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April 2018

Darkroom Basics

April 14, 2018, 5:30 PM - April 21, 2018, 7:30 PM
$80

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…

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Cantastoria workshop with Bread & Puppet Theater!

April 26, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$45

"Cantastoria" is a street theater form championed by Bread and Puppet Theater that involves the performance of pictures through the use of song, movement, text, and puppetry. The word "canta-storia" comes from Italian (sung story), though the form has its roots in India ca. 600 AD and has flourished in various guises all over Europe and Asia (from Japan (etoki & kamishibai) to Germany (bankelsang) for the last 1,500 years. If puppetry can be said to activate all the objects…

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Bread & Puppet presents The Basic Byebye Show!

April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Waterfall Arts is excited to welcome Bread & Puppet Theater to Belfast for a performance of a new play, The Basic Bye-bye Show - a manifesto on transformation, inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s apocalyptic woodcuts, Brahms 4 Serious Songs, and the daily news.

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June 2018

PUBLIC TALK: Ecological History of the Penobscot Bay

June 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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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.

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CLAY, SCULPTURE, AND FUNCTION

June 18, 2018, 5:30 PM - July 9, 2018, 7:30 PM
$173

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.

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PATTERN & PIERCING IN CLAY WITH SIEM VAN DER VEN

June 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 24, 2018, 4:00 PM
$265

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.

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Young Artists Studio

June 27, 2018, 3:00 PM - August 15, 2018, 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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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.

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ACRYLIC ETCHING

June 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - July 1, 2018, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$190

Success with acrylic resist etching is right around the corner with this workshop! This workshop will introduce a product approach and a “mix yourself” approach 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 students will learn to mix themselves. Both of these grounds offer good results and can be used for a hardground, softground, soft ground texture, and in combination…

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July 2018

ART CAMP: WHAT A MESS! (FULL)

July 9, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 13, 2018, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

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!

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ANGLES TO ORTHOGONALS

July 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - July 19, 2018, 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$265

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.

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COLLAGE

July 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - July 13, 2018, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$85

A day devoted to exploring the art of collage! Learn techniques of composition, materials, and assembly with artist Deb Jellison.

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Pottery Paint Night (Cancelled)

July 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$18

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.

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BEGINNING DRAWING (FULL)

July 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - August 18, 2018, 3:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$150

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.

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ART CAMP: WHO DAT?

July 16, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 20, 2018, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

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!

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ART CAMP: MAKE YOUR OWN MOCKUMENTARY (FULL)

July 23, 2018, 8:45 AM - July 27, 2018, 3:15 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$250

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.  …

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August 2018

CREATIVE WOODCUT

August 7, 2018, 9:00 AM - August 9, 2018, 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$320

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.

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Eco Printing with Susan Smith (FULL)

August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$90

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,…

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PASTE PAPER PAINTING

August 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$75

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.

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September 2018

Bread & Puppet Theater’s Grasshopper Rebellion Circus

September 11, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bread and Puppet Theater returns to Belfast Tuesday, September 11th with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, featuring large-scale puppets and the appropriately riotous Bread and Puppet Brass Band!

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October 2018

Natural Light Indoor Photography

October 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$70

No lights? No flash? No problem. Spend the day learning techniques for making photographs using only natural light inside the daylight studio at Waterfall Arts. While a basic level of camera knowledge is required to get the most out of the class, beginners are encouraged to come and practice manipulating light using free or affordable tools. Both film and digital shooters are welcome. Experienced film photographers are invited back to develop their negatives in the Waterfall Arts darkroom during Open…

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Reading for 3 Nations Anthology

October 11, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers explores the shared borders and heritage of the northeast US, Atlantic Canada, and Sovereign Tribal Nations residing within their borders. The poems, essays, and short stories in this collection speak of the things that divide, the bridges between, and the intense love of this rugged region the people hold in common. The reading will consist of some of the local and regional authors from the anthology.   READING FOR 3 NATIONS ANTHOLOGY Thursday, October 11 7:00PM…

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Soul Collage

October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$45

Come discover your Soul’s Inner Wisdom through the creation of beautiful and personal SoulCollage ® cards. Waterfall Arts invites you to this experiential workshop. It is creative, fun, and supports you in your quest for creative expression and self-understanding. No previous art experience is necessary, but experienced artists are also welcome. SoulCollage ® is a worldwide creativity and mindfulness practice that is growing every year.

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November 2018

AAAH: THE GLOW SHOW!

November 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$5

The Glow Show - our most popular AAAH event - returns on November 11!  The event will transform two stories of the building with glow-in-the-dark, light-up, sparkling installations and interactive art pieces. Be prepared for maximum glow and maximum fun for all ages (adults - that means you, too!)

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SCREEN PRINTING BASICS

November 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$85

Learn how to screen print in this condensed one day workshop. The first half of the class will cover the basics of printing on paper while learning about the tools and materials needed to get started printing on your own. The second half of the day will be dedicated to learning more advanced techniques such as multi-color registration and printing on fabric Students are required to bring design ideas for screen printing as well as the willingness to get a little messy.

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December 2018

Draft & Draw featuring Paradigm House of Dance

December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$10

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.

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February 2019

Friday Try Day: Print Party (FULL)

February 8, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$18

Have you ever wanted to try out our Print Studio, but felt a little intimidated by the process? Come make valentines while learning different monotype printing techniques during this social Friday Try Day event! Unleash your creativity and have a good time doing it. We’ll supply everything you need!   FRIDAY TRY DAY: PRINT PARTY with Karin Otto Friday, February 8 6:00 - 9:00PM $15   ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Karin is currently on the Board at Waterfall Arts, she also runs the…

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Winter Break: Young Artist Studio Week!

February 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Keep the creativity flowing all through February Vacation with this spinoff of our popular Young Artists Studio drop-in art club for ages 8-18. YAS will be open every afternoon from 2:00-5:00PM during break. Drop in for an afternoon or two or come the whole week! Kids can work on their own projects, get help with a certain skill, or experiment with the many materials in the Bridge Studio. Learn more about the weekly Monday YAS program here. Parents/guardians must come…

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Genticorum in Belfast with Belfast Flying Shoes

February 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - March 2, 2019, 9:30 PM

Belfast Flying Shoes is presenting 3 special events featuring the talented Quebecois trio, Genticorum! Events include a Musicians's workshop here at Waterfall Arts, a Contra Dance, and a Concert. List of events can be found below. For more information visit the Belfast Flying Shoes website. Click here. All inquires about tickets should be directed to belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com. Musicians’ Workshop Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 pm Fallout Shelter at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St, Belfast Admission at the door: $5-15 donation Belfast…

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March 2019

SERIOUSLY PLAYFUL WATERCOLOR

March 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$65

This is a concentrated watercolor workshop designed for people working on many levels: Those who have wanted to experience the medium but have been intimidated, and those who want to find new freedom in painting and/or watercolor. In this workshop, we’ll progressively move through a series of paintings (trees, flowers, birds, sunsets) while creating a watercolor journal filled with fun and compelling exercises. We’ll dispel the tired notion that “watercolor is unforgiving” by learning about its physical properties and the…

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DIY Art Enrichment Workshop

March 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free

DIY Arts Enrichment  Want to offer art making after school but don’t know where to start? Looking for quality art activities for your youth group but can only find crafts? Don’t feel like you could manage the mess of art making in your home? THIS IS THE WORKSHOP FOR YOU!   Bridget Matros will share the ins and outs of creative development, from what to expect from young artists to how to deal with glue sticks!  Leave with a dollar-store…

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April 2019

April Vacation Camp: Storytellers Studio

April 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - April 19, 2019, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

This April Vacation, we are transforming the Bridge Studio into Storytellers Studio! Make a pop up book, create puppets and a puppet show, create posters in the print studio, and collaborate on a stop motion animation project!   APRIL VACATION CAMP: STORYTELLERS STUDIO with Bridget Matros April 15 - 19 Monday - Friday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM $225/ $202.50 with 10% sibling discount or member discount Ages: 8-12   ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Storytellers Studio will be led by the Youth &…

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Monday Pop Up Performance Workshop Series

April 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - May 6, 2019, 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45

{elbow room} presents POP-UP PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS This workshop series offers fresh new ways in to performance creation. Interested in devised theatre process? Site-specific work? Storytelling? Playwriting? Physical comedy? Solo performance? Each week, in a supportive environment, participants will engage in fun, low-stakes exercises, focusing on specific elements of performance. This is more than a writing group; although we work on the page, we think on our feet and with our eyes and ears. Workshops are organized to offer new techniques…

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Reading of THE SEEKERS

April 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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{elbow room} presents: THE SEEKERS: A Portrait-Play about the back to land movement by Kristin Frangoulis   The Seekers is Kristin Frangoulis’ new portrait play telling the story of the original “back to the landers,” who came to Midcoast Maine forty years ago seeking a better life. Frangoulis focuses on the impetus for a variety of characters for migrating to Maine- “they were escaping the Vietnam War, the politics of assassination, consumerism, and the corporate world. These idealists craved a…

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June 2019

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Reads at Hutchinson Center

June 8, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
Free
Richard Blanco portrait

Celebrating the union of diversity, imagery and poetry, the public is warmly invited to attend a free talk and reading by internationally acclaimed poet, Richard Blanco, on Saturday, June 8, at 5:30 pm at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Subsequently, Blanco will be available to sign copies of his books, to include his latest, How to Love a Country.

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BEYOND ARCHITECTURE: GO LOGIC, GO LAB, AND OPAL

June 18, 2019, 7:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

This talk will be about architects are moving beyond the traditional roles into a broader responsibility for our environment. Matt O'Malia, partner and a founder of Belfast's largest architectural firm, will discuss how his firm evolved from designing and constructing residences that meet the Passiv Haus standards into three businesses that perform design/build and construction services, architectural services for larger scale energy efficient and sustainable projects, and research and manufacturing of sustainable materials.

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Shelter in Poetry: Poems of Alarm & Remedy

June 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

{elbow room} presents Shelter in Poetry: Poetry of Alarm & Remedy, with works by Karin Spitfire, Barbaria Maria, Kathryn Robyn, and Meredith Bruskin. Performance followed by an (optional) discussion. Come with your ear, your power and your voice!

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AAAH: SUPPAHTIME

June 29, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

It's Waldo County's favorite play-with-your-food potluck! The whole community is welcomed to the table for playdough appetizers, potluck dinner, and design-your-own-desserts. Make salad sculptures, fruit mandalas, veggie portraits...food is fun at Waterfall Arts!

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July 2019

Summer Camp Week 1: Teensy Tiny Town III

July 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 12, 2019, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

The return of the popular make and take camp where we create a whole little world of our own... in addition to painting, printing, sculpting, drawing, building, playing, gluing, weaving and photographing!   Teensy Tiny Town III with Bridget Matros July 8 - 12 Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM for ages 8 to 12 $225 (10% sibling discount) Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Bridget Matros, Waterfall Art’s Youth & Family…

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Painting: Sequencing

July 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$32

No painting experience necessary! This class is about an approach to art. Here you will practice closing off the inner critics and open up the meditational space needed to connect with the medium. Get ready to immerse yourself in the space of creation.

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Wonders of Clay Summer 2019

July 10, 2019, 3:30 PM - August 14, 2019, 5:30 PM

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!

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Summer Camp Week 2: Wild Thing

July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 19, 2019, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$225

Animals, Beasts, Critters and Creatures inspire a wild week of clay sculpting, face painting, chalk drawing, nest building, paw printing, puppet making and more!

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BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY: KAPLAN THOMPSON ARCHITECTS AND THE ECOLOGY SCHOOL

July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Please join us to hear Jesse Thompson, partner of Kaplan Thompson Architects and Drew Dumsch, director and founder of The Ecology School, talk about their plans and aspirations for building the school's new campus, which is designed to be among the greenest projects in Maine.

The Ecology School, which provides residential and day ecological education programs, purchased the 105 acre Riverbend Farm in North Saco and hired a consortium of architects, led by Kaplan Thompson, to design a campus that meets the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous standard that addresses the full life cycle impact of materials and systems. The school must produce more energy than it uses; and will include a “solar orchard” where solar panels will stand among trees and sheep, as well as rainwater harvesting and low-flow toilets.

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Seal Bay Music Festival 2019

July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$10

The SEAL BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL returns to Belfast on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00PM! Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door, starting at 6:30; seating is first come, first served. The Waterfall Arts performance will feature the Cassatt String Quartet and works by Glaganov, Ritter, Pollack Armetta, Rutty, Sonenberg, and Rose. About the Cassatt String Quartet: The Cassatt String Quartet was the first quartet chosen for Juilliard’s Young Artists Quartet Program. Since then, they have performed at…

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Summer Camp Week 3: Tinker and Build

July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - July 26, 2019, 3:00 PM

Hammer and nails, duct tape and imagination are some of the tools we'll need to rock this week of creative construction. Make some art, take stuff apart, and learn how to get things to stick and stand. We'll get messy with paint and clay too, of course!   TINKER AND BUILD with Heather Marlow July 22 – 26 Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM for ages 8 to 12 $225 (10% sibling discount) Members receive class discounts! Check out our…

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Watercolor

July 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - July 26, 2019, 2:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$185

This class will explore watercolor’s transparent qualities. Students will learn about washes, gradations, tonal values, manipulating and controlling the medium while being open to its endless surprises.

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Opening Party for “GALLERY CLOSED” exhibit with The Hungry March Band!

July 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us on Friday, July 26 for an Opening Party for "GALLERY CLOSED" Works by Kenny Cole, Paula Lalala, Brian Reeves, and Geoff Hargadon! Reception in the Clifford Gallery will kick off at 5:00 PM. From 7:00 - 7:3 0PM, there will be an Air Capture performance by Paula Lalala and Artist Talk. THEN, at 7:30 PM, the Hungry March Band performs on the front lawn!! The event is FREE and open to the public (donations are always very much…

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RAINBOW NATURAL DYE

July 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$150

Up until the late 1800's, all colors came from natural sources. It's fun and easy to still use these dyes today. In Natural Dye Rainbow, we will explore 8-10 natural dyes, from roots, flowers, minerals, wood, and even an insect or two. 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 note-taking 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!

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August 2019

Art Together Morning

August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day First of the month, repeating until August 3, 2019

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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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.

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AR GIRLS SUMMER INTENSIVE

August 5, 2019, 8:30 AM - August 16, 2019, 3:30 PM
Free

Unleash your creative potential! Work collaboratively with other girls and community partners to use your expertise in the arts to visually communicate about things that are important to you and your community! AR Girls is a summer-to-fall hands-on design experience for teen girls to explore and communicate with digital interactive art and design. The AR Girls program is FUN and FREE, and no prior experience with digital interactive art or design is required!   AR GIRLS: Summer Intensive August 5-16,…

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Summer Young Artists Studio

August 13, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until August 13, 2019

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Keep the creativity flowing 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.

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Encaustic Painting

August 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$130

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 multiple finished pieces and the understanding of proper studio set-up.

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AAAH: WATERWORKS

August 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

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!

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FRIDAY TRY DAY: ANY FOOL CAN DRAW

August 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Person holding up drawing

You may think you are terrible at drawing. You may be right. This night of ridiculousness will magically boost your skills, guaranteed!

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Painting: Color Theory Crash Course

August 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 30, 2019, 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$300

Color Theory + Outdoors = plein air painting. We'll be interpreting the landscape with lessons in color theory to guide us into integrated and balanced color interaction. We'll start in the studio to introduce the day's focus and then head out to work. By afternoon, we'll wind up back at Waterfall Arts to look over our work and pat each other on the back for a job well done; a relaxing way to learn, paint, and take in the view. Everything from oils and acrylics to watercolors are welcome.

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September 2019

Introduction to Gilding

September 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 15, 2019, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$175

This workshop is an introduction to gilding with metal leaf - gold/ imitation gold/variegated leaf/ copper and aluminum - it's a materials and methods mini-course instructing in the use of the easier, oil-size method as well as the more complicated, but dazzling, water-gilding. You will learn how to prepare surfaces, make gesso, apply metal leaf, and burnish to illuminate the gold. Traditional formulas and practices will be the foundation of our contemporary application. A weekend of great fun and skill-building.…

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Friday Try Day: Gelatin Printing

September 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

Dig in and experiment with gelatin printing in the Waterfall Arts Print Studio. A gelatin slab is used as a printing "plate" in conjunction with printing inks to create multi-layered images. A great introduction to the studio and the basics of monoprinting. No experience necessary.

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“The Khashoggi Story” a talk with Artist Kenny Cole and Activist El Fadel Arbab

September 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Unique perspectives and fascinating stories—join us for a conversation with artist Kenny Cole and activist El Fadel Arbab in response to Kenny’s piece “The Khashoggi Story” (part of the “GALLERY CLOSED” exhibition on view in Waterfall Arts’ Clifford Gallery until September 20). El Fadel will discuss Kenny’s art work, his experience as an activist, and his perspective on the murder of Saudi dissident, Jamal Khashoggi. A survivor of genocide, El Fadel fled the Darfur region of Sudan at age 12 and currently lives in Portland, Maine. This evening will be a unique opportunity for the local community to hear from someone with a direct and deep personal connection to the Arab world who has survived state-sponsored violence. Additionally, El Fadel regularly and actively speaks out against state-sponsored violence, like Jamal Khashoggi. Now a resident of Maine, El Fadel is a great local resource for anyone who wants to hear how the United States’ international policies and actions might affect cultures and societies.

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AAAH: CHALK WALK

September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Harborwalk at Heritage Park, Belfast, Maine, 25 Front St,
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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CHALK WALK is here again! We’ll have professional artists working on reserved squares of blacktop, and PLENTY of chalk for everyone to add their own design to the community pathway. Stroll through Heritage Park and check out large-scale works in progress. There will be tons of fun photo ops! In case of inclement weather, we'll have the Chalk Walk on Sunday, September 22. We'll have 4’ x 4′ squares on the pavement and sidewalk. These will go to artists who register through the form below (first come, first served! Have questions or want to learn more? Check out more info below or email bridget@waterfallarts.org). We'll supply chalks, rags, knee pads, and drinking water! There will, of course, be plenty of chalk and room for passers-by to join in the fun.

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Film Screening: Speaking With A Thousand Tongues: The Primordial Work of Joseph Ascrizzi

September 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free
Joseph Ascrizzi

In this 40-minute movie from Joe Ascrizzi’s longtime friend, Peter Greenwood, you’ll be looking over Joe’s shoulder, watching him shape wood and bone into sacral offerings, watching him in the kitchen shaping fresh peas into pasta piselle, seasoning everything with his usual candor, wisdom and humor.

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Bridge Jr at CASS

September 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School (CASS), 31 Elementary Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$70
Kids making art together

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.

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Opening Reception for STORYFORMS and CONFLUENCE

September 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free
Image of someone in VR headset and Confluence map

Join us on Friday, September 27 for the opening reception of STORYFORMS: Immersive Documentaries from the 2019 Camden International Film Festival and CONFLUENCE: Visual Stories from The Village Canoe. The event is FREE and open to the public.

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October 2019

Kindling Fund Grant Workshop

October 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Please join us for a Kindling Fund grant workshop hosted by SPACE's Executive Director, Kelsey Johnson. The workshop will run for about an hour with time for questions at the end. Kelsey will present a brief overview of the program and will coach audiences on how to create a competitive application. This workshop is free and open to the public.

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A concert by Little Wings and Asa Irons

October 3, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$12
Picture of Kyle from Little Wings playing guitar and singing, picture of Asa Irons standing in the snow

Waterfall Arts presents a concert by West Coast cult folk outfit Little Wings as part of their "Yankee Charms" east coast tour with Mainers Nat Baldwin and Peter McLaughlin on bass and drums. Local folk artist Asa Irons opens. 

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AR Girls Fall Showcase

October 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Come celebrate AR Girls at the Fall Showcase event! The event will feature a  brief presentation from the girls about their experiences and then an opportunity for folks from the community to play the games the girls created.

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Raku Firing Party

October 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$50

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 Wednesdays from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Pieces must 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.

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OPEN HOUSE!

October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Free

We are inviting the community to drop by and experience ALL that we do throughout the building! Stop by and see all that your community art center has to offer. There will be free art making activities for all ages, studio tours, music, and more!

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Bridge Jr at CASS

October 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School (CASS), 31 Elementary Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$70
Kids making art together

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.

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November 2019

Art Together Morning (FULL)

November 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

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. Pre-registration is required.

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The Future Waterfall Arts, Unveiled…

November 12, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free
Image of WFA Renovations at Night with "One Cool School" overlaid

Come hear our big announcement! Waterfall Arts invites you to find out what’s in store for the future of your community arts center on Tuesday, November 12, at 2:00 PM in the Clifford Gallery. Waterfall Rising, our capital campaign, is officially entering its public phase and we’re planning to break ground in August 2020!

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Printmaking: Monotype

November 13, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that produces a unique print and a great process for understanding the basics of the printmaking process in general. Students will learn several approaches to applying ink and creating texture to a plate. Images are then transferred on to paper using a printing press. A variety of materials and tools are often used to embellish prints.

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AAAH: Funny HaHa

November 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free
Pig wearing groucho Marx mask

Giggles and dessert! Funny HaHa is an All Ages Art Happening where comedians aged three to ten take the stage with their best jokes, a live junior house band keeps things rolling, and sweet treats are available to munch or to go! All proceeds support our Youth and Family Outreach Programs.

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Wonders of Clay – Fall 2019 Session (FULL)

November 27, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$150

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! Wonders of Clay - Fall 2019 session is officially full! Please email us, call the office at 207-338-2222, or stop by during our office hours (Tues-Fri, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) to inquire about future sessions.

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December 2019

HANDMADE Member Preview Party

December 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Waterfall Arts members are invited to join us for a special HANDMADE holiday arts and craft bazaar PREVIEW PARTY  on Thursday, December 5th, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. The opening reception isn't until Friday, December 6th, but our very special members will get early access to see and shop!

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Opening Reception for HANDMADE and DEN OF WIZARDS

December 6, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Join us on Friday, December 6, for the opening reception of HANDMADE: HOLIDAY BAZAAR and DEN OF WIZARDS by Shawn Brewer. The event is FREE and open to the public (donations are always very much appreciated). For HANDMADE, the Clifford Gallery is transformed into a modern marketplace complete with displays and racks full of everything from accessories to printed goods, clothing to hanging works of art and much, much more. Proceeds from sales at Handmade benefit programs at Waterfall Arts. Support Maine artists AND your local community art center at the same time. It’s a holiday shopping win win!

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Paint Your Own Pottery – FULL

December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$18

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.

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Art Together Morning

December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

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. Pre-registration is required.

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Printmaking: Drypoint (Dec 11, 2019)

December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45

Drypoint is a type of intaglio print making where a needle is used to incised lines into a plate. Different effects can be achieved through the depth and frequency of line as well as the amount of ink used. For this introductory session participants will use plexiglass plates to learn basic etching techniques.

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FRIDAY TRY DAY: Monoprinting

December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once. In this intro session participants will learn the basics while creating holiday cards using a variety of templates, textures, and drawing and painting tools. Come ready to dive into the world of printmaking! All levels welcomed! Ages 15+

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Paste Paper & Book Making

December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$75

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!

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Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing

December 16, 2019, 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$60

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 (all genders) are different each week and the group is supportive and respectful. The Monday night Life Drawing group is for short poses. Models will take quick gestural poses of 3, 5, and 10 minutes followed by one 20 minute pose to culminate the evening. Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room.

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Young Artists’ Studio

December 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$8

Keep the creativity flowing throughout the fall with this weekly drop-in open studio 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. Young Artists' Studio is self-directed. Kids get an orientation and can do what they like with the art teacher standing by for one-on-one guidance or project recommendations. Parents/guardians must come in and fill out a sign up form at drop-off (only the first time) or fill out the online form below before first drop-off.

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Bridge JR at CASS

December 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School (CASS), 31 Elementary Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$70
Kids making art together

Join Waterfall Arts at the Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School (CASS) on Friday afternoons for early release! Bridge JR is a creativity club with a different project every week, plus time for free-draw and independent work. Led by art educator Bridget Matros, who believes that all students benefit from strengthening problem solving, critical thinking, flexibility, envisioning, collaboration, and observational skills. Artmaking is a fun way to do all that! This will be a judgement-free zone - no worries about being "talented."  Kids can choose to show their work to others, but otherwise we practice not giving feedback unless an artist asks for it. Maximum 16 students. All participants must be enrolled at CASS. This session grades 3 - 5.

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HANDMADE: Holiday Pop-Up Shop

December 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

HANDMADE returns this December and featuring a curated collection of unique, high-quality handmade goods and artwork in our Clifford Gallery! For HANDMADE, the gallery becomes a modern marketplace complete with displays and racks full of everything from accessories to printed goods, clothing to hanging works of art and much, much more. Everything in the gallery is for sale, with most items priced under $100. Proceeds from sales at Handmade benefit programs at Waterfall Arts. Support Maine artists AND your local community art center at the same time. It’s a holiday shopping win win!

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January 2020

OFFICE CLOSED

January 1
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Happy Holidays! Waterfall Arts offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24 - Wednesday, January 1.

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FRIDAY TRY DAY: Wine & Wheel (FULL!)

January 10, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$18

This event features art making (ceramics in this case), good drink, and good company. Working with clay is relaxing and fun and if you add in a whole room of people working in clay, having fun, and enjoying a little wine, it’s even better. Unleash your creativity and have a good time doing it. We’ll supply everything you need – clay, equipment, and instruction and for a small donation, the wine!

This session of WINE & WHEEL is officially full! Please email info@waterfallarts.org in order to get on the waiting list. 

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Printmaking: Quick Cuts/Reduction Print Technique

January 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45.00

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.

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Opening Reception for IN HOUSE: 2020 DENIZEN EXHIBIT

January 24, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Join us for the opening reception for our IN HOUSE: 2020 DENIZEN EXHIBIT. Free and open to the public!

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AAAH: CBARF!

January 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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Free

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: CBARF (Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun)!  For the 5th year, Waterfall Arts is throwing a party that's all about building with cardboard boxes... and the whole community is invited!

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February 2020

Art Together Mornings

February 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

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 Art Together Mornings families explore a variety of activities and feel the benefits of the unique experience of focused time spent creating together.

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Introduction to Encaustic Painting

February 8, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$130

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 multiple finished pieces and the understanding of proper studio set-up.

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Printmaking: Collagraph

February 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45

Collagraph printmaking employs both relief and intaglio print making techniques. By combining these techniques different tonal effects and color intensity can be achieved. In this introductory session participants will experiment with a variety of materials and textures to create their own collagraph plates. Printing can be done with and without a press making the process easy to duplicate in a home studio space.

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Bridge JR at CASS for K-2

February 14, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until February 14, 2020

Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School (CASS), 31 Elementary Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$80
Kids making art together

Join Waterfall Arts at the Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School (CASS) on Friday afternoons for early release! Bridge JR is a creativity club with a different project every week, plus time for free-draw and independent work. Led by art educator Bridget Matros, who believes that all students benefit from strengthening problem solving, critical thinking, flexibility, envisioning, collaboration, and observational skills. Artmaking is a fun way to do all that! This will be a judgement-free zone - no worries about being "talented."  Kids can choose to show their work to others, but otherwise we practice not giving feedback unless an artist asks for it. Maximum 16 students. All participants must be enrolled at CASS. This six-week session is for kindergarten through second grade.

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Introduction to Copper Etching

February 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$75

Etching is a type of printing process that uses acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In this workshop a copper plate will be etched using ferric chloride. Although etching is commonly considered a process of using acid to bite the metal, ferric chloride is actually a corrosive salt and much easier and safer to work with. Participants will explore all stages of the etching process from preparing the plate, applying grounds for etching, engraving and etching techniques, and finally inking and printing the etched plate. All levels welcomed.

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Beginning Drawing (Six-Week Session)

February 15, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$160

Have you ever wished you could draw but didn't know where to begin? Perhaps you even feel intimidated by the idea of taking a drawing class because you don't believe you have “talent” or don't already know how to draw. Drawing is a skill that can be taught and learned. It's never too late to learn! This class will introduce you to the concepts and visual perceptions that are the basic foundation of realistic/representational drawing in a relaxed and supportive environment. Through guided projects and exercises participants will explore issues of line, tonality, form, and how these issues inter-relate. Absolutely no experience necessary or expected. Material list will be provided.

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Young Artists’ Studio – Winter / Spring 2020 session

February 18, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$8

Keep the creativity flowing throughout the fall with this weekly drop-in open studio 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. Young Artists’ Studio is self-directed. Kids get an orientation and can do what they like with the art teacher standing by for one-on-one guidance or project recommendations.

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Bridge – Free Afterschool Art Club for 6th graders (FULL)

February 19, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until June 10, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Bridge is a free afterschool art club for creative 6th graders to connect to themselves, each other, and the community. Over weekly sessions club members become a tight knit group of supportive artists, learning to be themselves and find their unique voices in a judgement-free zone. After snack, Bridge students share news or projects they’ve been working on, learn to use new materials or techniques, collaborate on group projects, take on independent projects, meet local artists, show their work in a gallery show, and develop leadership skills while staffing public art events. Being a “good artist” is NOT criteria for being in Bridge! Any sixth grader who likes making stuff and being creative will love it. This session of Bridge is officially full! Please call 207-338-2222 or email us to inquire about waitlists and future sessions.

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Wonders of Clay Winter Session

February 19, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until March 11, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
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$150

Afterschool clay fun for kids aged six through fifteen! 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!

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Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio

February 20, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
Free

Art Hive open studio sessions are for everyone! A variety of materials will be available for you to create with, including: Paints, Pastels, Collage, Fiber arts, etc. Come experience the transformative power of art in a safe and encouraging environment where all are welcome.

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Paint Party! February Vacation Camp FULL

February 21, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until February 21, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$225

Art camp for 8 - 12 year olds at Waterfall Arts with a focus on paint. We’ll be wearing our messy clothes all week for tons of exploration with every kind of paint we can get our hands on! Brushing, spattering, stamping, and swirling before lunch and recess, then to the print studio for some printmaking fun! A fun experience for Waldo County youth to develop their creativity in a safe, judgement-free environment.

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Life Drawing Long Pose – Ongoing

February 22, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$60

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 (all genders) are different each week and the group is supportive and respectful. All models are costumed/clothed. The poses tend to be long; one or two a session. Interested in short poses? Check out our Monday Night Life Drawing group.  Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room.

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