Large cities, like New York, are well known for their historic properties and vast museums, perfect inspiration for a study program you think; unfortunately, hotels in those cities put the cost of hosting a program out of reach to most of our members. This year, it was decided to offer a study program in conjunction with the Guild Show, whose location in Teaneck,New Jersey offers easy access to New York City, without the high cost of actually staying in the city.
The Brooklyn Museum was chosen because for their decorative arts galleries, in particular their early Dutch colonial collection which includes the Jan Martense Schenck house dating from the 17th century. Three of the projects chosen for the study program classes come from this early period of American history, the fourth coming from the 19th century.
The program will begin with a tour of the Brooklyn Museum decorative arts galleries, which will allow participants to view all of the class projects that are on display, before returning to the show hotel where they will begin the 18 hours of instruction to recreate these pieces in 1/12 scale.
For more information on classes and registration, visit www.igma.org.