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.

$10 to the model, extra hour is $5 if wanted for extended pose.


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 an array of embellishments – paint, local maps, feathers, fleece, wax, glass and whatever personal bits you may bring in to collage with. Sign up with a friend or do it as a family.

All materials included in our spacious studio.

$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. Students will progress through three stages of development. First, 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. Working on a 15 inches armature. We will explore volume and unity in space working to simplify the form as we refine shapes.

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

Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists – for his mastery of drawing, illustration and cartooning. His first book, Fupencil drawing art workshop mainen 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 body of the pot turns black, the glazes intensify and crack. 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.

In this class, instructor Roberta Sprague will guide you through the Raku process. All materials are provided!

Date: Sat June 24th (rain date Sun June 25th). 9am – 2pm, bring a snack and lunch. $65.00/Adult. $35.00/Child (must be 12 by an adult).
Where: Held at a private residence on MDI. We’ll email you the address one week before the workshop.

For more information please contact Roberta @


Forays into the Microscopic World of the Maine Coast

July 24 – August 4

Instructors: Mara G. Haseltine &  Bradford Haskell

ArtWaves is delighted to announce a new summer Workshop –
Forays into the Maine Coast a unique workshop combining Marine Field Science and Art!  

The class will be co-taught by International Enviornmental Artist and explorer Mara G. Haseltine and Molecular Biologist and Sea Captain Bradford Haskell.
We will be partnering with MDI Biological Laboratories and the Ocean Foundation for this workshop which is sure to be an adventure in learning not to be missed. This workshop is open to all ages and perfect for entire families to enjoy the Maine Coastline and learning together.  (We ask that students nine under nine years old be accompanied by an adult.)  

Monday to Fridays, 2 weeks, July 24 – August 4, $600  Our start and finish times are somewhat tide dependent but approximately 9 AM to 3 PM. 

Using Coastal Maine as the backdrop this multi disciplinary two-week workshop takes students through the steps of specimen and data collection in the field, preserving preparing and preparing their work in the lab, visualizing the specimens under the microscope, categorizing their specimens. Based on the student’s individual findings and research related to their findings students will be asked to create artwork based on both their field studies and laboratory visualizations. Field trips will be augmented by a lectures on Maine Marine Coastal Ecosystem Biology as well as lectures on Environmental Science and Art Methods and Practices around the world as well as hands on workshops in field training, microscopy and multimedia art.

More info here.

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