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: “Dirty Pour and Blow Flowers!”
Thursday, March 21, 6:00-9:00pm

How cool is this?! Painting without using a brush! Christine teaches participants how to make their own marvelous flower painting or cosmic color patterns in this non-traditional way. This truly is “not your typical paint night!”

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Kid Paint Night: “Dirty Pour and Blow Flowers!”
Friday, March 22, 5:30-8:00pm

How cool is this? Painting without using a brush! Christine teaches participants how to make their own fluid and colorful patterns in this non-traditional way. Lots of fun and lots of mess! Please dress for messy painting!

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Adult Paint Night: “Vibrant Poppies!”
Thursday, April 25, 6:00-9:00pm

Welcome spring with a vase of bright and beautiful poppies! Use Acrylic and pastels to create this everlasting bouquet of beauties!


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Kid Paint Night: “Funky Vibrant Sculptures!”
Friday, April 26, 5:30-8:00pm

Bring in the life of spring with these fun and colorful abstract sculptures using a mix of materials. Works in wire, nylon, and acrylic paints. Artistic inspirations from color, lines, and conversations.

kids vibrant sculptures

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Adult Paint Night: “Bird Nest Shadowbox!”
Thursday, May 16, 6:00-9:00pm

Build your own meaningful bird nest like our feathered friends this month. Christine will provide each participant with a shadowbox frame, a mixture of materials, and, if desired, an opportunity to head outside to collect your own items from nature.

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Kid Paint Night: “Sunflower Bouquet!”
Friday, May 17, 5:30-8:00pm

Celebrate sunny days with a vase full of sunflowers using acrylic paints and pastels.


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Adult Paint Night: “Beach Waves!”
Thursday, June 13, 6:00-9:00pm

Join us for our final paint night of the season and celebrate the upcoming summer season by designing your own beach and waves. We will be using a combination of techniques and textures to create your masterpiece.

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Kid Paint Night: “Summer Fun!”
Friday, June 14, 5:30-8:00pm

Kick off summer vacation by kicking’ off your flip flops and jumping in the water. Design your own flip flops to leave by the water’s edge.

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