Colonial Life of Women Series Continues: The Art of Theorem Painting & Vinegar Ingraining

Colonial Life of Women Series at Glebe:

Theorem Painting - February 8th


Vinegar Ingraining - March 8th

Taught by Artist, Elizabeth Cutrofello

The Glebe House Museum will continue its “Colonial Life Series” focusing on the Colonial Life of Women. This series is presented with the help of a grant received from the “Women’s Giving Circle of the Connecticut Community Foundation”. The Colonial Life Series was designed to present the “lost” arts of colonial life, in an intimate setting, at our historic site. Immerse yourself in history in these programs based on the important contributions of women during the colonial period that affected not only their immediate household, but their local community and beyond. This six-part series will present lectures & hands on workshops including the life of colonial women, herbalist basics, painting theorems, vinegar etched framing, colonial textiles and the basics of hand-weaving.

Theorem Painting

Saturday, February 8 @ 12:00 pm

Theorem Painting or "theorem work", was a popular method of stencil painting on fabric, wood and paper, used to decorate everyday objects and create decorative pictures. Join us as artist Elizabeth Cutrofello shares her knowledge of the art of painting theorems in this three hour workshop where participants will receive instruction and materials to complete a traditional theorem painting on a velour surface.

This program will be presented in the “kitchen” of the Glebe House Museum (c.1750), immersed in colonial artifacts and history. Light refreshments will be served.

Class Fee: $20 each for members - $25 each for non-members

Materials Fee: $25 (includes stencils, velour surface & stencil brushes)

*Registration is Required / Limited Seating

Call 203-263-2855 or

Vinegar Ingraining

Sunday, March 8 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for the 4th workshop of the Colonial Life series, as Elizabeth Cutrofello shares the art of vinegar graining wood. Participants will create a unique frame for their theorem painting or a treasured piece of art/photo.

*This is a stand-alone class. It is not necessary to have taken the Theorem Painting workshop to participate.

This hands-on workshop will be presented at the Glebe House Museum (c.1750), immersed in colonial artifacts and history. Light refreshments will be served.

Class Fee: $20 each for members - $25 each for non-members

Materials Fee: $10 **

**Participants supply their own frame. Please choose a "flat" faced, wood frame

w/out details or designing a size that fits your theorem or artwork. If you have a hair dryer, please bring one to class to use during the workshop.

Registration is required / Limited seating.

Call 203-263-2855 or

Sign up for both programs and receive a $10 discount.

All proceeds benefit the Glebe House Museum.

For more information about these programs, please visit our website at

To register please contact the Museum Office at 203-263-2855 or by email at

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