2021 Spring



A Tour of the
Farnsworth Art Museum Art Treasures

Instructor: Christopher Williamson

Tuesdays • 8 classes – 3/16-5/4 • 9:30 AM

Class size 5-60 students
0 seats remaining
Location: Zoom


Docent Chris Williamson will take the class on a weekly virtual tour of the art treasures at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. Each class will focus on one artist or group at a time.  Participants will be encouraged to engage with the works and the class via a combination of “chat” and real time conversation. The goal will be to help you enhance your ability to engage with art, to develop your ability to notice, to improve your visual vocabulary, and perhaps to reconnect with some favorite artists/works or to discover new ones.


Christopher Williamson: A retired educator, including 23 years as a Head of School in two independent schools, Chris Williamson has been a docent at the Farnsworth Art Museum since 2015, returning to his early interest in the arts. He graduated from Williams College with honors in history in 1970, earned a master’s degree in English from The University of New Hampshire in 1975, and took graduate courses at Boston University in education and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in drama. After teaching, directing plays, coaching, and serving as arts chair, he took on various administrative roles prior to becoming head of school. Chris has presented at regional and national conferences, has served on several Boards, and has had articles published in professional journals. In addition to his on-going docent volunteering and training at the Farnsworth, Chris is taking the National Gallery of Art’s Teaching Critical Thinking Through Art course.