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    • 3 Nov 2021
    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Looking to improve your work? Join Art Paine on Wednesdays for drawing and painting.


    This is a drawing and painting course for fun as well as learning! Participants will have lots of input on what they want to draw/paint. The instructor will give pointers on how to make things look more realistic, with emphasis on form, values, and color mixing.

    Meet Wednesday evenings 5pm-6:30pm for 6 weeks.

    Nov. 3 through Dec. 8, 2021

    Adults of all skill levels

    $145 ($135 for Members) Prorated for those beginning after 1st session.

    About the instructor:

    Art Paine is a well known marine and landscape painter from Bernard. He loves to teach.

    • 2 Dec 2021
    • 30 Dec 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • ArtWaves Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Drop in Figure Drawing 

    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

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


    • 3 Dec 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 11
    Register

    Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holders

    $10 for a Members-Only 2 hour session with Liz

    Friday December 3, 2021 from 4:30pm-6:30pm

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 3 Dec 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    Board Backed Stained Glass Mosaic Mirrors

    $15 for a Members-Only 3 hour session with Liz

    Friday December 3, 2021 from 5:30pm-8:30pm

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 4 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

    Needle Felted Snow People with Maureen

    Create a happy holiday snow person using sheep’s wool and a felting needle. Have fun accessorizing your wooly friend! It’s fun and easy to shape and compact colorful wool fiber with a barbed needle.  

    Saturday, December 4, 2021 10am to 1pm

    $61 includes kit ($51 for Members)

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    About the Instructor: Maureen Andrew has been needing felting for almost 20 years having started with fiber from her own wooly flock! Her creations are colorful and whimsical, sure to make you smile. She has been teaching felting to private groups, for fundraisers, after school art clubs, and in local arts festivals for several years.

    • 4 Dec 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 7
    Register

    Mommy and Me: Painting with Fleece with Liz Cutler

    Here's a time to cozy in with a rainbow of fleece colors, learn how to "paint" with colored sheep's wool.   Join us for this fun and interesting family activity!

    No experience necessary.

    Family kits $35

    Members get a $10 discount

    Kits can be picked up at the ArtWaves Campus or at the Municipal Building (Liz's Studio) are good for 2 - 4 small pictures

    Email with ZOOM instructions and link will be sent after registration.

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    • 5 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    Paper Mosaics with Liz

    Create paper mosaic images, holidays cards, and mats for a special photo.

    Sunday December 5, 2021 from 9am to 10:30am

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety



    • 5 Dec 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    Mono Printing with Liz

    Create cards, gift wrap, and DIY Gift bags

    Sunday December 5, 2021 - 10:30am to 12pm

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 5 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 10
    Register

    Star Books and Popup Cards with Liz

    Sunday December 5, 2021 - 12pm to 1:30pm

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 5 Dec 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 9
    Register

    Stained Glass Mosaic Magnets with Liz

    Sunday December 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3pm

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 5 Dec 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 11
    Register

    Felted Coasters and Soaps with Liz

    Sunday December 5, 2021 - 3pm to 4:30pm

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 6 Dec 2021
    • 20 Dec 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • ArtWaves Campus
    • 8
    Register

    Introduction to Drawing is a beginner-friendly class that covers the fundamentals of still life, portrait, and landscape drawing over three sessions. Participants will expand their portfolio while familiarizing themselves with the basics of graphite, charcoal, and ink drawing. No experience required, all materials included (people are encouraged to keep a personal sketchbook throughout the course as a matter of habit.)

    Masks and Distancing required

    Adults and teens

    3 Mondays Dec 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2021 

    5-7pm

    $100 for 3 sessions ($90 for Members)

    Instructor: Makayla Corrigan 

    About the Instructor: Makayla Corrigan is an illustrator and instructor in Mount Desert Maine. She has taught a variety of mediums to a large range of age groups and works as a freelance illustrator, primarily working with watercolors, ink, and digital mediums. She loves engaging with students throughout the process of creation and is excited to be a part of the ArtWaves community.

    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    Stained Glass Mosaic Mirrors

    $15 for a Members-Only 3 hour session with Liz

    Friday December 10, 2021 from 4:30pm-7:30pm

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety

      Carrie Eason Mirror


    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holders

    $10 for a Members-Only 2 hour session with Liz

    Friday December 10, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 8
    Register

    Back by popular demand!!

    Join Beth Renault, owner of Floret in Somesville, ME at ArtWaves for a facilitated table centerpiece workshop!

    Participants will decorate a Rustic Maine Centerpiece with locally foraged materials and your own embellishments to take home at the end of the 2 hour session. 

    $60 includes a centerpiece for each participant and all decorations. ($50 for Members)

    Teens/Adults

    Saturday Dec 11, 2021 ~ 1:30pm to 3:30pm

    Masks required for staff and participant safety. Bring a container/box to carry your piece home.


    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    Fleece Angels with Liz

    Sunday December 12, 2021 from 9am to 10:30am

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety



    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    Felted Stars with Liz

    Sunday December 12, 2021 - 10:30am to 12pm

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register
    Hand Printed Cards with Liz

    Sunday December 12, 2021 - 12pm to 1:30pm

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 9
    Register

    Felted Pets with Liz

    Sunday December 12, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3pm

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety



    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register
    Stained Glass Mosaic Ornaments with Liz

    Sunday December 12, 2021 - 3pm to 4:30pm

    $12 per Member

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and member safety


    • 18 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 12

    Join Mariah Reading in a recycled materials landscape workshop.

    Saturday December 18, 2021 from 10am to 1pm

    $55 for 3hr workshop($45 for members)

    Teens and Adults of all levels welcome

    Mariah will give you a step-by-step instruction course about how to create lively landscape paintings using repurposed marine-debris. Blending the recycled materials into the backdrop of the location where they were rescued reminds you to see the world around you through a different lens. 

    Sand Beach Buoy

    Acrylic on buoy found on MDI. 2018



    Lend a Hand

    Acrylic on trail crew glove found in the park, MDI. 2020

    Materials you should bring to class: apron(or use one of ours), gesso, acrylic paints, water, brushes, sand paper, rags, cardboard for palettes, printed off imagery of MDI landscape of your choice

    Check out Mariah's work!

    About the Instructor: Mariah Reading is an eco-artist and strong advocate for the existence, preservation, and accessibility of the National Parks. She was born and raised in Bangor, Maine where the surrounding landscape gave her a deep appreciation of nature’s beauty that was reinforced by her degree in Visual Arts at Bowdoin College. The 2016 National Park Centennial propelled her Recycled Landscapes, designed to bring attention to the need of preserving and protecting the environment. Having already visited 24 National Parks, she plans to continue her project in all 63 US National Parks. Mariah has dedicated herself to the field of eco-art through her Artist in Residence at Denali, Zion, and Acadia National Parks, working as an Arts In the Parks Volunteer at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, assisting in Yosemite Facelift efforts, developing a K-12 STREAM curriculum with University of California Santa Barbara Oceanography students, and creating conservation workshops with the Channel Islands National Park. She has exhibited work in San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA; Fort Collins, CO; McKinley Village, AK; Brunswick, ME; and Kamuela, HI; Poughkeepsie, NY; and Davis, CA. From April through September Reading is an environmental interpreter.

    • 1 Jan 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • ArtWaves

    Join us for FUN and GAMES on New Year's Day to

    START with ART!

    Open House drop-in to get acquainted with our studio and programs.

    Meet our community of artists, instructors, models, and more!

    11am to 3pm

    Light Refreshments available

    • 6 Jan 2022
    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves Studio
    • 12
    Register

    Drop in Figure Drawing 

    Thursdays in January

    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 signature

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


    • 8 Jan 2022
    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 14
    Register

    Let’s get together and move!  Students will participate in fun movement- based activities while learning some very basic dance steps and stretches. It’s a great way for the little ones  to get some energy out while having fun with their peers and feeling like a dancer in ArtWaves dance studio. Masks and distancing (as possible) to keep all comfortable and safe. 

    10:30am-11:30am

    Ages 3-5 (parent/guardian stays to observe)

    $50 for 4 weeks ($40 for Members)

    Instructor: Makayla Corrigan


    • 9 Jan 2022
    • 6 Feb 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 16
    Register

    Rachel's Acrylic Mixed Media Class - Virtual by Zoom

    Jump into colors, textures and fun, with this acrylic mixed media class! All levels welcome to develop your unique painting style and have fun with adding texture to your paintings!

    Each week surprises will be revealed as we paint concepts exploring different music and themes.

    Teens and Adults

    $110 for 5 weeks, Sundays 4pm-6pm January 9 - February 6, 2022. ($100 for ArtWaves Members).

    Home Materials Expected for this class:

    Mixed media adhesive

    All different colors of acrylic paint(apple barrel paint great)

    5 Canvases any size (new canvas every class)

    Assorted paintbrushes

    Paper plates for mixing paint

    Paper cups

    Ribbon

    Scrap fabric

    Sand Beads

    Optional- chains, cords, stones, buttons, feathers, and so much more! Get creative!


    Instructor: Rachel King

    About the instructor:

    I grew up in Illinois near the state fairgrounds! I always entered all their art contests. I would walk away every year with many ribbons for everything from a little art gallery made from popsicles, to friendship bracelets, to painted tee shirts. It was awesome! My mother always encouraged my artistic abilities. I  worked for a community center teaching art classes. Then I went to teach art at a human service agency for 5 years. Art has been a healing tool for me in my life, and I enjoy teaching art to others!


    • 10 Jan 2022
    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 11
    Register

    Bring your drawing materials to begin -- or continue -- your visual study of the human form.

    These 3-hour classes on Monday evenings in January will feature a live model and instruction from Mary Ternus.

    Adults of all skill levels

    6-9pm Mondays, Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 2022

    $235($225 for Members)

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and participant safety.

    Check Mary out on Instagram and Facebook!


    About the instructor: Mary has been painting, drawing, and teaching art to students of all ages for several decades.  She finds great joy in helping students realize their creativity and assist the transformation in students as they achieve mastery of tools and techniques to create their own artwork.
    She learned from great masters -- Max Ginsburg, Sebastian Capella, Don Demers, Sadie Valeri, and many others, and loves to bring methods in classical technique to new artists.  She studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, École Nationale Superiéure des Arts Décoratifs - Paris, Art Students League of New York, and the Art League of Alexandria.  She was an ARC Finalist in 2018.  She has a BA in Art History from AU Paris, and an MA with Distinction in Digital Media from London Met.  

    • 11 Jan 2022
    • 1 Feb 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    You can Draw! with Mary Laury

    Anyone can learn to draw. This 4 week class will teach you how to draw what you see.  It will give you a jump start with confidence to draw for pleasure or for a base for your painting.

    Get ready for a whole world of seeing details that you have never noticed before!

    Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm, Jan 11th, 18th, & 25th, and February 1st, 2022

    Beginner level - Adults

    $192 for 4 sessions($182 for members)

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing for staff and participant safety.

    Bring a soft pencil or two, paper or sketchbook, eraser, and sharpener


    About the Instructor: Mary Laury is a watercolorist from Maine. The dynamic nature and botanical subjects of Maine are Mary’s passions. An experienced teacher, she has taught painting and drawing, both in the classroom and in the field, for many educational programs. Mary also serves on the board of directors of various arts organizations. Mary is the former Executive Director of Schoodic Arts for All. After retiring in August of 2021, she looks forward to teaching and painting more. Check out her work on MaryLaury.com


    • 11 Jan 2022
    • 1 Feb 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 12
    Register

    Watercolor Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. Instructor Mary Laury has been recognized for her work by the Maine Arts Commission and we are very happy to have her offer this class through ArtWaves.

    Participants will do landscapes and seascapes in this 4 session course. If you have never painted in watercolors we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you may pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together! A total of 12 hours of painting.

    Tuesdays from 1 to 4pm, Jan 11th, 18th, & 25th, and February 1st, 2022

    Adults

    $200 including some materials for 3 hours per week over 4 weeks ($190 for Members)

    Masks, vax'd, and distancing where possible to keep all comfortable and safe.


    About the Instructor: Mary Laury is a watercolorist from Maine. The dynamic nature and botanical subjects of Maine are Mary’s passions. An experienced teacher, she has taught painting and drawing, both in the classroom and in the field, for many educational programs. Mary also serves on the board of directors of various arts organizations. Mary is the former Executive Director of Schoodic Arts for All. After retiring in August of 2021, she looks forward to teaching and painting more. Check out her work on MaryLaury.com

    • 11 Jan 2022
    • 25 Jan 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 7
    Register

    Printmaking is an age old form of image-making and in this class students will learn how to design, safely carve and print linoleum prints of their very own. As well as an understanding of the process of printmaking, students will leave with their own “mini-portfolio” of prints. All materials from aprons to zinc white included. Masks, distancing and a chance to connect through visual arts with fellow emerging artists. No experience necessary

    Tuesdays January 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2022 from 3:30 to 5:30pm

    $75 includes materials ($65 for Members)

    Ages 8-12

    Instructor -Makayla Corrigan. - BA from COA, attended RISDI .

      

    Prints by Shreya Vindoh

    • 12 Jan 2022
    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 8
    Register

    Stained Glass Mosaic class is an opportunity to create with a unique hands on medium. Students will learn how to cut and arrange glass tiles to create whatever mosaic pattern or image they like. After the three sessions students will leave with a finished mosaic piece and a new understanding of an extraordinary medium. All materials included, step by step instructions with plenty of samples to inspire. Masked, distanced and safe -it's a great chance to connect over color and creativity. 

    Wednesdays January 12, 19, and 26, 2022 from 3:30 to 5:30pm

    $75 includes materials fee, ($65 for members!)

    Ages 8-12 

    Instructor: Makayla Corrigan 

    About the Instructor: Makayla Corrigan is an illustrator and instructor in Mount Desert Maine. She has taught a variety of mediums to a large range of age groups and works as a freelance illustrator, primarily working with watercolors, ink, and digital mediums. She loves engaging with students throughout the process of creation and is excited to be a part of the ArtWaves community.

    • 12 Jan 2022
    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    • 11
    Register

    Stained Glass Mosaic class is an opportunity for artists and non-artists to create with a unique hands-on medium. Participants will learn how to cut and arrange glass tiles to create whatever mosaic pattern or image they like. After the three sessions students will leave with a finished mosaic piece or more and a new understanding of an extraordinary medium. No prior experience necessary!

    All Materials and step by step instructions with Makayla Corrigan included in $110 fee. 

    Teens and Adults

    6pm-8pm

    Members get a $10 discount

    3 sessions January, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2022 - Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm

    About the Instructor: Makayla Corrigan is a graduate of COA, studied at RSDI and is an illustrator and instructor in Mount Desert Maine. She has taught a variety of mediums to a large range of age groups and works as a freelance illustrator, primarily working with watercolors, ink, and digital mediums. She loves engaging with students throughout the process of creation and is excited to be a part of the ArtWaves community.



    • 16 Jan 2022
    • 30 Jan 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual via ZOOM
    • 20
    Register

    Easy Chinese Favorites ~ Appetizer, Main Dish, and Dessert

    Join Stonewall Kitchen and Adult Ed cooking instructor Chris Toy for a 3 session live virtual course as he demonstrates some favorites from among his 5 best selling cookbooks.

    Appetizer - Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 4pm to 5pm

    Main Dish - Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 4pm to 5pm

    Dessert - Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 4pm to 5pm

    $60 for 3 sessions includes cookbook ($50 for Members)

    Adults/Teens

    ZOOM link will be sent before sessions.


    About the Instructor: Chris Toy has been teaching cooking for over 35 years and has written 5 cookbooks. He learned Asian cooking in his family’s home and restaurant kitchens. As an adult he has explored and become skilled at creating new Asian recipes that incorporate fresh local ingredients. In addition to teaching regularly at kitchen stores Chris teaches adult education classes in several communities around Bath, Maine. The popular hands-on classes are built around his teaching skills and deep appreciation for fresh, simply prepared food. Chris’s cooking incorporates straightforward methods, fresh ingredients, and unique flavors. When not sharing his love of cooking, Chris, also a registered Maine guide, enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping. You can find him at ChrisToy.net


    • 20 Jan 2022
    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    Register

    Third Thursdays

    In person drawing game nights at ArtWaves MDI!

    Stuck in a rut?

    Don't have any ideas for new work?

    Want to try out new styles without commitment?

    Just want to get out of the house???

    Roll the dice!

    Spin the wheel!

    Pick a card!!

    Let the game choose your topics, compete against yourself, and enjoy the company of your community!

    BYOSnacks!

    Free to attend, or you can donate at registration if you'd like to support ArtWaves.

    • 22 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ArtWaves
    • 15
    Register