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5 days of crafty silliness making freaky friends out of fabric, wood, plaster, paper, wire, and everything else we can find! You'll make lots of stuff to take home, play games, learn puppetry techniques, create plays, get schooled on "the classics," and make movies! Partial scholarships available to those who qualify for assistance. Class size is limited - enroll early! April School Vacation Art Camp: Puppetopia with Bridget Matros for ages 7 to 12 Monday thru Friday, April 17 - 21. 9 am to 3 pm $180 plus $15 materials Puppetopia is led by Bridget Matros, Waterfall Art's Youth &…Find out more »
Friday, Apr. 21 from 1 to 4 $35 Come learn a few things about working with colored and textured paper to make an abstract collage. Design elements and design principles will be discussed, and put to use. There will be some elementary color theory introduced. Abbie Read 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. This workshop is for everyone age 15 and above, beginners and more advanced students as well. Abbie Read has taught a variety of art disciplines for many…Find out more »
All Ages Art Happenings (AAAH!) returns with Hagamos Arte! on Saturday, May 6 from 2-4pm! FREE! Cinco de Mayo is a huge holiday for celebrating Mexican culture - a perfect time for learning about the colorful folk arts of Mexico! At this day-after-Cinco-de-Mayo event, we'll make pinatas, cut papel picado, fold paper flowers, and build tiny nichos. Practice your Spanish and enjoy a traditional hat dance! Throughout the year, FREE All Ages Art Happenings (AAAH) events engage area youth and families through community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages. AAAH events are led by Bridget…Find out more »
with Linda Stec Tuesday and Thursday May 9 & 11 and Tuesday May 16 & Friday May 19 5:30 to 7:30 pm $40 + $10 mtls Build simple vessels, then fire outdoors with a flame finish. Linda Stec has been teaching clay at waterfall Arts for over 10 years. She has a degree in Fine Arts and has taken many masters level classes. Along with clay, Linda has been a performing puppeteer for 18 years, done calligraphy, cartooning, and weaving. She is a master gardener and Director of Starrett Childrens’ Center. This class is filling quickly. Call the office at…Find out more »
with Kris Engman Saturday May 13 from 10 am to 3 pm $75 materials included An intensive portrait workshop with an accomplished instructor. image by Kris Engman Fill out form below to register and pay.Find out more »
Students will carve a small pieces of alabaster stone into an organic forms. We will look at examples of nature from the surrounding ecosytem (shells, lichen, plant pods) for inspiration for the forms of our work. Methods of carving including hammering with chisels, filing, sawing, and drilling will be taught. The various methods of finishing the stone from wet sanding to oiling and waxing will be the final part of the workshop. Stone Carving with Anne Alexander Saturday, June 17th 10:00am - 4:00pm $65 + $20 materials fee Age: 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program…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 »
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 siblings)…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 »
A class for all levels! Explore all the many facets of working with clay. Weekly demonstrations focus on understanding the fundamentals of clay, through hand building projects and gradually developing skills on the wheel. Intermediate and advanced students will have an opportunity to hone their techniques in wheel throwing, hand building, sculpture, surface decoration and glazing through independent projects. Open studio hours available to extend work time. Ceramics: All Levels with Linda Stec July 12 - August 16 Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30PM $120 + $15 materials fee $25 drop in Age: 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership…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 »
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. This class is currently full and online registrations is closed. Slots do sometimes become available closer to a class date. If you would like…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 »
Students in this course will learn the process of screen printing used to create prints on a variety of surfaces. We will look at artist prints, t-shirts, and other printed goods to find inspiration in the studio. Participants will then print their own posters and t-shirts. By the end of the workshop, students will walk away with a printed T-shirt, Totebag, and stickers adorned with their own designs! 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 out our membership program here. ABOUT…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 »
THE BIG DRAW is here again! An annual celebration encouraging communities around the globe to do some doodling together. This year, we’re combining our annual Big Draw event with bringing back our fantastic CHALK WALK festival! We’ll have professional artists working on reserved squares of blacktop, and PLENTY of chalk for everyone to add their own design to the community pathway. Explore games and fun photo ops as you check out large-scale works in progress as you stroll through Heritage Park.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). Learn some traditional Shibori and Ikat techniques to create beautiful designs on your fabric. For best results, please…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!Find out more »
ONGOING - 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.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 »
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 Winter Session runs January – March. You…Find out more »
Fact! Kids and cats prefer empty boxes over toys 95% of the time. This was the inspiration behind this very unique AAAH (All Ages Art happening) event: C.B.A.R.F. (Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun)! For the third year, Waterfall Arts is throwing a party that's all about building with cardboard boxes... and the whole community is invited! AAAH: CBARF (Cardboard Boxes Really Are Fun) Sunday, January 14 2:00-4:00PM All ages The event is FREE (but we do suggest bringing a roll of packing tape if possible) "Messing around with cardboard boxes isn't far from what artists are doing in…Find out more »
A printmaking workshop for all interests and levels. This one day course will cover the basics of etching with copper plates. Different techniques will be covered including the use of soft and hard ground etching methods. Gain the skills you need to create an edition of your own original artwork. ALL ABOUT ETCHING with Gwen Tatro February 3 Saturday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM $60 + $15 materials Age 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Gwen Tatro is the founder of Insularis Studios and is trained in relief and intaglio printmaking processes.…Find out more »
Art Meets Music! An all ages painting party featuring live music to get your brushes moving, and real musical instruments on display to inspire!Find out more »
Dust off that old polaroid camera and create one-of-a-kind pieces of art by deconstructing instant film images. Bring your own camera to get re-aquainted with the medium, spend some time making images, and learn the process of emulsion lifting. These images are affixed to watercolor paper that you can then draw on, paint over, or frame (and give to your Valentine?). INSTANT PHOTO EMULSION LIFT With Julia Raite Saturday, February 17 10:00AM – 2:00PM $65 (students need to purchase and bring their own instant camera film) Age 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.…Find out more »
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…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 »
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.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 »
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In this easy and fun workshop, kids will learn about analog photography and old-fashioned light-sensitive paper. They'll use their imaginations to create images and patterns on silver-gelatin and cyanotype coated papers, then expose them using darkroom enlargers, black lights, and the sun. Equal parts creativity and science for a generation that grew up in a digital world, it's sure to surprise and awe when their picture "magically" appears in a tray of developer. PHOTOGRAMS with Julia Raite Saturday, March 24 10:00AM - 1:00PM $45 + $10 materials Age 10-13 Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.…Find out more »
This unusual course, led by Abbie Read and Karin Otto, will be a two-day workshop suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience. Participants will learn about both printmaking and collage separately, and then experiment using them together. The themes of landscape, architecture and/or natural forms will be our starting points. Printmaking is a very exciting medium, not always predictable, but highly rewarding. You will learn a range of different techniques, including collagraphic, simple intaglio, and mono printing. The workshop will guide you through each process and you will be given time to explore each one. You…Find out more »
Come work in our darkroom and learn the basics, or get a refresher course in the black and white film photography process. Day 1: you'll learn how to process film. Day 2: you'll learn how enlargers work, make contact sheets, and produce prints of your photographs. Come with an undeveloped roll of film, or your film camera and its manual (should you need to finish the roll and learn how to get it out of the camera safely). Paper and chemistry will be provided. DARKROOM BASICS with Julia Raite April 14 & 21 Saturdays, 5:30-7:30PM $65 + $15 materials…Find out more »
Creative development specialist Bridget Matros has created a special week of multi-sensory activities perfect for young artists. Silly games, stories, and lot of fun materials to explore. Ages 5-7Find out more »
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