Lectures & Classes, Workshops & Demos


Artist Janis Purcell offers an introduction to the tactile art and craft of needle felting. Part 1: Materials and Supplies
In Part 2: Creating, artist Janis Purcell demonstrates needle felting, step by step
A virtual tour of The Conversation Continues with Curator Madelaine Shellaby
Curators Diane Ciccone and Jane Malloy of the juried If These Quilts Could Talk, featuring quilts by the Princeton Sankofa Stitchers Modern Quilt Guild and the Friendly Quilters of Bucks County. The exhibition was on view January through March 8, 2020 (shortened by the museum’s closure due to the coronavirus). See more.
Animator Frank Sasso is shown with the Shut Up & Stimp class he gave for young artists at Ellarslie during summer 2019. Held in conjunction with the animator’s 2019 exhibition Ren and Stimpy in A Day at the Museum, the class was a big success!


On the Forefront: Trenton’s Junior No. 1, 1916:

  • Exhibit Walk-Throughs with Curator Karl Flesch and Urban Planner David Bosted
  • William Poland, The Greatest Trenton Architect You’ve Never Heard Of: A Walking Tour of Trenton with Karl Flesch and David Bosted

If These Quilts Could Talk:

  • Underground Railroad Quilts lecture with Cassandra Stancil Gunkel
  • Improvisational Quilting workshop with Rose Miller
  • Quilt Arts and Culture lecture with Gail Mitchell
  • Adinkra Stamping workshop with Cassandra Stancil Gunkel

Tour of Cadwalader Park with David Bosted

Traditional African Textiles Gallery Walk and Panel Discussion

The Soul of a President’s Kitchen, Reading and Book Signing with Adrian Mille

A Taste of Trenton Soul Talk and Dinner

Gallery Walk and Panel Discussion, How Women are Shaping Contemporary African Art

Alexander Hamilton and the 24 Cannons at the Battle of Trenton