DAWN WAGNER SHOWS off three of the paper hats she’s made for Carnevale. Wagner manages this annual event at the Vergennes Opera House and is hosting a hat-making workshop and tea party at the Sheldon Museum this Sunday.
Independent photo/Steve James
VERGENNES — What do you get when you take a stage manager from New York City, transplant them in Vergennes and give them chickens, and a knack for making cookies, chocolates and costumes?
A messy dining room table. That’s what.
Dawn Wagner, a self-described “midnight crafter,” knows all about this.
“I put the kids to bed and get crafting,” said the mother of two. “I usually start around 8 p.m.”
The work she’s doing depends on the season.
Right now she’s preparing for the Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hat Workshop at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, where kids as young as five can create up-cycled...
ARTIST DAWN WAGNER created this hat out of paper. She will be lead a paper hat-making workshop for kids at the Sheldon Museum on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 1:30-3 p.m. Kids can then wear their hats at the Mad Hatter Tea Party following the workshop.
MIDDLEBURY — A Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hat Workshop is coming to the Sheldon Museum on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 1:30- 3 p.m. Artist Dawn Wagner will conduct this fun-filled afternoon of extraordinary paper hat-making, offering a chance for families to celebrate summer and enjoy the beauty of the Sheldon Museum’s garden.
Children will create up-cycled masterpieces perfect to wear to the Mad Hatter Tea Party that afternoon. Tea will be served in the garden, weather permitting. Wagner, who currently resides in Vergennes, left Addison County to pursue a career in theatre stagecraft in New York City...