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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 »
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 »
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 »
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.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 »
There is no better introduction to the fine art of photography than learning to shoot, process and print black and white photographs from film. Class time will include basic instruction in the use and handling of the 35mm single lens reflex camera, an overview of photographic technique, as well as the opportunity to develop film and print images in a traditional darkroom. Class time is spent with demonstrations, review of images, and assistance in the darkroom. Students should provide their own cameras (although a limited number of cameras will be available to loan), 35mm film, an old apron, pair of rubber gloves, an old small hand towel, and a notebook.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 »
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 »
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 »
It's Waldo County's favorite play-with-your-food Potluck! The whole community is welcomed to the table for play-dough appetizers, potluck dinner, and design-your-own-desserts. Make salad sculptures, fruit mandalas, veggie portraits...food is fun at Waterfall Arts!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 »
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.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!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 »
A day devoted to exploring the art of collage! Learn techniques of composition, materials, and assembly with artist Deb Jellison.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 & 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.Find out more »
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.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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.Find out more »
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.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. ECO PRINTING with Susan Smith Saturday, August 11 10:00AM - 3:00PM $75 + $15 materials Age: 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program…Find out more »
Waterworks: Help us make the world's biggest tiny waterpark! Hoses, tubes, polls, pipes and of course WATER will all come together for the most fun your rubber ducky has ever had!Find out more »
Looking for inspiration? Feeling stuck? Need to shake things up? In this energized, supportive and non-judgmental workshop participants will be guided through a plethora of playful exercises that promise to inspire and build creative confidence. Non-precious materials will be provided that encourage experimentation, discovery and fun. We will focus on the creative process, rather than the product, in an atmosphere where generating ideas and finding ‘flow’ are the goal. Participants will leave with an arsenal of go-to strategies they can continue to revisit for inspiration. All levels welcome. CULTIVATING CREATIVITY with Kim Bernard August 18 & 19, Saturday &…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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