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Designing and Drawing the Abstract Still Life (3-Day Intensive) – CANCELED

May 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until May 17, 2020


This 3-day intensive will help your drawings walk the line between representation and abstraction through the use of design elements such as line, shape, pattern, texture, mark making, and composition. The class will explore materials on a variety of substrates, inviting exploration of the ‘whole’ page that allows for a ‘new’ vision of drawing. There will be demonstrations, critiques, and slideshows to look at the work of other artists. Assignments with handouts will address specific approaches to problem-solving. Think BRAVE! Try something new, take risks, play, and have fun! No previous drawing experience needed. All are welcome. Many of the materials will be provided.

with Kris Engman and Mike Fletcher
Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$180 / $162 with member discount
Age 18+

Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.

In her work, Kris Engman explores various subjects, materials and genres as a painter of the Maine landscape. Most recently, she has exhibited at the Arden Gallery in Boston, the Schmidtberger Fine Arts Gallery in Pennsylvania, The Geras Tousignant Gallery in San Francisco and the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth. Kris received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA from the Maine College of Art. Although Engman’s artistic focus was as a sculptor for twenty-five years, for more than 15 years, she has painted the Maine landscape and worked from, what she defines as, ‘the ‘simplest of still lifes’. The work is an expression of color and pattern in some sort of balance that feels connected to daily routines and observations. From her Belfast studio, Kris teaches workshops in collaboration with Waterfall Arts in Color Theory at all levels and Basic Drawing. These workshops are run as well through River Arts in Damariscotta and in the Master Series at The Engine in Biddeford. She also teaches drawing, design and painting in the University of Maine Art Department.

Mike Fletcher graduated from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, and later went on to study at the Art Students League where he monitored for the Russian realist painter Leonid Gervits. An active member of the Mid-Coast Maine arts community for over two decades Mike has performed with the Belfast Maskers, exhibited with Art Fellows, and taught at Waterfall Arts. Currently Mike is the Facility Manager for Waterfall Arts and also the coordinator of the life drawing program.



May 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Waterfall Arts Belfast
256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
(207) 338-2222


Waterfall Arts
(207) 338-2222

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