Classes and Open Studios
Learn to paint in the language of COLOR THEORY-
Instructor – Kris Engman
6 Sessions – Saturdays 10 to 2
OCTOBER 12th - NOVEMBER 16th
SATURATION • SPACIAL LOCATION • COMPLEMENTS • TRANSPARENCY
NEUTRALS • VALUE • INTERACTION • COLOR COMMUNITIES
TEMPERATURE • NATURE OF WHITE • ASSIMILATION • SIMULTANEOUS CONTRAST
COLOR VOICE • INTEGRATION • HARMONY • DIADS • LIGHT CONDITION
Instructor: Kris Engman. Kerstin Engman exhibits at the Arden Gallery, Boston, and the Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, among other venues. She received her MFA from University of Pennsylvania, where she studied with Neil Welliver, and her BFA from Maine College of Art, with additional study at Rhode Island School of Design. Engman brings a rich and broad career in painting, drawing, sculpture and digital media to the juror’s role. In her work she explores varied visions, media, materials and genres. In 1997 she became founder and director of Project Kalocsa, a cultural exchange between Hungary and the USA. She has also worked in arts education in Maine schools and in several New England colleges, including Maine College of Art, and is presently on the faculty of University of Maine. www.kerstinengman.com
All are Welcome
$250 members/ $275 non-members
Japanese Shibori on a PVC Pipe with Sandi Cirillo – Sun.,Oct 27 12-3pm
For adults only – class size limited
$30/members $45/non-members Materials fee per person: $8.00(covers all expenses and cost of two scarves)
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about “shibori”, the Japanese resist method of dyeing silk scarves using a PVC pipe. This is a unique process as we wrap our silk around the pipe and watch as our creativity takes over, spilling color onto the pipe in layer after layer. You will also be given the opportunity to paint directly on the silk too. The science of art and the creativity of the individual unite in this workshop to produce two finished scarves which can be worn with pride or given as gifts.
Sandi Cirillo, a retired art educator, currently lives in Searsport, Maine and has been a fiber artist for over 25 years. Her passion is working with natural and manmade textural materials to create one-of-a-kind mixed media pieces of art. Sandi also teaches many fiber workshops throughout the Northeast and in North Carolina. She also teaches drawing and fiber art classes at Senior College in Belfast, Maine.
She enjoys introducing adults and children to the joys of fiber art. You can see examples of her work on her website, especially-for-ewe.com as well as a listing of upcoming workshops she will be teaching. Sandi’s work is in many private collections and she exhibits locally and nationally. Influences for her drawings and fiber artwork come from her love of hiking and photographing the natural world and for her love for the beauty of coastal Maine.
Life Sculpture Studio – 4 weeks – starting Oct 3 – 10am – 1 pm $120
A new six-week session in life sculpture is starting on June 20 at River Arts Studio, 241 US Route 1 in Damariscotta. The sessions will run from 10 am to 1 pm, on Thursdays. The cost is $120. Participants will work, without instruction, from a long-term pose over a six week period. There are no formal critiques, but participants are free to ask other members or the monitor for help or advice whenever needed.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their own tools, armatures, and their preferred sculpting medium. Most participants use water based clay (self hardening or firing), or oil based clay (plasticine, plastilina), and some prefer wax. There are some tools and supplies available to borrow until you can get your own, but the selection is limited.
Functional Pottery with Nathan Willever
Monday Evenings 5-7pm
This class will focus on making functional pottery for everyday use on the wheel. We will start developing our skills with the cup form and move onto more challenging forms such as the bowl, pitcher and plate. We will be working with cone 5 white stoneware to make durable, food safe pots. The class is open to all experience levels. $150 members – $170 non-members
Felted Bowls – date TBD, 10-1 with Sandi Cirillo
Bowls come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. In this class, we will learn how to create felted bowls using soap, water , wool and some agitation. Starting with a small bowl, we will work our way up to creation of larger bowl forms. Embellishments will then be added to decorate our newly formed bowls. You may bring any fiber scraps you might have at home to this class to use for embellishment. Such things would be beads, scraps of yarn, buttons, natural materials, etc. In addition, please bring an old towel to class and some scissors. $25 members,$30 non-members plus $5 materials fee.
CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP
Carol Jaeger from Salt Bay Art Supply will be offering a Christmas card workshop on Saturday, October 26th from 1–4 p.m. As always, pre-registration is required (cash or check). $25 per person, non-refundable. Carol will provide materials and samples; however, if you’re a stamper, please feel free to bring your favorites just make sure they are marked. I can’t be responsible for disappearances. If you have a paper cutter that you’re comfortable using, bring it.
We will do some dry embossing, some heat embossing, some die cutting, some hand cutting (even teach the proper way to cut with scissors so it’s a lot easier to cut details), even some stenciling, as well as stamping and punching and paper layering and . . . well, you get the idea.
This is going to be so much fun! We might even make some un-Christmas cards, too, if we have time.Attendees must be 12 years old or older.
River Arts Open Studio Schedule
Open Studio Ceramics: monitor Nate and Tessa
Tues 5-7, Wed 4-6 Thurs. & 4-6
$10/hour at the Route 1 Studio
Open Studio Life Drawing: monitor Roberta Goschke
Ongoing Wednesday evenings 6 – 9 pm
$15 m/$20 n/m Studio at 241 US Route 1
Life Sculpture: monitor Rachel Oakes
Thursday mornings - 6 week sessions
10am – 1 pm
* Good idea to call ahead – 563-1507