August 4, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
An event every week that begins at 10:15 AM on Tuesday, repeating until September 15, 2020
Tuesdays 10:15-11:45am *starting July 14th
Park on Main, downtown Belfast
All ages. $15.
Pre-register on the website.
ABOUT THE CLASS: Art really is for everyone! No experience necessary for these outdoor sessions led by friendly teaching artists. Offerings will change weekly to encourage you to observe, creatively interpret, or interact with your surroundings in innovative ways.
Instructors will be sharing prompts that invite you to walk a short distance (up to 1/4 mile) from the park, to engage with your own creative process. That said, you are certainly welcome to stay and create while seated in the shaded Park on Main area for the duration of the program, if you prefer.
Program details will be sent in a confirmation email, upon registration. Materials will be provided, but if relevant, a list of additional suggested materials you might bring from home will be shared via email by the day before the program. If heavy rain is forecasted for a Tuesday morning, participants will receive notice of cancellation by Monday afternoon, and will be given the option to apply their registration towards a future week.
Image credit: Sketch of Notre Dame by Hélène Farrar, one of the workshop instructors. Background photo and image compilation by Chris Battaglia.
Public health and your personal safety is our top priority.
All Waterfall Arts programs in the summer of 2020 will be held outdoors and physically-distanced. If materials are provided for any program, they will be prepared at least two days in advance and packaged in individual materials kits for each participant. For programs that take pre-registrations online, students will receive advance notice of any materials they are encouraged to bring to the program, for their own use. All programs are being designed such that participants can maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another and from the teacher, at all times – whether seated or in movement.
Participants will be responsible for bringing their own water and can spread out to seek shade as needed. Porta-potties or public restrooms are located in or near each of these locations. When used, public tables and chairs will be wiped down and sanitized before and after the run of the program.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Amy Tingle and Maya Stein are artists, writers, and the founders of The Creativity Caravan, a mobile endeavor specializing in art and creative writing classes and large-scale projects with the goal of engaging and nourishing the creative spark in communities everywhere. At the heart of their teaching and facilitating work is a commitment to guidance, support, and compassion. You can find out more about them at www.thecreativitycaravan.com
Hélène Farrar is an artist and painter primarily working in the ancient medium of encaustic. Hélène has taught and worked in the visual arts for over twenty years while actively exhibiting in commercial and nonprofit galleries and museums across Maine and New England, New York City, Italy, and England. The content of her work originates in storytelling, introspection and place. Through bold color and texture, her works are luminous, exhibit beauty, and invite response. In the last few years, her works have been accepted into prestigious institutions across New England. Hélène currently runs a private art school in Manchester, Maine, out of her “Farmhouse” studio, where she holds varied weekly classes for children and adults. She has also taught specific art programs across the state as a teaching artist in schools. Hélène has taught multiple courses at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the International Encaustics Conference, and is a teaching artist for the Farnsworth Art Museum.
Please register using the form below.