Upcoming events

    • 9 Jan 2022
    • 6 Feb 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 14

    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).

    Materials you will need 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


    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!

    • 18 Jan 2022
    • 1 Mar 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Virtual by ZOOM
    • 4

    Step-by-Step Watercolor Class - Virtual by Zoom

    Have you been wanting to learn how to paint with watercolor but feel like you need a bit of guidance to get started?

    This 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 class will be focused on techniques that will help you gain the understanding of how to work confidently with watercolor and the process of creating a finished painting.

    This class meets from 6 to 8pm every other week on Tuesdays starting on January 18, 2022.

    $90($80 for members)

    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 under drawing 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. 

    About the instructor: Erica Qualey lives in mid-coast Maine and works as a watercolor artist and illustrator and received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has exhibited in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire and is represented in private collections throughout the United States and Canada. Recently, one of her paintings has been selected to be published in Splash 19, a yearly publication of watercolor paintings from North America. She has lead workshops for adults at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ArtWaves MDI on Mount Desert Island, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deere Isle, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and other art associations. She has participated in visiting artist programs in public schools and has run art programming for children at Skidompha Library. 

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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