Pictured above is Santa Fe, New Mexico, site of the 2009 Study Program.
Guild Study Programs
The International Guild of Miniature Artisans conducts Study Programs at leading museums for its members. Working with the museum's curatorial staff and Guild instructors, Guild members study specific masterworks and related exhibits. Instructors research their project and design a challenging class within an 18 hour framework. Students learn to create miniature replicas of a full-sized object from the Museum's collections. It might be an historic piece of furniture, painting, household object, or an architectural detail such as a fireplace or paneled wall. Added attractions include special guided tours, which enrich the students knowledge and appreciation of beautifully crafted objects. Beginning and experienced miniaturists alike will learn and benefit from the program.
Past Guild Study Programs have taken place at Shelburne, VT; Newport, RI; The Gamble Mansion, Pasadena, CA; Van Cortlandt Manor, NY; Colonial Williamsburg, VA; the Toy and Miniatures Museum of Kansas City, MO; The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, NC and New Orleans, LA.
You do not need to be a member to attend a Guild Study Program.
Upcoming Study Programs:
Colonial Willamsburg, VA