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March 2019

Saturday Life Drawing Long Pose Group – Ongoing

March 2, 2019@9:30 AM - February 22, 2020@12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$60

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. There is a costumed model each second Saturday of the month. The poses tend to be long, one or two a session.…

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April 2019

Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio

April 18@1:00 PM - November 21@5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Art Hive open studio sessions are for everyone! A variety of materials will be available for you to create with, including: Paints, Pastels, Collage, Fiber arts, etc. Come experience the transformative power of art in a safe and encouraging environment where all are welcome.

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June 2019

Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing

June 3@6:00 PM - December 23@8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$60

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 Monday night Life Drawing group is for short poses. Models will take quick gestural poses of 3,5, and 10 minutes followed…

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July 2019

Wonders of Clay Summer 2019

July 10@3:30 PM - August 14@5:30 PM

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!

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Summer Camp Week 3: Tinker and Build

July 22@9:00 AM - July 26@3:00 PM

Hammer and nails, duct tape and imagination are some of the tools we'll need to rock this week of creative construction. Make some art, take stuff apart, and learn how to get things to stick and stand. We'll get messy with paint and clay too, of course!   TINKER AND BUILD with Heather Marlow July 22 – 26 Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM for ages 8 to 12 $225 (10% sibling discount) Members receive class discounts! Check out our…

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Summer Young Artists Studio

July 23@3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Keep the creativity flowing 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.

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Watercolor

July 24@9:30 AM - July 26@2:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$185

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 its endless surprises.

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Printmaking: Monotype

July 24@5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that produces a unique print and a great process for understanding the basics of the printmaking process in general. Students will learn several approaches to applying ink and creating texture to a plate. Images are then transferred on to paper using a printing press. A variety of materials and tools are often used to embellish prints.

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Paint Your Own Pottery

July 27@10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$18

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 squeeze bottles.

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RAINBOW NATURAL DYE

July 28@10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$150

Up until the late 1800's, all colors came from natural sources. It's fun and easy to still use these dyes today. In Natural Dye Rainbow, we will explore 8-10 natural dyes, from roots, flowers, minerals, wood, and even an insect or two. 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 note-taking 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!

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Summer Young Artists Studio

July 30@3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Keep the creativity flowing 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.

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August 2019

Art Together Morning

August 3@10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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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.

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AR GIRLS SUMMER INTENSIVE

August 5@8:30 AM - August 16@3:30 PM
Free

Unleash your creative potential! Work collaboratively with other girls and community partners to use your expertise in the arts to visually communicate about things that are important to you and your community! AR Girls is a summer-to-fall hands-on design experience for teen girls to explore and communicate with digital interactive art and design. The AR Girls program is FUN and FREE, and no prior experience with digital interactive art or design is required!   AR GIRLS: Summer Intensive August 5-16,…

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Summer Young Artists Studio

August 6@3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Keep the creativity flowing 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.

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Calligraphy

August 9@10:00 AM - August 12@4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$180

Back to the 1400's and the scripted letter; we'll be working with the Italic alphabet. Practice makes perfect so there will be plenty of that in addition to working with some designs that bring old letters into the 21st century. We'll study the work of calligraphers past and present and look at possibilities for illuminating letters with gold leaf. Lots to learn about methods and materials in 3 days. No previous experience needed. A lot can be accomplished in a short time.

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Ceramics: Surface Design

August 10@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$65

Take painting pottery to the next level. In this one day workshop work alongside ceramic artist Maggie Blue as she demos different techniques in surface design. Using low-fire glazes, students will experiment with pattern application and image transfer on bisque ware. A variety of pre-fired vessels, platters, plates, bowls, tiles, cups, mugs and other items will be available to participants. All levels welcome!   CERAMICS: SURFACE DESIGN with Maggi Blue Saturday, August 10 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM $65 (general)…

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Summer Young Artists Studio

August 13@3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Keep the creativity flowing 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.

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Printmaking: Drypoint

August 14@5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45

Drypoint is a type of intaglio print making where a needle is used to incised lines into a plate. Different effects can be achieved through the depth and frequency of line as well as the amount of ink used. For this introductory session participants will use plexiglass plates to learn basic etching techniques.

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Drawing Belfast

August 15@10:00 AM - August 16@4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$120

Getting out and around in Belfast, with sketch pads and drawing boards in hand. We'll be spending two days gallivanting about, enjoying the architecture and natural beauty of our hometown. Lessons in linear perspective, structures of design and composition, use of methods and materials will focus our efforts to capture the essential Belfast. No previous experience necessary.

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Encaustic Painting

August 16@10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$130

Drip, pour, drag, layer, heat, and incise! Investigate the art of encaustic painting in this very hands-on workshop using pigmented wax, and a heated palette! Explore a rich variety of marks and surfaces while doing image transfer, etching, and collaging in this seductive medium. Take both your flat collections of drawings, collected papers, pictures and incorporate found objects. Class time will be divided between demonstrations, individual work time, and discussion about historical and contemporary practices. We will also touch on proper studio ventilation, wax safety, and how to “finish” artworks in terms of framing and care. Students will leave with multiple finished pieces and the understanding of proper studio set-up.

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Photopalooza

August 19@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$35

Join us for an all day, all-ages, fun and educational photo activity day! Youth 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult (but don't worry, this is just as interesting for grown-ups!). We will all build a room-sized camera obscura, make our own pinhole cameras, and create lumen prints and cyanotypes outside. Everyone will leave with artwork, a lens-less camera, and a new appreciation for light and optics.

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FRIDAY TRY DAY: ANY FOOL CAN DRAW

August 23@6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

You may think you are terrible at drawing. You may be right. This night of ridiculousness will magically boost your skills, guaranteed!

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September 2019

Introduction to Gilding

September 13@10:00 AM - September 15@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$175

This workshop is an introduction to gilding with metal leaf - gold/ imitation gold/variegated leaf/ copper and aluminum - it's a materials and methods mini-course instructing in the use of the easier, oil-size method as well as the more complicated, but dazzling, water-gilding. You will learn how to prepare surfaces, make gesso, apply metal leaf, and burnish to illuminate the gold. Traditional formulas and practices will be the foundation of our contemporary application. A weekend of great fun and skill-building.…

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