OPTION #1 – You can now register and pay online below and, if need be, apply for scholarships here.
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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!
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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 »
Fun and supportive drop-in studio for teens to work on projects in the Bridge Studio. Kids can work on their own or collaborative projects, get help with a certain skill, or experiment with the many materials in the studio. Teen Art Studio with Bridget Matros for ages 13-18 Ongoing - Mondays 2:00 to 5:00 pm $8/session or $64 for 8 or pay what you can Ongoing 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…Find out more »
Bridge is a free after school art club for creative 6th graders to connect to themselves, each other, and the community. Over 14 weekly sessions, club members become a tight knit group of supportive artists, learning to be themselves and find their unique voices in a judgement-free zone. After a healthy snack provided by the Belfast CoOp, Bridge students share news or projects they’ve been working on, learn to use new materials or techniques, collaborate on group projects, take on independent projects, meet local artists, show their work in a gallery show, and develop leadership skills while staffing public art…Find out more »
Critiques and group discussion keep vision fresh and technique on track.Find out more »
In this 8 week class, artists will work sequentially through a series of exercises that demonstrate the behavior of color in certain conditions. In addition to the in-class lessons, assignments issued each week will be completed at home. Attention is paid to identifying what in seen in terms of color, interpreting information and translating observation into a mix, learning color interaction, and handling paint. As the course progresses, artists will put these essentials into practice painting directly from observation. Weekly critique provides opportunity to clarify concepts and discuss whatever’s going on in the group. All are welcome - no previous…Find out more »
What is started in Color Theory I continues and expands in this 8 week class. Artists study color structure (harmonic relationships), composition, and application of paint, expanding the palette, finding color balance within the work, and analyzing a work as it develops. In addition, the mechanics and methodology of the painting process - different types of brushes, preparing a substrate, making paint, using extenders, adjusting for canvas size, how to put the paint onto canvas selectively and deliberately are addressed. Instead of the week-to-week assignments of Color Theory I, in this course, artists work on developing a series of small…Find out more »
Literally, a’s, b’s and c’s —the class will use calligraphy, hand drawn letters and type fonts to deal with design elements such as composition, balance, integration and effective messaging. The course involves some drawing and, for those who are interested, computer generated imagery is welcome. Each week specific design problems will present new challenges; discussion through supportive critique helps solidify concepts. This playful approach is ‘designed’ to inspire. The A, B, Cs of 2D Design with Kris Engman October 3 - November 7 Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 $250 Age 17+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. …Find out more »
Get your hands muddy and learn all about clay, wheel throwing, hand building, glazing and firing and make pots, figures, sculptures and bowls. Exceptional instructor Linda Stec provides guidance and support. New and returning students are welcome. Come and have fun! Partial scholarships available. Wonders of Clay with Linda Stec POSTPONED TO October 4 - November 22, 2017 Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30PM $200 + $20 materials Age: 7-12 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 »
Family Art Workshops is a series of monthly workshops where adult and child create side-by-side! Each project is designed to fully engage all ages and stages. Each adult-child group takes home whatever they make as a keepsake of their special morning. Through the series, families explore a variety of activities and feel the benefits of the unique experience of focused time spent creating together!Find out more »
A perfect class for the complete beginner or those who have experience with clay. Learn a variety of techniques in creating clay sculpture including handbuilding and wheel throwing! Pick a focus and work with the instructor to hone in your skills, or try your hand at something new each week! This class offers group instruction and demonstration and plenty of one-on-one time.Find out more »
Parent and young child work side by side to explore materials in this relaxing weekly class. Adults learn how language and behaviors can nurture (or inhibit) creative development, and get insight into how artmaking for littles is really learning, made visible! There will be lots of opportunities to get messy - bring extra clothes! Emerging Artists with Felicia Cinquegrana October 12th - November 16th Thursdays 10:00 -11:00 AM, $55 (per child) Age: 2-5 Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Felicia Cinquegrana graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with…Find out more »
Learn how to achieve multiple colors in a linoleum cut image through reduction printing. This 3 hour workshop will be an introduction to the technique of reduction printing. Students will learn about cutting tools, materials, carving sequence and ink mixing. Students will use 6x9 easy cut linoleum blocks and have the opportunity to carve and edition their own print.Find out more »
This 5-hour workshop will go through the fundamentals of watercolor painting, and it's transparent properties. Through traditional approaches, participants will explore washes, water ratio to paint, how to use the most of the white paper, and manipulation of brushes. Several different techniques will be covered, allowing each participant their individual interpretations. The workshop will be held indoors and if time and weather cooperate, may include some plein air painting. Participants should bring good quality 140lb. cold press paper (such as Arches or similar) and whatever watercolor paint and brushes you may have. There will be materials to share if needed.Find out more »
The personal essay has been undergoing a resurgence of interest and experimentation in recent decades. The options are exciting! In this course, you will write (or re-write) a short (500- to 1,000-word) essay each week and participate multiple shorter exercises. To focus on craft, we will read a variety of essayists and look at how they use the writer’s toolkit of image, voice, language, narration, and structure. Participants will engage with the Waterfall Arts gallery exhibits during, using various pieces for inspiration. Whether you are a beginner or a published author, this class will help you move your writing to the next level. We will look at diverse essay forms including lyric, flash, braided, segmented, and experimental. Whatever your favorite subject is, you will walk away with ideas for your next drafts and finished work.Find out more »
Bridge Jr. offers after school art activities that are open-ended and allow young artists to find their own creative voice. Sessions start with "shares", where artists show what they're working on and get feedback and encouragement. The teaching artist shows tips and tricks to get the group started with materials of interest, but there's also "free create" - time to do what you want! This program can be paid for on a sliding scale for those with financial need. Scholarships are also available. BRIDGE JR with Felicia Cinquegrana November 7 - December 19 Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 $70 (financial aid is…Find out more »
Monoprints can combine techniques of the printer, painter, collage artist, and photographer. They are well-suited to books or stand alone works of art. Prints are the ideal medium for experimenting with layers of imagery and color. Students in this class will experiment with transparency, ghost images, silhouette, dendrites, and new textures. Participants will explore a new technique in each class. Time will be given for students to explore their own ideas after each class demo. No experience necessary but come prepared to get hooked on printmaking! Introduction to Monoprinting with Tara Law November 7 - 28 Tuesdays, 5:30 -…Find out more »
Intensive 3-day workshop for artists who want to expand their abilities to work digitally with photography or color using Adobe Photoshop.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 »
Draft & Draw is back! It’s a fun night of drawing or painting a costumed model and creative camaraderie with old friends and new faces. Draft and Draw is similar to typical figure drawing sessions in that the model takes short poses followed by longer ones. Unlike typical figure drawing sessions, chit-chat, moving about, and laughing are all acceptable. It’s a life drawing event that’s entertaining and relaxing.Find out more »
Paste paper is a painting technique that allows you to quickly and creatively create decorative papers. The acrylic paint is mixed with a wheat based paste that is then spread in thin layers on a piece of paper. While it is still wet you draw in it with different tools, creating marks and textures which are then layered on top of each other. Once the layers are dry the papers can be used for any number of different projects: book covers, holiday wrapping paper, greeting cards, small framed images. It is easy, fun and addictive!Find out more »
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