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    • 6 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • ArtWaves Online
    • 8

    Artists Sketch Book Club 

    Start with a commitment to art

    Free to members, by donation for non members

    An opportunity for self identified artists who feel drawing is central to their practice.  Join us for an in-depth time to discuss a few of our drawings, perhaps a conversational critique  Take turns hosting - facilitating  a zoom session where each artist has about 4 minutes to show their work.  We may discuss a book that is helpful.  Discussions may involve books.

    Maximum 12 artists .

    • 2 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 21 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 14 sessions
    • Virtual

    Are you looking to improve your creative development with constructive feedback?

    Join ArtSpeak with Kaitlyn Metcalf: our Visual Arts Critique Group. All mediums and experience levels are welcome. You just have to be open to new ideas and productive feedback.

    Bring whatever you are working on and, as a group, we will offer insight on how we, as viewers, are experiencing the piece and offer thoughts on how to further your creative expression. Technique and idea exchange are essential aspects of critique, so come ready to share!

    The group will meet via Zoom until we are able to meet in person at ArtWaves.

    You will receive a Zoom link once you’ve booked this service.

    Kaitlyn Metcalf is a painter and adventurer living on the coast of Maine. 

    Event cost by donation

    • 9 Mar 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    • 4


    Step by Step Watercolor by Erica Qualey

    March 9, 23, April 6, 20  3:30 - 5:30

    Have you learned the basic watercolor skills but feel like you need a bit of guidance to bring your paintings to the next step? This every other week class may be just what you are looking for!  Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues.

    Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session to help you grow your watercolor skills. This block of classes will be focused on gaining understanding and control of wet on wet washes, paint consistency, and lost and found edges. 

    During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instruction on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a PDF of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to drawing your own, a materials list, as well as a video showing how to get yourself set up and ready to paint. This class is designed as an ongoing class that will meet every other week. Participants are asked to commit to 4 alternate week session blocks at a time.

    Some experience necessary, open to advanced beginner and intermediate skill levels.


    Members get a $10 discount

    • 21 Mar 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • ArtWaves Virtual Workshop
    • 10

    Pysanky - Egg Decorating with Erica Qualey

    Learn the art of pysanky, Ukrainian egg decorating. Using the same tools and methods that have been used for hundreds of years, you will learn how to create ornate and vividly colored eggs. Follow traditional patterns, or create your own designs! This technique can become a yearly tradition in your family as quickly as it became one in mine. 

    Fun for both kids and adults, although younger kids will need adult supervision. Kits and other supplies can be ordered throughPysanky Easter Egg Supplies | Ukrainian Gift Shop. I recommended the kit #2 and an additional kistky for any other participants in your household. 

    These decorated eggs are not meant for consumption. I recommend emptying the eggs prior to class.

    Supply list:

    Kit #2 (wax, kistky, and dyes) Please have the dyes prepared before the start of the workshop. 

    Eggs (empty Shells)

    Roll of toilet paper or tissues

    Candle (pillar candles work best)




    Template (printed and cut out)

    All ages!

    $30 MEMBERS per person/family

    $40 NON MEMBERS per person/family

    Zoom link will be sent after registration.

Your tax-deductible donations help support ArtWaves, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make art accessible to the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities.
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