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CMCA Art Lab for October

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to create their own night scenes inspired by CMCA’s current exhibition Linden Frederick: Night Stories during ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, October 7, from 2 to 4pm.

Taking inspiration from artist Linden Frederick’s evocative American scene paintings in the exhibition, Night Stories, participants will explore mood and narrative with light, shadow and color. Led by ArtLab instructor Alexis Iammarino, you’ll learn to compose scenes using erasures and custom stencils to suggest drama, nuance and atmosphere with mixed-media, charcoal and colored pastels. Bring your friends, family, or come by yourself to CMCA at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all.

ArtLab for All Ages occurs on the first Saturday of every month. ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Reny Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, and individual donors.

For more information call 207.701.5005 or visit cmcanow.org

Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 at the Farnsworth Art Museum

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On Saturdays, beginning October 7 through December 16, the Farnsworth Art Museum will host a Drawing and Painting class taught by artist Sam Cady. Titled Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86, the program will take place on consecutive Saturdays at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be no class on Saturday, November 25.

This class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught from different drawing-media to water-based painting. Working out of a personal, natural inclination is stressed more than a specific style or approach to making art. The class includes participants of all varieties and skill levels. We learn from each other.

Instructor Sam Cady has exhibited widely around the country, but especially in NYC, Boston, and Maine, and taught in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He invites the group to his studio once a session to share his experience with the class. The fee for this class is $360 and $300 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, please visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org

CMCA Sunday Salon: Linden Frederick + Tess Gerritsen

Linden Frederick, "Takeout," 2016, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches, private collection

Linden Frederick, “Takeout,” 2016, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches, private collection

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art invites you to a Sunday Salon with artist Linden Frederick and author Tess Gerritsen on Sunday, September 17, at 3pm. Frederick and Gerritsen will discuss the inspiration and process behind “Takeout,” their collaboration for the exhibition, Night Stories, on view at CMCA through November 5, 2017. Sunday Salons are a series of engaging conversations on topics in contemporary art and culture held at CMCA from September to May of each year. Sunday Salons are free to CMCA members; others by admission.

Author Tess Gerritsen; Artist Linden Frederick

Author Tess Gerritsen; Artist Linden Frederick

A native of Amsterdam, New York, Linden Frederick’s paintings suggest the human presence without depicting it, allowing the viewer to complete the narrative. Frederick has lived and worked in Belfast, Maine, since 1989. The exhibition, Night Stories, and the accompanying book, have been eight years in the making. Fifteen celebrated American fiction writers each agreed to select one painting especially created by Frederick as inspiration and then, over the following months, write a unique story inspired by it.

Tess Gerritsen graduated from Stanford University and went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. Her books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and top bestsellers abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). Now retired from medicine, she writes full time, and lives in Camden, Maine.

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CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages. Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. Hours: June through October, Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 12 to 5pm; November through May, Wednesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12 to 5 pm; closed Federal holidays. Admission $8; Seniors (65+) and students with ID $6; children under 18 free; CMCA members free. For more information, call 207.701.5005 or visit cmcanow.org.

September ArtLab at CMCA

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to create their own mini flip books inspired by CMCA’s current exhibitions William Wegman | Reel to Real and John Walker | From Seal Point during ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, September 2, from 2 to 4pm.

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Drawing from the absurdist logic and deadpan humor of artist William Wegman, and the meditative motifs of John Walker’s Seal Point paintings, we invite you to play with line drawing, learn about timing in narrative, and create repetition (with a dash of humor) to make flip books inside of mini matchboxes. Led by ArtLab instructor Alexis Iammarino, you’ll learn to cartoon and create caricatures with photographs and to create a collage of different animals in and around Rockland. Bring your friends, family, or come by yourself to CMCA at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all.

ArtLab for All Ages occurs on the first Saturday of every month. ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Reny Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, and individual donors.  For more information visit cmcanow.org

Watercolor Batik Class at the Farnsworth

Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Beginning on Friday, September 1, the Farnsworth Art Museum in downtown Rockland, Maine will present a four-class workshop on watercolor batik. Led by artist Erica Qualey, the class will take place on Fridays through September 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the museum’s Gamble Education Center at the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland. Please note that there will be no class on Friday, September 15.

Watercolor batik is a fun alternative method to traditional batik painting that has been used worldwide for hundreds of years. In this four-day workshop, we will use Ginwashi rice paper instead of cloth, and watercolor paint instead of dye. This method is full of surprises. During this class we will first paint by following a design and then everyone will venture off on individual projects.

Erica Qualey lives in mid-coast Maine and works as an artist and illustrator. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and has exhibited in Maine and New Hampshire and is represented in private collections throughout the country. See examples of her work at ericaqualey.weebly.com.

Classes at Harlow Gallery

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*NEW* Wake n’ Make
Saturday, July 8, 10am-12pm

Emerging artists & makers are invited to Wake n Make, an open studio session on the second Saturday of every month at the Harlow Gallery from 10am-12pm. These gatherings offer young artists the opportunity to be part of a creative community; a place to share ideas, give and get feedback, collaborate on a project, network, and last but not least: make art. Wake n’ Make is a time for artists to work alongside each other and grow as young creative professionals. Artists are encouraged to bring in and carry out their own materials.

Gayle Chung Paper Cut Painting

Gayle Chung Paper Cut Painting

SECOND SUNDAY: Paper Cut Painting
Sunday, July 9, 2-4pm

July’s Second Sunday event is Paper Cut Painting, lead by Gayle Chung, on Sunday, July 9, 2-4pm. Create beautiful pieces of art with paper. Play with shapes, colors, and textures using cut paper to make art. Explore the versatility of paper and breaking the boundaries of the 2D surface. This event is free and open to all ages and experience levels. No registration necessary.

For more information call 207-622-3813 or visit www.harlowgallery.com

Plein-air Watercolor Painting Workshop at the Farnsworth

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Beginning on Monday, July 10, the Farnsworth Art Museum in downtown Rockland, Maine will be presenting a week-long, plein-air watercolor workshop. Led by artist Annie Bailey, the workshop will take place from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gamble Center for Education, on the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland.

In this week-long workshop, participants are invited to come and introduce themselves to plein-air or painting outdoors. Students will explore secret local places and stretch their expectations of what plein-air watercolor can be. This course will emphasize combining creative mark-making with accurate seeing. All will learn to slow down and experience the environment through new eyes.

Annie Bailey is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She has developed a wide range of expression though a variety of materials including paint, soft sculpture, and hand-drawn animation. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, The Society of Illustrators, the Farnsworth, Steel House, the Bunnell Street Art Center, and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. See examples of her work at anniebaileyart.com.

The fee for this week-long workshop is $390 and $330 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, please visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org

CMCA ArtLab for All Ages – June 3

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to create in 3D during ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4pm. Taking inspiration from the exhibitions on view, participants will create multi-faceted, stackable, painted block towers. Bring your friends, your family or come by yourself to CMCA at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all.

ArtLab for All Ages occurs on the first Saturday of every month. ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Reny Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, and individual donors.

For more information:
Call: 207.701.5005
Email: mchau@cmcanow.org
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Young Artists Workshop at Patten Stream Preserve in Surry

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The Open-Air Arts Initiative at the Patten Stream in Surry

Young Artists Workshop at Patten Stream Preserve in Surry
Saturday, June 3 at 10 AM – 12 PM

The Open-Air Arts Initiative hosts a Young Artist Workshop at the Patten Stream Preserve in Surry. Bring your favorite art supplies and join us for a morning of exploration and creative expression on Patten Stream Preserve, from Warren Lane in Surry.

The OAAI is a collaboration between the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Cynthia Winings Gallery. This workshop is free and open to all school aged youth on the peninsula. For more information, and to register for the event, please contact Chrissy Allen at the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, 374-5118 or email chrissy@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

May 6 – ArtLab for All Ages | Pop-Out Image + Paper Play!

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Taking inspiration from the exhibitions on view, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to play in 3D during May’s ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 4pm. Led by ArtLab Lead Artist and Educator Alexis Iammarino, you will learn how to construct with patterned papers to sculpt scenes and characters in 3D. Bring your friends, your family, or come by yourself to the new CMCA at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults and families, and is free of charge and open to all.

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Reny Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, and individual donors.

For more information contact Monica Chau
Phone: 207.701.5005
Email: mchau@cmcanow.org
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Belfast Creative Coalition presents “Finding Your Voice + Promoting Your Creative Business”

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Say What? Finding Your Voice + Promoting Your Creative Business – a professional development seminar at the Belfast Free Library

Join the Belfast Creative Coalition at the Belfast Free Library on May 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for an evening of professional development, to dive into a conversation about promoting your creative business and developing a unique voice to market your work. BCC’s Executive Director, Emily Baer, will explore the many different resources available to individuals and entrepreneurs both online and in the real world.

This seminar will focus on helping you determine which tools will best suit your needs and budget without compromising the spirit that drives your creativity. Special attention will be given to social media and digital networking opportunities for individuals and small businesses.

 
Admission to this event is free! For more information, visit the Facebook page for Belfast Creative Coalition or visit BCC’s website: belfastcreativecoalition.org, or call the BCC office at 207-323-8692.

Upcoming Events at Harlow Gallery

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UPCOMING  EXHIBITIONS

Hector Arrache

Hector Arrache Retrospective & Sale
On View: April 19-28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 5-7pm
A retrospective exhibition and sale of works by Maine physician, poet and artist, Hector Arrache. He passed away unexpectedly in April of 2016. Arrache’s family has generously donated a large body of his work to the Harlow for the purpose of benefiting the non-profit gallery that Hector frequented for over 25 years. Works will be on display with a suggested retail price or best offer.

EVENTS

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SECOND SUNDAYS: Pinhole Photography
Lewiston Pinhole photograph by Johanna Moore Sunday, April 9, 2-4pm

In light of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 30, 2017, join us to learn about the rudiments of pinhole photography with Johanna Moore. Build your own camera and jump-start your adventures in analog photography. All welcome. No registration necessary.

Paper Cutting
Paper Cutting w/ Leslie Miller
Sunday, April 30, 2-4pm

Explore a true folk craft and investigate several forms of paper cutting as you make the craft your own. During this workshop participants will experiment using various tools and papers.

Tuition: members: $40 adults/$35 kids, non-members: $60 adults/$55 kids. Ages 10 and up, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Payments must be received in advance in order to reserve spaces.

Harvest Art

The Art of Harvest with Heather Rose
Heather Rose Workshop Sunday, May 28, 2-4pm

Create a work of art that you eat! Discover how a handful of harvest is made of so much more than what meets the mouth. Gain knowledge about a wide variety of botanical beauties throughout the seasons, harvested fresh from local farms and gardens. Arrange an artful bouquet, reflect and take home to devour! Diverse colors, shapes and flavors will awaken the senses and connect us with creativity, nourishment and possibility.

Tuition: $25 Members/$30 non-members + $10 materials fee. This workshop is open to anyone ages 10 and up, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Payments must be received in advance in order to reserve spaces.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

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Summer Members’ Show
Helene Farrar Encaustic Deliver artwork: Saturday, June 24, 12-6pm

Artist members are invited to submit one piece of art for the annual Members’ Show and Sale. All media welcome, including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, fiberarts, photography, sculpture and fine craft such as ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media. One work of art per member.

For More Information contact:

HARLOW GALLERY
160 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
kvaa@harlowgallery.org
207-622-3813

Artists & Makers Conference Scheduled for April 7

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The fourth  annual Artists & Makers Conference will be held on Friday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Hosted by Archipelago and the Island Institute, the one-day event will offer practical tips and strategies to help grow arts businesses and is open to all artists and makers who live and produce work in Maine.

This year’s conference will offer three themed tracks highlighting information for those just starting a business, those looking to take their business to the next level, and those interested in tips for maintaining fulfillment, passion, and inspiration in their business.

New features include:
– Three tracks throughout the day—Foundational, Transformational, and Inspirational
– Opportunities to meet with and have your product reviewed by retail experts
– Opportunities to meet with and have your fine art portfolio reviewed by gallery experts
– A Pecha Kucha-style event to inspire creativity
– A DIY tabletop photography workshop
– More networking opportunities

Guests will be able to focus on one track throughout the day, or they can mix and match from different ones depending upon their areas of interest. Sessions will cover tips for starting a business, approaching stores and galleries, building a website, grants and financial opportunities for artists and makers, marketing and branding trends, social media, and more.

Speakers at this year’s event include James Morin of Flowfold, Bill Laurita of Swan’s Island Company, Sadie Bliss of Maine Craft Association, Dennis Gleason of Gleason Fine Art, Maggie Bokor of Maggie Bokor Jewelry, and more.

Registration cost is $45. All tickets include a light breakfast, lunch, fruit and beverages. To register or view a complete agenda, visit http://www.islandinstitute.org/archipelago.

For questions regarding registration or the conference, please contact Archipelago Director Lisa Mossel Vietze at (207) 596-0701.

Deer Isle Artist Association hosts Watercolor Classes with Paul Trowbridge

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Watercolor classes with Paul Trowbridge will be held Saturdays April 1 – 22, 2017 9 AM – NOON

Watercolor is a unique and exciting medium when you let it demonstrate its special qualities like expressive brush work, the flow of wet into wet paint, and transparent layering. It can be quick or lengthy, portable, and clean. Come explore with us the world of watercolor and see the loaded brush, the expansive blooms, the puddles of shifting color, the unexpected, the delicate, the bold, and your own expression looking back at you.

Our sessions will include discussion, critique, and mostly practice. We will work on exercises, projects, and your own ideas. We maintain a supportive atmosphere that lets you grow as an individual. The time goes by more quickly than you can imagine when you are having fun and learning more and more. All skill levels are welcome.

Classes will be held at the Deer Isle Artist Association, 15 Main Street, Deer Isle, ME. Outdoor excursions are possible weather permitting.

The four-week session is $125.00. No refunds. Guests are welcome at $40.00 per class. Part of the proceeds will go to the DIAA to help defer expenses.

We will supply tables and chairs. Participants bring their own art materials. Please remember to bring a large pallet for mixing your colors—see suggested materials list below.

Call or email Paul to sign up or for further information: 207-359-8369, trowbridge.paul@gmail.com

SECOND SUNDAYS: Drawing with Torn-Paper Shapes at Harlow Gallery

“Androscoggin River, February” by Robin Brooks | painted paper collage | 22″x30″ | private collection

“Androscoggin River, February” by Robin Brooks | painted paper collage | 22″x30″ | private collection

On Sunday, March 12, 2-4pm March’s Second Sunday workshop, “Drawing with Torn-Paper Shapes”, is lead by artist Robin Brooks. Celebrate spring; come create and experiment with paper collage. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration necessary.

“Drawing with Torn-Paper Shapes” comes right out of the Silberstein-Storfer Jones book titled “Doing Art Together: Discovering the Joys of Appreciating and Creating Art as Taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s famous parent-child workshop.” Robin states, “I love the idea of parents and children having the chance to work in the same room. Ideally there will be a parent table and a children’s table so there can be both proximity and independence.”

Mark your calendars and look forward to a variety of activities on the second Sunday of every month from 2-4PM at the Harlow Gallery. These events are free and open to the public. Some materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well. These workshops are opportunities to both try something new and sharpen old skills – they are open to everyone; form beginners to professional artists and everyone in between. SECOND SUNDAYS brings artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art as well as looking at art and discussing it. Most events are perfect for families, and all ages are welcome. Children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult. For more information call
207-622-3813 or email kvaa@harlowgallery.org

February 4 – ArtLab for All Ages | Lost & Found with Fiber and Found Objects

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to February’s ArtLab. Join ArtLab instructor Alexis Iammarino in transforming found materials into elegant wall hangings using fiber and found objects. Bring your friends, your family, or come by yourself on Saturday, February 4, from 2-4 pm at the new CMCA, located at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all. Found objects will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

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CMCA’s Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and is also a member and educator at Steel House in Rockland.

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Reny Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, and individual donors.

Relief Printing at the Farnsworth

Butterfly print by Holly Berry

Butterfly print by Holly Berry

On Fridays, beginning January 20, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a four-day workshop on relief printing. Led by artist Holly Berry, the classes will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum’s Gamble Education Center at the corner of Grace and Union Streets in Rockland.

Participants of this four-day workshop will explore the relief potential of collagraphs in combination with linocuts. The workshop will start with a focus on creating a dynamic design using paper, cardboard, string, and other materials to make a collagraph block. Using a press, students will have the opportunity to make embossings and try out various inking options with their collagraph block. Participants will further develop their image by designing and cutting a linoleum block in response to their collagraph.

Instructor Holly Berry of Waldoboro illustrates children’s books and makes linoleum block prints. She was awarded an Individual Artists Fellowship for Printmaking from the Maine Arts Commission and designed large scale block prints of native flora and fauna for a Percent for Art project at the Medomak Middle School. Berry is a member of The Boston Printmakers and received a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. To see examples of her work, please visit hollyberrydesign.com

The cost for this workshop is $250, $210 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, please visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org/education

Dan Graziano 2017 Painting Workshops

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This year, Dan Graziano will be teaching four workshops in the New England area. He is excited to be teaming with two arts organizations for the first time – River Tree Arts in Kennebunk, Maine and the Wallkill River School of Art in New York. Also, he will again be doing two workshops at his studio in Castine, Maine. For more information and downloadable registration forms, visit his web site at www.dangrazianofineart.com

5/6/2017 ONE-DAY PAINTING WORKSHOP – RIVER TREE ARTS, KENNEBUNK, ME

6/16-18/2017 THREE-DAY PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP – WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL OF ART, MONTGOMERY, NY

8/12/2017 ONE-DAY PAINTING WORKSHOP – CASTINE, ME

8/18-20/2017 THREE-DAY PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP – CASTINE, ME

Art Together Mornings Begin February 4th with Painting to Music

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Art Together Mornings, Waterfall Arts’ free monthly series of activities for children and their adults begins on Saturday, February 4 from 10 to noon. Bridget Matros, Youth and Family Outreach Coordinator at Waterfall and a creative development specialist, leads the activities. 

The theme for February 4th is Painting to Music. Instruments and musicians will be in attendance; everyone can create abstract or realistic art inspired by looking at, touching, and hearing a collection of working musical instruments.

These parent-child art making sessions offer memorable times together using fun materials without the stress of making a “perfect product”. While working side by side, adults will learn ways to support creative thinking, problem solving, and self-expression while getting some art therapy themselves.  Matros led family workshops and creative development seminars at Boston Children’s Museum and is a published advocate for quality creative experiences in early childhood education.

Art Together Mornings and youth and family activities at Waterfall Arts are supported by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kendel Kennedy Fund, the Nellie Leeman Taft Foundation, United Midcoast Charities and the Green Store in Belfast.

The Art Together series continues with Stitches and Beads on March 4, Play with Clay on April 1st and “Stained Glass” Sticky Paper Collage on May 6th. Although these are free events, space is limited and early signups are encouraged. Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. For more information on classes and workshops for kids and adults, visit waterfallarts.org, stop by or call the office at 207 338 2222.

Fast, Cheap and Easy: an Unorthodox Block Printing Primer” Lead by Scott Minzy at Harlow Gallery

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Harlow Gallery presents a two part workshop “Fast, Cheap and Easy: an Unorthodox Block Printing Primer”, lead by Scott Minzy. The printmaking workshop is 7-9pm on Tuesdays and is split into two 4-week sessions and is hosted by Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell.

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The first 4-week session is scheduled for February 7, 14, 21, and 28 and the second 4-week session is scheduled for March 7, 14, 21, and 28. Tuition per session is $50 for KVAA/Harlow Gallery members or $60 for non-members (paid to Harlow Gallery) plus a $25 supplies fee (paid directly to instructor on the day of the event.) Participants are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions.

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Learn the technique behind creating bold and striking prints in a class suitable for all levels of experience. We will explore design principles of relief images, carving techniques, inking, and printing. Participants will have the experience of working with foam, rubber, wood and linoleum blocks learning the different qualities of each material. Most importantly this class will teach participants how to print at home without a press. These easily printed blocks make great postcards, propaganda posters, subversive illustrations and of course, fine art prints. More of the artist’s work can be seen at Scottminzy.com

For more information visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

CMCA offers ArtLab for All Ages | Art at Play

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to the first ArtLab of the year. Join ArtLab instructor Alexis Iammarino to explore card and board games, perfect for winter hibernation and making. Discover fun ways to create original “recipes” for art making using concepts of chance and play, as many artists do in their work. Bring your friends, your family, or come by yourself on Saturday, January 7, from 2-4 pm at the new CMCA, located at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all.

CMCA’s Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and is also a member and educator at Steel House in Rockland.

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank, and individual donors.

Winter Art Camp at UMaine Museum of Art

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What are your kids doing this February break?

UMaine Museum of Art announces WINTER ART CAMP. MONDAY – FRIDAY, February 20 – 24th, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$110 Museum of Art members, $125 for non-members (2-5 grade, specifically)
$100 Early Bird Special (Must pay by January 16)

Give your kids a February break they will love! Children will enjoy gallery games, art projects, and a Friday art show and reception for family and friends! All materials are provided, but please bring a snack. Space is limited, so register today! Contact Education Coordinator Kat Johnson for more information or to sign up. Call 207- 561 – 3360 or email kat.johnson@umit.maine.edu

CMCA December 3 – ArtLab for All Ages | Still Life Remix

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to to create 3D model still lives! Diorama meets small sculpture in this mixed-media driven workshop. Led by ArtLab educator Alexis Iammarino, participants will glue, sew, collage, and fuse together inspirations from the materials and methods of the CMCA Biennial artists, or explore your own. Bring your friends, your family, or come by yourself on Saturday, December 3, from 2-4 pm at the new CMCA, located at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all.

CMCA’s Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and is also a member and educator at Steel House in Rockland.

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank, and individual donors.

Experimental Watercolor Workshop at the Farnsworth

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Beginning on Friday, December 2, and for five consecutive Fridays, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present an experimental watercolor workshop led by artist Erica Qualey. The workshop will take place on December 2, 9, 16 and January 6 and 13, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the museum’s Gamble Education Center at the corner of Grace and Union Streets in Rockland.

This class is designed for people who have had some basic experience watercolor painting or are feeling adventurous and want to jump right in. During the five sessions participants will explore different experimental approaches to painting with watercolor and how to incorporate them into paintings. They will learn how to create dynamic washes, interesting textures, patterns, and marks that would be hard to achieve with traditional methods but can make a painting glow. There will be weekly demonstrations and lots of encouragement to try new things. The cost for this program is $150 for Farnsworth members and $180 for nonmembers. For more information or to register for this class, visit farnsworthmuseum.org/adult-studio

Erica Qualey is an artist living in midcoast Maine. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and works as an artist, illustrator, and studio instructor. Her work has been exhibited in Maine and New Hampshire and is in private collections throughout the country.

Maine Crafts Association deadlines

DEADLINE FRIDAY DEC. 2: Artists in Their Studios Photography Project

We’re currently accepting applications from MCA professional members for Artists in Their Studios, a photography project to document Maine fine craft artists in the spaces where they create. MCA Professional Members may apply to be selected for one of seven 2017 photoshoots. Subjects receive ten images for their unlimited use.

Artists in Their Studios seeks to further expose the role and depth of fine craft in Maine, to reach and excite collectors and the general public through imagery which reveals studio life and artistic process of artists working in traditional and contemporary craft mediums. At the same time, the project responds to the ever-changing landscape of marketing and the demands of social media on the business of being an artist by providing artists with professional images and a unique perspective and documentation of their practice.

 

DEADLINE FRIDAY DEC. 9: Craft Apprentice Program 2017

The Maine Craft Association’s Craft Apprentice Program (CAP) offers Maine-based master craft artists and apprentices the opportunity to learn, create, and celebrate. The CAP apprenticeship lasts for seven months; March – September 2017. Applicants apply jointly, providing clear, agreed upon goals, a plan for how goals will be achieved, and a proposed budget for the apprentice’s honorarium. Both must also submit resumes and images of current work.

Both receive honorariums based on one hundred hours of one-on-one training ($3000 to the master, $1000 to the apprentice). The honorarium for the master artist covers their time and transference of knowledge/expertise, while the apprentice’s funds are for supplies/equipment.

 

DEADLINE MONDAY JAN 30: Portland Fine Craft Show 2017

The MCA will present the third annual Portland Fine Craft Show on August 26, 2017 outdoors on Congress Street in Portland, Maine. The show is free and open to the public, taking place alongside the WCSH6 Sidewalk Arts Festival together drawing 20,000 – 30,000 visitors.

The show features 100 juried exhibitors from the greater New England area exhibiting fine craft in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone and wood, as well as, outreach booths exhibiting the work of international artists new to Maine and food trucks in Longfellow Square.

November 5 – ArtLab for All Ages | Hide and Go Seek

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to seek out the makers and materials that speak to them most in the 2016 CMCA Biennial. Led by ArtLab educator Alexis Iammarino, participants will dive into the diverse currents of contemporary art making and wade into the creative depths explored by this year’s twenty-five Biennial artists. Participants will reflect on and share their own art and ideas using creative prompts with words and pictures. Perhaps you’ll find an artistic ancestor or kindred thinker! Bring your friends, your family, or come on your own on Saturday, November 5, from 2-4 pm at the new CMCA, located at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all. 

CMCA’s Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and is also a member and educator at Steel House in Rockland. 

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank, and individual donors

ArtLab Open Studio at CMCA

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art announces the launch of ArtLab Open Studio, a new hands-on program for all ages that is offered free of charge with museum admission.

During regular museum hours, visitors of all ages are invited to drop in the ArtLab classroom in CMCA’s new building at 21 Winter Street to engage in self-directed creative art making with the free materials and tools provided.

CMCA director, Suzette McAvoy, says, “ArtLab Open Studio offers another avenue for visitors to discover and understand CMCA’s exhibitions. In this interactive space, kids and adult can discover, play, and create as they make connections between their own creative explorations and the ideas, tools, and techniques of contemporary art.”

For the month of October, ArtLab Open Studio will be stocked with materials and activity guides related to the exhibition Don Voisine: X/V, offering participants the opportunity to create paper collages inspired by the paintings on view.

A native of Fort Kent, Maine, artist Don Voisine works with symmetry and a standardized format in his paintings. Within these restrictions, he creates seemingly endless variations of elegant, precise abstract compositions.

The exhibition Don Voisine: X/V is on view in CMCA’s Main Gallery through October 28. ArtLab Open Studio is free with CMCA admission and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, and Sunday, 1-6pm.

In addition to ArtLab Open Studio, CMCA offers ArtLab for All Ages on the first Saturday of every month from 2-4pm, and Look Inside, a guided exploration of the exhibitions for school and community groups. Look Inside tours can be customized for all ages and interests. For more information, please visit www.cmcanow.org/learn.

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank, and individual donors. To contribute to ArtLab and CMCA’s education programs, please visit http://cmcanow.org/product/cmca-donation/

Five Maine Artists Featured in Idea Lab October 7

PrintThe Maine Arts Commission is proud to present five diverse Maine artists in a fast-paced Idea Lab, modeled on the pecha kucha format, to open a full day of activities in its second Maine International Conference on the Arts at the Bates Mill in Lewiston on Friday, October 7. The Idea Lab, in which artists will present their current innovations in their craft, is scheduled to begin the day with a strong dose of inspiration for the artists, arts organizations, arts educators, community developers, and policy makers attending the conference.

The Idea Lab will feature these Maine artists from five different artistic disciplines:

Marsha Donahue

Marsha Donahue

Marsha Donahue, Visual Arts, Millinocket. The owner and founder of North Light Gallery, Marsha has degrees in the fine arts from American University and the Maine College of Art and cites as inspirations Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent.

Nancy Frohlich

Nancy Frohlich

Nancy Frohlich, Arts Education, Rockport. The founding director of Leaps of Imagination, Nancy has worked in small schools as a Head of School, Director of Studies, and teacher. Her earliest training came from Sybil Marshall, a renowned British educator, who believed that a classroom is like a symphony: one subject should flow into and connect with the others, like instruments in an orchestra. 

Salim Salim

Salim Salim

Salim Salim, Literature, Bowdoin College. Salim speaks five languages and was born and raised in the city of Mosul, Iraq. Salim’s family was forced to escape due to increasingly risky security issues. After leaving Iraq, Salim and his family came to the United States in 2010, where he attended Portland’s Deering High School. Salim credits organizations like Seeds of Peace, The Telling Room, and TEDxDirigo for helping him maximize his potential as an immigrant living in America.

Sarah Sockbeson

Sarah Sockbeson

Sarah Sockbeson, Traditional Arts, Lewiston. Sarah creates handcrafted authentic Penobscot ash basketry made from the finest quality brown ash and sweetgrass and woven with traditional Maine Wabanaki techniques. She is a third generation participant in the Maine Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program, having apprenticed with Jennifer Neptune in 2004.

Daniel Sonenberg

Daniel Sonenberg

Daniel Sonenberg, Performing Arts, South Portland. Daniel is a composer and performer. He is best known for his opera, The Summer King, about Negro League baseball legend Josh Gibson. The opera was premiered in concert format in a joint presentation by Portland Ovations and the University of Southern Maine at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium in May 2014, with the support of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.  It will receive its staged world premiere by Pittsburgh Opera in 2017.

 Following the Idea Lab, the Maine International Conference on the Arts will offer 20 breakout sessions in five tracks to support the growth and development of individual artists, arts organizations, and communities; as well as 12 pop-up performances by Maine artists; an Exhibition Hall; a walking tour of Lewiston-Auburn; and a lunchtime keynote. The keynote, “Stop Asking for Permission! Leading from a Place of Making (Things Happen),” will be delivered by Sherry Wagner-Henry, director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin.

To see further presenter, workshop, and schedule details and to register for the Maine International Conference on the Arts please go to mainearts.com/MICA. To learn more about the Maine Arts Commission’s current and future programs please go to www.mainearts.com. You may also join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @MaineArts.

The UMaine Museum of Art celebrates ARTober with EXPERIMENTATION CREATION

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SATURDAY October 15, 2016 • 11 am – 3 pm

FREE, all ages and open to the public

Explore your creative side! In celebration of ARTober, the classroom at the museum will be open for people of ALL AGES to come in and create a work of art using any material we have on site. Experiemnt with sculpture, painting, collage, printing and more to create a fun, new project.

Experimentation Creation is FREE and open to the public. For More Information contact:
Kat Johnson
207.561.3360
kat.johnson@maine.edu

BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-6-25-34-amThe Arts Business Institute (ABI) and MCA in partnership with Maine College of Art (MECA) and Waterville Creates present:

BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME October 22
Waterville Creates, Waterville, ME October 23

Tuition
Both Workshops: $250
One Workshop: $150

MCA Member Discount Codes
One-day $25 Discount for MCA Members, Enter code MCAMEMBER
Two-day $50 Discount for MCA Members, Enter code MCAMEMBERS

MECA Students and Alumni: Contact Jessica Tomlinson for a full scholarship.

For More Information Vist: http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/portland-waterville-maine/

CMCA ArtLab this Saturday

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to create exquisitely simple and strong collaborative works in small artist groupings. Inspired by the paintings of artist Don Voisine on view in CMCA’s Main Gallery, ArtLab makers will team up to tackle the task of creating everyday scenes using abstraction and peculiar palettes. Explore an immense vocabulary and minimalist design as you co-create compelling collage works. Bring your friends, your family, or come on your own on Saturday, September 3, from 2-4 pm at the new CMCA located at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all. 

CMCA’s Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and is Lead Artist for CMCA’s Leaps of Imagination in-school program.

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank, and individual donors. For more information call 207.701.5005 or visit www.cmcanow.org

Art Together Mornings: Instrumental Collage at Waterfall Arts on September 3rd

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Bridget Matros leads another family art making session at Waterfall Arts on Saturday, September 3rd from 10 to noon. The theme for this edition of Art Together Mornings is Instrumental Collage; everyone creates truly fabulous abstract art inspired by looking at, touching, and hearing a collection of working musical instruments.

These parent-child art making sessions offer memorable times together using fun materials without the stress of making a “perfect product”. While working side by side, adults will learn ways to support creative thinking, problem solving, and self-expression while getting some art therapy themselves.  Matros is the Kids and Family Outreach Coordinator at Waterfall Arts and taught family workshops and creative development seminars at Boston Children’s Museum for ten years. She is a published advocate for quality creative experiences in early childhood education.

To encourage participation, the fee for Art Together Mornings has been changed to a “pay what you can” basis. The suggested donation is $15 for one adult and child and $6 for each additional family member, but families are encouraged to attend and pay whatever they can. Youth and Family activities at Waterfall Arts are supported by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Green Store in Belfast.

The Art Together series continues this fall with Mask Making on October 1 and Shimmering Leaves Gelatin Prints on November 5th. Preregistration is encouraged. Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. For more information on classes and workshops for kids and adults, visit waterfallarts.org, stop by or call the office at 207 338 2222.

Get Ready for the Steamroller Print Party at Waterfall Arts

Steamroller printing in Tacome - photo by Victoria Bjorklund

Steamroller printing in Tacome – photo by Victoria Bjorklund

Waterfall Arts has a great printmaking studio equipped with traditional presses, but when artists want to make really big woodcut prints, they can go with the steamroller method. On Saturday, October 8th Waterfall Arts will hold a big outdoor Steamroller Print Party as part of BCC’s Cultivate Farm and Art Tour.

To prepare for the Steamroller Party, there’s a workshop on how to prepare woodcuts for printing on Thursday, September 8th from 5 to 8 pm. All those interested are invited to attend and learn woodcut techniques and get advice and assistance. Birch plywood wood blocks (24” by 30”) will be available for sale. Bring an image and some tools or use those available in the print studio.

 After the workshop, the woodcuts can be worked on at home or during open print studio hours at Waterfall. For more information on the steamroller printing process, workshops, classes, studio rentals and events, visit waterfallarts.org, stop by 256 High Street in Belfast during office hours Tuesday through Friday 10 to 5 or call 338-2222.

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2016 marks Waterfall Arts’ tenth year in Belfast offering innovative classes, open studios, workshops, exhibitions, after school programs, studio rentals, and cultural events. The organization is supported by yearlong sponsors Cold Mountain Builders, All Creatures Acupuncture and Revision Energy and for Kids and Family Programming, the Green Store and by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

TJ CUNNINGHAM TO GIVE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION AT HAYNES GALLERIES IN THOMASTON

Artist TJ Cunningham

Artist TJ Cunningham

Fans of well-crafted paintings are in for a special morning at Haynes Galleries. Portrait and landscape artist TJ Cunningham will lead a live painting demonstration on Saturday, August 6, from 10am to Noon under the apple tree at the gallery. He will discuss his process as he works so guests will understand how Cunningham creates his impressions of his subject. The demo is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Morning Catch

Morning Catch

As he paints, Cunningham will discuss what first drove him to be an artist and his training based on the works of the masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. He will also talk about his painting process including working outdoors in the environment and how he translates what he sees on location to larger canvases in his studio.

Compliments

Compliments

In his short career, Cunningham has displayed a talent for and a devotion to Realist painting well beyond other artists his age. It’s remarkable considering he did not take up painting in oil until college even though he displayed artistic interests as a child. Cunningham’s love of landscape painting began during his childhood in Vermont but his passion for landscapes is only surpassed by his love of the portraiture, a genre he has studied carefully during his young career. Cunningham has a gift for combining the two into cohesive compositions. For his work, he has received several prestigious honors, including an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America, and been shown in galleries and museums through the U.S.

Many Long Years Ago

Many Long Years Ago

Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, in Thomaston. Gallery hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Saturday. For more information, email garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com, call (615) 430-8147 or (207) 354-0605, or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.

ArtLab for All Ages: Poppin’ Portraits: Stylize with Paint and Line

Poppin' Portraits at ArtLab

Poppin’ Portraits at ArtLab

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to swish n’ swash with broad strokes of color. Learn ways to outline and define features to compose striking portraits of pop stars, movers, shakers and thinkers alike. Bring your friends, your family, or come on your own on Saturday, August 6, from 2-4 pm at the new CMCA located at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all. 

CMCA’s Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and is Lead Artist for CMCA’s Leaps of Imagination in-school program.

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank, and individual donors. 

An Introduction to Hand Analysis at The Gautschi Center

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
5:30 – 8:00
8 Elm Street, Rockland, Maine

The International Institute of Hand Analysis (IHA) uses standard hand reading interpretations plus a unique system of fingerprint analysis to examine a person’s life from a Life Purpose perspective.

Join us for an evening of discussion with trained analyst, Brigitte Gautschi. Learn more about this self development process and how it can inspire you to realize your natural potentials.

Our discussion will be followed by a light reception, providing a chance to mingle and ask follow up questions.

Registration: $20, includes refreshments. Kindly respont to Meaghan Janaitis at meaghan@gautschicenter.com

Exceptional Summer Art Camps at Waterfall Arts

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Space is still available in Waterfall Arts’ exceptional Art Camps for ages 8 to 12 and scholarship funds are available as well.  Week 1 of Art Camp is July 11 through 15 and Week 2 is July 18 to 22, Monday through Friday from 9am to 3 pm each day. There is a 10% discount if two siblings register for either week of camp.

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Popular instructor Bridget Matros leads the camps and says, “Art Camp at Waterfall Arts can’t be beat! Kids get to work with several teaching artists in all kinds of media, including time in our clay and print studios. We also paint, build, draw, collage, weave, and play fun games! We go large-scale and take our creativity outside whenever possible. Our seasoned instructors create a one-of-a-kind, memorable experience that “locks in” learning while creating bonds between young artists in the comfort of a “judgement free zone.”  We know everyone has different work styles and favorites and not everyone feels confident as a “great artist”… no worries, we’re here to have fun!”

More information on the camps and other classes, scholarship applications and online registration  is available at waterfallarts.org or by calling the office at 338-2222 or stopping by the arts center. Office and gallery hours are 10 to 5 Tuesday through Friday.

ArtLab for All Ages: Interact: Light, Air, Color, Action!

ArtLab instructor Alexis Immarino

ArtLab instructor Alexis Immarino

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to create a hand-held mobile that reacts and interacts with light and air in beautiful and poetic ways for July’s ArtLab, “Interact: Light, Air, Color, Action.” This will be an exciting workshop to explore light and shadow, cause and effect, and the interaction of colors and shapes moving in space. Enjoy the subtle changes created by light and movement inspired by artist Jonathan Borofsky’s installation “Particle Soul.”

Bring your friends, your family, or come on your own on Saturday, July 2, from 2-4 pm at the new CMCA located at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all. Starting in July, all ArtLabs will be held at CMCA’s new building at 21 Winter Street, Rockland, including ArtLab summer ArtCamps for kids. For more information and to register for ArtCamps, visit cmcanow.org

CMCA’s Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and is Lead Artist for CMCA’s Leaps of Imagination in-school program.

ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank, and individual donors. 

June Classes and Workshops for Kids and Adults at Waterfall Arts

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Twelve special art classes and workshops for kids and adults begin during the month of June at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. There is space in every class for sign ups and for those that qualify, partial scholarships for youth classes are available. This month, for adults and older teens, there’s Photoshop for Artists led by Kris Engman and Susan Guthrie, Throwing Clay on the Wheel with Felicia Cinquegrana, Plein Air Painting and Nature Drawing with Kris Engman, and True Stories, a creative writing workshop with Stephanie Wade.

Mercy by Amy Guadagnoli

Mercy by Amy Guadagnoli

While all the classes and workshops are unique and inspiring, Waterfall Arts is offering a most unusual and exciting class this June:  Large Woodcut Printmaking with Amy Guadagnoli (June 27 to July1). This type of woodblock printing is known for its bold, graphic look, yielding images unlike other media. Over the five-day workshop, the group will learn to plan, carve, and print a large scale multicolor woodblock print with a master printer. In addition to instruction, there will be open studio time every day.

Guadagnoli has over two decades of experience creating color woodblock prints. In addition to printmaking, she studied drawing, sculpture, and photography at the University of Denver. She has exhibited professionally since 1992 and her work has been shown in Colorado, Texas, Arizona, California, Maine, and Lima, Peru. Additionally, she has served as a teacher and speaker through programs and workshops at the University of Denver, the University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown Art Works, Women Printmakers of Austin, the University of Maine, and Husson University.

Jackie Ottino Graf instructing a wool dyeing class

Jackie Ottino Graf instructing a wool dyeing class

For kids, June brings Young Artists’ Studio, a relaxed art club for ages 9 and up, every Wednesday afternoon. For the very young, age 2 to 5, there’s emerging artists led by Felicia Cinquegrana on Wednesday mornings. Jackie Ottino Graf, a master fiber artist, leads a two day workshop teaching the basics of wool – washing, dyeing and spinning for ages 6 to 15. And Becky Brimley leads kids, parents and whole families in a fun Paint Your Own Pottery workshop on Saturday June 25.

All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of the class running and your slot in it. Complete information on classes, workshops, scholarships, instructors and online registration can be found at waterfallarts.org.

2016 marks Waterfall Arts’ tenth year in Belfast offering innovative classes, open studios, workshops, exhibitions, after school programs, studio rentals, and cultural events. The organization is supported by yearlong sponsors Cold Mountain Builders, All Creatures Acupuncture, Graffic Teeze, and Revision Energy and for Kids and Family Programming, the Green Store. Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. Gallery and office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5. For more information, stop by, visit waterfall arts.org or call 207-338-2222.

The Arts Business Institute (ABI) and MCA in partnership with Maine College of Art (MECA) and Waterville Creates present: BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS

BUSINESS WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS

Tuition
Both Workshops: $225 before June 15/$250 after June 15
One Workshop: $125 before June 15/$150 after June 15

MCA Member Discount Codes
One-day $25 Discount for MCA Members, Enter code MCAMEMBER
Two-day $50 Discount for MCA Members, Enter code MCAMEMBERS

REGISTER HERE

OCTOBER 22: Schedule at a glance
This session is held at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101

9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Wholesale 101with Wendy Rosen
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Introduction to Art Licensing with Carolyn Edlund
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Booth Design with Wendy Rosen
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Retail 101 with Nire Cook
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Artist Discussion Panel
3:50 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Individual Artist Consultations (Additional fee & optional)

OCTOBER 23: Schedule at a glance
This session is held at Waterville Creates, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine 04901

9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Making Work that Sells with Wendy Rosen
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Selling Art Online with Carolyn Edlund
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pricing for Profit with Wendy Rosen and Carolyn Edlund
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Building Gallery Relationships with Carolyn Edlund
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Artist Discussion Panel
3:50 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Individual Artist Consultations (Additional fee & optional)

Waterfall Arts Photoshop Intensive Workshop

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“Sky,” by Susan Guthrie

Waterfall Arts in Belfast will host a three-day workshop on Photoshop for artists on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 10-12.

This intensive workshop is for creatives who want to either begin or expand their abilities to work digitally on color issues or photography using the many tools available in Adobe Photoshop.
This emersion training will provide a complete overview of the basic tools and help individuals focus on what they want to learn, based on their goals. Attendees will each receive a thumb-drive with all the course curriculum, lessons, links and other invaluable resource materials to take home.

The instructors for this 3-day weekend bring a host of different and complementary skills. Kris Engman teaches drawing, design and painting at the University of Maine and her interest in color behavior pushed her into painting and computer technology over a decade ago. She teaches color workshops throughout the year for several mid-coast Maine arts organizations and her knowledge of color theory will be at the core her instruction. Susan Guthrie a fine art photographer, represented since 2007 by VoxPhotographs.com  of Portland and she has trained in and used Photoshop for many years.
Please contact Waterfall Arts at 338-2222 to register or www.waterfallarts.org for more information about this opportunity.

Waterfall Arts Summer Classes + Workshops

Amy Guadagnoli's "Sailing the High Plain"

Amy Guadagnoli’s “Sailing the High Plain”

Waterfall Arts has greatly expanded the number of summer classes and workshops for adults and teens age 15 and up. Large Woodcut Printmaking, Ceramics, Photoshop for Artists, Painting, Nature Drawing, Eco Printing, Stained Glass, Cyanotypes, Torchwork, Personal Writing, Raku, Darkroom Basics, Sequencing and more are on the schedule.

Listed below are workshops and classes that begin in June – there are also many classes for kids and adults in July and August and complete course descriptions, instructor bios and on line registration is available at waterfallarts.org

June starts off with a Photo Blitz Weekend led by Kevin Johnson on June 4 and 5, where the goal is to learn how to expose, process and print black and white film photographs – all in two days! The next weekend brings Suppahtime, an All Ages Art Happening event described as a play-with-your-food community pot on June 10.  Kris Engman and Susan Guthrie lead Photoshop for Artists, an intensive three day workshop (June 10-12) for artists and photographers who want to expand their abilities to work digitally.

Wheel Throwing led by Felicia Cinquegrana, an all levels ceramics class focused on working on the pottery wheel, begins Thursday June 16 and runs for six weeks. Kris Engman offers a one, two, three or four day Plein Air Painting workshop concentrating on color theory and how to make it work outdoors. Students can sign up for one or more all day workshops held June 20, 22, 23 and 24. Engman will also lead Nature Drawing, a four week drawing class for all levels beginning June 30, and another round of Plein Air Painting in August.

Stephanie Wade leads True Stories: Finding Freedom at the Crossroads of Cultural and Personal Myths, a writing workshop for all levels, on Saturday June 25th from 10 to 1. Large Woodcut Printmaking, an exciting five day workshop led by Amy Guadagnoli runs June 27 through July 1. Participants will learn to plan, carve and print large scale multi-color woodblock prints
And for all ages and families, Becky Brimley leads Paint Your Own Pottery on Saturday, June 25 – decorate mugs, tiles, boxes and more in this pottery glazing workshop.
All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of the class running and your slot in it. Complete information on classes, workshops, scholarships, instructors and online registration can be found at waterfallarts.org.
2016 marks Waterfall Arts’ tenth year in Belfast offering innovative classes, open studios, workshops, exhibitions, after school programs, studio rentals, and cultural events. The organization is supported by yearlong sponsors Cold Mountain Builders, All Creatures Acupuncture, Graffic Teeze, and Revision Energy and for Kids and Family Programming, the Green Store.
Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. Gallery and office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5. For more information, stop by, visit waterfall arts.org or call 207-338-2222.