Fine Art Summer Workshops in Midcoast Maine

The Art Loft will host several well-known artists to their summer workshops program this year. We are thrilled to welcome Suzanne Siegel from Guilford, Connecticut, Carloyn Garrett Hardy from Williamsburg, Virginia and Art Paine from Bernard, Maine.

Suzanne Siegel will be sharing her acrylics and mixed media collage process in a 3-day workshop from July 8-10th. Students will learn through guided exercises and explore intuitive and experimental abstract painting, including collage, transfer, and monoprinting methods. Mixed media includes acrylic paints, graphite, pastels, crayons, markers, lightweight fabrics, personal papers scanned onto archival paper.

Suzanne is currently represented by Carver Hill Gallery in Rockland, Maine, Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine, Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, and Archipelago – The Island Institute in Rockland, Maine. She teaches workshops in Truro, MA, Nantucket, MA, Stowe, VT, and other New England locations, as well as in her Guilford studio.

You can find Suzanne at http://suzannesiegel.net and on Instagram @suzanne_siegel_studio

More details and to register for this unique opportunity to learn from Suzanne are below:

Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage

 

Suzanne Siegel - The Art Loft

 

Suzanne Siegel - The Art Loft

 

Suzanne Siegel - The Art Loft

 

 

Suzanne Siegel - The Art Loft

 

 

Caroline Garrett Hardy has been an artist all her life, earning an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and a second Masters degree in book arts from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Her BFA was from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, in painting and printmaking.  She uses paper fragments, typically gathered on trips, to create collage works. These fragments might be from brochures, ticket stubs, napkins, maps, or other tourist material on paper. Caroline used a lot of these fragments, some collected in Spain in 2010, to create several works commemorating different cities there.

Caroline Hardy travels to Maine to teach a two-day representational collage workshop. She will share her process using this fascinating medium to create a portrait of your loved one, your pet, or perhaps even your boat. Participants will begin with an exercise using newspaper to see shapes and gradations from white, grays, and blacks and how to apply this to a representational figure. Afterward, you will be using an image of your chosen subject to create a work of art in color. Methods of adhering paper in an archival manner will be taught along with color theory, texture, and design.

You can find Caroline at http://www.carolineghardy.com

Details and registration for her August 12 -13 workshop below:

Painting with Paper  with Carolyn Garrett Hardy

 

Carolyn Garrett Hardy - The Art Loft

 

Carolyn Garrett Hardy - The Art Loft

 

Carolyn Garrett Hardy - The Art Loft

 

Caroline Garrett Hardy - The Art Loft

 

Caroline Garrett Hardy - The Art Loft

 

 

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Summer Photography Workshops in Maine at The Art Loft

Photography is one of the most popular pastimes on the planet today. Snapping an engaging scene or a quirky image is a daily occurrence for some and an obsession for others. This hugely popular hobby has grown considerably since the invention of the smartphone, but let’s say you want to bring your photography to the next level. We have you covered!

The Art Loft has several resident photographers, each with their particular focus. (No pun intended.)

Paula Apro is a photographer who’s expertise in graphic design and video production have given her a unique perspective. She brings a particular energy to her workshops that keeps students coming back for more. Her latest body of work, ‘Blurring the Lines,’ on display in The Art Loft gallery now through June 30th, is a testimony to her ability to see beyond the obvious.

Paula is offering a 2-hour ‘DSLR Camera Settings 101’  workshop, as well as several multi-day comprehensive hands-on workshops.

Visit Paula’s website at mainephotoadventures.com

Photography Workshops with Paula Apro

DSLR Camera Settings 101 – Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:30-11:30 am

DSLR Camera Settings 101 – Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10 am-12 pm

Art is Everywhere: The Basics – June 7-9, 2017

A Focus on Focus – July 13, 14, 2017

Storytelling – August 23-25, 2017

Creativity Bootcamp – Sept 20-22, 2017

Fall Foliage Workshop – Oct 11-13, 2017

 

 

Summer Photography Classes Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft

 

Summer Photography Classes Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft

 

Summer Photography Classes Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft

 

Summer Photography Classes Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft

 

 

Karen Olson is a still life and lifestyle photographer who is known for her studies in light and contrast. She gives equal time to creating soft and dreamy as well as dark and moody imagery. She teaches design and composition in still life photography. At her summer workshop, ‘Celebrate Summer,’ she will also be teaching lifestyle photography with a model. Editing is key in still life and lifestyle photography, Karen offers two levels of instruction on Adobe Lightroom.

Visit Karen’s website at renukostyle.com

 

Photography and Editing Workshops with Karen Olson

Getting Started with Lightroom – June 3, 2017, 2-4 pm

Getting Started with Lightroom – July 22, 2017, 10-12 pm

Celebrate Summer Still Life Photography Workshop – June 24, 2017, 9-5 pm

Lightroom Essentials and Beyond – June 25, 2017, 9-12 pm

Camera Settings and Light for Still Life and Lifestyle Photography – July 21, 2017, 10-2 pm

Digital File Handling for Social Media and Business – July 28, 2017, 10-12 pm

 

Summer Photography Workshops Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft

 

Summer Photography Workshops Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft

 

Summer Photography Workshops Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft

 

Summer Photography Workshops Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft

 

 

 

Summer Photography Workshops Midcoast Maine - The Art Loft