Programs for Adults

Workshops, performances, lectures, films, and conversation offered for our life-long learners.

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Adult programming provides a balance of creative learning, expertise, and social interaction.

Under the direction of skilled Teaching Artists, guests are invited to the historic site to connect through creative arts workshops offered throughout the year.

Past Programs Have Included:

Photoshop Workshop

Professional photographer Chip Forelli taught a sold-out class the fundamentals of using Photoshop during this day-long workshop.

Deep Field

Fifty years after the moon landing, Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre presented a powerful new piece of music set to never-before-seen images from the Hubble Space Telescope’s greatest discovery, the iconic Deep Field image to a sold-out audience in the Event Gallery.  The presentation was followed by an interactive question and answer session with NASA representatives and astrophysicists.  

Slow Food Italian Style

Participants sampled Italian cheese, oil, and wine whiling looking how to cook a traditional starter and main course.

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speaker Amber Tamblyn at an adult program at Bethel Woods
adult music program at Bethel Woods
Bethel Woods adult speaker program attendee asking a question

Funding for education and creative programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies. View a copy of our annual report or visit our website at for a more comprehensive list of supporters. View a copy of our annual report or click here  for a more comprehensive list of supporters.