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    • 5 Jan 2022
    • 28 Dec 2022
    • 47 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 42

    Zen Meditation: Drop-In Group 2022

    Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm 

    Registration is not required. Please arrive a few minutes early to park and settle in.

    The way of Zen is very simple: how one keeps one's mind, moment after moment after moment. It is not a "tuning out" or "blissing out.” Instead, Zen encourages "tuning in" and realizing the miracle of being alive, right in this moment, whatever it holds.

    Our weekly, drop-in practice features alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation and a short teaching. All levels of experience, including none, are welcome, and instruction is enthusiastically offered to beginners. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided.

    Ours is the path of the Bodhisattva—one who practices for the benefit of all beings. Similarly, vaccinating against covid protects not only oneself, but all beings as well. Therefore, you must be vaccinated to attend our practices, and be willing to wear a mask.

    True Nature Zen Sangha offers our sessions in accordance with the Buddha’s practice of dana (generosity). Donations of any amount are received with gratitude.

    About the instructor: Laura Bonyon Neal is an ordained Buddhist priest, authorized teacher in the Five Mountain Zen Order, and leader of the True Nature Zen Sangha, a welcoming community of practitioners who invite all to join their weekly meditation sessions. Whether teaching, meditating, cooking, gardening, or drawing at ArtWaves, Laura holds Zen’s great question “What Is This?” at the forefront in order to keep her mind moment after moment after moment. And she really likes cats. 


    • 2 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 30 Oct 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Kaleidoscope Studio
    Register

    ArtWaves members can come by and use the studio to start, continue or finish projects on one or more Sunday afternoons in October. Please register so we can tell the studio monitor how many people to expect to come in. 

    Payment is by donation onsite by check or cash in the black box or online at artwavesmdi.org. Whatever amount you want to contribute in exchange for use of the space, tools and materials is fine. Suggested donation: $10-20 per Sunday. Thanks!

    • 4 Oct 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Kaleidoscope Studio
    Register

    ArtWaves members can come by and use the studio to start, continue or finish projects on one or more Tuesday nights in October. Please register so we can tell the studio monitor how many people to expect to come in. 

    Payment is by donation onsite by check or cash in the black box or online at artwavesmdi.org. Whatever amount you want to contribute in exchange for use of the space, tools and materials is fine. Suggested donation: $10-20 per Tuesday. Thanks!

    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Thursday Figure Drawing

    Please Register Online to Reserve Your Spot

    Thursdays in October

    12:00pm -3:00pm 

    Where the model is the star, no instruction, but plenty of easels, horses, paper, charcoal and fellow friendly artists. 

    18 and over, under 18 allowed with parental attendance

    $15 per week or members can register with $25 per month at a significant discount! 


    • 9 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio
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    ArtWaves Artist Show and Sell - October 2022

    Sunday, October 9th from 1pm-4pm at ArtWaves

    Open to the public, no fee to attend.

    Artist Members will be displaying and selling their original work and prints.


    "Pirate Cove", Vicky Smith

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    Gloria Avner

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    Toni Anne Wolfe

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    Liz Cutler

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    Reminder that you will be purchasing directly from the Artist and all proceeds support that individual Artist!  Each may take different types of payments including Cash, Check, Credit, Web-Apps like PayPal/Venmo/Cash App, or barter/trade, chickens, goats... (please, no arms, legs, or first-born children)

    Come see what they have to offer!

    If you are an active Artist Member and would like to show your work, please email office@artwavesmdi.org.

    Not an Artist Member? Join Us!

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Fine Arts Studio
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    October 15 Member Salon

    The October 15 Member Salon will feature Kristen Walsh, our October Artist in Residence, sharing her work and her process (see below).

    After Kristen's presentation, we will enjoy a dessert potluck and have time to be together. Come meet other ArtWaves members and introduce yourself to Nikki Moser, our new Executive Director. Meet - greet - and eat! It will be fun - join us!

    ArtWaves members are welcome to bring a guest...or two...

    This is a free event. Please register so we know how may people to expect. Thanks!

    About Kristen Walsh

    Needle felted landscape workshop at OPI | Boothbay Register

    Kristen has been felting her own artwork and teaching others for over 20 years. She pours her heart and soul into her work and loves to see her students do the same. She is also the author of Layers: Felted Art Projects Sparked from the Soul.

    Kristen feels that art that is made "from the soul" is the art that has impact when others view it. The book is intended to take the reader to a deeper place of creativity. Using her own life as an example, the author illustrates the link between our internal world and the art we create. As she says in her book, "I believe that in doing something creative, we open ourselves up to more-more emotion, more understanding, more empathy, and more of everything. This is one reason why art is so great for working out our issues and wounds, as we are more open when we're doing it."

    Kristen teaches out of her studio and travels to teach workshops whenever she possible as it combines her love of teaching with her passion for travel. Her award-winning art has been seen in galleries across the United States. Kristen lives with her husband in Connecticut and is mom to a grown son and Bill the cat. This is her first book. Her art can be seen on WalshFineFelt.com


    • 3 Nov 2022
    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Thursday Figure Drawing

    Please Register Online to Reserve Your Spot

    Thursdays in November (No session on Thanksgiving Day)

    12:00pm -3:00pm 

    Where the model is the star, no instruction, but plenty of easels, horses, paper, charcoal and fellow friendly artists. 

    18 and over, under 18 allowed with parental attendance

    $15 per week or members can register with $25 per month at a significant discount! 


    • 5 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Fine Arts Studio at ArtWaves
    • 10
    Register


    Weaving a Heart Bundle Workshop


    In the Heart Bundle workshop, you will learn to use a lap loom to weave a small pocket pendant to wear over your heart. You will envision something you want to call into your life, and weave your Heart Bundle with that intention. Materials and looms will be provided.

    Saturday Nov. 5, 2022, 9am to 4pm.

    Bring a bag lunch.


    About the instructor: Susan Barrett Merrill 

    Susan Barrett Merrill received a graduate degree in education from New Experimental College in Jutland, Denmark. She was director of Spindleworks, a fiber arts center in Maine for people with developmental disabilities. Susan's handwoven masks have seen dance performance and exhibition in the US and abroad, including the Fiber Biennale in Chieri, Italy.

    Susan is a life coach focusing on personal development through weaving, based on her book, The Art of Weaving a Life. She presents hands-on workshops and offers one-on-one fiber art coaching.

    You can see Susan's website here: http://www.weavingalife.com/Susan can be reached at susan@weavingalife.com.


    • 5 Nov 2022
    • 6 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Kaleidoscope Studio at ArtWaves
    • 8
    Register

    Making a Ribbed Basket

    This two-day workshop will focus on making a ribbed basket in the Appalachian tradition. Melon, egg, and options for other gathering baskets will be offered. An assortment of colored reed and dyeing processes will be available. No previous experience is necessary. All will be encouraged!

    This class meets on Saturday, November 5 (Part 1) AND Sunday, November 6 (Part 2) from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM each day. Participants need to participate in both sessions for a total of 8 hours over the two days.

    About the Instructor: Bob Sattler has been making baskets for about 40 years. He has taught art in the public schools and community programs for more than that. Growing up in the Midwest, he was able to learn the craft from a few great mentors. 



    • 6 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Fine Arts Studio at ArtWaves
    • 10
    Register

    Coptic Bookbinding with Recycled Hardcover Books

    Learn one of the classic bookbinding stitches - coptic binding. The coptic binding is an ancient way to sew together a book with wonderful contemporary applications. It’s a great binding technique to learn and master both for beginning bookbinders and experienced book artists. In this class we will focus on constructing a blank book, paying special attention to cover materials, page paper and the overall design of books as decorative and functional objects. Students will leave class with their own bound book in addition to instructions and tools to continue making coptic bound books. No bookbinding experience is necessary.

    Please bring a hard cover book, no larger than 8.5” in any direction, to cut up and recycle the covers for your blank book!



    About the Instructor: Anna Low

    Anna’s formal education is in photography and art education, with a BA from Hampshire College, a year studying at Speós - The Paris Photographic Institute, and a MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After many years of teaching, first in the Chicago Public School System and then running an art department at a private school in Rhode Island, she made the leap to full time artist. She now focuses her energies on bookbinding and is the creator behind Purplebean Bindery, a business focused on creating unique, durable and inspiring blank journals. To satisfy her endless creative itch, she makes artists books using a variety of printmaking and photographic processes. She also teaches workshops in bookbinding. Her photographs and artist books have been exhibited throughout New England and published in several periodicals, including Maine Magazine. 

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    PurplebeanBindery purplebean@me.com

    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wendell Gilley Museum
    • 8
    Register


    Anatomy of Knitting, a Workshop


    This workshop is for people who:

    • already knit & purl. 
    • know at least one increase / decrease strategy.
    • want to stretch their understanding of their craft.

    Workshop participants will explore the structure of knitting. Here are some questions I've found useful in my own exploration.

    How are stitches structured?

    What is your style of knitting?

    Why the heck do we have to swatch?

    How does the yarn structure affect knitting?

    What do charts bring to the knitting game?

    We'll address these and other questions during our day together. We'll also produce a knitted piece that can be sewn up the sides to make a little bag, or made longer to be leg or arm warmers, or maybe a cowl. 

    What to bring:

    • Your own questions.
    • A piece of your own knitting to examine.
    • DK or worsted weight yarn. Wool is better, but whatever you prefer to use is fine. Bring a couple of colors.
    • Needles of the appropriate size for your yarn, probably US #6, #7, or #8. You can work with circular or straight needles. I'll be using circulars.

    There will be some yarn and needles available. I'll bring a selection of books and samples of my own work.

    About the Instructor: Susan Dewey


    Susan Dewey is a knitter and designer. She has this to say about her process: "Knitting is about structure, rhythm, and beauty. See how stitches meander, through cables, lace, and with color! Knitting tells the stories of culture. It have been used in espionage and celebrations. It is practical. It is versatile."


    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 4
    Register


    Beginner Greenwood Spoon Carving


    During this six hour small group workshop you will learn how to transform a log into a functional wooden spoon using simple hand tools. 

    We will discuss the basics of spoon carving and tools of the trade, including how to safely use an axe and basic knife techniques.

    You will learn about choosing the right piece of wood, designing a spoon, and reading the grain. 

    No previous woodworking experience is necessary. You will learn safety techniques and have step-by-step instruction along your spoon carving journey. All tools and materials necessary will be provided for use during the workshop.


    About the Instructor: Troy Dickens

    Tilth & Timber is a small family farm located in Castine, ME. We grow wholistic and regenerative produce for our community, as well as make hand carved woodenwares. More info at www.tilthandtimber.com.

    • 13 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 8
    Register


    Stained Glass for Beginners

    In this beginner’s class, participants will learn all of the techniques used in making a full sized, copper foiled stained glass panel, but in a smaller context.  By the end of the daylong workshop the student will leave with their own hand crafted suncatcher.  Steps include pattern cutting, glass selection and cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and finishing with patina and wax.

    About the Instructors: Dave and Lisa Roy


    Dave and Lisa Roy have been stained glass artisans for over 20 years.  For 10 years, they owned and operated a full service stained glass studio in Bucksport.  Their work can be seen in hospitals, churches, and many private residences across the world. You can see more of their work at their website: https://www.stubborncowglass.com/

    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 10
    Register


    Making a Felted Rug

      

    In this 4 hour hands-on workshop we will make a small 18"x 24" wet felted rug, tapestry, or a cushion using one of the world’s oldest textiles - sheep's wool. 

    Here’s where you learn the process - 

    We will begin by teasing raw, recently sheared, lovely  fleeces and begin laying out the design with the dyed fleece. So many colors and possibilities, oh so much fun. 

    Then we will complete the lay out and start felting with soap, agitation and hot water. 

    Finally we will full (firm the felt) with vigorous rolling and embellish with stitches and or needlefelting as desired. 

    This could be a good project to do with a friend! Nothing like creating something cozy, and sturdy. All materials, aprons and gear included, with step by step instructions. I look forward to felting with you! 

    The rugs in the photo on the right were made many years ago by my kids, have been loved by dogs, cats and guinea pigs and washed a few times.

    About the Instructor: Liz Cutler


    "My paintings are inspired by a spark, something that wows me or quietly invites me to linger. I love capturing what transports me to being right there, to share and return to spectacular moments."

    Liz is a founder (2013) of ArtWaves, where she continues her practice through figure drawing, teaching, workshops, conversational critiques and working in her personal studio at the Bar Harbor Municipal building. Her artwork is expressed in a variety of media primarily oil painting, including glass, fiber and printmaking. She graduated with a B.A.in Painting from Swain School of Design including a year at Worcester Art Museum School and Boston Museum of Fine Arts and recently a Masters from Heartwood College of Art. Liz is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists​, Fiber Arts Network and Maine Crafts Association. You can see more about Liz and her art at her website: Liz Cutler.com 




    • 1 Dec 2022
    • 29 Dec 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Thursday Figure Drawing

    Please Register Online to Reserve Your Spot

    Thursdays in December

    12:00pm -3:00pm 

    Where the model is the star, no instruction, but plenty of easels, horses, paper, charcoal and fellow friendly artists. 

    18 and over, under 18 allowed with parental attendance

    $15 per week or members can register with $25 per month at a significant discount! 


Past events

29 Sep 2022 "We Change With Them" MDI Historical Society Mobile Exhibit and Speaker - Sept 2022
25 Sep 2022 BATIK PAINTING: The Acadia Night Sky!!
24 Sep 2022 CELESTIAL FELTING - Sept 2022
24 Sep 2022 Starry Night Mosaic - Sept 2022
23 Sep 2022 Night Sky Stained Glass Mosaic - Sept 2022
23 Sep 2022 Watercolor Painting the Night Sky - Sept 2022
22 Sep 2022 Van Gogh’s Starry Night Transcription-Oil Painting - Sept 2022
21 Sep 2022 Printing the Night Sky - Sept 2022
17 Sep 2022 Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist -- Batik from Photographs
16 Sep 2022 Native Botanical Printing - Sept 2022
10 Sep 2022 Stained Glass Mosaic Landscape - Sept 2022
9 Sep 2022 Custom Mosaic workshop
1 Sep 2022 Figure Drawing Thursdays in September (Please Register Online)
28 Aug 2022 Drawing - Summer Series - Aug 28 - Drawing from a Different Perspective
27 Aug 2022 Mosaic Beetles, Moths, and Insects - Aug 2022
27 Aug 2022 Felting 3D Beetles and Moths - Aug 2022
24 Aug 2022 2D Felting Flowers and Plants - Aug 2022
24 Aug 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Dog Day Afternoon!
23 Aug 2022 Salsa Dance for Beginners - Aug 2022
23 Aug 2022 2D Painting Fleece - RAINY DAY POP UP
22 Aug 2022 Stained Glass Mosaic Still Life - Aug 2022
21 Aug 2022 Mosaic Pet Portrait - Aug 2022
21 Aug 2022 Drawing - Summer Series - Aug 21 - Fantastic Animals
20 Aug 2022 2D Felt Wildlife - Aug 20 2022
19 Aug 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Rock Felting and Rock Painting
19 Aug 2022 A Hartnett -Custom Mosaic Workshop
18 Aug 2022 BATIK PAINTING: ANCIENT ART/ NEW TWIST - Aug 18th Morning Session
17 Aug 2022 3D Felting Fantasy - Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Mosaic Jewelry and Magnets
16 Aug 2022 3D Felted Animals - Aug 2022
16 Aug 2022 Ballroom Dance for Beginners - Aug 2022
15 Aug 2022 Monday Evening Figure Drawing
15 Aug 2022 Botanicals and Beyond: Exploring Gelli Printing with Liz - Aug 2022
14 Aug 2022 Oil Color Palette Mixing for Still Life Painting with Christine Lafuente
14 Aug 2022 Stained Glass Mosaic Landscape - Aug 2022
13 Aug 2022 Draw Your Pet - Aug 2022
12 Aug 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Fairy Houses and Fleece Fairies
10 Aug 2022 Block Printing Fantastical Creatures - Aug 2022
10 Aug 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Flower Pressing/Nature Notebooks
9 Aug 2022 BATIK PAINTING: ANCIENT ART/ NEW TWIST - Aug 9th Afternoon Session
8 Aug 2022 Monday Evening Figure Drawing - Portraits and Costumes
8 Aug 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Embroidery
8 Aug 2022 En Plein Air Oil Painting with Christine Lafuente - Aug 2022
6 Aug 2022 Spray Paint Street Art Stencil Making - Aug 2022
5 Aug 2022 MonoPrinting - Aug 2022
5 Aug 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Nature Weaving and Lap Loom -- instructor out
4 Aug 2022 Paint With Ink, String, and Watercolor: Freeing Your Creativity Aug 4 2022
4 Aug 2022 Figure Drawing Thursdays in August (Please Register)
4 Aug 2022 Paint like the Masters: Modigliani Oil Pastels - Aug 4 2022
3 Aug 2022 2D Felted Pet Portraits - Aug 2022
3 Aug 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Simple Batik and Tie Dye
1 Aug 2022 Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult) - Aug/Sept 2022
1 Aug 2022 Monday Evening Figure Drawing - Portraits and Costumes
1 Aug 2022 Painting with Fleece - Rocky Coast - Aug 2022
31 Jul 2022 Drawing Practice - Copying the Masters - July 2022
31 Jul 2022 Drawing - Summer Series - July 31 - Transcribing Graphic Novels
30 Jul 2022 Block-printing Animals - July 30 2022
29 Jul 2022 Stained Glass Mosaic Animal Magnet-tism - July 2022
28 Jul 2022 BATIK PAINTING: ANCIENT ART/ NEW TWIST - July 28th Morning Session
27 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Animal Sculptures with Air Dry Clay
25 Jul 2022 Monday Evening Figure Drawing - Portraits and Costumes
25 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Horse and Animal Drawing
24 Jul 2022 Lap Loom Weaving - July 2022
24 Jul 2022 Drawing - Summer Series - July 24 - Worldbuilding
23 Jul 2022 2D Felting Native Plants and Trees - July 23 2022
22 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Witch and Wizard Drawings
21 Jul 2022 ArtWaves Birthday Masquerade Party - Costume Contest, Dance, & Fundraiser
21 Jul 2022 ArtWaves Pre-Loved Art Auction Fundraiser
19 Jul 2022 Fabulous Fascinator Hat Workshop
19 Jul 2022 MASQUERADE MASKS WORKSHOP
18 Jul 2022 Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult) - July 2022
18 Jul 2022 So Fascinating! Flowered Fascinator Hat Workshop
18 Jul 2022 Monday Evening Figure Drawing - Portraits and Costumes
18 Jul 2022 Stained Glass Mosaic Rocky Coast - July 2022
18 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Magic Fairy Houses
17 Jul 2022 Zines - July 2022
17 Jul 2022 MULTI GENERATIONAL FANTASY MASKS & CROWN MAKING
17 Jul 2022 Drawing - Summer Series - July 17 - Storyboarding
16 Jul 2022 Drawing from Photos - July 2022
15 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Superhero Sketching and Painting
13 Jul 2022 Block-printing Insects - July 2022
13 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Capes and Superhero Masks
11 Jul 2022 Monday Evening Figure Drawing - Portraits and Costumes
11 Jul 2022 Native Botanical Printing - July 2022
11 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Making a Comic Book
10 Jul 2022 Drawing Expressive Portraits from a Photo - July 2022
10 Jul 2022 Drawing - Summer Series - July 10 - Character Interaction
9 Jul 2022 Sketching Light and Shadow in Still Life - July 2022
8 Jul 2022 Felted Pets - July 2022
8 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Felted Rocks
7 Jul 2022 Figure Drawing Thursdays in July (Please Register)
6 Jul 2022 2D Landscape Felting - July 2022
6 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Rock Painting
3 Jul 2022 Drawing - Summer Series - July 3 - Composition
2 Jul 2022 Painting with Fleece - July 2 2022
1 Jul 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Making Play Dough - Art Camp!
30 Jun 2022 Introduction to Knitting - June 2022
29 Jun 2022 Block-printing Portraits - June 2022
29 Jun 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Simple Batik and Tie dye
28 Jun 2022 3D Needle Felted Animals for Teens - June 2022
27 Jun 2022 Monday Evening Figure Drawing - Portraits and Costumes
27 Jun 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Splatter Paint Nature Collage
27 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Mondays 6/27/22
26 Jun 2022 Colored Pencil Landscape - June 2022
26 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Sundays 6/26/22
25 Jun 2022 Drawing Nature in Pen and Ink - June 2022
25 Jun 2022 Embellish a Kiosk Cover with Nancy Katz - June 2022
25 Jun 2022 Glass Gem Mosaics with Nancy Katz - June 2022
24 Jun 2022 Dance Studio Practice Time - Member Fridays 6/24/22
24 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 6/24/22
24 Jun 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Tree Sketches and Painting
23 Jun 2022 ARTEMIS GALLERY Opening Reception 5-7pm June 23, 2022
23 Jun 2022 Dance Studio Practice Time - Member Thursdays 6/23/22
22 Jun 2022 3D Needle Felted Animals - June 2022
22 Jun 2022 This is Me! Reflections of the Self with Nancy Katz - June 2022
22 Jun 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Nature Weaving
21 Jun 2022 Block-printing Animals - June 2022
20 Jun 2022 Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult) - June 2022
20 Jun 2022 Ballet for all Bodies (Teen/Adult) - June 2022
20 Jun 2022 "We've Got Your Number" - Mosaic House Number Plaque Workshop - June 2022
20 Jun 2022 Dance Studio Practice Time - Member Mondays 6/20/22
20 Jun 2022 Liviah's Crafternoons - Flower Pressing/Nature Notebooks
20 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Mondays 6/20/22
19 Jun 2022 3D Needle Felted Characters - June 2022
19 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Sundays 6/19/22
18 Jun 2022 Creating Your Own Digital Character - Virtual by ZOOM - June/July 2022
18 Jun 2022 Pen and Ink Drawing - June 2022
18 Jun 2022 Intro to Felted Fiber Art - June 2022
18 Jun 2022 Spray Paint Street Art Stencil Making
17 Jun 2022 Dance Studio Practice Time - Member Fridays 6/17/22
17 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 6/17/22
17 Jun 2022 Felted Bowls - June 2022
13 Jun 2022 Native Botanical Printing - June 2022
13 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Mondays 6/13/22
12 Jun 2022 ArtWaves Artist Show and Sell - June 2022
11 Jun 2022 Birches in Stained Glass Mosaic - June 2022
11 Jun 2022 ArtWaves @ Healthy Kids Day - June 2022
10 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 6/10/22
3 Jun 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 6/3/22
2 Jun 2022 Figure Drawing Thursdays in June (Please Register)
28 May 2022 Introduction to Cyanotypes - May 2022
27 May 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 5/27/22
22 May 2022 ArtWaves Outdoor Clean-up Day - May 2022
21 May 2022 "We've Got Your Number" - Mosaic House Number Plaque Workshop - May 2022
20 May 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 5/20/22
19 May 2022 Felted Pets - May 2022
17 May 2022 Painting with Fleece - Spring Landscape - May 2022
16 May 2022 Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult) - May 2022
16 May 2022 Ballet for all Bodies (Teen/Adult) - May 2022
15 May 2022 Intro to the French Easel Workshop - May 2022
14 May 2022 BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD with ISLAND READERS & WRITERS @ THE WENDELL GILLEY MUSEUM
13 May 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 5/13/22
7 May 2022 Pre-K/K Dance Class - May 2022
7 May 2022 Botanical Prints for Mom Free Member Workshop - May 2022
6 May 2022 Creative Collage - Trinket Boxes for Mother's Day - May 2022
6 May 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 5/6/22
5 May 2022 Zumba with Erin - May 2022
5 May 2022 Figure Drawing Thursdays in May (Please Register)
30 Apr 2022 Oil Painting Weekend Workshop with Guest Artist - Colin Page
29 Apr 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 4/29/22
23 Apr 2022 Lichen Dyeing: From Stewardship to Pushing Palettes - April 2022
23 Apr 2022 Collaged Ceramic Boxes - Free Event for Members and Volunteers - April 2022
23 Apr 2022 Felted Sunflowers - April 2022
22 Apr 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 4/22/22
22 Apr 2022 Friday Crafternoon - School Break Week - April 2022
21 Apr 2022 Stained Glass Mosaic Crafternoon - School Break Week - April 2022
20 Apr 2022 Creative Collage Crafternoon - School Break Week - April 2022
19 Apr 2022 Felting Crafternoon - School Break Week - April 2022
15 Apr 2022 Artists for Ukraine Auction Reception
15 Apr 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 4/15/22
12 Apr 2022 Artists & Poets: Art/Flash Poetry Event at Southwest Harbor Public Library
9 Apr 2022 Pysanky Eggs with Liz
9 Apr 2022 Artists & Poets: Poetry Reading/Flash Art Family Event at Southwest Harbor Public Library
8 Apr 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 4/8/22
7 Apr 2022 Zumba with Erin - April 2022
7 Apr 2022 Figure Drawing Thursdays in April (Please Register)
5 Apr 2022 Artists & Poets - Poetry Reading/Flash Art Response
4 Apr 2022 Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult) - April 2022
4 Apr 2022 Ballet for all Bodies (Teen/Adult) - April 2022
2 Apr 2022 Sunflowers in Stained Glass Mosaic - April 2022
1 Apr 2022 Artists & Poets - Meet, Exchange, Create and Reveal
1 Apr 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 4/1/22
27 Mar 2022 Felted Embellished Bowls - March
25 Mar 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 3/25
23 Mar 2022 Custom Workshop Bar Harbor Girl Scout Troop 760 - Felting with Liz
19 Mar 2022 Monoprint the Park with Liz - March
19 Mar 2022 Ukulele Playing for the Beginner- Getting Started
18 Mar 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 3/18
14 Mar 2022 Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult) - March 2022
14 Mar 2022 Ballet for all Bodies (Teen/Adult) - March 2022
12 Mar 2022 Block Printing on Fabric
12 Mar 2022 Needle Felted Maine Landscape
12 Mar 2022 Wet Felted Blooms!
11 Mar 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 3/11
8 Mar 2022 Introductory Ballet, K-2nd - March 2022
7 Mar 2022 Afterschool Felting for Kids - March 2022
6 Mar 2022 Birches in Stained Glass Mosaic
6 Mar 2022 Pre-K Family Arts Hour
5 Mar 2022 Pre-K/K Dance Class - March 2022
4 Mar 2022 Open Studio - Member Fridays 3/4
3 Mar 2022 ZOOM Charcoal with Liz
3 Mar 2022 Zumba with Erin - March 2022
3 Mar 2022 Figure Drawing Thursdays in March (Please Register)
3 Mar 2022 Pre-K Family Arts Class
1 Mar 2022 Afterschool Fiberworks - Lap Loom Weaving and Flat Felting
27 Feb 2022 Rediscovering the Collective Body: You Contain Multitudes
26 Feb 2022 Introduction to Cyanotypes - February
21 Feb 2022 Techniques of Great American Painting Masters with Art Paine
19 Feb 2022 Botanicals and Beyond: Exploring Gelli Printing with Liz - February
19 Feb 2022 **POSTPONED** Ukulele Playing for the Beginner- Getting Started
14 Feb 2022 Monday Night Single Pose Figure Drawing - Feb 2022
12 Feb 2022 Scandinavian Paper Heart Baskets with Liz
9 Feb 2022 After School Stained-Glass Mosaic Class
5 Feb 2022 **POSTPONED** Boxwood Heart Wreath with Beth
5 Feb 2022 Rediscovering the Collective Body: Choreographic Tapestries
5 Feb 2022 ArtWaves Sampler with Liz - February
5 Feb 2022 Members Free Event Monoprinting Valentine Cards
3 Feb 2022 Zumba with Erin - February 2022
3 Feb 2022 Figure Drawing Thursdays in February (Please Register)
29 Jan 2022 **POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER**Vintage Button-and-Felt Valentine Scented Sachets with Jo
29 Jan 2022 **POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER**Needle-felting Valentine Heart Pins with Jo
28 Jan 2022 Broken 'Arted Glass Heart Mosaics in Shadow Boxes (Dates Changed)
24 Jan 2022 Free Pop-Up Member Event: Broken 'Arted Kintsugi Hearts (Gold Mosaics)
23 Jan 2022 **POSTPONED**Broken 'Arted Kintsugi Hearts (Gold Mosaics)
22 Jan 2022 Botanical Printmaking using Gelli Plates with Liz - January (Date Changed)
22 Jan 2022 Painting with Fleece - January
20 Jan 2022 Members Drawing Game Nights ~ FREE!
19 Jan 2022 No Zen Group This Week - Sessions Resume March 2, 2022
18 Jan 2022 Step-by-Step Watercolor Class with Erica, Virtual by ZOOM
18 Jan 2022 After School Block Printmaking
16 Jan 2022 Easy Chinese Favorites ~ Cooking with Chris Toy - Virtual via ZOOM
15 Jan 2022 Rediscovering the Collective Body: Improvisational Forms
12 Jan 2022 Stained Glass Mosaic Class
10 Jan 2022 Monday Night Figure Drawing Class (with Instruction)
9 Jan 2022 Acrylic Mixed Media Class (Virtual by Zoom 5 sessions)
8 Jan 2022 Pre K/K Dance Class - Saturday mornings in Jan/Feb
8 Jan 2022 Recycled Landscapes with Mariah Reading Artist-In-Residence
6 Jan 2022 Zumba with Erin - January 2022
6 Jan 2022 Drop in Figure Drawing January
1 Jan 2022 Start with Art! ArtWaves MDI VIRTUAL Open House -- All Welcome
18 Dec 2021 Recycled Art with Mariah Reading, Artist-In-Residence
12 Dec 2021 (Members-Only) Stained Glass Mosaic Ornaments
12 Dec 2021 (Members Only) Felted Pets
12 Dec 2021 (Members Only) Fleece Angels
11 Dec 2021 Rustic Maine Centerpieces with Beth
10 Dec 2021 (Members Only) Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holders
5 Dec 2021 (Members Only) Felted Coasters and Soaps
5 Dec 2021 (Members-Only) Stained Glass Mosaic Magnets
5 Dec 2021 (Members Only) Star Books and Popup Cards
4 Dec 2021 Painting with Fleece for Families with Liz Cutler, Virtual by ZOOM
4 Dec 2021 Needle Felted Snow People with Maureen
2 Dec 2021 Drop in Figure Drawing December
6 Nov 2021 Rustic Maine Wreaths with Beth
4 Nov 2021 Drop in Figure Drawing November
3 Nov 2021 Drawing and Painting Realistically with Art Paine
2 Nov 2021 Block Printmaking for Beginners
2 Nov 2021 Watercolor Painting with Mary Laury
24 Oct 2021 Show and Sell Popup Show at ArtWaves!
23 Oct 2021 FIRED UP! Communal Outdoor Firing
16 Oct 2021 Introduction to Painting 1 day workshop
16 Oct 2021 Encaustics
15 Oct 2021 Encaustics
11 Oct 2021 Introduction to Drawing
10 Oct 2021 Painting with Fleece for Beginners
9 Oct 2021 Felting Geodes 3D
9 Oct 2021 FIRED UP - Free Community Clay Project!!
7 Oct 2021 Drop in Figure Drawing
3 Oct 2021 Private Group Workshop Night Sky Watercolor
3 Oct 2021 Families Create! Night Sky
3 Oct 2021 Celestial Felting
2 Oct 2021 Watercolor Painting the Night Sky
2 Oct 2021 Starry Night Mosaic
2 Oct 2021 Young Families Create the Night Sky
1 Oct 2021 MonoPrinting the Stars
1 Oct 2021 Kids Stained Glass Mosaic - Morning Star or Moon Mirror
30 Sep 2021 Starry Night Transcription-Oil Painting
30 Sep 2021 Night Sky Mosaics
30 Sep 2021 Drop in Figure Drawing
30 Sep 2021 Toddlers Create!
29 Sep 2021 Celestial Felting
25 Sep 2021 Needle Felting- Painting with Wool
23 Sep 2021 Batik Painting with Gloria Avner: Sept 23
19 Sep 2021 Intro to Crochet
19 Sep 2021 Painting With Fleece
18 Sep 2021 Basics of Block Printing
18 Sep 2021 Botanical Printmaking
12 Sep 2021 Henna Body Art Mehendi
12 Sep 2021 Private Mehendi Workshop
11 Sep 2021 Basics of Block Printing
11 Sep 2021 Painting Seascapes with Fleece
10 Sep 2021 Botanical Printmaking
10 Sep 2021 FIRED UP! - Pick Up Clay times
9 Sep 2021 Crochet
9 Sep 2021 Figure Drawing
9 Sep 2021 Basics of Block Printing
9 Sep 2021 Batik Painting with Gloria Avner: Sept 9
8 Sep 2021 Painting withNeedles - Bas Relief
8 Sep 2021 Mehendi Henna Temporary Body art
28 Aug 2021 Afrobeats Fusion with Gloria Kunje
26 Aug 2021 Batik Painting with Gloria Avner: Aug 26
25 Aug 2021 Afrobeats Fusion with Gloria Kunje
22 Aug 2021 Ceramic Fairy Houses
21 Aug 2021 Afrobeats Fusion with Gloria Kunje
20 Aug 2021 Private Mosiac Workshop
18 Aug 2021 Pop Up Workshop - Geological Felting
18 Aug 2021 Afrobeats Fusion with Gloria Kunje
16 Aug 2021 Mehendi- Temporary Henna Body Art
15 Aug 2021 Basics of Block Printing
15 Aug 2021 Art Jam Sunday Sampler
14 Aug 2021 Mehendi- Temporary Henna Body Art
13 Aug 2021 Mehendi- Temporary Henna Body Art
12 Aug 2021 Botanical Printing
11 Aug 2021 Afrobeats Fusion with Gloria Kunje
9 Aug 2021 Basics of Crocheting
9 Aug 2021 Batik Painting with Gloria Avner: Aug 9
9 Aug 2021 Jr Art Jam Camp 9:00 to 3:00pm
8 Aug 2021 Native Botanical Printing
8 Aug 2021 Junior Art Jam Sunday Sampler
7 Aug 2021 Mosaic Private party
7 Aug 2021 Afrobeats Fusion with Gloria Kunje
5 Aug 2021 Painting with Fleece
5 Aug 2021 Block printing
4 Aug 2021 Afrobeats Fusion with Gloria Kunje
2 Aug 2021 Needle Felting Flowers
1 Aug 2021 Fabric Printing
31 Jul 2021 Abstracting Acadia in Stained Glass Mosaic
31 Jul 2021 Stained Glass Mosaic Birches
30 Jul 2021 Creating Natural Objects with Fleece (3D)
29 Jul 2021 Basics of Block Printing
26 Jul 2021 Create a Fleece + Embroider Surface Design Piece
26 Jul 2021 Punch Needling
26 Jul 2021 Basics of Crocheting
25 Jul 2021 Botanical Printing
24 Jul 2021 Sea-Themed Fleece Painting
24 Jul 2021 Block Printing: Sea Creature Anatomy
23 Jul 2021 Painting Seascapes with Fleece
22 Jul 2021 Reductive Printmaking
19 Jul 2021 Painting with Needles- Bas Relief
18 Jul 2021 Geological Felting
18 Jul 2021 Brushing Up on Crochet Skills
17 Jul 2021 Basics of Block Printing
17 Jul 2021 Botanical Printing
11 Jul 2021 Basics of Block Printing
10 Jul 2021 Stained Glass Mosaic -Pets
10 Jul 2021 Abstracting Acadia in Stained Glass Mosaic
10 Jul 2021 Stained Glass Mosaic Birches
9 Jul 2021 Basics of Crocheting
8 Jul 2021 Figure Drawing Weekly Meeting: July 2021 Alt Time [evening]
8 Jul 2021 Mixed Media - Botanical Printing with Embroidery 10AM-12:30 PM
5 Jul 2021 Block Printing
5 Jul 2021 Felted Embellished Vessels
3 Jul 2021 Printmaking with Botanicals
3 Jul 2021 Monoprint the Park
3 Jul 2021 Basics of Block Printing Workshop
2 Jul 2021 Needle Felted Flowers Workshop
1 Jul 2021 Native Botanical Printmaking Workshop
24 Jun 2021 Botanical Printing Workshop
4 May 2021 Step By Step Watercolor
21 Mar 2021 Pysanky - Egg Decorating with Erica Qualey
9 Mar 2021 Step By Step Watercolor with Erica Qualey
2 Mar 2021 Art Speak
12 Jan 2021 Step by Step Watercolor
24 Nov 2020 Step by Step Watercolor Painting with Erica Qualey
17 Nov 2020 Young Artists: Learning from the Masters
10 Sep 2020 Still Life in Season, Thurs., Sept. 10 9 am-4 pm with Nicole De Simone
9 Sep 2020 Painted Paper Collage, Wed., Sept. 9 2-5 pm with Susan Beallor-Snyder
8 Sep 2020 Architecture in Art, Tues., Sept. 8 9 am-4 pm with Nicole De Simone
29 Aug 2020 Needle-Felted Mermaids, Sat., Aug. 29 1-3 pm with Maureen Andrew Starts on Sat Aug 29, 2020 $45
27 Aug 2020 Pop-Up Accordion Bookmaking, Aug. 27
26 Aug 2020 Botanical Printmaking, Wed., Aug. 26 2:00-4:00 pm with Carrie Eason Starts on Wed Aug 26, 2020 $30
25 Aug 2020 Paint Like the Masters, Tues., Aug. 25 10-11:30 am with Gloria Avner
21 Aug 2020 Starry Night Printmaking, Fri, Aug. 21 9:30-11:30 am with Carrie Eason Starts on Fri Aug 21, 2020 $30
19 Aug 2020 Starry Night Stained Glass Mosaic, 8/19 9:30-11:30 am with Carrie Eason
16 Aug 2020 Plein Air at the Bar, July-October
12 Aug 2020 Fairies in Stained Glass Mosaic, 8/12
7 Aug 2020 Botanical Printmaking Friday, August 7 from 3:00-5:00 pm
5 Aug 2020 Birches in Stained Glass Mosaic Wednesday, August 5 from 3:00-5:00 pm
31 Jul 2020 Print the Park! Friday, July 31from 3:00-5:00 pm
27 Jul 2020 Wet-Felted Wall Hanging Monday, July 27 from 3:00-5:00 pm
27 Jul 2020 Stained GlassMosaic Coasters, Wednesday July 29 from 3:00-5:00 pm
22 Jul 2020 Stained Glass Mosaic with Rocks, July 22 3:00-5:00 pm with Carrie Eason
22 Jul 2020 Stained Glass Mosaic Coasters, Wed, 7/29
29 Jun 2020 Geodes and Soap Scrubbies, Mon, 6/29 #1
26 Jun 2020 Dynamic Painting with Philip Frey, 2-Day
23 Jun 2020 Painting Outside Our Backdoor-Watercolor with Erica Qualey
6 Jan 2020 Drawing into Painting

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1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Located Behind the Town Hill Market in Town Hill

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust


Mount Desert Island Hospital

Davis Foundations


Maine Humanities Council

Machias Savings Bank

 

Maine Community Foundation

Reel Pizza


Onion Foundation 

Artemis Gallery 

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