Figure Drawing Drop-in 

Every Monday and Tuesday this month. 

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Drop in every Monday 6pm to 8pm and every Tuesday 12:30pm to 2:30pm at ArtWaves Town Hill Studio. No instruction, just fellow friendly artists , some easels and complimentary tea. $5/hour



Exploring Techniques and Materials in Drawing

Instructor: Nicole DeSimone
Mondays 3:30-5:30
July 10th through September
Fee: 5 class punch pass $100/members, additional classes added for $20
Drop in $25 members/$30 non-membersAll levels welcome.
Strengthen your observational drawing skills while  you to explore different drawing materials.   The course will build on themes explored in previous weeks but students can begin at any time.
Some materials will be available to experiment with but students are encouraged to bring materials that they have and are familiar with or wish to try such as graphite, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, gouache, etc.

Stained Glass Mosaic – Birches

There is something special about a birch grove. We guide you through and supply everything you need to design, cut glass, fit the pattern and grout your piece to take with you for your window or wall! Children 9 and up are welcome to work independently, parent and younger child teams are welcome to collaborate on a piece.

Making Masks of Me

This workshop begins with a facial – some organic olive oil, some nice warm plaster laid on by a family member, friend or fellow maskmaker -and the chance to reciprocate.

Add embellishments – paint, local maps, feathers, fleece, wax, glass and whatever personal bits you may bring in . Sign up with a friend or a family. All materials included .

$30 for one, $55 for 2 – plus we offer a $10 member discount

 This workshop repeats every month on the first Wednesday 4-6 PM.  Click here to check out the calendar.


Sculpting the Figure

This workshop for all levels is an introduction to sculpting the figure in clay. From a live model, we will investigate the anatomical structure and identify the basic structure of the human figure.we will observe the model collecting information about movement and flow, volume, composition and personal interpretation. Next, we will draw the model from various angles. In the third stage, we will begin working with clay to develop the sculpture. Saturday, August 19 – 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, August 20 – 9:30 – 3:30 PM

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2 Evenings: Fun with a Pencil

pencil drawing art workshop maineAndrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists – for his mastery of drawing, illustration and cartooning. His first book, Fun With a Pencil, published in 1939 is a wonderfully crafted and engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject– all while having fun.

With step-by-step instructions we’ll go through some of the drawing activities that anyone can do.

ArtWaves supplies pencils, erasers, small drawing pads or sketch books.

Meets Friday and Saturday evenings 6:30 – 9:00 at Town Hill Art Center on July 28-29,  (Another one is Friday/Saturday, September 22-23).
Price $80, $60 with member discount.

We are offering 30% off for currently enrolled students, to keep you drawing.

Register Here.


Raku Pottery

Raku is based on a traditional Japanese process where specially formulated clay is used to hand-build objects and pots, which are dried, glazed and quickly heated to red hot in a kiln, melting the glazes. Pots are then removed and placed in garbage cans filled with a variety of organic materials such as leaves or sawdust. The lids are then put on the cans, creating a smokey environment that “reduces” the clay and glazes. The fun is in the surprise, for while you can control the basic color of the glaze, how the glazes respond to the smoke/reduction can vary widely.

Children love this process and are welcome to attend (5 and up) but must be accompanied by a parent. instructor Roberta Sprague will guide you through the Raku process. All materials are provided! 


Basic Block Printing

Block printing has been practiced for hundreds of years and in this workshop you will learn some of the basic techniques. In this two hour workshop we will be etching into Styrofoam plates and printing with colorful inks. All materials will be provided, including hot tea! Artistically intensive children above the age of 9 and all adults are welcome!


More info here.


Jewelry From Found and Recycled Materials

Every Thursday  9:30-11:30 am

Learn how to make jewelry out of found or recycled materials. In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the wonders of shrinking plastic and all of its versatility. We will be combining plastic with thread, beads or our 3D Doodler. We will also be wrapping sea glass with wire and embellishing with beads! Earring, pendants, bracelets, and more!

All materials provided. Artistically intensive children above the age of 9 and all adults are welcome!


Basic Bookmaking

This two-hour workshop will teach you how to make a few different types of books including meandering, accordion fold, star fold and saddle stitch. These books make great journals, sketchbooks or gifts!

All materials will be provided for this workshop, but feel free to bring any special papers that you might like to use. 

 Plein Air at the Bar  

Join us-The tide is right!
No instruction, no cost just friendly fellow plein air artists meeting up

at the Bridge St Sand Bar 2 pm on the following Sundays…Look for the easels!
July 30, August 20, September 3, 17, and October 1.


Assemblage Sculpture

Create a sculpture with multiples! Explore mediums and how their meaning changes through multiplication. Using whatever materials you desire, create a sculpture as large or small as you like. Materials could range from grains of rice to broken pottery shards, cheerios to pine needles, shreds of paper to needles; the possibilities are endless!

Bring 100 to 1000 of anything you like to transform into a work of art (this does not only include materials, 100 to 1,000 motions or brushstrokes would also work).


 Intuitive Assemblage

Assemblage is the 3-dimensional cousin of collage. A work of art is constructed by combining a variety of found and created materials and objects chosen for their aesthetic appeal or the memories they evoke. Compositions formed by these objects, perhaps a piece of rope, a button from grandma’s sewing basket, and a seed pod, evoke meaning through their juxtaposition. The items come together to spark a memory, a feeling, to create a whole greater than its parts.

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