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April 2020

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

April 8, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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 – Spring 2020 – POSTPONED

April 8, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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!

Find out more »

Color Theory II – Winter 2020 – POSTPONED

April 9, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$280

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 paintings that brings color issues into discussion fluidly and quickly in the weekly critiques. Previous experience of Color Theory I recommended.

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Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio – SUSPENDED

April 9, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Color Theory 1 – Winter 2020 (COURSE FULL) – POSTPONED

April 10, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$280

This class moves sequentially through a series of exercises that demonstrate the behavior of color in certain conditions, as the painter learns to identify color relationships. In addition to the in-class lessons, assignments issued each week will be completed at home. Attention is paid to identifying what we see in terms of color, interpreting information and translating observation into a mix, learning color interaction, handling paint. In the beginning we focus on the essentials that establish a foundation for moving on to more advanced work. Later, as the course progresses there will be occasion to put these essentials into practice as we paint directly from observation. Weekly critique provides opportunity to clarify concepts and discuss whatever’s going on in the group. All are welcome - no previous experience needed. This course benefits anyone with an interest in color - pastel artists, watercolorists, designers, photographers, painters, sculptors, fiber artists, ceramicists.

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Bridge JR at CASS – CANCELLED

April 10, 2020, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 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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Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing – POSTPONED

April 13, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$60

The longest running group of its kind in the midcoast Maine, 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. If you are interested in long poses, check out our Saturday Life Drawing group. Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room.

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Young Artists’ Studio – Winter / Spring 2020 session – SUSPENDED

April 14, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

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

April 15, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Wonders of Clay – Spring 2020 – POSTPONED

April 15, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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!

Find out more »

Color Theory II – Winter 2020 – POSTPONED

April 16, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$280

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 paintings that brings color issues into discussion fluidly and quickly in the weekly critiques. Previous experience of Color Theory I recommended.

Find out more »

Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio – SUSPENDED

April 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Color Theory 1 – Winter 2020 (COURSE FULL) – POSTPONED

April 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$280

This class moves sequentially through a series of exercises that demonstrate the behavior of color in certain conditions, as the painter learns to identify color relationships. In addition to the in-class lessons, assignments issued each week will be completed at home. Attention is paid to identifying what we see in terms of color, interpreting information and translating observation into a mix, learning color interaction, handling paint. In the beginning we focus on the essentials that establish a foundation for moving on to more advanced work. Later, as the course progresses there will be occasion to put these essentials into practice as we paint directly from observation. Weekly critique provides opportunity to clarify concepts and discuss whatever’s going on in the group. All are welcome - no previous experience needed. This course benefits anyone with an interest in color - pastel artists, watercolorists, designers, photographers, painters, sculptors, fiber artists, ceramicists.

Find out more »

Bridge JR at CASS – CANCELLED

April 17, 2020, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 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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Indigo Shibori – April 18, 2020 – POSTPONED

April 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$100

Learn to dye with indigo! Dyeing with indigo has a long history, dating back to at least 2500 BC. There are many methods and techniques to using indigo, from fermenting your own plant stuff, reducing with urine and lots of other unpleasant steps. We will not be experimenting with those methods in this class! Learn how to make a concentrated stock, and use it to add beautiful layers of blues to your fibers! We will cover proper procedure for working with indigo, making a vat, how to “read” a vat and adjust it for proper dyeing conditions.

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Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing – POSTPONED

April 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$60

The longest running group of its kind in the midcoast Maine, 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. If you are interested in long poses, check out our Saturday Life Drawing group. Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room.

Find out more »

Young Artists’ Studio – Winter / Spring 2020 session – SUSPENDED

April 21, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

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

April 22, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Wonders of Clay – Spring 2020 – POSTPONED

April 22, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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!

Find out more »

Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio – SUSPENDED

April 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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Magic Garden! April Vacation Art Camp – CANCELLED

April 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 24, 2020

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

Art camp for 6 to 10-year-olds at Waterfall Arts. You won’t believe what can grow from the seeds of our imaginations in just five days: larger than life paper flowers and trees, a mossy fairy village, and mischievous gnomes are just the beginning! A fun experience for Waldo County youth to develop their creativity in a safe, judgement-free environment.

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Friday Try Day: Wine & Wheel – April 2020 – POSTPONED

April 24, 2020, 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! Join us for a fun laid-back evening of wheel throwing basics and expect to make some nice pieces.

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Art Together Morning: ALL DRESSED UP…

April 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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Pinhole Camera Photography – POSTPONED

April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$60

Who says mud season in Maine is boring? On the contrary, the view through an aperture of a pinhole camera can give a whole new perspective to the chilly wet month of April. Each participant in this workshop will create a light proof box with a small hole through which light passes and then projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box onto photo paper. Participants will develop their images in the Waterfall Arts darkroom and become acquainted with the basics of black and white photo processing. No matter your level of experience, come bundle up and take your cameras and creative spirit into the great unknown; the Waterfall Arts property. Promise of hot cocoa to finish off the adventure!

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Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing – POSTPONED

April 27, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$60

The longest running group of its kind in the midcoast Maine, 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. If you are interested in long poses, check out our Saturday Life Drawing group. Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room.

Find out more »

Young Artists’ Studio – Winter / Spring 2020 session – POSTPONED

April 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

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

April 29, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio – SUSPENDED

April 30, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

May 2020

Bridge JR at CASS – CANCELED

May 1, 2020, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 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.

Find out more »

Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing – POSTPONED

May 4, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$60

The longest running group of its kind in the midcoast Maine, 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. If you are interested in long poses, check out our Saturday Life Drawing group. Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room.

Find out more »

Young Artists’ Studio – Winter / Spring 2020 session – POSTPONED

May 5, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

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

May 6, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio – SUSPENDED

May 7, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Bridge JR at CASS – CANCELED

May 8, 2020, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 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.

Find out more »

Art Together Morning: FELT HAND PUPPETS

May 9, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing – POSTPONED

May 11, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$60

The longest running group of its kind in the midcoast Maine, 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. If you are interested in long poses, check out our Saturday Life Drawing group. Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room.

Find out more »

Young Artists’ Studio – Winter / Spring 2020 session – POSTPONED

May 12, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

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

May 13, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

Printmaking: Drypoint – CANCELED

May 13, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$45

Drypoint is a type of intaglio printmaking 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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Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio – SUSPENDED

May 14, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Find out more »

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

May 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$180

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.

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Wonders of Clay – Spring 2020 – CANCELED

May 20, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until May 20, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$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!

Find out more »

Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing – POSTPONED

May 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until May 31, 2020

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

The longest running group of its kind in the midcoast Maine, 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. If you are interested in long poses, check out our Saturday Life Drawing group. Bring your own materials. We supply easels, drawing benches, and good music in the room.

Find out more »

Young Artists’ Studio – Winter / Spring 2020 session – POSTPONED

May 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 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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Natural Born Artists – May 2020 session – CANCELED

May 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$50

Parents/caregivers and young children 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!

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

May 27, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 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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Ongoing – Art Hive Open Studio

May 28, 2020, 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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Art Together Morning: WOW YOUR WINDOWS!

May 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

Our Saturday family workshops continue, now online! Register below Pick up your activity kit* at the Friday Farmer's Market in Belfast between 9am-1pm. Join us on Zoom Saturday morning and enjoy working side by side with your child, with educator Bridget Matros leading the way! *kits are prepped and sealed 72 hours in advance of the workshop. "WOW YOUR WINDOWS!" Your materials kit will include what you need for a glass tile sun-catcher, a large tissue-paper stained glass collage, and…

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June 2020

CMCA Artist Toolbox Zoom Workshop (June 1 – June 4, 6pm – 8pm each day)

June 4, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 PM, repeating until June 4, 2020

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

June 1 - June 4, 6pm - 8pm each day Pre-registration required; limited to 10 participants; participants are expected to commit to all four evenings. Cost: $30 (total, for the four days) The Artist Toolbox Workshop is designed for artists who want to develop the skills necessary to successfully represent themselves and advance professionally in the current art sector. Creating a strong body of work is the most important part of being an artist, but how do you pay the…

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Art Together Morning: DIY Toys That Flutter, Spin, and Flip

June 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.

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AAAH: Beauty on the Beach

June 27, 2020, 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Harborwalk at Heritage Park, Belfast, Maine, 25 Front St,
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

AAAH: Beauty on the Beach Saturday June 27 7am-4:30pm Midcoast shoreline All ages FREE Artists and explorers of all ages - head to the water to create something with what you find. Take and share photos before the tide comes in and washes away our gallery. Follow the Facebook Event Page for images and suggestions to get you inspired--plus there's a tidal schedule! (The tide is out in the morning and is creeping back in for 4:30 high tide.) Mandalas,…

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July 2020

Nature Studio: Summer Camp FULL

July 10, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until July 10, 2020

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

**THIS CAMP IS FULLY ENROLLED** Art camp for 8 to 12-year-olds at Waterfall Arts. Nature Studio: SUMMER CAMP Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 8 - 12 year olds $225 (general) $202.50 (members) 10% sibling discount Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.      Hello all and happy summer! I’m pleased to announce that we at Waterfall Arts are confident we can offer safe camp experiences this summer without sacrificing…

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Friday Tryday: Paint Nite for Rebels

July 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Belfast Boathouse Harborside Lawn, 34 Commercial Street
Belfast, 04915
$15

FRIDAY TRYDAY: PAINT NITE FOR REBELS with Bridget Matros Belfast Boathouse Harborside Yard (34 Commercial St., Belfast, ME 04915) Friday, July 10 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM $15 Age 21+ ***Space is limited. Preregistration required. BYOB!*** ABOUT THE CLASS: This is how Waterfall Arts does "Paint 'n' Sip": Bring your own beverage to enjoy while taking in the gorgeous view of the bay before sunset. There will be canvas, paints, and brushes, but no painting of a sunflower/lighthouse/sunset to copy.…

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Kinetic Creatives

July 14, 2020, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

Kinetic Creatives Tuesdays 10:15-11:45am  Park on Main, downtown Belfast All ages. $15. Pre-register on the website or drop-in!  ABOUT THE CLASS: Art really is for everyone! Offerings will change weekly to encourage you to observe, creatively interpret, or interact with your surroundings in innovative ways. Instructors will 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…

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Coffee Hour for Creatives (on Zoom)

July 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 AM on day Third of the month, repeating until July 16, 2020

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

Coffee Hour for Creatives Third Thursdays | 10:00AM-11:00AM (EST) Held over Zoom Are you looking for creative accountability, new connections with other innovators and dreamers, or a network to share your ideas with -- and to be inspired by? Join our monthly coffee hour for creatives! Mark your calendars for the third Thursday of the month, from 10-11am. Prepare a nice hot beverage at home and meet us on Zoom (call-in or video option is fine). Discussions will be loosely facilitated according to rotating themes that…

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Artists Out and About: Summer Camp FULL

July 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until July 17, 2020

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

Outside means big fun at art camp! In addition to setting up in mini "studios" on our lawn, campers will hit the road with supplies to sketch by the waterfront, chalk the harborwalk, and create a temporary installation in a downtown park!

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Art Together Morning: Lenticular Drawings

July 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

ART TOGETHER MORNING with Bridget Matros at home (on Zoom) Saturday, July 18 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $15 / pay what you can Ages 7+ Any way you look at it, this artwork is going to be awesome! Work together to create two images that will be seen from different angles when we're done. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Bridget Matros is the Kids & Families Program Coordinator at Waterfall Arts. Matros came to Waterfall Arts with over 15 years of…

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Kinetic Creatives

July 21, 2020, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

Kinetic Creatives 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…

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In / Out: Approaches to the Landscape in Encaustic

July 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on July 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$90

In / Out: Approaches to the Landscape in Encaustic with Hélène Farrar WED  July 22 - THURS July 23; Rain date: Fri. July 24th 10:00AM - 3:00PM Cost: $90 general / $81 members Location: Outside at Waterfall Arts, 256 Main St., Belfast, ME 04915 Ages: 16+ ABOUT THE CLASS: Investigate the art of encaustic painting in this very hands-on workshop and interpret and develop sketches/photographs/ideas about the landscape into encaustic paintings. Explore the ancient medium of encaustic whilst painting form,…

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Friday Tryday: Peace Flag Printing: FULL

July 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Belfast Boathouse Harborside Lawn, 34 Commercial Street
Belfast, 04915
$15

FRIDAY TRYDAY: PEACE FLAG PRINTING with Bridget Matros at the Belfast Boathouse Harborside Yard Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $15 Age 21+ THIS CLASS HAS FILLED TO CAPACITY. STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT TRYDAY FRIDAY, ON AUGUST 7, 2020! ***Space is limited to 12. Preregistration required. BYOB!*** ABOUT THE CLASS: Enjoy a beverage with the cool breezes and beatific view of the harbor as an unforgettable studio setting! We've got super simple printmaking supplies to use…

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Fundamentals of Watercolor: COURSE FULL

July 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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One event on July 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$70

Fundamentals of Watercolor Instructor: Lesia Sochor Cost: $70 general / $63 members Location: Outside at Waterfall Arts Dates: Wed. July 29 and Thurs. July 30 Times: 10:00AM - 1:00PM *RAIN DATE: Friday July 31, 1:30PM - 4:30PM Ages: 18+ ABOUT THE CLASS: This class will explore watercolors' unique and unexpected properties. We'll become familiar with washes, gradations, and bleeds, and painting on both dry and wet surfaces. With some control and luck, images will appear. Working plein air (outdoors) lends…

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August 2020

Art Together Morning: Painted Wall Hanging

August 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

ART TOGETHER MORNING: Painted Wall Hanging with Bridget Matros at home (on Zoom) Saturday, August 1st 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM $15 / pay what you can Ages 7+ Each family member paints a panel for this colorful piece to proudly hang in your home. Your kit includes primed canvas pieces, paints, a dowel and yarn. You would also need a pencil, black permanent marker, paintbrushes, and supplies for sewing or stapling the sections together. Kits are prepared in advance…

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Kinetic Creatives

August 4, 2020, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 AM on Tuesday, repeating until August 4, 2020

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

Kinetic Creatives 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…

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Tryday Friday: Mini Mosaics

August 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Belfast Boathouse Harborside Lawn, 34 Commercial Street
Belfast, 04915
$15

Tryday Friday: Mini Mosaics Location: Belfast Boathouse Waterfront Patio, 34 Commercial St, Belfast, ME 04915 Date: Friday, August 7th, 6pm-8pm $15 Ages 21+ Our huge collection of Italian hand-blown glass tiles is all yours for an evening of fun on the waterfront. "Smalti" tiles are irregularly textured and rich in color. We'll be approaching the ancient artform of mosaic in the most basic, doable way so everyone can complete a small project - a picture frame or wall hanging -  by sunset. As always,…

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Indigo Social (Distance) 

August 19, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$80

Indigo Social (Distance)  with Jackie Ottino Graf Wednesday August 19, 1pm - 4pm *Rain date: Thursday, August 20  $80 general / $72 members Ages 12 and up ABOUT THE CLASS: Indigo is a traditional blue dye used for centuries in many cultures.  In the fun whirlwind of blue, we will learn how to create an indigo vat and how to "read" it for optimum dyeing conditions.  While our vat rests, we will explore some techniques for Shibori dyeing.  Shibori styles all…

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Tryday Friday: Paper Marbling

August 21, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Belfast Boathouse Harborside Lawn, 34 Commercial Street
Belfast, 04915
$15

Tryday Friday: Paper Marbling with Amy Tingle and Maya Stein Belfast Boathouse Harborside Lawn 34 Commercial St, Belfast, ME 04915 Friday, August 21 5:30 - 7:30pm Ages 21+, BYOB About the class: Try your hand at the ancient art of Ebru paper marbling. Part science experiment, part creative discovery, the act of floating paint on water produces incredible mesmerizing results no matter your skill level. About the instructors: Amy Tingle and Maya Stein are artists, writers, and the founders of…

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Art at City Park

August 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

City Park Belfast, City Park Rd
Belfast, 04915
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Free

Art at City Park Outdoor Art Activities in Belfast's City Park Visitors of any age can drop by the Waterfall Arts station and pick up a materials kit for a different activity every week. Find us along the road near the tennis courts, or at the gazebo. Materials have been disinfected and items borrowed and returned are not re-used. Free of cost, donations welcomed. ***In the event of rain on a given Wednesday morning, you can find Bridget for a…

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Small Books, Three Ways

August 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$85

SMALL BOOKS, THREE WAYS with Amy Tingle and Maya Stein Wednesdays on August 12, August 19, and August 26; Rain Dates: August 13, August 20, and August 27 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Outside at Waterfall Arts $85 / $77 with member discount Age 15+ Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here. ABOUT THE CLASS: Three books, three days. This class is for you if you’re an imaginative reader who wants to play with your words, a…

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Socially Engaged Art

August 27, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

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

Socially-Engaged Art Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00pm  Outside at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast, ME 04915 All ages| Free No registration required. A space for conversations about how we might engage through the arts to catalyze social action, respond to or investigate our current reality, and process or instigate change. This gathering is appropriate for artists of any discipline, medium or inclination (dance, music, sculpture, poetry, etc.!) who are interested in art as social practice. Community-based or personal projects or…

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Harold Garde: You Are Not Alone EXHIBITION OPENING

August 28, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Waterfall Arts announces an exhibit and series of events unveiling a brand new body of paintings by the influential 97-year-old Maine Master Harold Garde, created in his Belfast studio last summer. Harold Garde: You Are Not Alone will open virtually on August 28 with a national premier of works never before seen. The large-scale pieces are presented on unstretched canvases, ranging in size approximately 6-10 feet in length and width, and will be hung in the Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts.…

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September 2020

Tryday Friday: Upcycled Paper Bowls

September 11, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Belfast Boathouse Harborside Lawn, 34 Commercial Street
Belfast, 04915
$15

Tryday Friday: Upcycled Paper Bowls with Amy Tingle and Maya Stein Belfast Boathouse Harborside Lawn 34 Commercial St, Belfast, ME 04915 Friday, September 11th 5:30 - 7:30pm Ages 21+, BYOB About the class: Make your own paper bowl! Simple and fun, create a bowl out of recycled magazine pages and glue! It’s an easy upcycling project and you’ll go home with a new spot to toss your keys or rings or other keepsakes. About the instructors: Amy Tingle and Maya…

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Panel Discussion: Harold Garde | Artist, Mentor, Friend on ZOOM

September 17, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

On September 17th, Waterfall Arts will host a panel discussion entitled Harold Garde | Artist, Mentor, Friend, featuring panelists David Estey, artist; Kathleen Florance, artist; and George Kinghorn, Director and Curator, Zillman Art Museum at the University of Maine. The lively conversation will be moderated by Suzette McAvoy, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, as they discuss the work of nonagenarian artist Harold Garde on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Waterfall Arts. A friend…

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Figure Drawing

September 19, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Saturday, repeating until September 19, 2020

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

Figure Drawing: Long Pose Saturdays 9:30am - 12pm *starting July 11th Location: Outside at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast, ME 04915 $60 for 6 sessions (pre-register on the website), or $15 drop-in.  Ages 15+ ABOUT THE GROUP: The longest running group of its kind in the Midcoast area, the life drawing group at Waterfall Arts began over a decade ago. After a four-month hiatus, we are reviving this program in a modified setting for summer 2020: outdoors and physically-distanced,…

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All Ages Art Happening: Chalk Walk

September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Harborwalk at Heritage Park, Belfast, Maine, 25 Front St,
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

All Ages Art Happening: Chalk Walk Saturday September 26, 10am-5pm Heritage Park , Belfast, ME 04915 Free Belfast's own CHALK WALK is back for its fourth year!  Watch professional and novice artists working on the winding pathway through Heritage Park before making your own mark in the community area. Masks will be worn and distance will be kept! Pre-drawn 4'x4' squares will go to artists who register in advance -- first come, first served! We’ll supply chalks, rags, knee pads,…

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October 2020

Bridge Jr. After-school Art Club at CASS

October 2, 2020, 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:15 PM on Friday, repeating until October 2, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$50

WE'RE SORRY, THIS PROGRAM IS FULL Bridge Jr. After-school Art Club at CASS Location: Captain Albert Stevens School For: This session is for 1st and 2nd graders at CASS only. Limit 8 students. Dates: September 11, 18, 25, October 2 Time: 12:15-3pm Cost: $50 Get creative on early-release Fridays at CASS! Students enjoy lots of outside recess time and snack before getting into fun art projects. We will be sure to use materials that may not be practical for Mrs. Brown…

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Art Together Morning: Gold and Silver Leafprints

October 3, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Belfast Boathouse Harborside Lawn, 34 Commercial Street
Belfast, 04915
$15

ART TOGETHER MORNING: Gold and Silver Leafprints with Bridget Matros at the Belfast Boathouse Harborside Patio (34 Commercial Street, Belfast) Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM $15 / pay what you can Ages 5+ Learn to make detailed prints of leaves in shimmering gold and silver. Make and take notecards, hanging ornaments or prints to hang. We will be working at tables outside - please dress accordingly! Each group will be at their own table. Limited to…

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The Great Art Supply Sale

October 10, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

The Great Art Supply Sale Saturday October 10 Rain date Sunday, Oct 11 9am-2pm  On the Front Lawn at Waterfall Arts *No early birds! Our semi-annual fundraiser bargain bash is back! We have a huge stash of goodies, like-new and used, for creatives looking for affordable supplies. Easels, frames, equipment, paints, drafting tools, drawing materials, fabric, paper, yarn and much more. From fine artist-grade materials to arts and crafts supplies for kids - we have a little of everything! To keep…

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A Celebration of Harold Garde’s Written Words

October 15, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Well into his ninth decade, Harold is a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and still-practicing artist. His paintings and fine art prints are in collections around the world and are widely exhibited in museums and galleries. His written works, which include haiku poetry and a marvelously alive, provocative full-length play, are fresh, observant, mysterious, funny, sad, and wise. On October 15, 2020, join us for a virtual performance of Harold Garde’s vivid and compelling writings. “A Celebration of Harold Garde’s Written Words”…

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Belfast’s Great Pumpkin Pageant

October 24, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Steamboat Landing, Front Street and Commercial Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Belfast's Great Pumpkin Pageant The Grand Procession: Saturday Oct 24th, 11am-3pm at Steamboat Landing Park FREE  Pumpkins on display downtown and voting continues from October 25th - 31st. Prizes awarded for Spookiest, Silliest, Most Creative, and Most Skillful -- to be announced via Facebook Live at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 31st. An All Ages Art Happening to keep creative kids of all ages safe and happy this Halloween, while showing their stuff! In partnership with The City of Belfast and Johnny's Selected…

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Coffee Hour for Creatives

October 26, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 AM on Monday, repeating until October 26, 2020

Downshift Coffee, 39 Main St.
Belfast, 04915

Coffee Hour for Creatives Mondays | 8:30 - 10:30AM Downshift Coffee  (39 Main St., Belfast, ME 04915)/ Park on Main St. Join Waterfall Arts in the heart of downtown Belfast for coffee and conversation, exploring works-in-progress, project accountability, creative dialogue, new collaborations, and more. Get a coffee and enjoy the company of others, physically-distanced, outside.  Gatherings will be cancelled in event of heavy rain. Public health and your personal safety is our top priority.   All in-person Waterfall Arts programs…

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Bridge Jr. After School Art Club at CASS

October 30, 2020, 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:15 PM on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$50
Kids making art together

Bridge Jr. After School Art Club at CASS LOCATION: Captain Albert Stevens School AGES: This session is for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at CASS only. Class size will be limited to 8 students. DATES: Fridays, October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th TIME: 12:15-3pm COST: $50 Get creative on early-release Fridays at CASS! Students enjoy lots of outside recess time and snack before getting into fun art projects. We will be sure to use materials that may not be practical for Mrs.…

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November 2020

Intro to Digital Photography: Learning Through Practice

November 1, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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This course will meet in-person on Saturdays, and online on Sundays.
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$35

Image courtesy Matthias Mann INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Learning Through Practice with Matthias Mann Meet-up point: Park on Main, downtown Belfast Saturdays, October 24 and October 31 *Bring walking shoes and a digital camera! 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Sundays, October 25 and November 1 *Note Daylight Savings Time* Group Zoom sessions will be held on the days after the in-person gatherings, to virtually share and discuss images *Zoom links will be sent by the instructor at the start of…

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Art Together Morning: Day of the Dead – Traditional Mexican Crafts

November 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

ART TOGETHER MORNING: Day of the Dead - Traditional Mexican Crafts with Bridget Matros Saturday, November 7th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM $15 / pay what you can Ages 5+ Enjoy learning about the holy Mexican holiday, Dia De Los Muertos, and how very different it is from Halloween. Learn what those beautiful skulls are all about... and decorate one yourself! We'll also learn to create papel picado banners and mini portraits of loved ones for an altar. This workshop…

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Intro to Digital Photography: Learning Through Practice (Session 2)

November 15, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until November 14, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until November 15, 2020

The Park on Main Street, 30 Main St
Belfast, ME 04915
$35

Image courtesy Matthias Mann INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Learning Through Practice (Session 2) with Matthias Mann Meet-up point: Park on Main, downtown Belfast Saturdays, November 7 and November 14 *Rain date: November 21, 1:30-3pm* *Bring walking shoes and a digital camera! 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Sundays, November 8 and November 15 Group Zoom sessions will be held on the days after the in-person gatherings, to virtually share and discuss images *Zoom links will be sent by the instructor at the start…

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Beginner Photography I

November 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 23, 2020

Waterfall Arts Online, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$85

Image courtesy Thom Williams Beginner Photography I with Thom Williams All classes held over Zoom Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM $85 general / $77 members The focus of this class is two-fold: to get students comfortable with the functions of their cameras, and to give students a clear understanding of the exposure triangle and the appropriate use of shutter speed, aperture and ISO to aid in the creation of images. Classes will consist of…

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December 2020

Art Together Morning: Wondrous Winter Scenes

December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

ART TOGETHER MORNING: Wondrous Winter Scenes with Bridget Matros Online (Zoom) only Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM $15 / pay what you can Ages 5+ All in-person spots are taken - please join us from home via ZOOM! In this workshop we'll make three dimensional mixed media artwork you'll want to keep for years to come. Watercolor background, cut-out houses that pop off the page, and even fluffy snow will make your winter scene magical! ABOUT…

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Gelatin Prints: Holiday Cards & Tags

December 9, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Online, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$35

Gelatin Prints: Holiday Cards & Tags with Karin Otto Online (Zoom) Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM $35 ABOUT THE CLASS: Learn the basics of monoprinting* using gelatin plates, while creating handmade cards and tags for the holidays. This will be a small group, online class led by Karin Otto. Registration includes a loaner kit of supplies of all materials necessary to create beautiful cards and tags from home (20 blank cards and 10 blank tags are…

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Intermediate Digital Photography – Visual Narratives

December 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - December 20, 2020, 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until December 20, 2020

The Park on Main Street, 30 Main St
Belfast, ME 04915
$55

Intermediate Digital Photography - Visual Narratives with Matthias Mann Held Online (Zoom) on SATURDAYS: December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Held In-Person at Park on Main Street in Belfast on SUNDAYS: December 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cost: $55 AGES 15+ This class is intended for students who already have an understanding of the basic technical elements of a camera, such as Shutter Speed, F-stop, and ISO. During our zoom…

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Bridge After School Art Club for 6th Graders

December 23, 2020, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 23, 2020

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

Bridge After School Art Club for 6th graders Wednesdays 2:30-5:00PM at Waterfall Arts Sept 30, 2020. - Dec 23, 2020. FREE Limit: 8 students *Due to limited slots in the program and since some inquiries are coming through over the phone, we ask that you register by emailing Bridget Matros directly at: bridget@waterfallarts.org Bridget will follow up with each registrant individually to confirm their enrollment, until we reach our maximum of 8 students. Once your enrollment is confirmed, we will…

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Cameras, Lenses & Classes Q&A

December 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Online, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
Free

Image courtesy Thom Williams Cameras, Lenses & Classes Q&A with Thom Williams Class held over Zoom Monday, December 28, 2020 6:00 PM FREE Open to all interested in photography and upcoming photo classes. I will be covering... 1. Lenses: what to use and when? 2. Cameras: Phone Cameras, DSLR's, Mirrorless 3. Classes: A brief breakdown of upcoming classes. Skills & Equipment needed for each along with an overview of topics covered. 4. PLUS... An open Q&A for those that may…

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Beginner Photography II

December 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

Waterfall Arts Online, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$85

Image courtesy Thom Williams Beginner Photography II with Thom Williams All classes held over Zoom Tuesdays, December 8,15, 22, 29 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM $85 general / $77 members Students should come to class with a solid understanding of the exposure triangle and the appropriate use of shutter speed, aperture and ISO to create images. This class is for students to begin to create images with compositional rules in mind to maximize the aesthetic strength of their images. Classes will…

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January 2021

Poetry Out Loud Competition – Regional Qualifier

January 1 - January 22
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States

Waterfall Arts is partnering with the Maine Arts Commission to host a qualifying round for the Maine Poetry Out Loud (POL) program. Maine high school-aged students who do not have a school competition to participate in to qualify for the Maine Regional competitions are eligible to participate. Homeschooled students are welcome! To participate, students choose from an anthology of poems and send in video files of two recitations by Friday, January 22th. The POL anthology can be found here: https://www.poetryoutloud.org/search Local…

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Beginner Photography I

January 26, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until January 26, 2021

$85

Image courtesy Thom Williams Beginner Photography I with Thom Williams All classes held over Zoom Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM $85 general / $77 members This 4 session class will help beginners learn the basic functions of their camera as well as the basis of ALL photography: the exposure triangle. Students will, through class instruction and a series of homework assignments, begin to master the use of: shutter speed, aperture and ISO to take…

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Intermediate Digital Photography: Visual Narratives

January 30, 11:00 AM - January 31, 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until January 31, 2021

Waterfall Arts Online, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$80

Intermediate Digital Photography – Visual Narratives with Matthias Mann Held Online (Zoom) on SATURDAYS: January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Held In-Person at Park on Main Street in Belfast on SUNDAYS: January 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cost: $80 AGES 15+ This class is intended for students who already have an understanding of the basic technical elements of a camera, such as Shutter Speed, F-stop, and ISO. During our…

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February 2021

Art Together Morning: Printing Valentines

February 6, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$15

ART TOGETHER MORNING: Printing Valentines with Bridget Matros Online (Zoom) + In-Person (Waterfall Arts Gallery) Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM $15 Ages 7+ Learn a fun and easy way to do printmaking at home while creating a beautiful set of notecards. We'll be making printing plates with styrofoam trays and using rollers to transfer "ink." Work alongside Bridget and other families as you get creative and problem-solve together! We will have safe in-person accommodations for 5 families…

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Bridge Jr. – Friday Afternoon Art Club

February 12, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 PM on Friday, repeating until February 12, 2021

Waterfall Arts Online, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$50

Bridge Jr. - Friday Afternoon Art Club Location: Zoom For: This session is for 3rd-5th graders with early release Fridays, and homeschoolers of the same age. Dates: January 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 Limit: 10 students Time: 1:30-2:30pm Cost: $50 About the class: After lunch, join Bridget in this virtual art studio experience on Zoom! Warm-up games, quizzes, activities, sharing work and even stretches will keep your young artist busy for at least an hour - we will keep the…

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Art Time LIVE

February 23, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 28, 2021

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

Art Time LIVE with Bridget Matros Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm FREE Join educator Bridget Matros and a featured guest artist as we stream our creative adventure every week for kids and families. The topics and activities change weekly, but the inspiration and fun remain the same! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waterfallartsmaine YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1qiSl58tpXhTe5k3MNCf_w Be sure to subscribe to our channel, like our videos, and enjoy all of the free online content delivered straight to your home!

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Beginner Photo 2

February 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 24, 2021

$85

Image courtesy Thom Williams Beginner Photography 2 with Thom Williams All classes held over Zoom Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM $85 general / $77 members A series of 4 classes focusing on beginner composition techniques. It is best if students have a working knowledge of their camera including an understanding of the exposure triangle. Each class will include new instruction and homework designed to put into practice new knowledge. Images created will be reviewed…

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Intro to Lightroom

February 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021

$85

Image courtesy Thom Williams Intro to Lightroom with Thom Williams All classes held over Zoom Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM $85 general / $77 members Lightroom is one of the most powerful software packages for the organization, presentation and editing of photographs. This class walks students through organization and workflow of images as well as the different elements of Lightroom. The primary focus of the class will be on the library module and develop…

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Black & White Photography

February 26, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Friday, repeating until February 26, 2021

$85

Image courtesy Thom Williams Black & White Photography with Thom Williams All classes held over Zoom Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM $85 general / $77 members Considered by some as being the purest form of photography, this class forces students to rethink how they see things. B&W photography is about texture, tonal values and light. This class will help students see more in this way, as they immerse themselves in the art of B&W…

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