abilities (yes, even you, the one who thinks they can’t paint, this class is perfect for you! You’ll LOVE it!).


  • Reserve your spot

    Payment is to be made at the door on the day of the event!