French drawing room at Hillwood


Enjoy enriching and educational programming year-round.

Wire Art Workshop

Enjoy creating art from wire, inspired by artist Kristine Mays and her wire sculptures displayed in the exhibition Kristine Mays: Rich Soil.

Have fun twisting, bending, and looping wire to form trees and flowers, taking inspiration from nature and the gardens in which Rich Soil is displayed. Then design your own wire masterpieces that you can display, or turn into a pin, pendant, or keychain. 

Pick up individually packaged supplies, including step-by-step instructions for completing the project, to enjoy creating outdoors in Hillwood's airy and open courtyard tent, or indoors, in the nearby Dina Merrill Pavilion. Each group will be seated at their own table. Museum educators will be nearby to answer questions and offer assistance.

While here, explore the exhibitions Rich Soil as well as Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie Merriweather Post, and enjoy a meal at the Merriweather Café.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Reservations are recommended due to limited capacity. Please include your entire party in your reservation to ensure you are seated together at your own table. A table seats 2-6 people.


  • This program has limited capacity, with both outdoor and indoor seating options available.
  • See our visitor guidelines for information about how we are following the latest local and national guidance. Pump hand-sanitizer will be available.


In light of the summer heat, please note that this program will now take place under the shelter of Hillwood's airy and open courtyard tent, with additional seating available indoors, in the Dina Merrill Pavilion.


Close up of Rich Soil Sculptures
Erik Kvalsvik
Rich Soil at Hillwood
Erik Kvalsvik