Art Project: Paper Cutouts

Check out this easy paper cut out tutorial inspired by Matisse, from our Education team! Put together an abstract piece using random paper cut outs. Just let the pieces fall into place and see what an amazing piece you can make! Show your young artist some of Matisse’s paper cutouts and let them be inspired…

Art Project: Watercolors

Here is a quick tutorial on creating a fun and easy watercolor painting. Create a cool birthday card for a friend! Experiment and start to paint your own watercolor paintings with little skill needed. Add funny puns (Dad’s love ‘em!) or inside jokes to make them even more personalized. Or create posters that can be…

Tour: Waterhouse Residence Museum details – Ghosts!

Learn from Exhibitions Manager Katie Benson about some of the spooky (yet benign) things that happen in the A&H’s Waterhouse Residence Museum! This historic house reflects the life of a middle class Victorian family during the early days of the City of Maitland. The home was originally built by Maitland resident and carpenter William Waterhouse…

Tour: Closer Looks at the Waterhouse Residence Museum

Learn from Exhibitions Manager Katie Benson about some of the details in the A&H’s Waterhouse Residence Museum. This historic house reflects the life of a middle class Victorian family during the early days of the City of Maitland. The home was originally built by Maitland resident and carpenter William Waterhouse in 1884, as a home…

A Conversation with Elisabeth Condon

Elisabeth Condon was an Artist-in-Residence at the A&H in January 2017, and returned for an exhibition in 2018. Here she talks with A&H’s Chief Preparator Dan L. Hess, during the Coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about Elisabeth here >>

Art Project: Sock plush pet

Follow along with our Education Coordinator Semie to create a sock plush companion! Learn the different stitches required and go through the steps to create an adorable friend. Use the template we provide or create your own to come up with other animals. A perfect way to introduce your kids at home to sewing and…

Tour: Waterhouse Residence Museum

Join Exhibitions Manager Katie Benson for a tour of the Waterhouse Residence Museum! This historic house museum reflects the life of a middle class Victorian family during the early days of the City of Maitland. The home was originally built by Maitland resident and carpenter William Waterhouse in 1884, as a home for his family.

Tour: Gardens In Bloom

Spring is our favorite time on campus, when everything is in bloom… Our staff & volunteers work hard to keep the grounds beautiful, and nature does the rest.

History Treasure: A Letter from André Smith to his mother

A letter from André Smith to his mother when he was stationed overseas during WWI: On your blue envelope addressed to me cross out the word “Engineer Reserve Corps”.  It will shorten the delivery to me. 44th Letter Sunday, October 28, ‘18 Dearest Muddle- This is a lovely day with the first sunshine that we…

Looking In: Anthony Deal

Anthony Deal is a former Artist in Action at Art & History Museums – Maitland. From 2016 to 2018 he worked out of Studio 12, fully embracing Andre Smith’s original intent; that A&H be a place where artists freely explore all possible avenues of creativity within their work. After leaving the AIA program, Anthony was…