OPTION #1 – You can now register and pay online below and, if need be, apply for scholarships here.
OPTION #4 – Call the office at 207 338-2222, register/pay with a credit card.
OPTION #2 – Print and fill in the registration form and mail along with your check or credit card payment
OPTION #4 – Stop by to register and pay. Office is at Waterfall Arts 256 High Street in Belfast. Office hours – Tue – Fri 10 am to 5 pm.
Please try to register no later than one week prior to the first meeting of the class. All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of a class running and of your slot in it!
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Learn alongside your child the wonders of clay! Both the parent and the child will learn hand-building and wheel throwing techniques in clay Build masterpieces together, or work on individual projects. The perfect setting for co-learning with your children. Family Clay with Felicia Cinquegrana January 8 - February 12 Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00PM $200 (Price covers one adult and one child. Add $25 for each individual child in group) Age 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Felicia Cinquegrana graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a…Find out more »
Bridge Jr. offers after school art activities that are open-ended and allow young artists to find their own creative voice. Sessions start with "shares", where artists show what they're working on and get feedback and encouragement. The teaching artist shows tips and tricks to get the group started with materials of interest, but there's also "free create" - time to do what you want! This program can be paid for on a sliding scale for those with financial need. Scholarships are also available.Find out more »
Get your hands muddy and learn all about clay, wheel throwing, hand building, glazing and firing and 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 January 10 - March 21 Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30PM $250 + $15 materials Age: 7-12 Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Linda Stec has been teaching clay at Waterfall Arts for over a decade. She has a degree in Fine Arts and has taken…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) Saturday, January 13 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 day devoted to exploring the art of collage! Learn basic techniques of composition, materials, and assembly with artist Deborah Stevenson. Collage with Deborah Stevenson Saturday, January 20 10:00AM - 2:00PM $65 + $15 materials Age 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Deborah Stevenson was born in Washington, DC. She grew up in Tokyo, went to high school in Baltimore, and got her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She lived for many years on the West Coast, and returned to the East Coast, where she lived in Brooklyn…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 »
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 »
Come get messy exploring tons of ways to make crazy creative art work in not just one but two of Waterfall Arts' studios! Split your time in the Bridge Studio with Bridget Matros and in the Print Studio with studio manager Karin Otto.Find out more »
Critiques and group discussion keep vision fresh and technique on track.Find out more »
In this 8 week class, artists will work sequentially through a series of exercises that demonstrate the behavior of color in certain conditions. In addition to the in-class lessons, assignments issued each week will be completed at home. Attention is paid to identifying what in seen in terms of color, interpreting information and translating observation into a mix, learning color interaction, and handling paint. As the course progresses, artists will put these essentials into practice painting directly from observation. Weekly critique provides opportunity to clarify concepts and discuss whatever’s going on in the group. All are welcome - no previous…Find out more »
What is started in Color Theory I continues and expands in this 8 week class. Artists study color structure (harmonic relationships), composition, and application of paint, expanding the palette, finding color balance within the work, and analyzing a work as it develops. In addition, the mechanics and methodology of the painting process - different types of brushes, preparing a substrate, making paint, using extenders, adjusting for canvas size, how to put the paint onto canvas selectively and deliberately are addressed. Instead of the week-to-week assignments of Color Theory I, in this course, artists work on developing a series of small…Find out more »
This four week course will focus on creating clay objects for your home! Follow along with the demo projects or come up with your own plan.Learn the basics of working in clay while creating unique and practical goods for your home! Hand-building and wheel throwing techniques will both be introduced to create home goods from cereal bowls to toothbrush holders all the way to bathroom basin sinks! Every week a new idea will be introduced. The possibilities are endless, no experience necessary. HANDMADE HOUSEWARES IN CLAY with Felicia Cinquegrana March 5 - 26 Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00PM $150 +…Find out more »
REGISTRATION EXTENDED: October 27th, 5pm - 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 »
Using a few simple tools of geometry and plenty of imagination, this class will teach participants to compose and paint intricate and unique mandalas. Working with gouache, a vibrant opaque watercolor, we will go over brush handling techniques, color mixing, blending, layering, patterning and the use of personal iconography. MANDALA PAINTING with Mango Johnson March 10, 17, & 24 Saturdays, 9:00AM - 12:00PM $150 Age 15+ ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Mango Johnstone began drawing and painting before she could speak. It would be nice to say her art is inspired by lofty ideals, but really it is more of…Find out more »
This one day workshop will be a crash course in figurative sculpture. Learn the basics of proportion and anatomy and how to translate that precisely or abstractly to create a unique figurative sculpture in clay. (If glazing is required, students will need to return at a later date) THE FIGURE IN CLAY with Felicia Cinquegrana March 10 Saturday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM $65 + $15 materials Age 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Felicia Cinquegrana graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in sculpture and…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 »
***This class is currently full. Please call (207-338-2222) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the waitlist***Find out more »
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 $65 Age 10-13 Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE…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 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30PM $65 + $15 materials…Find out more »
Join this group firing event with work you've already created! Work can be made in the Clay Studio during Open Studio hours. Clay Open Studio happens weekly on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Pieces bust be bisqued and glazes used must be suitable for Raku firing. Raku clay and glazes available to purchase in the Clay Studio. Pieces are limited to number of participants. Call the office for more information. This outdoor firing cannot happen if there are high winds. Wind date is June 2. Raku Firing Party with Linda Stec May 11 (Wind Date: June 2) Friday…Find out more »
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