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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

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    • 11 Jan 2023
    • 1 Nov 2023
    • 43 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 38
    Register

    Zen Meditation: Drop-In Group 2023

    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 Sep 2023
    • 25 Sep 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 14
    Register

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

    Join Aquene Diedricksen for This four week series, September 4, 11, 18 and 25  will enhance body awareness and appreciation, build lean muscle, and improve flexibility and balance. 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! 

    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 Sep 2023
    • 28 Sep 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • ArtWaves
    Register

    Thursday Figure Drawing

    Thursdays in September

    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! 

    • 23 Sep 2023
    • 28 Oct 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • ArtWaves MDI Dance Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Toddler Ballet with Kasey!

    Ages: 2.5 - 3.5 years old

    Saturdays, September 23, 2023-thru- October 28

    9:30am -10:15am

    This is a beginning dance class for our littlest dancers who will enjoy developmentally appropriate movement to songs from popular kids shows and movies.

    Join Kasey Berzinis-McLaughlin for SIX weeks of ballet!  Students will learn learning the basic skills of dance styles, class etiquette, and self-confidence!

    You can hold your favorite big person’s hand if you need a little extra help.


    Instructor Bio: Kasey Berzinis-McLaughlin comes to us with fifteen years experience as a dancer, and two years as a dance teacher. Growing up in the Portland Area, she studied hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. She has taught ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and flamenco but enjoys teaching hip-hop, and princess ballet the most. After a break from teaching during the pandemic, she is excited to be teaching dance again!

    • 23 Sep 2023
    • 28 Oct 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • ArtWaves MDI Dance Studio
    Register

    Beginning Kids Ballet is for AGES 4 to 5 years, with Fun Movie Music!

    Saturdays,  September 23 - October 28

    10:30am - 11:15pm 

    This class is an introductory class for more independent dancers who can expect fun music, dance moves, and direction on how to safely move their bodies.

    Join Kasey Berzinis-McLaughlin for SIX weeks of ballet! 

    Students will learn learning the basic skills of dance styles, class etiquette, and self-confidence!


    Instructor Bio: Kasey Berzinis-McLaughlin comes to us with fifteen years experience as a dancer, and two years as a dance teacher. Growing up in the Portland Area, she studied hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. She has taught ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and flamenco but enjoys teaching hip-hop, and princess ballet the most. After a break from teaching during the pandemic, she is excited to be teaching dance again!


    • 23 Sep 2023
    • 28 Oct 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • ArtWaves MDI Dance Studio
    • 10
    Register

    KIDS Combo Dance with Kasey - Ballet and Jazz, Saturdays

    Ages 5-7

    September 23, 2023 - October 28, 2023 
    11:30am - 12:15pm 

    In this class children can expect to learn the fundamentals of ballet and jazz while enjoying music from their favorite shows and movies.

    Join Kasey Berzinis-McLaughlin for SIX WEEKS of combo dance instruction! 

    Participants will learn the basic skills of dance styles, class etiquette, and self-confidence! 


    Instructor: Kasey Berzinis-McLaughlin comes to us with fifteen years experience as a dancer, and two years as a dance teacher. Growing up in the Portland Area, she studied hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. She has taught ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and flamenco but enjoys teaching hip-hop, and princess ballet the most. After a break from teaching during the pandemic, she is excited to be teaching dance again!


    • 25 Sep 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 4
    Register

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

    Join Aquene Diedricksen for This four week series will enhance body awareness and appreciation, build lean muscle, and improve flexibility and balance. 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! 

    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.






    • 27 Sep 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Fine Arts Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Wonderful Watercolor: Lubec Night Sky.

    Tools and Techniques - with Helen Messemer Wednesday 9/27 9am-1pm

    Dark skies in Maine continue with this incredible watercolor class!

    Ever wondered how a particular artist used watercolors to achieve a particular effect?  It will be covered in this class!  Helen Messemer, an acclaimed Maine artist will walk you through this Lubec Lighthouse project; teaching you about watercolor tools and techniques along the way.  

    You will learn about:

    Japanese watercolor traditions, Chinese watercolor techniques, wet mount, dry mount, dry brush, special watercolor brushes such as a grainer and a filbert; free flow watercolor, creating unique textures with materials like saran wrap, aluminum foil, sponges, salt, and more. You'll learn different ways to apply lines and color with pen & ink as well. 

    This will all fit into 1 class!   And you will bring all the techniques learned in this class together into a stunning watercolor portrait of Lubec Lighthouse against a Night Sky.

    95. all materials included, members get a $10 discount.

    More about Helen to come:   *watch this space*

    ALSO check out Helen's October Watercolor Tools and Techniques class featuring an Autumn Landscape.
    • 28 Sep 2023
    • 2 Nov 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Slow Beginner Adult Ballet with Kasey
    Thursdays, September 28 - November 2 6-7pm
    Ages 16 +

    This class is a slow introduction to the basics of ballet using a ballet bar, floor work, and stretching to move our bodies.

    Instructor Bio: Kasey Berzinis-McLaughlin comes to us with fifteen years experience as a dancer, and two years as a dance teacher. Growing up in the Portland Area, she studied hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. She has taught ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and flamenco but enjoys teaching hip-hop, and princess ballet the most. 

    • 28 Sep 2023
    • 2 Nov 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 11
    Register

    Cardio Dance with Kasey
    Thursdays, September 28- November 2 7-8pm Ages 16 +

    This class is a fun way to work out with friends while enjoying music from mostly the late 90s and early 2000s.

    Instructor Bio: Kasey Berzinis-McLaughlin comes to us with fifteen years experience as a dancer, and two years as a dance teacher. Growing up in the Portland Area, she studied hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. She has taught ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and flamenco but enjoys teaching hip-hop, and princess ballet the most. 

    • 30 Sep 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Kaleidoscope Studio
    • 8
    Register


    Stained Glass for Beginners

    Saturday, September 30th, 9:00am-4:00pm

    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.  By the end of the daylong workshop the student will leave with their own hand crafted suncatcher.  Steps include pattern cutting, glass selection and cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and finishing with patina and wax.  ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED. Please bring a packed lunch. 

    About the Instructors: Dave and Lisa Roy


    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/


    • 1 Oct 2023
    • 29 Oct 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • ArtWaves MDI
    Register

    Join Paige Collins and the crew every Sunday, 1pm-4pm!

    Participants can bring current, knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, weaving, felting, all things fiber and needle projects and work in conversation with each other. Special guests will introduced new techniques.

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

    Free for members and by donation for non-members!
    • 2 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 5
    Register

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

    Join Aquene Diedricksen for This four week series will enhance body awareness and appreciation, build lean muscle, and improve flexibility and balance. 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! 

    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 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 1
    Register

    Rope Art Workshop with National Park Service Resident Artist Mischa Ostberg
    Friday, October 6, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    This workshop will give participants the chance to design and make a small rope art piece for themselves using recycled climbing rope and materials. Ostberg will go through their design process of reducing images to line drawings, then cutting and laying rope to show texture and depth in a 2D medium. How Cool is that! 

    Bring your ideas and photos of what you might like to immortalize in ROPE!   85. - ArtWaves members receive 10. discount

    Mischa Ostberg, of Ellsworth, ME,is a rope fiber artist from Chicago, IL. They have a BA in Swedish, French, and Chinese from Augustana College and a MS in Environmental Policy from Purdue University. In 2016, Mischa worked in the Ashley National Forest High Uinta Wilderness in Utah as a wilderness ranger and at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park as a SEA ranger. Always an environmentalist, Mischa began working on ways to repurpose their old gear; and as a rock-climber began using retired climbing rope to recreate outdoor spaces and wildlife. Their work is dedicated to inspiring others to see their retired outdoor gear as more than just trash and see what potential their gear may have with a little creativity.

    As an avid outdoor explorer, Ostberg uses a combination of their experiences in these spaces and pre-colonized historical context to fuel their fiber creations. They have had the pleasure of recently completing their 50th commissioned piece and has sent their work to every corner of the U.S. They have had the joy of working with local non-profit organizations and has developed a partnership with REI to benefit local tribes. They are always working to push their work, increasing the variety of retired gear involved and the scale at which their work can be done. Ostberg is hoping to someday have the opportunity to design full indoor rope wall murals in spaces outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy them.




    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 8 Oct 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • ArtWaves MDI/Mount Desert Island
    • 7
    Register

    Join our October Artist in Residence, Kristen Walsh, for a two-day Plein Air Landscape Workshop!

    In this workshop, participants will experience the ancient art of felting and learn foundational art techniques as you create plein air landscapes. 

    All materials included!

    There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.

    Learn more about Kristen Walsh

    Kristen Walsh has been involved in creative things her whole life. She has been exploring fiber for many years – first knitting, then spinning and finally felting.

    Kristen has been earning attention for her felting, winning prizes at the Old Saybrook Arts Show, Marlborough Arts Center and Glastonbury Arts Show in Connecticut, selected as a Best in Show finalist at the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia and having work selected for publication in Fiber Arts magazine and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.

    Kristen also enjoys teaching and finds great satisfaction in helping people who might not think they are creative find the creative spark that she believes lives in all of us. She has taught out of her home, at art centers and galleries, schools, senior centers, fiber festivals and shops. Most recently she was selected to teach at the New York Sheep and Wool festival – one of the largest in the country.

    Kristen sees no end to the possibilities with felting. She wants to continue exploring felting through continued teaching as well as creating her own felted art.

    Kristen’s work can be seen on her website: www.scrapfelt.com.

     


    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ArtWaves
    • 3
    Register

    Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist -- Batik from Photographs with Gloria Avner
    Saturday, October 7th 
    10am - 2pm

    Use your Dark Sky 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. 

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

    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.

    • 12 Oct 2023
    • 4:30 AM - 6:30 AM
    • Northeast Harbor Library
    Registration is closed

    Yes it's happening!

    Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and get the backstories

    4:30 - 6:30 at Mellon Room NEH Library 

    Leigh Culver, Joan Vienot, Liz Cutler , Vicky Smith, Katie Churchill and many more!

    Leigh Culver, "Skunk Cabbage at Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Garden", 9½x13, watercolor


    • 14 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • ArtWaves Fine Arts Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Watercolor Tools and Techniques - Fall Landscape with Helen Messemer Wednesday 9/27 9am-1pm 

    Ever wondered how a particular artist used watercolors to achieve a particular effect?  It will be covered in this class!  Helen Messemer, an acclaimed Maine artist will walk you through this beautiful Maine Autumn Landscape project; teaching you about watercolor tools and techniques along the way.  

    You will learn about:

    Japanese watercolor traditions, Chinese watercolor techniques, wet mount, dry mount, dry brush, special watercolor brushes such as a grainer and a filbert; free flow watercolor, creating unique textures with materials like saran wrap, aluminum foil, sponges, salt, and more. You'll learn different ways to apply lines and color with pen & ink as well. 

    This will all fit into 1 class!   And you will bring all the techniques learned in this class together into a stunning watercolor portrait of this Amazing Autumn Landscape. 

    More about Helen to come:   *watch this space*


    • 16 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • ArtWaves Dance Studio
    • 5
    Register

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

    Join Aquene Diedricksen for This four week series will enhance body awareness and appreciation, build lean muscle, and improve flexibility and balance. 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! 

    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.






    • 21 Oct 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • ArtWaves Fine Arts Studio
    • 12
    Register