Partying at the Art Loft

Jewelry Making Art Party at the Art Loft

Our first Art Party was a huge success! We had a wonderful turnout and everyone had a relaxing afternoon making jewelry and making friends.

Karen Olson brought her bead stash to share and each person went home with a few pairs of earring to wear or give as gifts. Karen promised she would do another free class in the early spring! We can’t wait!!

But if you can’t wait until spring, she will be teaching a class in metalwork in January. Click here to sign up.

There will be a free art party at the Art Loft every month, each with a different instructor and theme. In January, it will be Melissa Kelly with ‘Reviving Creativity.’ Check it out here.

See you there!


Art Party - The Art Loft


Art Party - The Art Loft


Art Party - The Art Loft


Art Party - The Art Loft


Art Party - The Art Loft


Art Party - The Art Loft


If you are interested in hosting your own art party, you can rent the Art Loft  space by the hour. Artists are also available to lead a group in your chosen medium if you like.








Chickadees and Berries Paint Night

Join us at The Art Loft for a fun night of painting and socializing. Our leader, Sean Boyd, will guide us step-by-step through painting this chickadee and berries scene. Without the need for any painting experience what-so-ever you will be amazed at what you are capable of creating. In just two hours your canvas will transform before your very eyes.

Snacks will be served during our leg stretching break and please feel free to bring your own snacks and/or beverage, wine or beer is fine. The party starts at 6 PM and to reserve your spot, please be sure to register in the box to the left. Drop-ins only accepted as space permits.

About Your Instructor – Sean Boyd

Artist: BioSean Boyd - The Art Loft

Sean is a boat builder and artist living in Rockland. He has been painting for years and truly enjoys teaching others to be creative. Sean ran a children’s day program back in his hometown of Weston, VT that included not only art education but several other outdoor adventures. He enjoys working with children and looks forward to starting a kids program here at The Art Loft.

He believes that everybody is an artist and everybody has the ability to create, they just need a little encouragement and direction.

Jewelry Making: Intro to Metalwork

Learn the basics of metalwork with this class designed as an introduction to jewelry making. We will be making our own components from raw and reclaimed materials. Skills learned in this class will include wire forming, sawing, cutting sanding, and texturing. We will be making our own jump rings and earwires and create works with cold connections. Class is limited to 5 persons.

Class runs for 3 weeks. A materials fee of $5 for all three classes will be collected at the first class. No experience is  necessary but please along bring any tools or equipment you may already have.

Contact Karen with any questions:



About your instructor: Karen Olson

Artist Bio:Karen Olson - The Art Loft

Artist and photographer, Karen Olson, has been active in the Midcoast community art scene for over 20 years. She enjoys teaching and encouraging all to find their creative voice, which is the topic of Karen’s successful blog, Renuko Style. Karen has been featured in the Stampington Publications national magazine, Artful Blogging and has published a book, ‘Photo Therapy: Exploring Emotion with Photography.’
Over the years she has enjoyed several artistic endeavors including jewelry making. Karen’s reclaimed metal jewelry can be found in several Maine galleries and in Arizona.

Visit her website at

“Our very being compels us to create things. It is the means by which we make sense of the world. Each method or medium, each creative endeavor or personal expression brings clarity and sight.”

~ Karen Olson