UMMA Announces Winter Art Camp During February Vacation

10612782_998018133545834_3751458018456592983_nGive your kids a February break they will love! University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) in downtown Bangor will offer a Winter Art Camp the week of February 15 to 19 from  8:30 a.m. to noon, during school vacation week. Children in grades three and four will enjoy gallery games, art projects and a Friday art show and reception for family and friends. Cost is $110 for UMMA members and $125 for nonmembers.

All materials are provided but please bring a snack. Space is limited, so register today.UMMA is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor. Contact Kat Johnson, education coordinator at (207) 561-3360 or e-mail

Harlow Gallery Second Sundays Schedule: Jan. thru June 2016

SECOND SUNDAY Bookmaking workshop, January 2015. Staff Photo by Allison McKeenBookmaking workshop, January 2015. (Staff Photo by Allison McKeen)

After a successful and inspiring year of SECOND SUNDAY events, The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell is pleased to announce that the series of free community art-related events has workshops scheduled through June 2016 and plans to continue the series throughout 2016. Mark your calendars and look forward to a variety of activities on the second Sunday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street.

These events are free and open to the public. Some materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well. Let’s get creative! The workshops are opportunities to both try something new and sharpen old skills – they are open to everyone; from beginners to professional artists and everyone in between.

SECOND SUNDAYS brings artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art as well as looking at art and discussing it. Most events are perfect for families, and all ages are welcome. Children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

The Harlow Gallery’s Education Committee organizes and hosts SECOND SUNDAYS, a monthly series of free community art-making events which is led by volunteer presenters and is sponsored by our hometown bank, Camden National Bank. Donations and sponsors to support gallery programs like Second Sundays are welcome. The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3, membership-based nonprofit – your gift is fully tax deductible in accordance with current tax law. If you have an idea for a future Second Sunday event, please send an e-mail to

Sunday, January 10, 2-4 p.m.:  Nature Journaling with Andrea Lani, master naturalist Spend an afternoon creating a family nature journal. In this workshop we will practice observing with all of our senses, learn some simple drawing techniques, and write prose a nd poetry.

Sunday, February 14, 2-4 p.m.:  Paper Jewelry with Claudia Brahms and Margo Ogden, visual artists. Make a little something or your Valentine. Folded, cut, woven, and sewn decorated paper can be made into lightweight and unusual jewelry. Come and explore these techniques and create necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with us.

Sunday, March 13, 2-4 p.m.:  Let’s “Take Your Dot For A Walk”  with Helene Farrar, art educator.  Let’s learn about the Artist Paul Klee while we honor Youth Art Month! You and your child are invited to create some energetic paintings together in an inspiring and educational afternoon!

Sunday, April 10, 2-4 p.m:  Weaving Off The Loom  with Jayson Hunt, textile artist.  Explore weaving with Jayson. Learn simple weaving structures and play with color and texture as you craft a simple strap, belt or band. No loom needed.

Sunday, May 15, 2-4PM:  Inner Vision, A Meditative Drawing  with Wendy Burton, art educator. Leave logic behind in favor of your inner self. Starting with a simple mark you’ll begin your meditative journey through an intuitive non-objective drawing. Focusing on the flow of lines, shapes, space and, most importantly, value you’ll use your imagination as your guide. There is no external subject matter to draw. Feel rather than rationalize your way *Third Sunday to avoid Mother’s Day.

Sunday, June 12, 2-4 p.m.:  Sacred Dance  with Maryam Mermey, expressive arts therapist. Participants are invited to learn songs and dances from different faith traditions. Inspired by colored, silk scarves we are also going to choreograph our own Sacred Dance. All ages and abilities are welcome!

For more information, call (207) 622-3813.

Trowbridge Offers Winter Art Workshop at DIAA Gallery

TrowbridgeThe art of Paul Trowbridge

The Deer Isle Artists Association is very pleased to announce that local artist, Paul Trowbridge, will once again offer a Winter Art Workshop at the Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery at 15 Main Street in Deer Isle Village.

Paul states that participants will use their own subject matter as a starting point to find the appropriate design elements to emphasize, exaggerate, and play with. They will learn to recognize those elements of design which give strength to their work through abstraction and will move beyond the “same old approach” to bold discovery and experimentation.

The workshop is five weeks long and meets on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon. Session I begins on January 9 and runs through February 6; Session II runs from February 27 through March 26.

Participants may attend one or both sessions. Cost for each five week session is $100 and should be paid at the first class. Participants should bring materials they are comfortable with using to make artistic images.

For more information or to sign up, please e-mail or call Cynthia Bourque Simonds at (207) 359-6596.

Dec. 5 + 12 = ArtLab for All Ages Workshops

CMCAThe Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites you to participate in two December ArtLab explorations. Teaching artist, Alexis Iammarino offers Pattern and Ornament on Paper at the Rockland Recreation Center on Saturday, December 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. We welcome all ages to experiment with and develop their own ornament and patterning styles on paper. From the clothing we wear to the buildings where we live, we inhabit a world of pattern and design. Join us to create unique wall hangings or use the papers as one-of-a-kind gift wrap or book covers.

On Saturday, December 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., CMCA presents a second hands-on art experience for families, Miniature Boxes with Shape Shuffle Drawings. Take a few moments during the holiday festivities to “get small” and try your hand at itty-bitty abstract drawings! Explore theme and variation by repeating and shuffling abstract forms. Make surprisingly interactive and compact art work to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Join us at Union Hall at 24 Main Street in Rockport Village and be creative! We look forward to making this an imaginative and fun-filled holiday season.

ArtLab is led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art and is the Lead Artist for CMCA’s Leaps of Imagination in-school program. For more information, call (207) 236-2875

Winter Art Factory FREE Family Fun Day on December 5!

UMMAOn Saturday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) in Bangor presents the Winter Art Factory!

Participants are invited to bring the whole family for a fun day filled with art making activities. There will be several stations for wrapping, ornament making and other fun seasonal creative projects. All supplied are included and guided instruction is provided.

The event is free, for all ages and open to the public. UMMA is located at 40 Harlow Street. For more information, please call (207) 561-3360.

Medomak Arts Project Offers Cozy Seasonal Events

assemblage by Joyce Eames Steel

Assemblage by Joyce Eames Steel

Getting ready for the season of holidays and hunkering means giving and sharing. The best gifts are the ones that come from the heart, whether it’s a jar of jam or a pair of hand-knit mittens or a collection of personal memoirs. Medomak Arts Project (MAP) in Waldoboro will be offering opportunities for finding and polishing some of those inner talents and resources we all have; to enjoy and to share.

On Saturday, November 7, at 9 a.m., MAP will host a reunion of memoir-writers at Old #9 on Friendship Street. This group formed during last winter’s popular classes led by veteran English teacher and historian, Jean Lawrence. This writing experience was, for many, a life-changing positive experience and plans will be discussed at the reunion for making it available again this winter for new students. In addition, an ongoing writers’ group is being considered.

As well as writing and some planned musical events, several high quality crafting options will be “A Bucketful of Maine,” a hands-on workshop by Joyce Steel on how to make a keepsake assemblage with shells, pebbles, leaves and small “found objects” that hold warm memories of family and friends.

A minimum number of registered students will be required for the class to run. Online registration will be available at or by mailing a check for $30 to: MAP, P.O.Box 374, Waldoboro, ME 04572. Each student should bring a small bucket or container of found items (clean and dry). Refreshments and art materials will be provided.

MAP’s Community Calendar page will continue to add more events as plans develop. MAP wishes to extend the offer of the use of this calendar to other organizations planning events of a similar nature in the community. Contact through

CMCA Kicks Off Fall ARTLab Season!

4e221f68-885b-461d-be1e-9b00538f1ebbAlexis Iammarino, at left, will lead the November 7 ARTLab

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) kicks off its fall ARTLab season with “Still Lives on the Wild Side // Funky Forms and Figures.” Bring your family or come on your own to the Rockland Recreation Center’s Tower Room on Saturday, November 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Children, adults, and families are welcome to explore the arts first-hand. The program is free of charge.

Participants will experiment with a variety of fabrics, papers, and art mediums as we create our own still life, focussing on the current shift in seasons. Using our imaginations to “sculpt” with our bodies, we’ll transform our ideas into two dimensions. In the process we’ll become familiar with figure, form, and color

ARTLab is led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art and is the Lead Artist for CMCA’s LEAPS of IMAGINATION. She teaches in RSU #13’s RASA program, is the Creative Arts Coordinator for Camden’s Wayfinder School, and is an educator and member of Steel House. Having collaborated on 5 large-scale public murals, Alexis completed her most recent one last summer on Oak Street in Rockland.

CMCA is delighted to partner with the Rockland Rec Center for its ARTLab programs. Mark your calendars for future ARTLabs for ALL Ages. They will take place on December 5, January 9, and February 6 in Rockland. For more information, e-mail

Waterfall Arts Opens Traditional Darkroom


Waterfall Arts in Belfast is bucking the predominance of digital photography by opening a fully equipped traditional darkroom on the third floor of its building at 256 High Street in Belfast.

The darkroom will be used for teaching and will be available to the public as a rental. Mike Fletcher is teaching the basics of black and white photography in a six week class held on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 that began October 26. Fletcher is an accomplished photographer and believes that there is no better introduction to the fine art of photography than learning to shoot, process and print black and white photographs from film. He says, “Making photographs is all about the process; slowing down with this older technology opens up new creative possibilities.” Though darkrooms are considered old school, they are regaining popularity due to the meditative process and the unique look of photographs done this traditional, magical way.

If you have any inquiries, please stop by the building or call the office at call (207) 338 2222. Visit

Melissas Teaches “Adventures in Hand-Building Clay”

Jackie-Melissas-smoke-fired-clay-vessel-Little-CousinJackie Melissas, “Little Cousin,” smoke-fired clay

The Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, is offering a class in clay hand-building, which will be taught by artist Jackie Melissas on 4 Saturdays, Oct. 17, 24, 31, and Nov. 7, from 10 am to 12 noon, 11 Centre Street, Bath.  The cost for 4 classes is $150, all materials included. Enrollment is limited and early registration is suggested.  Visit or call the gallery at 207-442-0300 to sign up and for more information.

Jackie Melissas calls the class “Adventures in Hand-Building: Creative hand building with clay to create vessels, plaques, tiles.” This class to teens and adults of all ability levels.

Melissas is a ceramicist, painter, printmaker, and book illustrator. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in Singapore, Brussels, and Iceland. Her work is in numerous private collections among them Sloan School of Industrial Management and the Luce Foundation. She is the recipient for awards for her work including two fellowships in ceramics at Skidmore College.

Melissas majored in painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and has earned both bachelor of fine arts and master of arts in teaching degrees. Before moving to Maine she was a member of the art faculty at the North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois.

She is drawn to the sensual nature of clay and fire, and the organic use of media. Her current work reflects an examination of archeological roots and contemporary aesthetics. These vessels are both the result of this fascination and an organic sensibility.

Farnsworth Lecture: Rockwell’s “New York Central Diner”

Norman-Rockwell-MagazineOn Thursday, October 1, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a lecture entitled: Norman Rockwell’s “New York Central Diner.” The lecture, by Stephanie Plunkett, Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum, will take place in the Farnsworth auditorium at 2 p.m.

Using a dining car from the New York Central’s Lake Shore Limited as his setting, famed American illustrator Normal Rockwell (1894-1978) captured a moment in his own son�s life that he thought would touch a common cord. Inspired by H. K. Browne’s illustration of a similar scene in Charles Dicken’s “David Copperfield,” Rockwell’s painting describes a young boy’s first experience of calculating a waiter’s tip.

At Rockwell’s request the New York Central diverted a dining car bound for Albany to New York City where he and his ten-year-old son Peter met it for a model shoot. Once there, he decided the 20th Century Limited was too modern and requested an older model. The first three dining car waiters he interviewed were unsuitable for the role. The following week an older car and a twenty-eight year veteran waiter were provided, all to Rockwell’s satisfaction. In appreciation for the efforts of the Railroad, Rockwell included a postcard of their 20th Century Limited locomotive on the boy’s table and the Post credited them in the cover’s caption resulting in $10,000 worth of publicity for the New York Central.

Stephanie Plunkett will talk discuss the rare and revealing full-scale preliminary study for this work that is in the Farnsworth’s “Maine Collects” exhibition, which is on display through March 6, 2016.

The fee for this program is $8; $5 for Farnsworth members. Will call tickets may be purchased online at, but must be picked up at the museum�s Main Lobby admission desk the day of the event. Advance tickets are also for sale in the museum store. Tickets will be for sale on the day of the lecture in the museum’s main lobby.

Ancient Art of Silverpoint Classes in Bath

untitledErin Smith, artist and instructor

The Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, in Bath is offering a class in Silverpoint, an ancient and delicate drawing medium, which will be taught by artist Erin Smith, of Portland on 2 Saturdays, Oct. 3 and 10, from 9:30 am to 12 noon,  at 11 Centre Street, Bath. The cost is $60 for the 2 sessions, plus $20 materials fee to the artist.  Enrollment is limited and early registration is suggested.  Visit or call the gallery at 207-442-0300 to sign up and for more information.

Erin Smith has a Master’s degree in Fine Art printmaking, and trained in several centuries-old media and techniques.  When Ms Smith began her design business, Wheatberry Designs, she brought her strong respect for traditional, precise, and hands-on approaches. As in traditional fashion, Erin’s designs begin with hand-drawn works in the sketchbook and are then adapted for digital use, maintaining the quality of the hand-drawn original.
Raised nearby in Portsmouth, NH by a social worker mother and architect father, Erin developed a love of design and compassion for others from an early age. She finished her schooling eager to plug into a diverse and vibrant community and to make a tangible contribution outside the gallery walls. Ready to dedicate herself to a creative life in a socially engaged, environmentally conscious manner, Erin chose Maine as the place to manifest these goals. She says “I will continue to do my best to give back in equal measure to what this amazing state has given me.”
Erin Smith will teach Silverpoint using modern materials, but based on traditional techniques.  Erin will supply materials, including the silverpoint stylus and panels.  “The ground we’ll be using is a white acrylic base that is formulated specially to hold the silverpoint. Traditionally, it was a handmade mix including rabbit skin glue and pigment powders. We’ll be using panel, but paper works too!”
For more information about the class please call Centre St Arts Gallery at 207-442-0300. For more information about Erin Smith, visit her website: .  For information about Silverpoint, visit:

Fall Classes for Young Artists at Waterfall Arts

Shawn and Kids Print

Fall art classes for young artists age 2 to 18 are starting up at Waterfall Arts. New offerings are Art Making for Ages 2 to 6, Afterschool Art for Ages 8 to 11 and Emote Your Emoji through the Art of Printmaking. Returning favorites are Bridge: Young Artists Connecting, Wonders of Clay and Paint Your Own Pottery
Sarah Hall will lead Art Making for Ages 2 to 6 on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11 starting September 18 through November 6. Young artist will make two and three dimension art using clay, paint, collage, construction and found objects. Parents are welcome to attend; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult partner.

Bridget Matros offers Bridge Jr.: Afterschool Art for Ages 8 to 11 on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm through October 20. She’ll lead the group in exploring different materials, art projects and work styles, helping students find their own unique voice. Matros also leads Bridge: Young Artists Connecting, a free afterschool art club for 6th graders on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5 pm. The popular program is currently full; new students will be accepted in December. Matros has been an educator for fifteen years, teaching at every level and setting from preschool circle-time, computer labs for the elderly, and seminars for teachers.

Kids on the FloorGwen Tatro will teach printmaking techniques that students can use to develop their own personal emoji based on an expression, vision, statement or self-portrait and create a series of images. The class is designed for ages 13 to 18 and will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 beginning September 30 through November 4.

Linda Stec offers Wonders of Clay on Wednesdays, September 30 through November 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, teaching kids age 6 and up all about clay. She’ll also lead Paint Your Own Pottery, a family workshop on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 am to 1 pm.

More information and course fees can be found on where you can register and pay on line.

Fall Classes + Workshops for Adults at Waterfall Arts

Painting Class 2Painting class at Waterfall Arts

Registration is now open for new art classes and workshops for adults at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. New offerings include Basic Drawing and Color Theory, Photopolymer Printmaking, Alabaster Stone Carving, Darkroom Photography, Color Etching, Casting with Clay and Hand Painting Photos.

Well-known teaching artist Kris Engman leads Basic Drawing, an eight week (beginning September 29th) fundamental approach to drawing which includes a broad-based definition of visual perception – the business of seeing. She is also teaching Painting: Color Theory I and II, which begin October 2nd.  In Color Theory I the class moves sequentially through a series of exercises that demonstrate the behavior of color in certain conditions. In Color Theory II, color structure, harmonic relationships, composition, application of paint, expanding the palette and finding color balance within the paintings.
Waterfall Arts is bucking the dominance of digital photography with their new traditional black and white darkroom and introductory film photography course. Mike Fletcher will lead the class in the basic use of 35mm film, with instruction in developing and printing techniques. The class begin on Monday October 19 and runs once a week through November 23rd. On November 9, Liv Kristin Robinson will teach a Hand Painting Photos workshop and show how to transform black and white photographs using oil-based pigments.
In the Printmaking Studio, Kris Sader will introduce new methods of copper plate printing with her three day workshop – Photopolymer Prints on October 14 – 16. In this evening workshop students will learn to incorporate digital or photographic imagery into the intaglio process and create unique prints. Richard Mann is conducting a Color Etching class on Monday evenings from October 20 to November 10. Students will learn multiple plate aquatint printing, including four-color process printing.
Anne Alexander alabaster carving2Alabaster carving by Anne Alexander
Alabaster Stone Carving is the focus of Anne Alexander’s weekend workshop, October 16 through 18th. She’ll show students how to carve pieces of alabaster stone into organic forms, using chisels, files, saws, drills and demonstrate finishing techniques.
Anna Queen introduces Casting with Clay on Monday evenings, November 9 through 23. Students will learn the basics of plaster mold design from simple press molds to multiple piece slip casting forms. Queen says that clay casting gives the artist the ability to replicate form and texture to alter, manipulate, rearrange or assemble into their own sculptural or functional vision.
Saturday Life Drawing Group continues to meet weekly from 9:30 to noon. This is a non-instructional, supportive group with different models each week.
Complete listings and fee information can be found on where you can register and pay on line. You can also call (207) 338-2222 or stop by the office at 256 High Street in Belfast.
All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of the class running and your slot in it! Since 2000, Waterfall Arts has served as the midcoast area’s non-profit community art center, offering innovative classes, open studios, free after school art clubs, workshops, exhibitions, studio rentals, and cultural events.  The center is supported by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maine Community Foundation, private donations, and yearlong business sponsor, Revision Energy.

Let’s Make Gelatin Prints!

untitledThe Harlow Gallery’s Education Committee hosts SECOND SUNDAYS, a monthly series of free community art-making events sponsored by The Bank of Maine.

September’s Second Sunday event is “Gelatin Prints” lead by Lisa Wheeler. On Sunday, September 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. the public is invited to the Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell for gelatin printing; a versatile, experimental hand printing process that yields exciting surprises! Artists of all ages will create a collection of colorful monoprints layering colors, textures and images. Come with a sense of adventure and see what unfolds!

Lisa Wheeler manages arts programming as the education program coordinator at Common Street Arts in Waterville. A graphic designer and printmaker, Lisa has exhibited monoprints in solo and group shows throughout central Maine and has original pieces in collections at the University of Maine at Augusta and Maine General’s new Regional Hospital.

Mark your calendars and look forward to activities on the second Sunday of every month at the Harlow. These events bring artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art as well as looking at art and discussing it. Most events are perfect for families, and all are welcome. Children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult. These sessions take place every 2nd Sunday from 2 to 4 pm at the Harlow Gallery, and are free and open to the public. Some materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well. Let’s get creative!

Donations and sponsors to support gallery programs like Second Sundays are welcome.  The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your gift is fully tax deductible in accordance with current tax law.  If you have an idea for a future Second Sunday event, please email at

ArtLab for All Ages on Aug. 8


Example of paper marbling

What floats? You can float boats or balloons. Jellyfish float, and fishing flies bob on the surface. ArtLab is going to float paint.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will present an ArtLab for All Ages workshop on Saturday, August 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bicknell Building, 11 Lime Street, Rockland. Please join us as we use marbleizing techniques to float large colorful shapes of paint on the surface of water and capture them on paper. Are they pools, polka dots, or large amoeba shapes? You decide as you experiment with floating paint! Visit FLOAT in CMCA’s Bicknell Building and join the ArtLab staff in the courtyard outside to add your ideas to What Floats?

For more information, call (207) 236-2875.

A Bucketful of Maine

BucketAn evening of fun and learning is in the plans for Thursday, July 16, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Old Number 9 on Friendship Street in Waldoboro Village — a relaxed and inspiring setting featuring “The Way of All Fish,” a special show of paintings by Waldoboro artist, Chris Augusta. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beverages will be part of the evening’s enjoyment. Joyce Steel, a life-long artist and art teacher, will lead a workshop on collage design. Students will be applying natural objects to a surface to form a collage assemblage – then later spraying it with a protective sealant.

What to bring: a small bucket with objects from the shore or from the land, selections made in time for them to be thoroughly dry before the class and objects that are not too large and heavy – nor those which are too delicate to be handled without disintegrating. Objects need not be whole – pieces are fine and make for interesting shapes and arrangements!

Registration is required. Information will be available at Old Number 9, Tidemark Gallery or the MAP – Medomak Arts Project Facebook page at

Barn Gallery’s Midsummer Events

J_Adams_Man_Baseball“Man in Baseball Cap” by Jayne Adams

New shows take center stage as the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit hosts this years’ open juried regional show, a selection of photographs curated by Bruce Brown.  Part of the 2015 state wide “Maine Photography Project” exhibits, this exploration of the art of photography shows the wide range of creativity and techniques within the photographic community today.

Also newly installed, the members show features new art from the diverse group of artists of the Ogunquit Art Association, one of Maine’s oldest and most well known arts organizations.

The North Gallery hosts two concurrent solo exhibitions: Jayne Adams, a NH fine artist whose work is primarily figurative oil paintings on wood panel supports, and Rosalind Fedeli, a collage artist whose work begins with the objects she is able to find, buy, or fabricate. She then creates the boxes and frames and assembles the objects toward her intention result in the final piece. Both of these highly regarded artists will be giving a talk about their work on Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. The midsummer shows are up through Saturday, July 25.

Invited New England Sculptors display three-dimensional work for sale in the peaceful outdoor Sculpture Court. Don’t miss the ever-changing array of small works of art available in the Collectors Gallery.

Barn Gallery’s exciting schedule of figure drawing sessions, art videos, artist gallery talks and workshops begins in July. Go to for further information.

Most Barn Gallery events are free and the gallery has limited free parking. Visitors are encouraged to park elsewhere during receptions and the Auction. Details on parking alternatives are available at Barn Gallery.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.. Barn Gallery is located 3 Hartwig Lane, near the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane. For further information about 2015 exhibits, workshops, and special events pick up a brochure at the gallery, call 207-646-8400 or go to


July 4 ArtLab Pinwheels Workshop


The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will present an ArtLab for All Ages: Pinwheel workshop on Saturday, July 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Coastal Children’s Museum (CCM), 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland. Celebrate the 4th of July with CMCA and make a festive pinwheel sure to spin in the fantastic midcoast breezes. This is the first partnership of CMCA and the CCM and there will be more to come.  Please join us for the holiday!

ArtLab is made possible in part thanks to the generous support of Camden National Bank, the Davis Family Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery art Foundation, and individual donors. CMCA is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs.

For more information, call (207) 236-2875.

Saturday Art Together at Waterfall Arts

Suminiagashi singleBridget 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, stop by, or call the office at 207 338 2222.

Islesford Dock Gallery Workshops

Islesford Dock Gallery

The Islesford Dock Gallery is offering three full days of painting workshops on a Maine island! Session 1: Check in for dinner, Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) and depart: Thursday afternoon, September 10. Session 2: Check in for dinner Friday, September 11 and depart: Monday afternoon, September 14.

The gallery is located on Little Cranberry Island in Islesford. For more information, contact Cynthia or Dan Lief at or  visit