We have an exciting line-up of classes taught by our Resident Artists in 2018. Every month will feature a different instructor that will teach two classes per week. These classes, and all materials, are included in an Art Loft Membership. If you are looking for information on our Workshops or Paint Nights, please click here.
Schedule of Member Classes for 2018
The following classes are included with Art Loft Membership (from April – November). No experience is necessary for any of these classes! Drop-ins will be allowed at $20 per class. The exact days and time of each class will soon be added to our calendar.
APRIL – Taught by Larissa Davis
April class theme: Create Your Dreams Come True – Painting Made Easy
At the heart of Soul Path Art is the idea of intention. In this month’s classes, artist and guide Larissa Davis shares projects and techniques to help you connect to your inner wisdom and create intentionally with focused fun! Let’s let go of our inner critics and play together in the creative space of the right brain. You are the artist of your life.
Friday 4/13 10am – 12pm
Friday 4/13 6 – 8pm
Friday 4/20 10am – 12pm
Friday 4/20 6 – 8pm
Thursday 4/26 10am – 12pm
Thursday 4/26 6-8pm
MAY – Taught by Barbara Davis & Paula Apro
May class theme: Creativity for Self and Soul
During the month of May, we will focus on how the creative process can facilitate self-knowledge and connection to spirit. While the art-making process is generally a dialogue between the creator and the created, these classes will focus on how this dialogue can be used to increase self-awareness, self-acceptance and access to one’s intuition. Participants will be offered prompts and guidance to create images and expressive work that reflect their inner selves.
Each class will have a different theme and materials for collage, drawing and painting will be provided. Some possible themes include: creativity and imagination, the inner critic, grief and loss, dialogue with the soul and creative goal setting.
Tuesdays 3 – 4:30pm
Sunday 4/30 1-4:00pm
Sunday 5/6 1-2:30pm
Wednesday 5/16 6-7:30pm
Sunday 5/20 1-4:00pm
JUNE – Taught by Melissa Kelly
June class theme: The Art of Taking Risks
Creativity is all about new ideas and innovation but you can’t get there without taking risks. Sure, learning technique is an essential step for all artists, but if we stop there the art becomes stale. This class will guide you through exercises to think outside of the box, to push boundaries and take risks. Each class will be unique but connected to the theme. Together we will explore ways to take risks in subject matter, composition, color combination and texture to make the ordinary extraordinary. Appropriate for all levels.
Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:00pm
Thursdays 6 – 7:30pm
JULY – Taught by Justin Kinney
July class theme: Intro to Figure Painting
The figure could prove to be an extremely difficult subject to paint without the proper tools. There are various tricks and tips that may ease the stress of painting a human body. This class will guide you through the steps necessary to accurately paint and draw the human form. Each week we will tackle a new aspect of the human body until we are comfortable enough to begin painting on our own. From the top of the head down to the toes. This series is appropriate for all levels.
Mondays 5 – 7:00pm
Wednesdays 10am-12:00pm (except Independence Day)
AUGUST – Taught by Angela Anderson
August class themes
Wearable Art Form and Arte Povera
Painting as a Wearable Art Form. Paint portraits, pet images, and other personal statements boldly on light colored denim or white jeans. We will design and execute fully painted pants and/or jackets. Acrylic paints and limited spray paint (done outdoors) will don our garments.
Mondays 1 – 3:00pm
Arte Povera Jubilee
50 years after the postmodern Arte Povera Avant-garde movement, conceptual, installation art and performance pieces are still in vogue. This fun workshop style weekly studio session will be a time of collaging, painting, sewing, combining and altering found objects and ideas to make art of the natural and discarded.
Tuesdays 5 – 7:00pm
SEPTEMBER – please stay tuned for our September plans!
OCTOBER – Taught by Erika Manning
October class theme: Your Creative Self
This October at the Art Loft, learn how to access a deeper level of your creative self. Join artist, educator and October resident Erika Manning for a month-long class designed to help access creative energy and boldly unleash artistic potential. Students of all abilities and backgrounds are encouraged to immerse themselves in techniques designed to cultivate a “beginner mind,” surrender to the moment and let go of the ego. Class discussions and exercises will draw from extremely diverse areas including surrealism, meditation, movement, theater, traditional studio arts, and yogic philosophy. Students will be encouraged to continue to build on in-class energy with outside work and to bring classroom ideas and techniques into everyday daily life.
Mondays 10am – 12pm
Thursdays 5 – 7pm
NOVEMBER – Taught by Karen Olsen
November class theme: Live Creatively
Creativity: many of us feel it is as elusive as catching the wind. We desire its presence in our lives but don’t know how to ‘catch it’ as it were and make it an integral part of daily living. We aspire to a level of expertise but cannot imagine how to achieve it. Our November classes are designed as a complete class in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.
Friday 11/2 10am – 12pm
Saturday 11/3 10am – 12pm
Wednesday 11/7 5:30 – 7:30pm
Friday 11/9 10am – 12pm
Friday 11/16 10am – 12pm
Saturday 11/17 10am – 12pm
Wednesday 11/28 5:30 – 7:30pm
Friday 11/30 10am – 12pm
View our complete list of all our classes and events below
385 Main Street Suite 9 (inside the lobby of the Thorndike Building) Rockland, ME 04841 207-200-7915
April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm