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    • 30 Nov 2023
    • 21 Nov 2024
    • 52 sessions
    • ArtrWaves
    • 25
    Register

    Imagine walking into an art supply store where every canvas, brush, and pigment  beckon to you without any price tags. That's  the essence of our open studio sessions at our art community hub. Every Thursday from 5 to 8 PM and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM, our members step into a space that mirrors the boundless aisles of an art supply haven, but with one key difference – everything is free. The tables are laden with top-notch equipment, and shelves are stocked with an array of donated materials, creating an atmosphere where artistic possibilities are as limitless as one's imagination.

    In this creative sanctuary, members not only have access to a wealth of artistic resources but also to a spacious studio where they can spread out and immerse themselves in their projects. The open layout fosters a sense of community, turning the studio into a collaborative space where friendly fellow members work side by side, sharing ideas, techniques, and encouragement. It's a place where creative minds converge, turning each session into a vibrant tapestry of artistic expression.

    To enhance the experience, complimentary tea flows freely, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. As members sip on their tea, they find themselves surrounded not only by the hum of creativity but also by a supportive network of like-minded individuals. The "smarts and parts" philosophy encourages the exchange of knowledge, making this space not just a studio but a dynamic community where artistic intelligence is shared, and the necessary materials are readily available for all members. Best of all, this enriching experience comes at no cost, emphasizing our commitment to making creativity accessible and fostering a space where art is truly for everyone.

      

    • 3 Jan 2024
    • 8 Jan 2025
    • 78 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 49
    Register

    Zen Meditation: Drop-In Group 2024

    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 "tuning out" or creating a “blissed out” state. Instead Zen encourages us to "tune in" and realize the miracle of being alive right in this moment, whatever it holds.

    Our weekly sessions are Zen practice stripped down to the basics. There is no chanting or ritual, just seated and walking meditation, followed by a short teaching sharing the wisdom of ancient and contemporary Zen Masters (including the Buddha himself).

    All levels of experience, including none, are welcome, and instruction is enthusiastically offered to beginners. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided. (If you are new, please come a few minutes early so we can help you get set up).

    COST:

    Sessions are offered in accordance with the Buddha’s practice of dana (generosity). Donations of any amount are received with gratitude and help support the teaching and our practice space at ArtWaves.


    INSTRUCTOR BIO:

    Laura Bonyon Neal is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, authorized  Zen teacher, and  Dharma heir of the late Most Venerable Wonji Dharma. 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.


    • 4 May 2024
    • 24 Nov 2024
    • 30 sessions
    Register


    Imagine walking into an art supply store where every canvas, brush, and pigment beckon to you without any price tags. That's the essence of our open studio sessions at our art community hub. Every Thursday from 5 to 8 PM and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM, our members step into a space that mirrors the boundless aisles of an art supply haven, but with one key difference – everything is free. The tables are laden with top-notch equipment, and shelves are stocked with an array of donated materials, creating an atmosphere where artistic possibilities are as limitless as one's imagination.

    In this creative sanctuary, members not only have access to a wealth of artistic resources but also to a spacious studio where they can spread out and immerse themselves in their projects. The open layout fosters a sense of community, turning the studio into a collaborative space where friendly fellow members work side by side, sharing ideas, techniques, and encouragement. It's a place where creative minds converge, turning each session into a vibrant tapestry of artistic expression.

    To enhance the experience, complimentary tea flows freely, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. As members sip on their tea, they find themselves surrounded not only by the hum of creativity but also by a supportive network of like-minded individuals. The "smarts and parts" philosophy encourages the exchange of knowledge, making this space not just a studio but a dynamic community where artistic intelligence is shared, and the necessary materials are readily available for all members. Best of all, this enriching experience comes at no cost, emphasizing our commitment to making creativity accessible and fostering a space where art is truly for everyone.

    • 12 May 2024
    • 19 Jan 2025
    • 37 sessions
    • Artwaves
    Register

    We meet every Sunday from 1pm-4pm during open studio.  Participants can bring your current knitting, crochet, sewing, mending, handsewing, mending, embroidery, weaving, felting, needlepoint, cross stitch….. all things fiber and needle projects to work in conversation with each other.  It’s a drop in group so you don’t have to register. Special guests will introduce new techniques and demo their needlework. Artwaves is also taking donations of materials, sewing machines, sergers, yarn, fabric, etc.  Participants may bring unfinished projects or ideas for community projects such as donations of hats, mittens, blankets, shawls, etc. 

    This ongoing group maintains an email list for persons interested or who have attended.  If you want to be on the email list, please send an email to office@artwavesmdi.org

    New to all this? Artwaves will provide supplies, beginning instruction, sewing machines and materials for you to try. 

    Free to members of Artwaves, non-members by donation 

    • 1 Jun 2024
    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Dance Studio
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    • 1 Jun 2024
    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Dance Studio
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    • 1 Jun 2024
    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Dance Studio
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    • 3 Jun 2024
    • 24 Jun 2024
    • 4 sessions
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    “The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.”

     Barre combines dynamic ballet exercises and techniques with elements of Pilates, yoga, and functional training. This class is safe and effective for all fitness levels!         You will enhance body awareness and appreciation, build lean muscle, and improve flexibility and balance. 

    As a certified health coach, holistic esthetician, and mindful movement facilitator, Aquene uses a multi dimensional approach to wellness. 

    Aquene is an MDI native and has been a lifelong dancer and athlete. Her classes are designed to be empowering and transformative for the mind, body, and spirit. She teaches various movement styles including Barre, Buti Yoga, Soul Sculpt, Heels, and Dance Cardio to name a few. Her background is rooted in ballet/pilates techniques, yoga, functional fitness, and strength training.


    • 6 Jun 2024
    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    Register

    Thursday Figure Drawing
    Every Thursday! 12:00pm -3:00pm 
    Where the model is the star, a series of 20 minute poses with no instruction, but plenty of easels, charcoal, basic supplies, tea, and friendly fellow 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! 


    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Register


    Join us in the Fine Arts Studio for an Artist's Talk with Artist in Residence, Claire Loon Baldwin. Claire is an illustrator, designer, and storyteller inspired by the surreal beauty of nature. For years she worked in national parks as an environmental educator and interpretive ranger. Now she strives to inspire environmental action through art. She recently illustrated Live Free, Eat Well, a cookbook by Adam Glick, through DK Publishing. 

    Claire's Artist Talk will begin at 6pm. You are welcome to join us in the studio as early as 5pm if you would like to meet Claire and see her work.

    Visit claireloonbaldwin.com for a sneak peek and follow Claire on Instagram: @claire.loon.baldwin 

    Sign up for Claire's workshop, "Paint Your Own Lupine Illustration with Watercolor" here.

    Claire Loon Baldwin is an ArtWaves Artist in Residence. Welcome Claire!

    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 9
    Register

    Paint a pre-drawn illustration of lupine, and learn watercolor techniques! Claire Loon Baldwin, an illustrator whose clients include Down East Magazine and DK Publishing, will share her methods for painting Maine’s most beloved wildflower. This class is great for total beginners as well as intermediate-level artists.


    Each student will receive a line drawing of lupine created by Claire, on archival Arches watercolor paper, as well as a palette of premium, top quality watercolors. Over the three hour class, students will learn techniques for painting with watercolor, starting with the basics, and moving up to more advanced techniques like glazing, charging, and blooms. Everyone will leave with a finished watercolor illustration of lupine on archival paper.

    All experience levels and ages are welcome! Children under 13 must have a guardian accompany them. 

    Meet the Artist:

    Claire Loon Baldwin is an illustrator, designer, and storyteller inspired by the surreal beauty of nature. For years she worked in national parks as an environmental educator and interpretive ranger. Now she strives to inspire environmental action through art. She recently illustrated Live Free, Eat Well, a cookbook by Adam Glick, through DK Publishing. For more, check out her website: claireloonbaldwin.com, and follow on Instagram: @claire.loon.baldwin 



    Claire Loon Baldwin is an ArtWaves Artist in Residence. Welcome Claire!

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Back by Popular Demand!

    Stained Glass for Beginners with Dave and Lisa Roy 


    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. Steps include pattern cutting, glass selection and cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and finishing with patina and wax. Please bring a packed lunch. 

    Meet the Artists


    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

    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 5
    Register

    Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner 

    Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided at the spacious ArtWaves Studio in Town Hill.

    Teens/Adults of all skill levels. The class is equally effective for beginners, professional artists and those taking the course multiple times.

    $95 ($85 for members) 10-2

      

    About the instructor: Gloria Avner has been creating and teaching art professionally for over twenty years. She is well known for specializing in painting BATIK Style. Both beginners and professional artists like to take her courses more than once. Ms. Avner has traveled the world and ran an art gallery in Town Hill for 35 years (Aquarius Artifacts). Her paintings are in Florida Galleries and collections across the country, and she is also well known for her Pet Portraits. See her work on Facebook, IG (@gloriavner), and Fineartamerica.com.

    If you need to cancel your registration, please email office@artwavesmdi.org. Your account will then reflect a credit that may be used toward future classes.

    If you already have a credit and would like to apply it to this class, please contact office@artwavesmdi.org before registering!


    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • ArtWaves Kaleidoscope Studio
    • 25
    Register

    Mosaicing with stained glass mosaic candle cup is an opportunity to create with a unique hands-on medium.

    It’s like coloring with stained glass! Participants will learn how to design, nip,  and arrange ArtWaves extensive supply of glass, tiles, natural materials, and colorful pottery bits to create whatever mosaic pattern or image they like. All materials and instruction are provided, just bring your imagination.  You are welcome to bring in wee tiny objects to enhance your one of a kind jar or mirror! The jars are wonderful to hold your  special objects as well!


    Special member price with discount - just $10 , yet to be members is $20.

    This is a skill you continue at ArtWaves Open Studio where materials and tools are available FREE in the studio for members to continue working with glass-( who would want to do this at home?)  

    Here's the membership details - after all we are a community arts center!  https://artwavesmdi.org/join-us 


    Instructor Liz Cutler- ArtWaves founder and merriment coordinator

    lizcutler.com


    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register

    An Ecstatic Dance-Yoga Fusion Practice to welcome in peace, playfulness, and presence in your body. 


    You can expect a brief opening circle, a yoga warm up to drop into your body, an ecstatic dance portal in the middle, a yoga cool down with yin stretches, and an opportunity to reflect at the end. Ecstatic dance is a free form, somatic movement practice that involves allowing your body to move to music without structure or rules. The yoga practice will help tap you into your body and create a safe container for authentic expression of your body through movement and sound. There is no right or wrong way to dance ecstatically, you do not need any experience! 

    Jess will curate an intentional playlist that rides a bell-curve - starting slow, getting more exciting in the middle, and winding down toward the end. 

    Jess' intention is to cultivate a safe space for people to have fun, be curious with their bodies, and release any stagnant energy that may be holding them back. 

    This practice welcomes everyone of any age and experience level. There is an expectation of respect for each other within the container of this experience - judgement of yourself or others has no place here. 

    Meet the Artist: 

    Jess is a rock climbing guide and yoga/dance/meditation facilitator currently based out of Bar Harbor. They believe deeply in the power of movement medicine and are passionate about sharing practices with people through a trauma informed, somatic lens to support embodied healing. 

    When not climbing rocks, dancing, or practicing yoga, Jess can be found studying herbal medicine, studying human anatomy/physiology, swimming in the ocean, eating local ice cream, and cooking elaborate meals to nourish their body.

    • 1 Jul 2024
    • 29 Jul 2024
    • 5 sessions
    Register

    “The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.”

     Barre combines dynamic ballet exercises and techniques with elements of Pilates, yoga, and functional training. This class is safe and effective for all fitness levels!         You will enhance body awareness and appreciation, build lean muscle, and improve flexibility and balance. 

    As a certified health coach, holistic esthetician, and mindful movement facilitator, Aquene uses a multi dimensional approach to wellness. 

    Aquene is an MDI native and has been a lifelong dancer and athlete. Her classes are designed to be empowering and transformative for the mind, body, and spirit. She teaches various movement styles including Barre, Buti Yoga, Soul Sculpt, Heels, and Dance Cardio to name a few. Her background is rooted in ballet/pilates techniques, yoga, functional fitness, and strength training.


    • 4 Jul 2024
    • 25 Jul 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    Register

    Thursday Figure Drawing
    Every Thursday! 12:00pm -3:00pm 
    Where the model is the star, a series of 20 minute poses with no instruction, but plenty of easels, charcoal, basic supplies, tea, and friendly fellow 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! 


    • 7 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Kalidescope and Fine Art Studios
    Register

    Join us for a "Sew Down" brought to you by Which Stitch, A Circle of Needles.


    Meet fellow sewers to make reusable produce bags that will be given to local farms, markets and food pantries. Unwanted clothing and fabric has a detrimental effect on the environment and this is an easy way to upcycle and make a difference. These bags will replace plastic produce bags that are difficult and costly to recycle. 


    Participants will leave with your own produce bag as well as leaving some bags to be shared. Our hope is to host future gatherings (including kids and youth classes) where learning basic sewing skills will be stressed.  Making produce bags covers many beginning sewing skills. 


    Machines, sergers, patterns, notions and fabric will be available. 

    Please bring your own machine if you have one. Bring your own washed cotton or cotton blends from the "fabric stash" or use our washed donated fabrics.  

    We are looking forward to stitching together with a purpose. 


    This project is organized by Claire T Weinberg and Paige Collins. For additional details, Claire can be reached at dulseandrugosa@gmail.com and Paige at yellowfarmhouse@hotmail.com



    • 8 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ArtWaves


    • 10 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 4
    Register

    Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner

    Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided at the spacious ArtWaves Studio in Town Hill.

    Teens/Adults of all skill levels. The class is equally effective for beginners, professional artists and those taking the course multiple times.

    $95 ($85 for members) 10-2

      

    About the instructor: Gloria Avner has been creating and teaching art professionally for over twenty years. She is well known for specializing in painting BATIK Style. Both beginners and professional artists like to take her courses more than once. Ms. Avner has traveled the world and ran an art gallery in Town Hill for 35 years (Aquarius Artifacts). Her paintings are in Florida Galleries and collections across the country, and she is also well known for her Pet Portraits. See her work on Facebook, IG (@gloriavner), and Fineartamerica.com.

    If you need to cancel your registration, please email office@artwavesmdi.org. Your account will then reflect a credit that may be used toward future classes.

    If you already have a credit and would like to apply it to this class, please contact office@artwavesmdi.org before registering!


    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 15
    Register

    Needle felting is a simple needling technique like tattooing with small barbed needles to decorate a wool surface. 

    Here’s where you  ‘paint’ with a barbed needle using ArtWaves amazing array of dyed wool, silk fibers and other embellishments. Needle felting in our spacious studios can bea  meditative experience - it’s like coloring with sheep's fleece. 

    This 1 hour workshop is perfect for people who just want to sample this technique  No skill or experience required for this wow workshop. All materials included to make 1 or 2 magnets, with a touch of merriment..

    Special member price of $10 and the member benefit of staying till 8 to make more as part of the OPEN STUDIO!  

    Not yet members get a discounted $20. fee. Under 11 needs an adult partner present. Special member price with discount - just $10 ,

    yet-to-be-members are $20.

    This is a skill you continue at ArtWaves Open Studio where materials and tools are available FREE in the studio for members to continue working with fleece.

                      

    About the instructor: Liz Cutler.com

    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.  Liz is currently the Vice president of the Board and throughly  enjoys her studio time with students.


    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 3:30 PM
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio

    Theatre Camp with MDI YMCA

    Journey through imagination to a magical realm where campers become fairies, elves, tricksters, and more at Theatre Camp: Feywild Adventure! Campers will play games, learn creative choreography, explore classic folklore for around the world, and practice collaborative storytelling.


    This week long camp is for young people going into Third through Sixth grade.


    To learn more and register visit: https://www.mdiymca.org/camp

    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    Register

     No experience necessary for this wow of a workshop!

    We supply it all and the results are stunning. We will guide you step by step through a few  possibilities of monoprinting on a variety of papers using Akua inks that blend beautifully. Print on fabrics with acrylics. Pull some fabulous fern prints and mount them on fabric and embellish a bit. Bring home a wall hanging, a matted piece and postcards. 

    This can be family activity to create some memories of Acadia and can be a tad addictive.

     9:30 to noon, June 2nd - You are welcome to bring snacks and enjoy our tea. (under 10 needs an adult partner). Instructor: Liz Cutler 

        Botanical Printmaking, Wed., Aug. 26  

       So much Fun!

    • 16 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Register

    Needle felting is a simple needling technique like tattooing with small barbed needles to decorate a wool surface. Here’s where you  ‘paint’ with a barbed needle using ArtWaves amazing array of dyed wool, silk fibers and other embellishments. Needle felting in our spacious studios can be a  meditative experience - it’s like coloring with sheep's fleece. There will be plenty of designs to choose from that are perfect for people who just want to sample this technique or you can get more complex in your design by using your own photos and more tapping.  Along the way, you get to gain skills, gain design experience and experiment with all the colors and textures in ArtWaves abundant stash.  No skill or experience required for this wow workshop. All materials included to make a few coasters or a framable tapestry. $46 ($36 for members)

    Under 10  welcome with a double digit partner.

      

    About the instructor: Liz Cutler.com 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.  Liz is currently theVice president of the Board and throughly  enjoys her studio time with students.


    • 16 Jul 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Register

    Stained Glass Mosaics - Magnets, Mirrors & and More

    If you are a beginner this is the workshop for you!,  It is easy to learn to cut glass and "color" with the stained glass . Use a pattern, design your own from a photo or start playing with the pieces and a design will emerge.  ArtWaves supplies it all with step by step instructions. 

    Make and take home some unique mosaics

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    3-6 pm , $60 members get a $10 discount 

                    

                   

                           

    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kaleidoscope Studio
    Register

    Hidden color exists all around us, waiting to be transformed into works of art. Have you ever wondered how to utilize local plant species and food compost in a sustainable, creative way? Eco printing is the process of bundling and steaming both plants and food waste onto either fabric or paper, allowing the natural pigments to transfer to the prepared substrate. All of the colors, shapes, and textures that bond with the fiber come from the materials themselves. Eco printing offers unique variations and a world of possibilities that allow for full exploration, while mindfully collaborating with the natural world!

    Participants will print onto a set of mordanted fabric samples, including a cotton bandana, tote bag, and linen cloth. Create beautiful, one of a kind pieces that can be admired forever, while taking time to slow down and appreciate the diversity of patterns, shapes and ideas dwelling alongside and within us.

    Meet the Artist:


    Katama Murray (she/her) is an eco artist, educator, naturalist, and small business owner from the small, coastal town of Blue Hill, Maine. Her work is inspired by phenomenological rhythms of nature and our interconnectedness to the environment. Living and studying throughout various parts of New England, she has always been influenced by the outdoors and the ways in which we coexist with the natural world. Utilizing local, mindfully foraged natural materials, she layers print and fiber processes to visually communicate ideas, observations, and perpetual experimentation. Katama has a BFA in Printmaking from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University Bloomington. She has taught workshops and exhibited work throughout New England and beyond, yet will always be drawn to the beauty of the East coast.

    • 20 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 4
    Register

    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. Steps include pattern cutting, glass selection and cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and finishing with patina and wax. Please bring a packed lunch. 


    The Artists -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


    • 22 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio


    Acadia Dance Festival offers a rigorous, creatively engaging, week-long Summer Intensive for dancers aged 14-22.

    The Summer Intensive is designed for high-school and college-aged dancers looking to expand their training, explore their artistry, and gain experience in a professional-level dance setting. Faculty are experts in the field who have carefully crafted curricula to help young dancers grow technically, artistically, and professionally.

    Participants take daily classes (ballet, hip hop, contemporary) with professional dance artists from Nimbus Dance and a rotation of special topics such as injury prevention, audition skills, and improvisation. Students learn a piece of original choreography with company dancers from Nimbus Dance and perform on Friday, July 26th at the 1932 Criterion Theater as part of the Acadia Dance Festival.

    Click here to register!

    Sample Intensive Schedule

    9 am - 10:25 - Technique Class #1 

    10:30 - 11:15 - Technique Class #2

    11:15 - 12 pm - Lunch

    12 - 2 pm - Rehearsal and Repertory

    Technique Classes Include Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, Jazz, Conditioning, and Contemporary 

    Acadia Dance Festival Intensive PC.png

    www.acadiadancefestival.org

    The Acadia Dance Festival Intensive offers a rigorous, creatively-engaging, week of dance classes and performance opportunities for dancers, ages 14-22.

    The Summer Intensive is designed for high-school and college-aged dancers looking to expand their training, explore their artistry, and gain experience in a professional-level dance setting. Faculty are experts in the field who have carefully crafted curricula to help young dancers grow technically, artistically, and professionally.

    Participants take daily classes (ballet, hip hop, contemporary) with professional dance artists from Nimbus Dance and a rotation of special topics such as injury prevention, audition skills, and improvisation. Students learn a piece of original choreography with company dancers from Nimbus Dance and perform on Friday, July 26th at the 1932 Criterion Theater as part of the Acadia Dance Festival.



    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 AM - 7:30 PM

    Save the Date! Our friends from Acadia Dance Festival and Nimbus Dance will host an open rehearsal and reception. 

    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 8
    Register

    Painting with Pastels

    Guided from start to finish, students will learn the advantages of this intense and versatile painting medium. The class will be instructed on the fundamentals of pastels and how to build a strong foundation with both dry and wet underpainting techniques. Students will examine various types of pastel, paper supports, and tools. Tuition includes materials and supplies. 

    Meet the Artist:


    Rainey is an artist from San Antonio, Texas. She has been exhibiting her work for 27 years and has been an art educator since 1999. Rainey is a recipient of the Primer Paso Fellowship. In 2008 Rainey was awarded Instructor of the Year and Most Creative Artist, both by the Southwest School of Art. In 2014 she established House Paint Art School where students of all levels learn to paint in oils and pastels. Rainey is also an instructor at UTSA Southwest.
    Rainey Rodriguez is an ArtWaves Artist in Residence. Welcome Rainey!

    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 6
    Register

    Introduction to working with earthenware clay


    In this two part workshop, students will learn hand building slab construction techniques. Together we will construct two forms. We will start with an altered cylinder vase form. Followed by a vessel formed and constructed with slabs of clay. 

    Our teacher, Susan Keller, will provide all the tools needed. The pieces you create in class will be bisqued fired by our instructor. On Wednesday, students will learn glazing techniques. The instructor will then glaze fire all pieces. Your completed pieces will be available for the student to pick up on the following Saturday.


    Meet the Artist:

    Susan Keller is a ceramic artist and studio potter working for 25 years. Her pieces are one-of-a-kind functional wares, hand formed with highly patterned and boldly colored surfaces. Her studio practice is in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Texas State with a BFA in ceramics. She makes pieces for in person shows, galleries, wholesale clients, and retail. Susan Keller is an ArtWaves Artist in Residence. Welcome Susan!


    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 8
    Register

    Ceramic Tile Making and Surface Design

    Students will roll out slabs of clay and use tile cutters to create 4”x 4” tiles. The tile will be used as a canvas to learn several surface design techniques: sgraffito, paper stencil resist, texture, slip trailing and mishima. Each technique can be used on its own or can be combined to create intricate unique surfaces. Each technique requires several specific tools. The instructor will provide a variety of tools for class use. Student tiles will be dried and bisque fired. On Wednesday July 31, students will return and glaze each tile with a clear ceramic glaze. Instructor will glaze fire tiles, completed tiles will be available to pick up on the following Saturday.




    Meet the Artist:

    Susan Keller  is a masterful ceramic artist and studio potter with an impressive creative career spanning 25 years. Based in the vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas, Susan's distinctive pieces are celebrated for their unique blend of functionality, artistry, and bold design.  A graduate of Texas State University, Susan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics. Armed with her formal education and boundless creativity, Susan embarked on her career as a studio potter, setting up her thriving practice in the heart of San Antonio. Susan is teaching Hand Building with Clay  on July 27 and July 31 as well as Ceramic Tile Making and Surface Design on July 28 and July 31.


    • 29 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


    • 1 Aug 2024
    • 29 Aug 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • ArtWaves
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