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!
We look forward to seeing you at Waterfall Arts!
Any questions, please call the office at 207.338.2222 or contact us via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Winter Session runs January – March. You…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 »
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 »
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! Natural Born Artists: Art for 2-5 year olds! with Bridget Matros February 7 - 28 Wednesdays, 10:00 -11:30 AM $50 (per child) Age: 2-5 Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Bridget Matros is the Youth & Family…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 »
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, 10:00AM - 1:00PM $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 »
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Join us for an Art Together Morning workshop on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00am-12:00pm with Bridget Matros! 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…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 »
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 »
Kids ages 8 to 12 will have a blast at this vacation clay camp designed for all levels. Campers will learn various techniques to create awesome ceramic projects from start to finish. Students will choose a theme – or come with their own ideas – and work each day on existing projects or start something new. Campers will glaze their creations by the end of the week. Work can be picked up within a week of the last day of camp. Experienced and new clay artists welcome!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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