Entries by ArtLoft

What Makes the Art Loft Special

There are many different options out there when it comes to taking art classes. They range from very informal community education lessons right up to high-level courses at art schools. It can be overwhelming and intimidating to know where you will best fit in. Many individuals struggle with wondering if they are good enough to […]

Gettin’ Down and Dirty

Art Party’s at the Art Loft have been a welcome respite from the cold, dark, Maine winters.  Each month we offered a free class to the public to encourage creative growth in the community. Last Saturday we introduced sculpture artist Elliot Bryant with a plaster casting class. We encouraged everyone to come in their play […]

Art Social

Art Social – A new type of art class Many of our regular Paint Night attendees requested an additional type of art class with the same social aspect of a Paint Night. As it turns out, paint and wine make for a really enjoyable way to spend an evening and our friends wanted more … […]


by Karen Olson Creative process – with it, we make sense of our life experience, emotions, relationships. It is particularly helpful when traveling abroad. Culturally, after a long stay, we absorb another way of life and make it our own. Amy Parrish, an accomplished artist and photographer, comes to Maine from an 8-month long stay in India. […]

Open Studio

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at watercolor, acrylics, or collage? Are you thinking of taking a class but aren’t sure what you would like to do? We have the perfect thing – Open Studio at the Art Loft! The Art Loft has all kinds of materials for you or your young ones […]

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 […]

Abstracts and Realism at the Art Loft

When it comes to art, which do you love? Abstracts or realism? Opinion seems to be split right down the middle, so that’s what we’ve done. Split the Art Loft right down the middle with a two person show featuring Chuck Paine and Paula Apro. Chuck Paine is both a yacht  builder and accomplished artist, proficient […]

Encaustic art with Otty Merrill

  On Saturday, November 5th, Otty Merrill demonstrated her encaustic art process to a group at The Art Loft. We thoroughly enjoyed watching her create with this amazing medium! Encaustic art is a process by which elements are embedded in wax. One can also ‘paint’ elements with colored wax onto a board. The possibilities are […]

Kim Nicoll teaches popular kids art class

  We don’t know how she does it, but each week Kim comes up with an amazing project for her 3-6-year-old class, Giggles and Doodles Kids Art Class. Whether painting with cars and fly swatters, making paper mache fall trees, spray painting with acrylics in spray bottles, or becoming human spirographs, Kim never ceases to […]