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ONGOING - 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.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.Find out more »
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. The Spring Session runs April – June. You can…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 April 18 - May 23 Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30PM $150 + $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 level…Find out more »
"Cantastoria" is a street theater form championed by Bread and Puppet Theater that involves the performance of pictures through the use of song, movement, text, and puppetry. The word "canta-storia" comes from Italian (sung story), though the form has its roots in India ca. 600 AD and has flourished in various guises all over Europe and Asia (from Japan (etoki & kamishibai) to Germany (bankelsang) for the last 1,500 years. If puppetry can be said to activate all the objects whose expressive potential lies dormant as a result of the "realistic" aspirations & conventions of actors' theater, Cantastoria is the…Find out more »
Waterfall Arts is excited to welcome Bread & Puppet Theater to Belfast for a performance of a new play, The Basic Bye-bye Show - a manifesto on transformation, inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s apocalyptic woodcuts, Brahms 4 Serious Songs, and the daily news.Find out more »
Join this group firing event with work you've already created! Work can be made in the Clay Studio during Open Studio hours. Clay Open Studio happens weekly on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Pieces bust be bisqued and glazes used must be suitable for Raku firing. Raku clay and glazes available to purchase in the Clay Studio. Pieces are limited to number of participants. Call the office for more information. This outdoor firing cannot happen if there are high winds. Wind date is June 2. Raku Firing Party with Linda Stec May 11 (Wind Date: June 2) Friday…Find out more »
Dyeing with Indigo has a long history, dating back to at least 2500 BC. There are many methods and techniques to using indigo, from fermenting your own plant stuff, reducing with urine and lots of other unpleasant steps. We will not be experimenting with those methods in this class! Learn how to make a concentrated stock, and use it to add beautiful layers of blues to your fibers! We will cover proper procedure for working with indigo, making a vat, how to “read” a vat and adjust it for proper dyeing conditions. New this session - Jackie will be providing…Find out more »
Art Together Mornings is a series of 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 focused time spent creating together.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!Find out more »
Clay is an amazingly versatile medium and in this class we will explore the many uses of clay. From creating functional pottery and useful items for the home, to exploring the sculptural qualities and letting your imagination run wild. Learn all the basics of creating with clay! All levels welcome.Find out more »
Success with acrylic resist etching is right around the corner with this workshop! This workshop will introduce 1 product and 1 mix yourself to create a very effective roll on ground for copper plate etching. Kris will introduce B.I.G., developed by Andrew Baldwin of Wales and a recipe Kris uses that we will mix ourselves. Both of these grounds offer good results and can be used for a hardground, softground, soft ground texture and in combination with other material for lift ground. Other ground applications can be used from these materials but focus will be on the previous info. Kris…Find out more »
In Natural Dye Rainbow, we will explore 8-10 natural dyes, from roots, flowers, minerals, wood and even an insect or 2. We will learn how to prepare fibers for dyeing, and learn how to coax maximum colors from our dyestuff. We will be dying wool yarns, and end up with 15 or so colors. Please bring notetaking materials, as well as a plastic bag or container for bringing home your wet yarns. Dyeing can have an element of waiting, so feel free to bring your knitting or other hand craft to work on while we wait for our colors to cook!Find out more »
In this two day workshop, Siem van der Ven will demonstrate techniques drawn directly from his body of work including surface design, carving, piercing, and throwing double-walled forms. Students are encouraged to bring leather-hard greenware onto which they will learn to draw accurate grids for creating surface patterns of their own. They will also have the opportunity to work on the wheel under the Siem's guidance.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.Find out more »
This technique of monotype printing offers the opportunity of color mixing/interactions and mark making that allows for luminosity of the paper to add excitement to the print. Learn to understand viscosity of ink, modify ink, lay down an even layer of ink on a transparent surface, prepare 4 plates with the the basics of one image, and then register the plates to paper on the press. We will use process colors blue, magenta and yellow for the 3 color plates and, if a key plate is desired, choice of color is open. Kris will run a complete demo (Brief in…Find out more »
Bring a change of clothes and the energy for a week you will never forget! A slime-making lab. Paint pistols and watercolor balloons. Body paint and squishy sculptures. It all ends in an obstacle course/color run that WILL require hosing off!Find out more »
How many weirdos can you be in one week? Let's find out! Bizarre portraits, funky puppets, superhero selves, silly skits, monster masks, pinch pot faces and more!Find out more »
This camp will combine play with learning in a creative environment. We will explore the concept of film style and genre through the lens of spoof and parody. Campers will learn about fiction and nonfiction storytelling, and work as a group to produce their own original mockumentary film about something in Belfast. Campers will also learn basic skills to use video production equipment with a safe and fun team, and afterwards their film will stream on Belfast Community Television. FILM STYLE MASH-UP: MAKE YOUR OWN MOCKUMENTARY with Gemma Perretta Scott July 23 - 27 Monday - Friday 8:45AM -…Find out more »
FREE 2-week Summer Digital Storytelling Intensive August 6-17, Monday-Friday 8:30AM-3:30PM for girls ages 12-16 The AR GIRLS summer intensive launches a brand new digital storytelling club for girls that will be available from September – December. Work with other girls and community members to create your own interactive digital stories, communicating topics that are important to you and your community. Plan a Showcase to present your work, and explore more ways to connect to a larger network of creators. School-year Digital Storytelling Club Unleash your creative moxie! This brand new Digital Storytelling club for girls will continue to meet weekly…Find out more »
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