OPTION #1 – You can now register and pay online below and, if need be, apply for scholarships here.
OPTION #4 – Call the office at 207 338-2222, register/pay with a credit card.
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OPTION #4 – Stop by to register and pay. Office is at Waterfall Arts 256 High Street in Belfast. Office hours – Tue – Fri 10 am to 5 pm.
Please try to register no later than one week prior to the first meeting of the class. All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of a class running and of your slot in it!
We look forward to seeing you at Waterfall Arts!
Any questions, please call the office at 207.338.2222 or contact us via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The longest running group of its kind in the Midcoast area, the life drawing group at Waterfall Arts began over a decade ago. Anyone who has an interest in drawing from the figure can join this on-going, long running, non-instructional group. The models, both male and female, are different each week and the group is supportive and respectful. The poses tend to be long, one or two a session. Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room. Saturday Life Drawing is an ongoing event - you can pay for six sessions at a…Find out more »
Join us for AAAH: Chalk Walk on Saturday, June 17! Inspired by Italian traditions of recreating masterpieces on the street where everyday people could see them, sidewalk chalk festivals have popped up from coast to coast. Belfast has all of the right ingredients - tons of artists, a beautiful paved walkway along the water, and a community art center to supply the chalk and organize! We have about twenty 5'x5' squares on pavement and sidewalk with our current hoped-for location. These will go to artists - first come, first served - who register through the office or by emailing email@example.com.…Find out more »
FLOW is an event series produced by the Coaction lab in association with the Intermedia MFA and New Media undergraduate programs at the University of Maine and in collaboration with the Friends of Fort Knox. This event series is focused on water as a precious resource that connects and supports the diverse range of living systems on our planet. This year's event is in collaboration with Intercreate.org, host of SCANZ 2017 Ocean + Energy an international biennial. Intercreate is an organization exploring projects at the juncture of art, science, culture and technology. Last year's event took place at the Thomas…Find out more »
Get your blue on at the Indigo Social! Indigo is an unassuming leafy plant that has been used for centuries to dye textiles every shade of blue, from the palest sky blue to the deepest blue-black. Come and party at Waterfall Arts and get your Indigo on! Jackie will teach you how to make an indigo vat, and bring all sorts of gadgets and tools to create designs and resists. Bring your own fabric/yarn/fiber/clothes/underwear (up to a pound or so total weight) or choose from Jackie's a la carte bar of white things: cloth napkins, tea towels, fingerless mitts/wrist warmers,…Find out more »
A week of fun exploring fiber arts! We will look at fibers from sheep, goats, alpaca and bunnies, and learn how to dye them, spin them into yarns we can knit and weave with, and have some fun with needle felting. We will try out drop spindles and spinning wheels, make our own looms, needle felt some animals and forage around for plants we can use to dye our yarns and fibers. Old skills, new fun! Fiber fun with Jackie Ottino Graf June 26 - 30 Mon – Fri, 9:00 – 3:00 for ages 8 to 12 $225 (10% discount for…Find out more »
Keep the creativity flowing through the summer with this weekly drop-in art club for ages 8-18! Kids can work on their own projects, get help with a certain skill, or experiment with the many materials in the Bridge Studio. Parents/guardians must come in and fill out a sign up form at drop-off (only the first time) or fill out the online form below before first drop-off. Kids can drop $8 into the jar when they arrive, or visits can be prepaid online or in the office. Headphones are allowed, but we ask that cellphones be used just for calls to parents…Find out more »
The FREE Art Together Mornings series continues on July 1 from 10:00am-12:00pm with Bridget Matros! Art Together Mornings is a series of monthly, FREE memorable mornings where adult and child create side-by-side! Each project is designed to fully engage all ages and stages; parents get their hands dirty enjoying the materials, while being guided with tips on supporting their young artists’ creativity. Each adult-child group takes home whatever they make as a keepsake of their special morning. Through the Art Together Mornings series, families explore a variety of activities and feel the benefits of the unique experience of…Find out more »
A printmaking class for all interests and levels. Stick with the same technique or combine techniques over the six weeks. Each session will begin with a demo of a different printmaking technique. Come to one or pay in advance and get 6 sessions for the cost of 5. Techniques that will be covered; monotype, dry point, etching, calligraphy and relief printing. Printmaking: All Levels with Gwen Tatro July 6 – August 10 Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:30pm $150 for full session or $30 drop-in + materials materials fee varies per person depending on projects. $5 per sheet of paper, etc. Age: 15+…Find out more »
Mugs, tiles and boxes and more are ready for you to add your personal touch. You decorate them, we’ll fire them, and you pick them up in a few days. Join Linda Stec for this paint your own pottery workshop, it’s a great way to have fun with friends or spend time with your family! Everyone is welcome, kids under 12 must come with a supervising adult. Cover price includes one mug or tile; a small selection of other pieces will be available as well. Not confident with a brush? – no worries! Use our stamps and easy to use…Find out more »
The return of the popular make and take camp where we create a whole little world of our own... in addition to painting, printing, sculpting, drawing, building, playing, gluing, weaving and photographing! Teensy Tiny Town II with Bridget Matros July 10 - 14 Mon - Fri, 9:00 - 3:00 for ages 8 to 12 $225 (10% sibling discount) Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Bridget Matros, Waterfall Art’s Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator, will be leading the fun at Teensy Tiny Town. Matros came to Waterfall Arts with over 15 years of…Find out more »
Remember film? Believe it or not it still exists and has been making a comeback over the past few years. Here is your chance to learn how to expose, process and print all in 2 days! This course will teach you all the basics one needs to know to get started. Using your own 35mm or 120mm film camera, you will learn how to expose film properly using the camera's manual settings, process it, and make enlargements in a traditional wet darkroom. This course lays the foundation to the many possibilities film photography offers.Find out more »
Learn all about clay, wheel-throwing techniques, hand building, and the process of glazing and firing. Make pots, figures, sculptures and bowls. Exceptional instructor Linda Stec provides guidance and support. New and returning students are welcome. Come and have fun! Wonders of Clay with Linda Stec July 12 - August 16 Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30PM $170 + $15 materials Age: 6-15 Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Linda Stec has been teaching clay at Waterfall Arts for over a decade. She has a degree in Fine Arts and has taken many masters…Find out more »
Sequencing is a way for both beginners and more experienced art makers to enter the process of painting at a deep and direct level, by taking away some of the traditional impediments to creative energy. It quickly identifies important elements in our creative work, momentarily suspends part of our thought process, and allows us to begin work without the burdens of self-doubt, memory, and desire. It helps to free us from the idea that quality artwork is wholly dependent on technique. Specifically, it emphasizes metaphor, color, light, the horizon, the physical encounter with the paint, and of course awareness and…Find out more »
Animals, Beasts, Critters and Creatures inspire a wild week of clay sculpting, face painting, chalk drawing, nest building, paw printing, puppet making and more!Find out more »
Assembly is a mixed media workshop lead by Karen Gelardi and Anna Hepler that will explore woodblock printing and collage. By printing shaped and simple carved woodblocks onto paper and fabric, we will generate materials and components that can be recombined as a collage or construction. Join us in making 2D and 3D works at the Assembly! This workshop is being presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, SEESAW: Works by Anna Hepler and Karen Gelardi. ASSEMBLY! Mixed Media Collage with Anna Hepler and Karen Gelardi Saturday, July 22 10:00am - 3:00pm $65 Age: 15+ Members receive class discounts!…Find out more »
This workshop is about getting out of the studio and into the landscape. Painting outdoors, with your subject facing you with every turn of the head, is unique. It’s immediate, ever-changing, meditative, and a remote cousin of the studio experience. In the words of one artist, it’s a living and vibrant, moment-to-moment transformation of your observations - with its shifts, permutations and deviations - all orchestrated by the passing of the day. With attention to color, method and materials, we’ll spend full days painting small works, with the idea a completing one or more paintings each session. It’s about LIGHT…Find out more »
Similar to our full week Hot Glass class, but consolidated into a two day blitz of fun and torchwork! A great introduction to torchworking glass rods into beads. Hours fly by in focused creation, full of rich color and fascinating techniques. Learn how to make round beads, use a marver to make cylindrical or flattened beads, mix colors and get beautiful reactions, work with stringer and pull hot glass into “stripes” and “twisties” to make patterns on beads. The emphasis will be on developing familiarity with glass and individual creativity. Weekend Blitz: Hot Glass, All Levels with Marta Bernbaum…Find out more »
A great introduction to torchworking glass rods into beads. Hours fly by in focused creation, full of rich color and fascinating techniques. Learn how to make round beads, use a marver to make cylindrical or flattened beads, mix colors and get beautiful reactions, work with stringer and pull hot glass into "stripes" and "twisties" to make patterns on beads. The emphasis will be on developing familiarity with glass and individual creativity. Hot Glass: All Levels with Marta Bernbaum July 31 - August 4 Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 3:00PM $225 + $30 materials Age: 13+ Members receive class discounts!…Find out more »
This class will explore watercolor's transparent qualities. Students will learn about washes, gradations, tonal values, manipulating and controlling the medium while being open to it's endless surprises. Watercolor with Lesia Sochor August 2 - 4 Wednesday - Friday, 9:00AM - 12:00PM $95 + $10 materials Age: 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Lesia Sochor is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. Sochor is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who believes "anyone has the ability" to create. Sochor has lived, painted,exhibited and taught in Maine for 30 years. She…Find out more »
This class gives students the opportunity to learn how to use multiple color graphic designs to print using the silkscreen process. Learn how to separate a color image into a graphic screen printing through examples and screen print demonstrations. All students will leave with a 2 color screen print of their design. Experience with screen printing not required but recommended. Screen printing with Shawn Brewer Saturday, August 5 10:00am - 3:00pm $65 + $15 materials fee Age: 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Shawn Brewer is a printmaker based out…Find out more »
GELATIN PRINT with ABBIE READ Friday, August 11 9:00am - 12:00pm $30 + $10 materials Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Abbie Read has taught a variety of art disciplines for many years – including printmaking, bookbinding, assemblage and painting. She has been working in abstract collage for decades, and loves the freedom to invent compositions and play around with the visual elements of shape, color and line. Register by filling out the form below or calling the office at (207) 338-2222. Enroll early to ensure a spot!Find out more »
Introduction to Gilding with Joe Ascrizzi August 12 & 13 Saturday & Sunday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM $275 + $75 materials fee Age: 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Ascrizzi, a master artist-artisan, crosses time barriers to bring ancient media and techniques to contemporary visual expression. He creates his art out of his owner-built workshop-studios located in rural Freedom, Maine. Using his multi-faceted skills and incorporating a wide variety of natural and unexpected materials, he creates a complex interplay of art forms, which include: bas-relief, carved and inlaid box and wall sculptures,…Find out more »
Eco-print uses locally sourced plant materials to capture impressions on cloth and paper. In this workshop we will explore the basics of printing with both silk and paper. Specially prepared papers and fibers are bundled, stacked and steamed, and the results are like unwrapping gifts- one never can be quite certain of the outcome, but the natural world provides us with amazing colors and patterns- from distinct plant images to abstract color effects. Susan Smith teaches in the Intermedia MFA program at the University of Maine-Orono, and uses multi-media in her own art practice, which focuses on unconventional materials and…Find out more »
Participants will have the opportunity to handbuild vessels or throw on the wheel, then experience the exciting process of firing their pottery outdoors in a raku kiln. The first 3 classes will be for creating and glazing. Firing will take place during the final class. Raku Clay with Linda Stec August 15, 17, 22, 25 Tues, Thurs, Tues, Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM $60 + $10 materials Age: 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Linda Stec has been teaching clay at Waterfall Arts for over a decade. She has a degree…Find out more »
This workshop for kids will introduce methods of screen printing that do not require a darkroom, exposure unit, or photo-sensitive emulsion. Although the primary use of screen printing is using emulsion and positive-films, there is so much more to the art of silkscreening (seriography is the fancy word). This workshop will feature screen printing as a means of creating monotypes that consist of more painterly marks and dynamic layering of different squeegee and inking techniques. Screen Printing for Youth with Shawn Brewer Saturday, August 19 9:00AM - 1:00PM $40 + $15 materials Age: 8-15 Members receive class discounts! Check…Find out more »
A fun, 4-day animation workshop creating art, making new friends and learning new things! Prior animation experience is not required, but definitely geared for those who enjoy drawing and working with art materials. The program begins with a group sharing and brainstorming to develop the story or “concept” for the animation. Participants will work together as a production team creating the art for characters, props, set, etc. Come prepared to work! Film screenings will cover the history of animation and a sampling of short films by international animators using a variety of animation techniques. A frame-by-frame capable, digital video camera…Find out more »
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