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April 2017

April Vacation Art Camp: Puppetopia

April 17, 2017@9:00 AM - April 21, 2017@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$195

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 -…

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Collage with Abbie Read

April 21, 2017@1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$35

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…

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May 2017

AAAH: Hagamos Arte!

May 6, 2017@2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free

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…

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Raku Clay

May 9, 2017@5:30 PM - May 19, 2017@7:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$50

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.…

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Drawing: Understanding the Head

May 13, 2017@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$75

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.

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June 2017

Cancelled: Stone Carving with Anne Alexander

June 17, 2017@10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$85

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…

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FLOW at Fort Knox

June 24, 2017@3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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…

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Summer Camp Week 1: Fiber Camp!

June 26, 2017@9:00 AM - June 30, 2017@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

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…

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July 2017

Ceramics: All Levels with Linda Stec

July 12, 2017@5:30 PM - August 16, 2017@7:30 PM
$135

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…

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Assembly! Mixed Media Collage with Anna Hepler & Karen Gelardi

July 22, 2017@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$65

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…

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Hot Glass: All Levels with Marta Bernbaum

July 31, 2017@9:00 AM - August 4, 2017@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Montville, 52 Kingdom Road
Montville, ME 04941 United States
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$255

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…

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August 2017

Watercolor with Lesia Sochor

August 2, 2017@9:00 AM - August 4, 2017@12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$105

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…

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Gelatin Print with Abbie Read

August 11, 2017@9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$40

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…

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Summer Camp Week 4: Animation

August 21, 2017@10:00 AM - August 24, 2017@3:00 PM
$160

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…

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October 2017

Indigo Social with Jackie Ottino Graf- CANCELLED

October 20, 2017@5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$65

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…

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November 2017

Introduction to Monoprinting

November 7, 2017@5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$180

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!

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Teen Art Studio

November 20, 2017@2:00 PM - June 4, 2018@5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$8

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.

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February 2018

All About Etching

February 3, 2018@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$80

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.  …

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AAAH: ART MEETS MUSIC

February 10, 2018@2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Art Meets Music! An all ages painting party featuring live music to get your brushes moving, and real musical instruments on display to inspire!

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Instant Photo Emulsion Lift

February 17, 2018@10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$65

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…

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March 2018

Photograms

March 24, 2018@10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$65

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…

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April 2018

Darkroom Basics

April 14, 2018@5:30 PM - April 21, 2018@7:30 PM
$80

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…

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Cantastoria workshop with Bread & Puppet Theater!

April 26, 2018@5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$45

"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…

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Bread & Puppet presents The Basic Byebye Show!

April 27, 2018@7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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.

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June 2018

PUBLIC TALK: Ecological History of the Penobscot Bay

June 14, 2018@7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Many beautiful seascapes within Penobscot Bay have not changed for centuries. However, underwater and out of sight there has been a revolution. This ecosystem supported some of Maine's first seaside residents on North Haven Island over 4000 years ago. They subsisted on cod and other groundfish for thousands of years. While we know cod are delicious, when they were abundant, they were important predators that "ruled" the ecosystem. Today, cod are rare in coastal Maine and as a result, some of their prey have exploded in abundance including our most valuable marine resource -- the lobster. The Gulf of Maine in general and Penobscot Bay are among the most dynamic and rapidly changing ecosystems in the world. Our changing climate and fishing pressure caused considerable change but the restoration efforts of removing dams along the Penobscot River and its tributaries account for considerable positive change today and in the future. Since humans created the Antropocene, arguably it is our charge to reverse our effects. Maine can be proud of the pioneering role it has played in working to reduce some of the human impacts to fisheries and to our waterways of the past.

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CLAY, SCULPTURE, AND FUNCTION

June 18, 2018@5:30 PM - July 9, 2018@7:30 PM
$173

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.

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PATTERN & PIERCING IN CLAY WITH SIEM VAN DER VEN

June 23, 2018@10:00 AM - June 24, 2018@4:00 PM
$265

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.

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Young Artists Studio

June 27, 2018@3:00 PM - August 15, 2018@5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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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.

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ACRYLIC ETCHING

June 30, 2018@10:00 AM - July 1, 2018@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$190

Success with acrylic resist etching is right around the corner with this workshop! This workshop will introduce a product approach and a “mix yourself” approach 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 students will learn to mix themselves. Both of these grounds offer good results and can be used for a hardground, softground, soft ground texture, and in combination…

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July 2018

ART CAMP: WHAT A MESS! (FULL)

July 9, 2018@9:00 AM - July 13, 2018@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

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!

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ANGLES TO ORTHOGONALS

July 10, 2018@10:00 AM - July 19, 2018@4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$265

Linear perspective seems to be everyone’s nemesis, but it doesn’t have to be and it’s so important to have in your skill set. In this class, we tackle it head on; first with simple geometric constructions that need to feel spacial in a drawing and then we move ahead to all manner of single and double-point perspective problems - still lifes, furniture, buildings, even the human figure.

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COLLAGE

July 12, 2018@10:00 AM - July 13, 2018@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$85

A day devoted to exploring the art of collage! Learn techniques of composition, materials, and assembly with artist Deb Jellison.

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Pottery Paint Night (Cancelled)

July 13, 2018@6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$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 & Bridget Matros for this evening version of the paint your own pottery workshop, it’s a great way to have fun with friends or spend time with a date! Cover price includes one mug or tile; a small selection of other pieces will be available for additional purchase as well. Not confident with a brush? – no worries! Use our stamps and easy to use squeeze bottles.

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BEGINNING DRAWING (FULL)

July 14, 2018@1:00 PM - August 18, 2018@3:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$150

What better way to spend a summer Saturday afternoon than drawing with new friends? This class is an opportunity for beginner and mid-level artists interested in acquiring and refining their drawing skills in a relaxed atmosphere where students needs will be addressed on an individual basis. Formal issues of drawing will be discussed within the context of personal expression. Classes will meet at Waterfall Arts with several field trips planned to explore drawing opportunities in the local area.

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ART CAMP: WHO DAT?

July 16, 2018@9:00 AM - July 20, 2018@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

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!

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ART CAMP: MAKE YOUR OWN MOCKUMENTARY (FULL)

July 23, 2018@8:45 AM - July 27, 2018@3:15 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$250

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.  …

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August 2018

CREATIVE WOODCUT

August 7, 2018@9:00 AM - August 9, 2018@4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$320

In this unique workshop, participants will learn and develop the many varied ways of creating images with woodcut and monotype, and combinations of the two! Enjoy the excitement of seeing your layered images emerge from this age-old, elegant way of working. Class time will be spent learning the crafts of carving and printing as well as learning the various ways to layer color with monoprint techniques.

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Eco Printing with Susan Smith (FULL)

August 11, 2018@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$90

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.   ECO PRINTING with Susan Smith Saturday,…

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PASTE PAPER PAINTING

August 24, 2018@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$75

Paste paper is a technique for painting in layered glazes on paper to achieve decorative effects. It's very easy, straightforward and very addictive! The resulting papers can be used in book arts, collage, other craft projects and as final abstract paintings.

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September 2018

Fall Young Artists Studio

September 10, 2018@2:00 PM - December 10, 2018@5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Keep the creativity flowing throughout the fall 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…

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Bread & Puppet Theater’s Grasshopper Rebellion Circus

September 11, 2018@5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bread and Puppet Theater returns to Belfast Tuesday, September 11th with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, featuring large-scale puppets and the appropriately riotous Bread and Puppet Brass Band!

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Raku Firing Party

September 28, 2018@5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$50

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.   Raku Firing Party with Linda Stec Friday, September…

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AAAH: CHALK WALK

September 29, 2018@10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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.

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October 2018

Natural Light Indoor Photography

October 1, 2018@11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$70

No lights? No flash? No problem. Spend the day learning techniques for making photographs using only natural light inside the daylight studio at Waterfall Arts. While a basic level of camera knowledge is required to get the most out of the class, beginners are encouraged to come and practice manipulating light using free or affordable tools. Both film and digital shooters are welcome. Experienced film photographers are invited back to develop their negatives in the Waterfall Arts darkroom during Open…

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Reading for 3 Nations Anthology

October 11, 2018@7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers explores the shared borders and heritage of the northeast US, Atlantic Canada, and Sovereign Tribal Nations residing within their borders. The poems, essays, and short stories in this collection speak of the things that divide, the bridges between, and the intense love of this rugged region the people hold in common. The reading will consist of some of the local and regional authors from the anthology.   READING FOR 3 NATIONS ANTHOLOGY Thursday, October 11 7:00PM…

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Soul Collage

October 13, 2018@10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$45

Come discover your Soul’s Inner Wisdom through the creation of beautiful and personal SoulCollage ® cards. Waterfall Arts invites you to this experiential workshop. It is creative, fun, and supports you in your quest for creative expression and self-understanding. No previous art experience is necessary, but experienced artists are also welcome. SoulCollage ® is a worldwide creativity and mindfulness practice that is growing every year.

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OPEN HOUSE!

October 20, 2018@2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Free

We are inviting the community to drop by and experience ALL that we do throughout the building! Stop by and see all that your community art center has to offer. There will be free art making activities for all ages, studio tours, music, and more!

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November 2018

AAAH: THE GLOW SHOW!

November 10, 2018@6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$5

The Glow Show - our most popular AAAH event - returns on November 11!  The event will transform two stories of the building with glow-in-the-dark, light-up, sparkling installations and interactive art pieces. Be prepared for maximum glow and maximum fun for all ages (adults - that means you, too!)

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SCREEN PRINTING BASICS

November 17, 2018@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$85

Learn how to screen print in this condensed one day workshop. The first half of the class will cover the basics of printing on paper while learning about the tools and materials needed to get started printing on your own. The second half of the day will be dedicated to learning more advanced techniques such as multi-color registration and printing on fabric Students are required to bring design ideas for screen printing as well as the willingness to get a little messy.

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December 2018

Draft & Draw featuring Paradigm House of Dance

December 14, 2018@6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$10

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.

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Paste Paper & Book Making

December 15, 2018@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$75

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!

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January 2019

Winter & Spring Young Artists Studio

January 7@8:00 AM - June 10@5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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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. 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…

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AAAH: CBARF!

January 19@2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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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 4th 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) Saturday, January 19 2:00-4:00PM All ages The event is FREE (but we do suggest bringing a…

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February 2019

Friday Try Day: Print Party (FULL)

February 8@6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$18

Have you ever wanted to try out our Print Studio, but felt a little intimidated by the process? Come make valentines while learning different monotype printing techniques during this social Friday Try Day event! Unleash your creativity and have a good time doing it. We’ll supply everything you need!   FRIDAY TRY DAY: PRINT PARTY with Karin Otto Friday, February 8 6:00 - 9:00PM $15   ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Karin is currently on the Board at Waterfall Arts, she also runs the…

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Encaustic Painting: Beginner

February 9@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…

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Winter Break: Young Artist Studio Week!

February 18@2:00 PM - February 22@5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Keep the creativity flowing all through February Vacation with this spinoff of our popular Young Artists Studio drop-in art club for ages 8-18. YAS will be open every afternoon from 2:00-5:00PM during break. Drop in for an afternoon or two or come the whole week! Kids can work on their own projects, get help with a certain skill, or experiment with the many materials in the Bridge Studio. Learn more about the weekly Monday YAS program here. Parents/guardians must come…

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Genticorum in Belfast with Belfast Flying Shoes

February 28@6:30 PM - March 2@9:30 PM

Belfast Flying Shoes is presenting 3 special events featuring the talented Quebecois trio, Genticorum! Events include a Musicians's workshop here at Waterfall Arts, a Contra Dance, and a Concert. List of events can be found below. For more information visit the Belfast Flying Shoes website. Click here. All inquires about tickets should be directed to belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com. Musicians’ Workshop Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 pm Fallout Shelter at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St, Belfast Admission at the door: $5-15 donation Belfast…

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March 2019

SERIOUSLY PLAYFUL WATERCOLOR

March 2@10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$65

This is a concentrated watercolor workshop designed for people working on many levels: Those who have wanted to experience the medium but have been intimidated, and those who want to find new freedom in painting and/or watercolor. In this workshop, we’ll progressively move through a series of paintings (trees, flowers, birds, sunsets) while creating a watercolor journal filled with fun and compelling exercises. We’ll dispel the tired notion that “watercolor is unforgiving” by learning about its physical properties and the…

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DIY Art Enrichment Workshop

March 12@6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free

DIY Arts Enrichment  Want to offer art making after school but don’t know where to start? Looking for quality art activities for your youth group but can only find crafts? Don’t feel like you could manage the mess of art making in your home? THIS IS THE WORKSHOP FOR YOU!   Bridget Matros will share the ins and outs of creative development, from what to expect from young artists to how to deal with glue sticks!  Leave with a dollar-store…

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Wonders of Clay Spring Session

March 27@3:30 PM - May 22@5:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$150

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 March 27 - May 22 (no class 4/17) Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30PM $150 Age: 6-15 Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Linda Stec has been teaching clay…

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April 2019

April Vacation Camp: Storytellers Studio

April 15@9:00 AM - April 19@3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

This April Vacation, we are transforming the Bridge Studio into Storytellers Studio! Make a pop up book, create puppets and a puppet show, create posters in the print studio, and collaborate on a stop motion animation project!   APRIL VACATION CAMP: STORYTELLERS STUDIO with Bridget Matros April 15 - 19 Monday - Friday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM $225/ $202.50 with 10% sibling discount or member discount Ages: 8-12   ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Storytellers Studio will be led by the Youth &…

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Monday Pop Up Performance Workshop Series

April 15@6:00 PM - May 6@8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45

{elbow room} presents POP-UP PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS This workshop series offers fresh new ways in to performance creation. Interested in devised theatre process? Site-specific work? Storytelling? Playwriting? Physical comedy? Solo performance? Each week, in a supportive environment, participants will engage in fun, low-stakes exercises, focusing on specific elements of performance. This is more than a writing group; although we work on the page, we think on our feet and with our eyes and ears. Workshops are organized to offer new techniques…

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Reading of THE SEEKERS

April 27@7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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{elbow room} presents: THE SEEKERS: A Portrait-Play about the back to land movement by Kristin Frangoulis   The Seekers is Kristin Frangoulis’ new portrait play telling the story of the original “back to the landers,” who came to Midcoast Maine forty years ago seeking a better life. Frangoulis focuses on the impetus for a variety of characters for migrating to Maine- “they were escaping the Vietnam War, the politics of assassination, consumerism, and the corporate world. These idealists craved a…

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May 2019

FRIDAY TRY DAY: GROWN-UPS PLAY DATE!

May 17@7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$15

Ever drop off your kids at one of our programs and think, "Gee, this looks fun - I wish *I* could do this!" WELL NOW YOU CAN! Pull up a seat in the Bridge Studio and order off our menu of materials and projects to explore. Once you have your stuff, go for it! Indulge your inner child and try something else... and something else!

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Spring Indigo Social

May 25@1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$95

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.

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June 2019

Art Together Morning

June 1@10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day First of the month, repeating until August 3, 2019

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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Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Reads at Hutchinson Center

June 8@5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
Free
Richard Blanco portrait

Celebrating the union of diversity, imagery and poetry, the public is warmly invited to attend a free talk and reading by internationally acclaimed poet, Richard Blanco, on Saturday, June 8, at 5:30 pm at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Subsequently, Blanco will be available to sign copies of his books, to include his latest, How to Love a Country.

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