Bridget Matros, Kids and Family Outreach Coordinator, will lead Saturday Art Together, a series of family art making sessions at Waterfall Arts this summer. The first one, Zen Morning, is on Saturday June 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. This workshop has families (parents, kids, grandparents, caretakers) work together to explore the ancient art of suminagashi, Japanese paper marbling. Telling the story of suminagashi introduces focusing skills and the concept of letting nature collaborate in the process. The technique is foolproof, so while the process is memorable and extremely enjoyable, everyone also takes home gorgeous marbled papers.
These parent-child art making sessions offer memorable times together using fun materials without the stress of making a “perfect product”. While working side by side, adults will learn ways to support creative thinking, problem solving, and self-expression while getting some art therapy, themselves! Matros taught family workshops and creative development seminars at Boston Children’s Museum for 10 years and is a published advocate for quality creative experiences in early childhood education.
The cost of the workshop is $15 for one adult and child; $6 for each additional family member. Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast, is supported by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and year-long sponsor, ReVision Energy.
For more information on classes and workshops for kids and adults, visit waterfallarts.org, stop by, or call the office at 207 338 2222.