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Sara Hotchkiss Workshop Dates

 

Weave a Rug/Color Your Home Workshop Experience 2-day class:
Class fee: $275, includes all materials and lunch.
Maximum 4 students.
Dates May 22-23, August 21-22.

Weave a Tapestry Rug/Color Your Home Workshop Experience 3-day class:
Class fee: $400, includes all materials and lunch.
Maximum 4 students.
June 4-5-6, July 9-10-11, September 10-11-12, October 29,30-31

Email sararugweaver@gmail.com for registration

The Workshop

The first day we will begin at 10am and work until 5 or 6pm. The second (and third) day we start at 9am and usually work until 6pm. We gather for lunch in my sunroom/dining room or outside on the patio (weather permitting) for a delicious and nutritious homemade lunch with as many locally sourced products as possible – sometimes from my own garden. Snacks and tea are available throughout the day.

The dates and fees are listed above. Payment is required in advance and with registration.
Download and fill out the registration form but please call me at 207-832-8133 first to check availability of class dates you prefer. If you need housing there are several comfortable places to stay in Waldoboro and options will be listed when you receive your registration form. Please email me if you have any questions or special requests.

The Location

The studio is located in the coastal town of Waldoboro, about 1 and half hours north of Portland, Maine. We are nestled between two fields bordered with magnificent old oak trees along with a few evergreens and a collection of crabapples I planted years ago. You may be lucky enough to be here when the lavender – all 130 plants – in the front yard is in full bloom. The sound of the honey bees and the bumblebees will make your heart smile. Behind the studio is a modest vegetable garden full of the usual plants and a handful of weird things. It is fun to find out how well they will grow. Pollinator plants such as curly leaf mullein, echinaceas, and daisies grow amongst the vegetables. I also plant a handful of dye plants like indigo, weld, woad, and calendula. There is a walnut tree at my neighbors so I have a few babies – thanks to the squirrels, who also leave piles of chewed walnut hulls for me to use for dye. Everything is symbiotic here.

Inside the Studio

Currently there are 6 looms in my loom studio. 4 looms available for workshop students and the large 10 and 12 foot looms where I weave larger rugs. Small frame looms hang on pegs on the walls. Yarn is all over the place. It is not exactly tidy, though I make an effort. I invite you to be inspired and productive. The classes are relaxed and students are encouraged to work at their own pace. I teach the basic fundamentals of rug weaving with fabric, offer support, and if everyone in class is busy weaving on their own then I work on my own projects in the studio alongside them.

Finishing techniques are also taught. I structure the classes as if we are both interior designer and student, meaning the student tells me their color inspiration and requirements and I turn that into a fabric swatch board that they approve before class. I prepare the looms with warp that is color coordinated with the student’s fabric, and prepare the weft fabric.

whopaints Gallery and Studio Winter Classes

Premise: The Artist as Truth Seeker and Perception Conveyor

Thursday afternoons 3-5:00.

Feb 7th – Drawing Fundamentals
Feb 14th- Oil painting: colors and mediums,
Feb 21st- Starting a Figure Drawing
Feb 28th- Assessment of a piece

They are free. Each can be taken alone, however all 4 will build to final class.
For more information on each session visit www.whopaints.com

Yikes Studio: Enamel Class and Limited Necklace Sale

Beach Cascade

 

SALE

Four, beautiful, long, statement necklaces on sale for a limited time only. These necklaces traveled with me this fall to a couple shows but a match has yet to be made for these beauties! The necklaces are one-of-a-kind and very limited. The sale runs through end of Feb. To view images and purchase go to www.suzanneanderson.me

CLASSES

Sign up now for this basic introduction to the art of enameling. Learn the magic of fusing colored glass to metal. This 4 hour class will cover all the basic techniques: applying powdered glass, scrafitto, liquid enamels, metal prep, firing, finishing and creating simple earrings and a pendant. The cost for the class is $80 + $20 materials fee. Class size is limited to 5.

Saturday, February 16, 9:30-1:30 SOLD OUT!
Sunday, Feb 17, 9:30-1:30 limited space still available

The classes are being held at Rebecca Krupke Studio, 9 Central St. Suite 308,  Bangor. To sign up visit: www.rebeccakrupke.com

The Harlow Announces Upcoming Workshops

Woodcarving by Rusted Pulchritude

Registration is now open for February and March art workshops at The Harlow. Register today and try something new or expand on existing skills. The lineup of classes includes wood carving, watercolor, mosaics, and ceramics.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Spaces are limited and can be reserved by calling 207-622-381 or emailing harlowgallery@gmail.com.  All materials provided unless otherwise stated. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please visit  www.harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

Saturday, February 16, 10am-1pm: Exploring Ceramic Cold Finish Techniques with Shawna Barnes: Come learn the difference between traditional ceramic glaze and cold finishes with sculptor Shawna Barnes. Hands on experimentation and exploration will be encouraged as we discuss the dozens of possible mediums you can use as a cold finish on sculptural ceramics. You will given bisqued relief tiles and/or ornaments to experiment with – shoe polish, wood stain, colored pencils, pastels, house paint, and more! Shawna is a ceramic artist specializing in sculpting animals with personality. She is based out of Knox, ME, and is a teaching artist leader with the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI). Ages 10 & up. Cost: $30/Members, $35/Non-Members.

Saturday, March 2, 10am-12pm: Mosaic Picture Frames with Barb Loken: Join exhibiting artist, Barb Loken and create a fun and unique mosaic picture frame embellished with glass and tile. Take home a one of a kind frame, or create as a gift for someone special. Gain inspiration as you work from Barb’s retrospective exhibition 50 Years of Art which is on view February 15 through March 23, 2019. Ages 10 & up. Maximum enrollment: 15 participants. Cost: $12/Kids, $15/Adults.

Saturday, March 9, 10am-1pm: Intro to Watercolor Landscape with Stacey Anderson: Join artist and art educator Stacey Anderson in a beginners watercolor workshop which focuses on landscape painting.  We will be working from photographs, so please bring one along. Color, composition, and use of materials will be our focus in this 3 hour workshop. Ages 10 & up. Maximum enrollment: 20 participants. Cost: $20/Members, $25/Non Members, $15 Kids.
Saturday, March 23, 11am-3pm: Wood Carving with Rusted Pulchritude: Learn a new wintertime craft (perfect for sitting around the woodstove) at this introductory course on how to make a functional cooking spatula out of green wood. You’ll receive hands-on experience with safe techniques using traditional hand tools and foundational wood carving skills. A lovely set of carving knives are included in the course fee for all participants so you can continue to carve on your own! This event is hosted by Aaron Margolis and Deirdre McGrath, who create wooden wares and sculptures in their studio in Ellsworth. Ages 18 & up. Cost: $75 + $50 Materials fee. Maximum enrollment: 8 participants. Deadline for registration is March 15th.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.

ArtLab for All Ages – February 2, 2-4pm

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to construct freestanding sculptures with wood and paint during February’s ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, February 2, from 2 to 4pm. Looking to Anna Hepler‘s sculpture in the courtyard, participants will fashion their own in-the-round structures by combining found shapes and wooden forms into pieces that activate the space around them.

Led by instructor Alexis Iammarino, ArtLab for All Ages takes place at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland, on the first Saturday of every month and is always free and open to all. Support for ArtLab is provided in part by the The Cricket Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, and individual donors.

News & Opportunities from the Maine Crafts Association

MCA Program Calendar: Upcoming Events and Deadlines

2019

Jan 15: Sign Up Deadline for Maine Gallery Guide Co-Op Ad

Jan 19: M2M Workshop: Speed Designing with Jolene McGowan

Jan 31: Portland Fine Craft Show Application Deadline

February: Registration opens for Maine Craft Weekend

Feb15: Sign Up Deadline for Mother’s Day Ad in Downeast Magazine

April 5: Sign Up Deadline for June Maine Magazine Co-Op Ad

May 3: Sign Up Deadline for July Downeast Magazine Co-Op Ad

May 9-12: Annual MCA Workshop Weekend @ Haystack

June 9: Public Opening Reception MCA Master Craft Artist Ten-Year Anniversary Exhibition @ Fuller Craft Museum

June 1: 2019 Seconds & Supplies SALE @ Running with Scissors

June 28: Sign Up Deadline for Portland Monthly Art Annual Co-Op Ad

Sept 6: Sign Up Deadline for November Downeast Magazine Co-Op Ad

Oct 5-6: Maine Craft Weekend 2019

 

APPLY by January 31, 2019

Call for exhibitors for the 5th Annual Portland Fine Craft Show, August 24 from 9am-5pm on Congress Street in Portland, ME. Apply as a fine craft artist working in baskets, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone or wood. The Portland Fine Craft Show remains one of the only Maine craft shows open to artists not living in Maine, and has a reputation for being well-organized and high quality, with high attendance.

PORTLAND FINE CRAFT SHOW 2019 JURORS

Elena Kubler | Owner/Curator, The Turtle Gallery
Kazeem Lawal | Owner/Curator, Portland Trading Co.
Anja Levitties | Chair, 2019 Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show

 

January 19, 2019: Speed Designing with Jolene McGowan

Are you looking to grow your 2019 audience and further your visual web presence? Join us in Ellsworth at Artsworth for a new professional development workshop! Participants will leave this workshop with their own Mailchimp account and a completed promotional flier designed and created in Adobe Spark featuring their work or business. All of this will be accomplished in one workshop, setting the participant up for future promotions.

 

Maine Farmland Trust’s Fiore Art Center Announces 2019 Residencies & Jury Panel

Applications for the 2019 residencies at Maine Farmland Trust’s (MFT) Joseph A. Fiore Art Center opened in early December and will close March 1st, 2019. This summer the Center will offer six visual art residencies: four for Maine artists, one of which is reserved for a Native American artist; one for an out-of-state artist, and one for an international artist. In addition, the Center will offer one performance/interdisciplinary arts residency and one literary arts residency for Maine applicants, as well as a new academic writing residency open to applicants from New England.

These are one-month residencies that will take place in July, August and September. Artist applicants are selected based on the quality of their work samples, their artist statement, and demonstration that their work has a relevant connection to the environment at large, or rural Maine and agriculture specifically.

Applicants to the new academic writing residency should be in the writing stages of an academic paper or dissertation focusing on subject matter related to MFT’s mission (e.g. farmland protection, access, and transfer; farm viability; food systems; agroecology; soil health; climate change and agriculture).

The Fiore Art Center also offers a 5-month seasonal position for a resident gardener with an affinity for the arts.

This will be the fourth summer that the Fiore Art Center has offered a residency program. David Dewey and Anna Witholt Abaldo, Co-Directors at the Center, are excited to be working with yet another excellent jury panel. “Since the literary arts residency is focused on poetry this year, we pulled in renowned poet and arts writer Carl Little for his expertise in both the literary and visual arts,” explains Dewey. “We felt Sarah Workneh, with her depth of experience as Co-Director at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, would bring a great contemporary touch and round out the panel for the visual and interdisciplinary arts,” Witholt Abaldo added.

Sarah Workneh has been Co-Director at Skowhegan for nine years. She leads the educational program and related programs in New York throughout the year, and oversees facilities on campus. Previously, Sarah worked at Ox-Bow School of Art as Associate Director. She has served as a speaker in a wide variety of conferences and schools. Workneh has played an active role in the programmatic planning and vision of peer organizations, most recently with the African American Museum of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Somerset Cultural Planning Commission’s Advisory Council (ME) and serves on the board of the Colby College Museum of Art.

Carl Little is the author of more than 25 art books, including Paintings of MaineThe Art of Monhegan Island, and The Art of Maine in Winter. Little’s poetry has appeared in many print and online journals and is included in five anthologies edited by Wesley McNair, former Maine poet laureate. Poems have recently been featured in Maine Sunday Telegram’s “Deep Water” series and “Poems from Here” on Maine Public Radio, as well as in 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian and New England Writers. Little holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Columbia University, and Middlebury College. He directed the public affairs office and the Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic for eight years before becoming director of communications and marketing at the Maine Community Foundation in 2001.

The academic writing residency will be juried by Amanda Beal, President and CEO of MFT, and Andrew Marshall, MFT’s David and Cecile Wang Food & Farming Fellow. “We felt that our residency program at the Fiore Art Center provided a perfect opportunity to support academics working on important research for our farming community,” says Beal. “The richness of an interdisciplinary experience for both the academic resident and the artists in residence will further serve to integrate agriculture and art.”

Amanda Beal’s life-long interest in how we produce food began as a child. She grew up on her family’s commercial dairy farm in Maine, and spent time on the coast of Casco Bay, where she has fond memories of digging for dinner in the clam flats alongside her grandfather and warming the bench of his smelt shanty in the winter. Before joining MFT, Beal worked for several years as a consultant on food systems-related projects for a number of fisheries, agriculture, and other food-focused organizations and businesses, and was a co-author of the publication: “A New England Food Vision: Healthy Food for All, Sustainable Farming and Fishing, Thriving Communities.” She holds an M.S. from Tufts University, having completed the Agriculture, Food & Environment program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Hampshire in the Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science program.

Andrew Marshall is the 2018-2019 Wang Research and Policy Fellow at MFT, focusing on land use change, farmland reclamation, and climate issues. He has been ensconced in the Maine agricultural community for 15 years, serving as Education Director for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and Field Director for Land For Good. Andrew also operates Dorolenna Farm and Forest in Montville with his family. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College and the University of California.

Those interested can find more information on application details, summer visitor hours and Open Studio Days online at https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/public-outreach-new/jaf-art-center/.

ArtLab for All Ages – January 5, 2-4pm

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to discover the infinite possibilities of textiles, fibers, and fabric collage during January’s ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, January 5, from 2 to 4pm. Looking to the works of Biennial exhibition artists Baxter KoziolWilloughby Lukas Hastings and Isabelle O’Donnell, participants will experiment with craft techniques such as sewing and assemblage to explore symbol, design, and narrative.

Led by instructor Alexis Iammarino, ArtLab for All Ages takes place at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland, on the first Saturday of every month and is always free and open to all. Support for ArtLab is provided in part by the The Cricket Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, and individual donors.

 

ArtLab for All Ages

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to dive into the diverse currents of contemporary art making on view in the 2018 Biennial Exhibition during November’s ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, November 3, from 2 to 4pm. Led by ArtLab instructor Alexis Iammarino, participants will wade into the creative depths explored by the 43 Biennial artists, working in response to prompts with words and pictures. Following the workshop, participants are invited to stay for the Biennial opening reception from 5 to 7pm.

ArtLab for All Ages takes place at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland, on the first Saturday of every month and is always free and open to all. Support for ArtLab is provided in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Cricket Foundation, NLT Foundation, and individual donors.

Maine Crafts Association Invites You to Haystack Workshop Weekend

Maine Crafts Association invites you for an immersive, educational Workshop Weekend May 9-12, 2019 at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME. Instruction, room and board are included in the fee; program offers dedicated time in the Haystack Studios, exceptional instructors and fellow students, evening programming, delicious food and renowned views. 

Workshops fill quickly – program details via the link below. See you on Deer Isle in May!

Ceramics | Structural Slabs with Lynn Duryea, 2012 Master Craft Artist Award
Wood | Relief Wood Carving and Assemblage with Daniel Minter
Jewelry/Metals | Enigmas and Illuminations: Intimate 3D Collage with Willy and Wes Reddick
Blacksmithing | Calculate, Isolate and Redistribute: Volumetric Forging Practice for Steel with Rachel David
Printmaking | Stacking the Deck, Playing Cards with David Wolfe, 2018 Master Craft Artist Award
Fiber Arts | Drip, Drag and Pour: Textile Thinking in Encaustic Paint with Helene Farrar
Mixed Media | From Paper > Screen: Make, Document + Post with Edwige Charlot

Register at https://mainecrafts.org