Wendell Gilley Museum offers creative projects to do from home

SOUTHWEST HARBOR – The Wendell Gilley Museum is offering lots of online resources, as well as sending craft kits and art supplies to the homes of budding artists and bird enthusiasts. 

A family collage class with artist Erika Rosso has become an online offering with her fellow artist (and daughter) Sienna, highlighting Ashley Bryan’s book “Beautiful Blackbird.” Find their video, plus a video of Ashley Bryan reading his book, and lots of other collage lessons (for all ages, not just young artists) from local artists on our website, wendellgilleymuseum.org, under Crazy, Creative Collage! 

Museum artist Steve Valleau has been busy making kits for bee houses. These nature-related craft projects are a great way for budding naturalists to learn more about bee habitats. Mason bees are a non-stinging, solitary variety of bees that nest in cavities. The kit includes the parts for a house with 5-inch holes for the bees to build a nest, small boards for a roof and base and paint. Kits are delivered by mail with a video lesson and other information. 

Pictures of these and other local art projects will be featured on the museum’s online gallery. Contact [email protected] 


Becky Pritchard
Former Islander reporter Becky Pritchard covered the town of Bar Harbor and was a park ranger in Acadia for six seasons.
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