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New Canaan's Silvermine School Of Art Throws Halloween Party For Kids

Silvermine School of Art will host a Halloween party for kids that will include arts and crafts activities.
Silvermine School of Art will host a Halloween party for kids that will include arts and crafts activities. Photo Credit: Silvermine School of Art website

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The Silvermine School of Art will hold a Children’s Halloween Art Party on Sunday, Oct. 25, giving kids a creative afternoon of crafts, treats, games and a Halloween parade around the Silvermine campus in New Canaan.

All ages are welcome. Silvermine School of Art teachers Marta Kot, Karen Siegel, Megan Collins, Inez Andrucyk, Lisa Scroggins, Jon Puzzuoli and Christopher Crowe will guide children in creative mask making, clay pumpkin making and glow-in-the-dark T-shirt design and painting.

Kids will also paint a pumpkin-patch mural, join in a costume parade (though costumes are optional) and play a game in which children will create their own ghosts and pin them on a spooky tree to be painted on the wall.

For each child, there will be treats, a Halloween movie, a goody bag, and lots of Halloween art projects to bring home.

Call or register online ahead of time ( silvermineart.org ) so the Silvermine staff can have plenty of art supplies for each child’s projects. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. An adult must accompany children, but the adults enter free. Call the Silvermine School of Art office 203-966-6668, ext 2, to register.

Silvermine Arts Center is one of the oldest artist communities in the United States. Its 5-­acre campus in New Canaan consists of a nationally renowned artist guild, an award-­winning school of art offering classes for all ages, an arts and fine crafts shop, and a gallery offering over 20 contemporary and historic exhibitions annually.

Silvermine Galleries are open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (203) 966-­9700 ext. 20 or visit the website

The Silvermine School of Art is located at 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan.

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