Thirsting for a unique artistic experience? Join us for Crafts & Cocktails!
Roll up your sleeves and raise a glass at our monthly series combining history and art, with tasty drinks to match.
More than just a paint night, the Whaling Museum’s “Crafts & Cocktails” series invites participants to get creative and learn new skills through exciting projects that celebrate the history, science, and wonder of the sea. Dive deeper into each topic with a special drink or cocktail specifically selected by our museum team to enhance your crafting experience. So, roll up your sleeves, raise a glass, and get ready to explore!
$30 Participant, Museum members $20
Thu, Dec 7 | 6:30pm
Felted Whale Ornaments & Mulled Wine
Participants are invited to this festive felting workshop as we explore the history of wool crafting. Discover how whalers carved knitting needles and sewing tools out of whalebone for their wives and loved ones and see examples from our collection. Design and create a needle-felted whale ornament to take home. Sip a festive mulled wine cocktail as you work and learn about the origins of this traditional drink.
Limited tickets available. Pre-registration required.
Thu, Jan 11 | 6:30pm
Nautical Trinket Dish
This January we’re celebrating one of life’s most iconic duos - oysters and champagne! Explore the fundamental role oysters have played in the history of New York and discover current efforts to bring these bivalves back to Long Island Sound. Then, dive into the surprising history of champagne and enjoy a glass of bubbly while designing a unique seashell trinket tray.
Thu, Feb 8 | 6:30pm
Explore the science of water through the world’s oldest kind of painting - watercolor! Discover how both sailors and painters learned to exploit the unique properties of water for their own purposes. Harness the power of physics to engineer a colorful layered cocktail to enjoy while you experiment with a variety of fundamental watercolor techniques. Create a nautical watercolor painting to take home.
Thu, Mar 7 | 6:30pm
Seashell Succulent Planter
Both sailors out at sea and succulents conserve every drop of fresh water. Learn about the health benefits and care for these houseplants and decorate a terracotta pot with seashells to plant your very own sea creature succulent cutting. We won’t leave you high and dry -- sip a rum cocktail while you work in homage to the grog sailors used to drink.