Kids' art events set in Kent

The Kent Historical Society will offer three weeks of art programs for children in July.

The enrichment programs are part of the organization's efforts to foster arts education for young people in the area to honor the memory of George Laurence Nelson, a pre-eminent 20th century artist known for his portraits, landscapes and florals.

Artist Cheryl Moore, chairwoman of the Art Department at South Kent School, will explore several watercolor projects, florals with pastels and mixed media.

The class will meet July 7-11 for children ages 8 to 12 and July 14-18 for children ages 5 to 9 at the historical society's "Art Barn," an indoor/outdoor space on the campus of the historical society's Seven Hearths property, facing gardens and woodland that will be used as extended classroom space.

The fee is $100 per week for nonmembers and $90 for historical society members.

Linda Cohen will lead beginning crafting for children ages 5 to 7 July 21-25 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the "Art Barn."

Projects include decorating wooden birdhouses, landscape design, picture frames, treasure boxes and designing T-shirts.

The fee is $60 for nonmembers and $50 for historical society members.

For more information and registration, visit www.kenthistoricalsociety.org or call 860-927-4587 by July 7.