Art can portray the world’s most complex subjects: the passion of love, the horrors of war, and the despair of fruit waiting to be eaten. Hold a mirror to nature with today’s Groupon to Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton. Choose from the following options:
- For $24, you get a guided tour for four people (up to a $60 value).
- For $39, you get a portrait workshop for teens on January 14, 21, and 28 (an $84 value).
- For $79, you get a shibori fabric-dyeing workshop on January 11, 18, and 25 (a $162 value).<p>
Fuller Craft Museum venerates creativity with a sunny, open space filled with ever-changing exhibits and hands-on workshops. Knowledgeable educators meander through the eclectic museum, ushering tour takers past displays such as Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968–2011 (through May 13), which incorporates everyday objects into such shapes as a wooden hot rod and a tricycle merged with a pistol. Meanwhile, the portrait workshop for teens focuses on the artistic fundamentals of form, light, and value as students learn to draw human faces using several varieties of charcoal and a top-of-the-line grillmaster set. Alternatively, aspiring artists can spend three Wednesday sessions binding and folding silk scarves or sarongs dyed using the traditional shibori method, creating intricate, colorful textures, floppy cranes, and life-sized samurais perfect for guarding the house.
Fuller Craft Museum
With its lofty ceilings, slate floors, natural wood beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows that give sunlight some rare exposure to high culture, the building that houses the Fuller Craft Museum is itself a work of art. The 21,000-square-foot structure is surrounded by a 22-acre campus, which is itself surrounded by some 700 acres of woodland. It's a place to easily lose an afternoon in exploration and contemplation.
Across this wide-open space, creativity flows naturally. Exhibitions, galleries, and workshops showcase the mesmerizing craftsmanship of woodworking, sculpture, bookmaking, and many other forms, exploring the materials, techniques, and expression poured into each piece. Interactive attractions draw visitors deeper into the creative process. Letterboxing, for instance, challenges them to search the property for hidden treasures by following clues instead of just lazily asking a neighborhood pirate.
455 Oak St.
Brockton, Massachusetts 02301