Cookie Decorating Workshop with the Aldrich Museum

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This program is presented in partnership with The New Canaan Library and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.

Join The Aldrich’s Curatorial and Publications Manager and owner of CM Cookies, Caitlin Monachino, for a fun day of decorating specialty cutout cookies inspired by the work of Chicago-based artist Yvette Mayorga. Mayorga’s exhibition, Dreaming of You, was organized by Caitlin and is currently on view at The Aldrich. The exhibition features several of the artist’s signature bubblegum pink paintings, candied reliefs made using pastry bags to apply acrylics in varying textures. In this one-of-a-kind class, attendees will not only learn the basics of royal icing cookie design—piping cookies in a similar fashion to Mayorga’s paintings—but will also learn about the artist, her work, and her unique process from the exhibition’s curator.

This workshop will take place at the New Canaan Library Teaching Kitchen. All supplies are provided. No experience required; intended for adults and teens 14+
Caitlin Monachino (Curatorial and Publications Manager) joined The Aldrich in 2018, shortly after graduating with an MA in Art History, Criticism, and Theory from SUNY Purchase, where she was the 2017 Neuberger Curatorial Fellow and curated the exhibition Françoise Gilot: The Tamarind Years. During her time at The Aldrich, she has worked closely on several exhibitions over the years and assisted on the organization of Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey (2020) and 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone (2022). Recently she has organized the Aldrich ProjectsAdrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth (2021) and Amy Brener: Harbingers (2023) and is curating the first East coast solo Museum exhibition of Chicago-based artist Yvette Mayorga, which opens at The Aldrich in September 2023. In addition to her curatorial work at the Museum, Caitlin is also the owner of the small business CM Cookies, where she creates custom cutout cookies for special events and parties.