Tour & Workshop: Create a Cartouche

Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm

5:15pm - 5:30pm: Check in at Cranbrook House
5:30pm - 6:15pm: Cranbrook House Tour (abbreviated)
6:15pm - 6:40pm: Guests drive to Cranbrook Art Museum
6:40pm - 8:00pm: Workshop in the Art Lab

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cranbrook House Oak Room on an abbreviated tour of Cranbrook House followed by a workshop in the Cranbrook Art Museum Art Lab. Guests will learn the history of cartouches, see examples in the Oak Room, and explore the basics of painting with Natalie Wadlington, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Painting 2020. Each participant will leave the workshop with a painted wooden cartouche of their own creation!

Photograph of a student painting a cartouche in the Cranbrook Art Museum Art Lab, October 2018.

What is a Cartouche?
Dating back to ancient Egypt, cartouches are oval or oblong shapes with symbols or pictures representing a person or event. The Oak Room walls are surrounded with cartouches that are painted with designs commemorating important Booth or Cranbrook-related events. 

Photograph of the Woodward Entrance cartouche in the Cranbrook House Oak Room.

General Admission: $45
Cranbrook Art Museum Art Members / Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members: $40

Advance registration is required as space is limited. To make a reservation, please call 248.645.3149 or register online through the link below. Admission includes an abbreviated tour of Cranbrook House and all supplies and instruction necessary to make your cartouche. All registrations are final - no refunds.

Location and Parking
The event begins with a tour of Cranbrook House, located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Parking is available onsite at Cranbrook House & Gardens and in the Art Museum Parking lot. Click here for a map.

Guests can drive their own vehicles to Cranbrook Art Museum. From Cranbrook House, take Lone Pine Road west to Academy Way (first stop sign), turn right to head north on Academy Way, turn right at the next stop sign onto Institute Way, turn right towards Cranbrook Art Museum and left into their parking lot.