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Kefauver Offers Art Lessons Virtually and En Plein Air

Will Kefauver, owner of the Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, is offering art lessons in several modes: virtual and plein air, privately and in small groups. As safety restrictions ease, Kefauver will re-introduce classes in his studio.

Kefauver conducts virtual lessons via Zoom. Lessons are offered to teens and adults in oils, and all levels are offered, from beginner to advanced.

To schedule a lesson, or for more information, contact Will Kefauver at 207-226-0974, will@kefauverstudio.com, or www.kefauverstudio.com. The Kefauver Studio & Gallery is at 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

CMCA’s April ArtLab for All Ages to be Live Streamed

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland will host its monthly ArtLab for All Ages workshops via Facebook Live throughout the period its doors are closed to the public in response to CDC guidelines on COVID-19.

 To encourage creativity and connection during this time of social distancing, artists of all ages are invited to join ArtLab instructors Mia Bogyo and Alexis Iammarino for the first ArtLab Facebook Live stream workshop on Saturday, April 4, from 2 to 4pm at facebook.com/cmcanow

Taking inspiration from the vibrant and expressive work of the five contemporary painters featured in the exhibition, Skirting the Line: Painting between Abstraction and Representation, participants will learn techniques for creating 2-D and 3-D forms for landscapes, still lives, and figures. In advance of the workshop, participants are encouraged to explore the Skirting the Line exhibition through the virtual tour available on CMCA’s website, cmcanow.org. A list of materials to be used in the workshop will be posted to CMCA’s Facebook page and website.

ArtLab for All Ages takes place on the first Saturday of every month. ArtLab is made possible free of charge through the support of Wells Fargo, the Fisher Charitable Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and individual donors.

March ArtLab for All Ages at CMCA

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rockland invites artists of all ages to experiment with kinetic sculpture during this month’s ArtLab for All Ages workshop on Saturday, March 7, from 2 to 4pm. Using several lightweight mixed media materials and balsa wood, participants can collaborate or create their own miniature teeter totter sculpture, hanging mobile, or kinetic art wall relief.

ArtLab for All Ages takes place on the first Saturday of every month at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab is offered free of charge and open to all by our exclusive sponsor Wells Fargo, and support from Fisher Charitable Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and individual donors.

Local Color Gallery Hosts Drawing Class

Beginner Drawing Class March 7 with Sandi Cirillo

Drawing is the oldest form of written communication and can easily become a favorite activity.  Explore your creative side as you learn how to draw a good composition using techniques such as shading, contrast, perspective, texture, and movement. Landscapes and still lifes will be explored as artist Sandi Cirillo helps you experiment with different drawing materials to find your favorite tools. 

Cirillo is a retired art educator who teaches a variety of workshops in the Northeast and North Carolina. She teaches in collaboration with art centers throughout the Northeast, and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Alfred University and Nazareth College in New York State. Visit www.especially-for-ewe.com to see examples of Cirillo’s work.   

The class is March 7, noon-4:00, and will be held at Local Color Gallery, 135 High Street in Belfast. The cost is $45 with all supplies provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm to learn something new. Class size is limited to 14 people. The last day to sign up is Friday March 6.

The Gallery at Somes Sounds Hosts Artist Workshop

Donald Demers, Littoral Path

Hosted by The Gallery at Somes Sound, The Ascending Landscape  workshop with Donald Demers is designed to provide direction for the individual artist; recognizing where they are in their artistic evolution and move them to a higher level of consciousness and execution. It will address all creative components of the artistic process such as: idea, design and composition, draftsmanship, color and value arrangement and manipulation etc. It will further include discussions about the philosophy and intention behind the works. 

Don will provide daily demonstrations, brief visual exercises and conduct extensive individual instruction with each student. 

This workshop is intended for experienced painters and will focus on plein air painting at Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine. It is assumed that participants have their own methods and tools of choice, however, we will send you an optional material’s list at time of registration.

REGISTRATION PROCESS: The workshop will be held from August 1 -4th.  This workshop accommodates 12 participants; early registration is recommended. Registration deadline is March 29th – to register please contact Tyra Hanson at tyra@galleryatsomessound.com.  Please provide a brief bio, verifying your level of experience as a painter. Tuition is $750 per person for the 4 days and will be due upon confirmation of your registration. No refunds within two weeks of the workshop. 

Lodging suggestions will be made available at time of registration.

White-Line Woodcut Class at Local Color Gallery February 15

Sally Brophy, ” The Pond,” white line woodcut

What is a white-line woodcut? Why use wood when you can just paint on paper? Who came up with this idea? Artist Sally Brophy will answer these questions and more about this fascinating process that originated in Cape Cod 106 years ago, as she guides you through creating your own blocks and prints. This art form is very approachable for beginners, and a fun exploration for experienced artists. The January class was sold out, so a February class has been added!

The first thing you’ll do is make a white-line print from pre-cut blocks, guaranteeing that everyone walks away with a unique artwork. As the creative juices continue to get stirred, Brophy will also be giving you some background on the intriguing history.

Brophy has been creating white-line woodblock prints for more than 20 years and teaching the technique for 15 years. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, as well as in collections throughout the U.S. She was featured in the HBO film “Packed in a Trunk – the Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson”. Wilkinson is one of the artists you’ll learn about, along with Brophy’s teacher Kathryn Smith, who was taught by her grandmother, Ferol Sibley Warthen. Warthen learned from Blanche Lazzell, one of the artists who developed the art form. Lazzell was among the first artists in the U.S. to work in a modernist style. Her white-line prints have recently sold at auction for over $100,000. This lineage of printmakers represents both the rich legacy and the vibrant contemporary community of white-line artists that continue to create today.

The class will be held Saturday, February 15, from 12:30-4:30 (snow date February 22) at Local Color Gallery, 135 High Street in Belfast. $45 includes all of the art materials, sign up at the gallery or email: Gallery@localcolorgallerymaine.com. The class is limited to 18 students ages 12 to 112.

J. Whitman Studio 2020 Workshops & Classes

J. Whitman Studio 2020 Workshops & Classes

Robert Carsten : June 12-14, 2020 Cost $375

Michael Latala: Portrait July 10-12 2020 Cost $425  Landscape July 14,15 2020 Cost $285

Doug Dawson: Sept. 28-30, 2020 Cost $425

Life Drawing 1pm to 3pm every Saturday in February Cost $15 each class

CONTACT:

Jerri Whitman 207-779-6277  jerriwhitmanstudio@gmail.com www.jerriwhitman.com

900 Gardiner Rd Dresden, ME 04342

Intro to Abstract Art Workshop at The Harlow

 

The Harlow in Hallowell offers an introductory Abstract Art Workshop taught by Rachael Wilson.  Registration is required by January 22 and the class will be held on Saturday January 25 10:00-1:00.

January ArtLab for All Ages at CMCA

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to take inspiration from the current exhibition, Temporality: The Process of Time to create their own original works of art during this month’s ArtLab for All Ages workshop on Saturday, January 4, from 2 to 4pm.

In this second in a series of ArtLab workshops related to the Temporality exhibition, participants will look to previous works of featured artist Astrid Bowlby and work collaboratively on a collage installation. Using paper, ink and scissors to create numerous cut-outs and illustrations to make an installation in our ArtLab – documented by a time-lapse video. Experiment with improvisation, accumulation, and collaboration!

ArtLab for All Ages takes place on the first Saturday of every month at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab is offered free of charge and open to all through the support of Wells Fargo, The Bob Crewe Foundation, The Cricket Foundation, First National Bank, Fisher Charitable Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation, and individual donors.

Announcements from The Maine Crafts Association

Preparing for a Wholesale Show: Panel Discussion

MCA presents Preparing for a Wholesale Show, a panel discussion in our ongoing Wholesale Resource Hub program. The discussion will focus on best practices in preparing for a wholesale show, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions. The conversation will be relevant to any wholesale show preparation, but will provide a specific prep timeline for the New England Made (NEM) Spring Show, which is March 14-16 in Portland. If you are registered for NEM Spring or any wholesale show in 2020, or considering wholesale, join MCA for this opportunity to hear from the experts.

When: Tuesday, January 7 at 5:30pm

Where: Mechanics Hall Classroom, 519 Congress Street, Portland, ME

 

Styling Workshop: Learn to Make Compelling Images

Join Stylist + Art Director, Basha Burwell, for this one-of-a-kind styling workshop! She will introduce you to her line work, and teach you some tips and tricks to create interesting images containing your work. This unique workshop is for craftspeople + makers wanting to improve the skills necessary to present your craft through photographic images. This workshop will prepare you with the tools needed to successfully conceptualize, plan, produce, and even shoot creative and memorable still life images featuring your craft objects.

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Where: Church: 16 Brewster St, Rockland ME 04841