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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. 


    • 1 Aug 2022
    • 5 Sep 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 11
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    Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult) - August/September 2022

    In this introductory level class, we’ll work to develop a movement practice that centers both self-care and togetherness.

    We'll work to access availability, spaciousness, presence, and pleasure both individually and collectively. Students will investigate basic patterns of choreography, experimenting with principles of velocity and momentum and exploring personal and shared movement impulses. 

    Mondays from 6:15pm to 7:15pm

    August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and Sept 5th

    $82 for 6 sessions ($72 for members)

    Or sign up for 1 or 2 sessions at $15 each.

    Teens and Adults of all skill levels

    Participants of diverse abilities, needs, and backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Dance experience is welcomed, but not necessary. 

    No outdoor shoes or tap shoes in the studio. Please change out of shoes in the office area.

    Drinks in the office area only.

    Masks, vax'd (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety.

    College of the Atlantic

    About the instructor:  Dani Robbins (they/them) is a choreographer/performer living and working on unceded Wabanaki territory in what is currently known as Maine, United States. Dani uses a multimedia creative practice to develop dance work. They have performed collaborative and solo works in Germany, Maine, Vermont, Boston, and NYC. Dani currently teaches as adjunct faculty at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine where they offer classes in contemporary dance technique, video dance, and somatics. In addition to their personal creative practice, Dani works as Associate Director of the Acadia Dance Festival. https://www.dani-robbins.com/

    If you need to cancel your registration, please contact 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!

    • 4 Aug 2022
    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio
    • 10
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    Thursday Figure Drawing - Please Register

    Thursdays in August

    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! 


    • 8 Aug 2022
    • 11 Aug 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio and offsite
    • 6
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     En Plein Air Oil Painting with Christine Lafuente - Aug 2022


    Experience the magic of Mount Desert Island as you paint En Plein Air with renowned artist Christine Lafuente. A basic review of outdoor set-up, paint application, composition, and atmospheric color theory will be covered; however, most of the time spent together will be “hands-on” in the field with individual instruction at four select locations on the Island’s beautiful coves and shores.  

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30am - 11:30am

    August 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2022  

    $600 for a 4-day workshop ($590 for members) plus independent painting time on campus in the afternoons.

    Artists of all levels and styles are welcome, experience working in oils is recommended. 

    The half-day sessions provide you the opportunity to work in the mornings with the instructor, leaving you the afternoons to continue to work independently, as you develop your own individual style.  Pack a lunch and paint all day!

    Masks, vax'd (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety.

    About the instructor: A native of Poughkeepsie NY, Christine Lafuente received an A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr College in 1991.  She then moved to downtown Philadelphia to earn a Certificate in Painting and Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  There she was awarded a Louis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship for European Travel.  While Artist-in-Residence at the Fleisher Art Memorial from 1997 to 2002, she began teaching and studied at the Barnes Foundation.  In 2003 she moved to Brooklyn NY, where she earned a Masters in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College.  Christine currently lives and works in Brooklyn throughout the year and spends summers painting in Maine.

    En Plein Air with Christine Lafuente

    Suggested Materials List


    Notebook or small sketchbook to take notes

    Outdoor Easel, preferably with a flat surface to place palette

    Umbrella to shade palette and canvas

    Camp Stool and/or good standing shoes

    Bug Spray!!!!!!!!

    Sun Screen

    Hat with visor

    Viewfinder, any kind

    Suggested Oil Colors, USE ARTIST GRADE!

    - Burnt Sienna

    - Ultramarine Blue

    - Titanium White or Titanium/Zinc Blend AND/OR Lead/Flake White

    - Yellow Ochre

    - Ivory Black

    - Cadmium Red Medium or Light or Scarlet* *AVOID “HUE”s

    - Cadmium Yellow Pale or Light*

    - Lemon Yellow

    - Cobalt Blue*

    - Alizarin Crimson

    - Cadmium Yellow Medium or Deep*

    - Cerulean Blue*

    - Raw Umber

    - Raw Sienna

    - Rose (either Rose Madder or Permanent Rose)

    - Greens: Sap Green, Terre Verte, Viridian

    - Tints: Kings Blue, Jaune Brillant

    Brushes

    -A decent range (at least 10) of mid-size to large (#4-#12) Hog Bristle brushes in a variety of flats, rounds, and filberts. Use good quality, good condition brushes.

    -A few Sables or synthetics are fine, but the majority should be hog bristle.

    Basic Mediums

    - Odorless Mineral Spirits/Turpenoid/Gamsol

    - Cold-Pressed or Refined Linseed Oil (Artist Grade only)

    Surfaces

    At least 4, but as many as you like:

    -Mid-Size Surfaces: ex. 12x12, 11x14, 12x16, 14x18. Suggest WHITE GROUND

    -Cotton or Linen Canvas. Must be adequately primed with either acrylic or oil ground.

    LARGE Palette: 12 x 16 or 16 x 20 Disposable white paper palette pad for making color charts

    Board to put under palette pad, and clips to clip the pad to the board

    Palette Knives: 1 or 2, should be metal, tapered, with a “dog leg handle”, good for mixing

    Double Palette Cups, 2-inch diameter, can clip on palette

    Brush-cleaning container preferably with interior porous cup or coil so that sludge can settle

    Large glass Jar with Lid for used turps

    Rags: LOTS! Should be absorbent cotton and/or a Roll of Viva paper Towels or Shop Towels

    **ArtWaves has many supplies on hand at the studio that are available for students to use. Please reach out if you would like to learn more! We are happy to help make this class a fantastic experience for you however we can. 

    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!

    • 8 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Kaleidoscope Studio
    • 6
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    Liviah's Crafternoons - Embroidery

    Summer afternoon sessions to create. This week's theme is String!

    Enjoy the excitement that comes by creating your own unique ideas with your own hands, a needle, and thread! 

    Monday August 8th, 2022, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    $30 materials included or bring some of your own! ($20 for members)

    Kids aged 7-11 years of all skill levels

    Masks, vax'd (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety. 

    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!

    • 8 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio
    • 12
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    Monday Evening Figure Drawing - Portraits and Costumes - Summer Series - with model, Edward!

    Join Gabrielle for instructed sessions on portraiture and clothed figure drawing or use the time to practice with our model! See the syllabus below.

    Mondays - instruction from 5:00pm to 6:00pm then drawing from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please arrive early to settle in before class begins.

    $50 per session for instruction and open drawing 5:00pm-8:00pm ($40 for members)

    $30 per session for open drawing only 6:00pm-8:00pm ($20 for members)

    Ages 16 years and up of all skill levels

    Masks, vax'd (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety.

    August 1 - capturing expression

    August 8 - emotion through body language

    August 15 - handling costume clothing

    August 22 - capturing expression

    August 29 - figure proportions


    About the instructor: Gabrielle is a young illustrator and multimedia artist. She grew up on a small island in Maine, and consistently finds her art influenced by her upbringing. She worked for the Illustration institute based out of Portland Maine in 2020 producing a short documentary series about how drawing influences thinking. Gabrielle is currently enrolled at College of the Atlantic and is on course to graduate with a study in visual narratives. When she’s not drawing or crafting you can find her planning her next cross-country bike tour.

    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!

    • 9 Aug 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 7
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    BATIK PAINTING: ANCIENT ART/ NEW TWIST with Gloria Avner - Ink, Wax and Watercolor on delicate rice paper - Aug 9th Afternoon Session 


    Come learn the ancient art of Batik Painting with Master Batik Teacher Gloria Avner! Using wax as a resist, we will create layers of brilliantly graduated color and experience effects not possible with other painting techniques. Learn to use ink, wax and watercolor on delicate Japanese rice paper. You will be guided step-by-step through the creation of beautiful artwork.   

    Tuesday Aug 9th, 2022 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

    $82.50 ($72.50 for members) 

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

    You don’t need to bring anything. All is provided, including a great array of subject matter (though you can bring a specific picture if there is something you’d really like to paint). This is a fun class for anyone from age 8 to 88. Bring a friend or family member!

    By the end of this workshop, you will not only know the basic steps involved in the ancient art of BATIK painting (layering color using ink, wax as a resist, and watercolor), you will go home with two complete paintings, ready to be framed, and renewed self-esteem. All materials will be provided as part of the class fee.

    Masks, vax'd (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety.


    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!

    • 10 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Kaleidoscope Studio
    • 8
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    Liviah's Crafternoons - Flower Pressing/Nature Notebooks

    Summer afternoon sessions to create. 

    Explore outside and collect flowers to press and decorate the covers of our nature notebooks.  In our new notebooks we will sketch out interesting flowers that we see! 

    Wednesday August 10th, 2022, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    $30 materials included or bring some of your own! ($20 for members)

    Kids aged 7-11 years of all skill levels

    Masks, vax'd (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety. 


    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!

    • 10 Aug 2022
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • ArtWaves Kaleidoscope Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Block Printing Fantastical Creatures - Aug 2022