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Every Sunday, 1pm-4pm

Every Thursday, 5pm-8pm

Which Stitch: A Circle of Needles

Every Sunday 

1pm - 4pm


Zen Meditation

Every Wednesday, 6pm-7pm


Figure Drawing

Every Thursday, 12pm-3pm

No Instructor, Live Model!



Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Upcoming events

    • 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 Dec 2023
    • 24 Nov 2024
    • 52 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.

    • 3 Jan 2024
    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 25 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 51
    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.


    • 24 Jan 2024
    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Artwaves Dance Studio
    Register


    • 28 Jan 2024
    • 19 Jan 2025
    • 52 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 Feb 2024
    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    Register

    Thursday Figure Drawing

    Thursdays in November

    12:00pm -3:00pm 

    Where the model is the star, a series of 20 minute poses, no instruction, but plenty of easels, charcoal and 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! 

    • 17 Feb 2024
    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 10 sessions


    Color touches on nearly every aspect of life on earth. It is used to elicit the widest range of emotions and feelings by quickly influencing cellular activity or raising or lowering blood pressure or triggering wakefulness and sleep. Color plays a vital role in mating and reproduction for most life forms and a central role in symbolizing the aspirations of nation states, corporations, and even the humble neighborhood grade school. In the realm of the visual arts color has reigned supreme since the earliest cave paintings, and in the mundane material world, color is used universally to influence the buying decisions of everything from Ferraris to Fruit Loops.

    A theory can be defined as a well substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment, and a mystery is defined as something that baffles our understanding and cannot be explained. Since color cannot be studied in isolation, the course will move between modern scientific color theory and the mysterious world of color interaction and application as well as an exploration of the fundamentals of two dimensional design. We will study historic and modern pigments and their uses and applications across a broad range of the visual arts and will devote substantial class time to the execution of color design problems. Class time will be divided into lecture, critique, studio exercises, and the explanation of assignments due for the following class critique.

    This course is designed to challenge, encourage and enlighten all levels of artistic interest and experience from beginner to working professional.

    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Artwaves Dance Studio
    Register

    Parents with children between the ages of 3 and 5 (and younger siblings) will move together to music using free form and circle dance as well as yoga and qigong for expression. There is no right or wrong way to move. Let's have fun! Classes are led by Susan Sassaman.

    Please register.  Payment by donation $5 or as you wish.


    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio
    Register

    Market Basket Workshop 

    This workshop is intended for all abilities and experiences. All will be encouraged! A full day weaving a market basket about 9” x 12” with an integrated D handle. Different patterns and colors of reed will be available. Bring a lunch and a friend! Go home with a new basket and a new craft. All materials are included.

    Meet the Artist:

    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. 



    • 4 Mar 2024
    • 25 Mar 2024
    • 4 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. 

    Monday Mornings 9-10

    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.

      



    • 7 Mar 2024
    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    Register

    Thursday Figure Drawing

    Thursdays in November

    12:00pm -3:00pm 

    Where the model is the star, a series of 20 minute poses, no instruction, but plenty of easels, charcoal and 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 Mar 2024
    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 4 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.


    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Kalidescope Studio
    Register

    Reconnecting With Your Muse

    Mid winter in Maine can be challenging in many ways and easy for us to become restless for the return of spring. It is also a time many creatives fall into a slump, hoping their muse will show up with some new artistic inspiration or perhaps you  just realized you have been looking for your muse ever since you were that intuitively creative five year old with a new box of crayons in hand. 


    This course is designed to help you reconnect with your lost Muse. Through fun art activities, unconventional painting techniques and mark making, collage, natural ink, fiber and stitch; will learn how to leave the word “precious“ out of our art vocabulary, loosen up, and create without thinking of the outcome or perfection. The class will culminate in a concertina book filled with our new inspirations and of course, dedicated to our Muse.

    No Art experience is required, only an open mind to laugh, play and create together!

    Our instructor is Bonnie Chase

    A biologist, botanist and naturalist by trade; I have had no formal art training, but have always dabbled in art starting at a very wee age and continued incorporating art throughout my careers. Living on a small organic farm on MDI…..I grow, collect, forage and create most of my supporting tools, dyes, inks, pigments and paints used in my art practice. I define my art as mixed media inspired by nature, the seasons and the diverse landscape on this beautiful island. Much of my art is tactile and my hope is that it reflects the many transient cycles of the seasons, flora and fauna on MDI bringing a sense of place to its viewers.

    • 17 Mar 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

    • 24 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 8
    Register

    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

    • 11 Apr 2024
    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Artwaves Courtyard

    Join us the second Thursday of the month in the courtyard for a Community Camp Fire.


    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 8
    Register

    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

    • 3 May 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Ocean themed stained glass mosaics for ages 8 and up.

    Our studio provides heaps of colors, step by step instructions, all the gear for you to learn to cut, grind, adhere, admire and possibly grout.  here is your chance to color with glass! No experience necessary 
    Think fish, mermaids, birds, boats, seals and whales or choose one of your photos.   All instruction, samples and materials are included to bring home  something for your wall or window. . 

    Younger children need to be accompanied by an adult. 1-4 pm $48 (members get a $10 discount) 


    • 4 May 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 10
    Register

    Stars Wars Day

    MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

    This will be a special workshop just for Star Wars Day! Cyanotype, also call sun-printing, is an early photographic process that produces blue and white prints. It is usually done in bright sunlight, but can also produce beautiful prints on cloudy days, and can be done indoors with a specialized UV light. You’ll have a chance to try both sunlight and artificial light.

    There will be a lot of movement between indoor and outdoor workstations - if you have any mobility challenges please let us know so we can accommodate you.

    While this workshop is an introduction to cyanotype, all levels of experience are welcome to come and experiment. All ages welcome, children under 14 must be with an adult. 

     

    Jennifer Booher’s cyanotype work plays with seasonal changes and the optical properties of light.  She has been a Resident Artist with Acadia National Park since 2015, and Artist-in-Residence with the Mount Desert Island Historical Society since 2018. Ms. Booher is the recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Puffin Foundation and the Kindling Fund. 

           

    • 12 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Botanicals and Beyond: Exploring Gelli Printing  We supply it all *and the results are stunning!

    Delve a little further into the possibilities of gelatin monoprinting on a variety of papers.  The gelatin plates pick up the intricacy of the plants and our Akua inks are vibrantly colored. Take home your own unique printed postcards, tags, booklets, in addition to matting your favorite piece to frame. Great for families! under 10 needs adult companion

    Sunday May 12 from 10 to 12pm

    $42  $32 for members)

        

                

    About the Instructor: 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.

    $42 includes all materials and a Matt for farming

    • 25 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 7
    Register

    Intermediate Cyanotype

    If you’ve got the basics down and want to push the materials further, here is the opportunity to try more complicated techniques like wet cyanotype, bleaching, and toning. Jennifer Booher will have a variety of papers and prints for you to experiment with.

    Prepare to get messy!

        

    Meet the Artist:

    Jennifer Booher’s cyanotype work plays with seasonal changes and the optical properties of light.  She has been a Resident Artist with Acadia National Park since 2015, and Artist-in-Residence with the Mount Desert Island Historical Society since 2018. Ms. Booher is the recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Puffin Foundation and the Kindling Fund. 

           

    • 1 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    Register

     Shoreline boulders, or cairns in Stained Glass! We have colorful piles of gorgeous glass, bins of beautiful china, and smooth stones for you to create with so you can bring home your own version of Acadia national park. Plus, you learn to cut, grind and perhaps grout a stained-glass mosaic! Use your photos as inspiration.  It’s like coloring with stained glass, no experience necessary. We supply it all from Aprons to zinc white with step by step instructions in our spacious Kaleidoscope Studio. Perhaps there is something special you have picked up to include, you are welcome to personalize your piece as you wish, for your wall or window.  Under 10 needs an adult partner. 

      instructor: Liz Cutler

    Custom workshops available for groups.    

    1-4 PM June 1.

    56. (ArtWaves members receive a$10 discount) 

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    • 7 Jun 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • ArtWaves
    Register

     There is something magical about a birch grove. Maybe the sense of light, the texture, or the distinctive black and white patterns that look so good in stained glass. Here is your chance to work with our glorious assortment of colors and textures. No experience necessary. All materials are included, with step-by-step instructions and a touch of merriment. Ages 8 and up; children under 10 need an adult partner. 

        

    • 7 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register

    Lap Loom Weaving 

           Gather and be surrounded by texture, color and possibilities as we get familiar with our lap looms. The process begins with considering designing, warping a loom, using a shuttle, and trying special techniques using our incredible array of yarns, ribbon and wool roving.

    We will guide you through a few different weaving techniques and patterns to help you create a gorgeous piece of art! Bring your own yarn if you have some that you love or use our selection.  All is included.  $50 non members,  members receive a $10 discount

    No experience necessary, and fun for anyone over the age of 8.you can create a pictorial tapestry or a simple monochromatic design. 

      


    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 6
    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!


    • 2 Jul 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Register

    Stained Glass Mosaics - Magnets, Mirrors & and More

    If you are a beginner this is the workshop for you!, learn to Cut and Color with Stained glass~ Let your light shine- learn to design, cut glass and  Make and take home some unique mosaic pieces. We include it all Anyone over 5 can work with our heaps of colored glass to create shimmery light filled gifts, ornaments.  

    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

    Introduction to Cyanotype

    Cyanotype, also called sun-printing, is an early photographic process that produces blue and white prints. It is usually done in bright sunlight, but can also produce beautiful prints on cloudy days, and can be done indoors with a specialized UV light. You’ll have a chance to try both sunlight and artificial light.


    We will use seasonal plants including meadow flowers, ferns, feathers, crystal dishes, lace, and 19th century illustrations to make spring and summer landscape notecards.


    There will be a lot of movement between indoor and out door workstations - if you have any mobility challenges please let us know so we can accommodate you.

    While this workshop is an introduction to cyanotype, all levels of experience are welcome to come and experiment.


    Meet the Artist:    

    Jennifer Booher’s cyanotype work plays with seasonal changes and the optical properties of light.  She has been a Resident Artist with Acadia National Park since 2015, and Artist-in-Residence with the Mount Desert Island Historical Society since 2018. Ms. Booher is the recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Puffin Foundation and the Kindling Fund. 

          


    • 10 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 10
    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!


    • 2 Aug 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Register

     Learn the basics of needle-felting and re-create a masterpiece using your own images of Acadia or one of the iconic ones. It's like coloring with wool . ArtWaves has an amazing array of dyed fleece, embellish with spun wool and frayed silk saris. Not only will you leave with a wonderful felted piece but you leave saying "I felt great" - 

    No art experience necessary, samples and step by step instructions with  all materials included. Under 9 needs a double digit partner. 

    45 non member   35- members.  Perfect for a custom group workshop at a time convenient for you contact office@artwavesmdi.org 

        



    • 2 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register

    Mosaic Mirror Workshop 

    It’s like coloring with stained glass! 

    Making a stained-glass mosaic mirror is an opportunity to create with a unique hands-on medium. Participants will learn how to cut, grind, glue, and grout if desired using ArtWaves extensive supply of glass, tiles, natural materials, and pottery to create whatever mosaic pattern or image they like surrounding a round or rectangular mirror.

    Friday August 2  from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    $50 ($40 for members)

    Teens and Adults of all skill levels, younger needs a double digit partner

    Liz gives step-by-step instructions, demonstrations, suggestions and guides you to complete your mosaic mirror ready to hang. No prior experience necessary and ArtWaves provides it all.


     

    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. 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. Liz is the founder of ArtWaves and enjoys her studio time with students.


    • 12 Aug 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 15 Aug 2024
    • 12:30 PM
    • Mount Desert Island
    • 10
    Register

    Join Christine Lafuente, our August Guest Artist- August 12-15

    Experience the magic of Mount Desert Island as you paint En Plein Air. A basic review of outdoor set-up, palette organization, 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.   

    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 and process the day’s lesson.

    Pack a lunch and paint all day!

     

    Misty Cove and Tiger Lilies 11x14 oil on linen 

    View Christine's Website


    • 14 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 6
    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!


    • 6 Sep 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Register