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October 2019

Monday Life Drawing Short Pose Group – Ongoing

October 21, 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 30, 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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Fall Young Artists’ Studio

October 22, 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 10, 2019

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

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

October 23, 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 18, 2019

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 – Fall 2019 Session (FULL)

October 23, 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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TAB Studio: Sequential Art Class for Kids (FULL)

October 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

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

Teaching Artistic Behaviors is another name for choice-based art education. The format involves a mixture of small group and one-on-one skills instruction with student-initiated and paced exploration. TAB programming is sequential; media/techniques/concepts are introduced formally then become a part of the open offerings the next week. By the end of each 7-week session, students have a full "toolbox" for creating independently. Art learning that is student-led requires the flexibility, space, and resources our fully equipped studio offers and is ideal for Montessori, Reggio, and similar constructivist approaches embraced by the homeschool community.

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Color Theory II

October 24, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until November 14, 2019

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

October 24, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

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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Color Theory 1

October 25, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Friday, repeating until November 15, 2019

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

October 25, 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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Life Drawing Long Pose – Ongoing

October 26, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 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. 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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Printmaking: Collagraph

October 30, 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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November 2019

Bridge JR at CASS

November 1, 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 13, 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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Art Together Morning

November 2, 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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Painting: Drawing and Painting with Yupo

November 9, 10:00 AM - November 10, 3:00 PM
Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High Street
Belfast, 04915 United States
$120

What is Yupo? A synthetic paper that is both smooth and nonabsorbent, allowing materials to glide freely during application. It invites a feeling of fluid, creamy markmaking and it’s easy to push around with q-tips, sponge applicators, and brushes. Erasers become a tool to restore light and make white lines. All in all, this combination of materials delivers a beautiful balance of dancing behaviors within a controlled value structure. Come explore, be creative!

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Printmaking: Monotype

November 13, 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, 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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FRIDAY TRY DAY: Wine & Wheel

November 22, 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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December 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery

December 7, 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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Printmaking: Drypoint

December 11, 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, 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, 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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January 2020

Natural Born Artists

January 8, 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 January 29, 2020

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

Parent and young child work side by side to explore materials in this relaxing weekly class. Adults learn how language and behaviors can nurture (or inhibit) creative development, and get insight into how artmaking for littles is really learning, made visible! There will be lots of opportunities to get messy - bring extra clothes!

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