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April 2017
$25

Build Your Own Mason Bee House

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Hilary Mank, garden blogger at Everlongardener.com, Maine Master Gardener, and four season grower for a completely hands-on garden art class. Come to learn and create! One of the great challenges of gardening these days is getting enough pollinators into the gardens to do their job. Beekeeping is out of reach for many of us. In this class, we will learn about attracting native bees to our gardens. In this garden art class, we will be learning about mason bees,…

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May 2017
$25

Introduction to Beading – Beaded Earrings

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Intro to Beading - Maine Art Workshops - The Art Loft

Just Bead It! Come learn to make simple pierced dangle earrings for yourself and as gifts. All you need are a few tools, basic supplies, and your own creative sensibility (c’mon, you know you have it!). Beaded earrings can be as colorful, sparkly, and bold as you like . . . or small, delicate, and subtle fashion statements. The beauty of it is, it’s your choice! You will learn about the few very affordable tools needed and where to get…

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$40

DSLR Camera Settings 101

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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DSLR Camera Settings 101 - The Art Loft

Learn how to use a DSLR with a professional photographer. Paula Apro will help you make sense of the many different camera settings available to you. This workshop will teach you how to use choose ISO, F-stop, and shutter speed settings to achieve your vision. You will learn about the different focusing options available, when to use your presets, and how to overcome any shooting obstacles you may be facing. If you want consistent results from your photography this workshop…

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$25

Art Social – Succulents

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Social

Join us for our next Art Social - Succulents & Cactus Line Drawing! Succulents & Cactus are a year-round sensation! Join the party for a variety of creative drawings to use in your personalized greeting cards, home decor and much more. The possibilities are endless! Develop this enjoyable way to tell the story of your surroundings. We will be learning pen and ink drawing skills and add washes using watercolor pencils. Afterward, follow your instructor Kim Nicoll on Instagram @kimberlyannenicoll and then…

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$40

DSLR Camera Settings 101

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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DSLR Camera Settings 101 - The Art Loft

Learn how to use a DSLR with a professional photographer. Paula Apro will help you make sense of the many different camera settings available to you. This workshop will teach you how to use choose ISO, F-stop, and shutter speed settings to achieve your vision. You will learn about the different focusing options available, when to use your presets, and how to overcome any shooting obstacles you may be facing. If you want consistent results from your photography this workshop…

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$35

Chinese Traditional Painting – Landscape Elements

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Chinese Traditional Painting - Nanfei Wang

In this class, we will continue our study of traditional Chinese landscape painting. We will practice using water and the brush to achieve control over our intent. We are going to learn how to use our minds to "paint" the “emptiness." In this class, students will learn how to paint rocks, trees, water, and figures. Chinese traditional painting is based on the use of brushes, ink and Chinese painting colors on rice paper.
 It is mainly divided into figures, flowers,…

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June 2017
$35

Getting Started with Lightroom

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Lightroom workshop - The Art Loft

Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop CC photography plan, the premier software used by professional photographers, is an affordable option for hobby photographers and aspiring artists. This is a quick-start workshop designed to get you up and running and editing your images directly. Whether you have a DSLR or the new iPhone 7, Lightroom is perfect for organizing your RAW files. Editing capabilities are endless, guaranteed to spark your creativity. For this class, you will need a collection of several images on…

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Art is Everywhere – The Basics – Photography Workshop

June 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 9, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Maine Photography Workshop

Are you striving to take more “artistic” photographs? If you feel that your photos lack imagination than this workshop is for you. Flex your creative muscles and learn how to see things differently. Art is absolutely everywhere you turn, and here in beautiful Maine that couldn’t be more true– you just need to learn how to see it. Everybody, photographers and non-photographers alike, notice beautiful scenes, and yes Maine is full of them. Those photos are relatively easy to come…

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Art is Everywhere – The Basics – Photography Workshop

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 9, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Maine Photography Workshop

Are you striving to take more “artistic” photographs? If you feel that your photos lack imagination than this workshop is for you. Flex your creative muscles and learn how to see things differently. Art is absolutely everywhere you turn, and here in beautiful Maine that couldn’t be more true– you just need to learn how to see it. Everybody, photographers and non-photographers alike, notice beautiful scenes, and yes Maine is full of them. Those photos are relatively easy to come…

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Art is Everywhere – The Basics – Photography Workshop

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 9, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Maine Photography Workshop

Are you striving to take more “artistic” photographs? If you feel that your photos lack imagination than this workshop is for you. Flex your creative muscles and learn how to see things differently. Art is absolutely everywhere you turn, and here in beautiful Maine that couldn’t be more true– you just need to learn how to see it. Everybody, photographers and non-photographers alike, notice beautiful scenes, and yes Maine is full of them. Those photos are relatively easy to come…

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$35

Paint Night Special Event – Paint the Sky!

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Paint the Sky - Frieda Hanlon

Tonight we welcome back Frieda Hanlon for a special Paint Night Event. Frieda will lead us in painting the night sky with acrylics and metallic paints on paper. Painting the sky has fascinated mankind since cave painting days. In this workshop, we will take easy-to-work-with everyday materials to create dramatic but simple-to-produce renditions of the sky, be it day, night, full of stars, or full of the moon. Acrylic paints are a fun medium to express yourself, and with Frieda’s…

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$125

Still Life Photography Workshop – Celebrate Summer!

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Maine Photography Workshop - Celebrate Summer - The Art Loft

Karen Olson offers another 'It's a Still Life' photography workshop this year with a celebration of summer. After a long hard winter, summer is certainly something to celebrate! What better way than to capture it in all its glory!! Has a photograph ever stirred your soul? Has a scene ever begged to be etched into memory? Have you ever reflected on the role art plays in your everyday life? Still life photography is about more than fruits, flowers, and styling;…

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$45

Lightroom Essentials and Beyond

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop CC photography plan, the premier software used by professional photographers, is an affordable editing option for hobby photographers and aspiring artists. Whether you have a DSLR or the new iPhone 7, Lightroom is perfect for organizing your RAW files. Editing capabilities are endless, guaranteed to spark your creativity. This class will cover image editing, exporting and file handling. For this class, you will need a beginning knowledge of Lightroom. If you are brand new to Lightroom…

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July 2017
$395

Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage

July 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until July 10, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Suzanne Siegel - The Art Loft

Experiment & Improvise: Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage Painting Suzanne Siegel travels from Guilford, Connecticut to share her expertise and knowledge in acrylics and mixed media painting. Suzanne's is represented here in Rockland by Carver Hill Gallery and Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine. At this 3-day workshop, 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…

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$395

Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until July 10, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Suzanne Siegel - The Art Loft

Experiment & Improvise: Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage Painting Suzanne Siegel travels from Guilford, Connecticut to share her expertise and knowledge in acrylics and mixed media painting. Suzanne's is represented here in Rockland by Carver Hill Gallery and Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine. At this 3-day workshop, 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…

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$395

Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage

July 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until July 10, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Suzanne Siegel - The Art Loft

Experiment & Improvise: Acrylics and Mixed Media Collage Painting Suzanne Siegel travels from Guilford, Connecticut to share her expertise and knowledge in acrylics and mixed media painting. Suzanne's is represented here in Rockland by Carver Hill Gallery and Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine. At this 3-day workshop, 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…

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Photography Workshop – A Focus on Focus

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until July 14, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Photography workshop - The Art Loft

One of the most important considerations in taking a good photograph is focus. Many times photographers don’t put enough emphasis, not only on nailing the focus but in many cases, deciding what exactly the focus should be on. One of my favorite questions that I ask students is, “Who is the star of this photo?” You should know the answer before the shutter button is pushed. Today’s cameras include so many different types of focusing options that it could make your…

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Photography Workshop – A Focus on Focus

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until July 14, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Photography workshop - The Art Loft

One of the most important considerations in taking a good photograph is focus. Many times photographers don’t put enough emphasis, not only on nailing the focus but in many cases, deciding what exactly the focus should be on. One of my favorite questions that I ask students is, “Who is the star of this photo?” You should know the answer before the shutter button is pushed. Today’s cameras include so many different types of focusing options that it could make your…

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$60

Camera Settings and Light for Lifestyle and Still Life Photography

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Lifestyle Photography Workshop - The Art Loft

Has a photograph ever stirred your soul? Has a scene ever begged to be etched into memory? Have you ever reflected on the role art plays in your everyday life? Lifestyle and still life photography have become a key aspect in promoting business on social media. It is a necessary skill in this digital age. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the process! Whether you have a business to promote or love the idea of learning fine art photography, this…

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$35

Getting Started with Lightroom

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Getting Started with Lightroom - The Art Loft

  Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop CC photography plan, the premier software used by professional photographers, is an affordable option for hobby photographers and aspiring artists. This is a quick-start workshop designed to get you up and running and editing your images directly. Whether you have a DSLR or the new iPhone 7, Lightroom is perfect for organizing your RAW files. Editing capabilities are endless, guaranteed to spark your creativity. For this class, you will need a collection of several images…

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$35

Digital File Handling and Social Media for Business

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Images are key in promoting one's business or passion. No doubt you already are creating great content to share with others. But navigating the world of social media can be challenging at best. This class will cover exporting your images from Lightroom or another editing program, size configuration for the different social media platforms, and how to best get the images from your DSLR to your phone. We will also cover practices for storing your images on your hard drive…

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August 2017
$300

Representational Collage with Caroline Garrett Hardy

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until August 13, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Carolyn Garett Hardy - Representational Collage -The Art Loft

Artist Caroline Hardy travels from Williamsburg, Virginia to teach this two-day representational collage workshop. Caroline is an artist member of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and has her work shown there as well as in many other prestigious shows. Caroline will teach you to use 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…

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$300

Representational Collage with Caroline Garrett Hardy

August 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until August 13, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Carolyn Garett Hardy - Representational Collage -The Art Loft

Artist Caroline Hardy travels from Williamsburg, Virginia to teach this two-day representational collage workshop. Caroline is an artist member of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and has her work shown there as well as in many other prestigious shows. Caroline will teach you to use 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…

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Storytelling Photography Workshop

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until August 25, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Paula Apro - The Art Loft

Art is Everywhere – STORYTELLING / DOCUMENTARY Photography Workshop You just got hired by a travel magazine as a freelance travel photographer and now it’s time for your first assignment: the Midcoast of Maine! Are you ready for the challenge? Do you flip through gorgeous travel magazines and wish your photos looked like the ones donning the pages? Are your travel photos lacking something? When you look back on your travel photos do you think they give a true sense…

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Storytelling Photography Workshop

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until August 25, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Paula Apro - The Art Loft

Art is Everywhere – STORYTELLING / DOCUMENTARY Photography Workshop You just got hired by a travel magazine as a freelance travel photographer and now it’s time for your first assignment: the Midcoast of Maine! Are you ready for the challenge? Do you flip through gorgeous travel magazines and wish your photos looked like the ones donning the pages? Are your travel photos lacking something? When you look back on your travel photos do you think they give a true sense…

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Storytelling Photography Workshop

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until August 25, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Paula Apro - The Art Loft

Art is Everywhere – STORYTELLING / DOCUMENTARY Photography Workshop You just got hired by a travel magazine as a freelance travel photographer and now it’s time for your first assignment: the Midcoast of Maine! Are you ready for the challenge? Do you flip through gorgeous travel magazines and wish your photos looked like the ones donning the pages? Are your travel photos lacking something? When you look back on your travel photos do you think they give a true sense…

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September 2017

Arts and Cultural Events – Shannon Weber – 3D Sculptural Workshop

September 5 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until September 11, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Shannon Weber

Shannon travels to Maine from Oregon, to share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects, combining papers, items of nature, coastal debris with wax details, and so much more. This is a six-day workshop held at The Art Loft. For details and to register for…

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Arts and Cultural Events – Shannon Weber – 3D Sculptural Workshop

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until September 11, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Shannon Weber

Shannon travels to Maine from Oregon, to share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects, combining papers, items of nature, coastal debris with wax details, and so much more. This is a six-day workshop held at The Art Loft. For details and to register for…

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Arts and Cultural Events – Shannon Weber – 3D Sculptural Workshop

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until September 11, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Shannon Weber

Shannon travels to Maine from Oregon, to share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects, combining papers, items of nature, coastal debris with wax details, and so much more. This is a six-day workshop held at The Art Loft. For details and to register for…

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Arts and Cultural Events – Shannon Weber – 3D Sculptural Workshop

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until September 11, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Shannon Weber

Shannon travels to Maine from Oregon, to share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects, combining papers, items of nature, coastal debris with wax details, and so much more. This is a six-day workshop held at The Art Loft. For details and to register for…

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Arts and Cultural Events – Shannon Weber – 3D Sculptural Workshop

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until September 11, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Shannon Weber

Shannon travels to Maine from Oregon, to share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects, combining papers, items of nature, coastal debris with wax details, and so much more. This is a six-day workshop held at The Art Loft. For details and to register for…

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Arts and Cultural Events – Shannon Weber – 3D Sculptural Workshop

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until September 11, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Shannon Weber

Shannon travels to Maine from Oregon, to share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects, combining papers, items of nature, coastal debris with wax details, and so much more. This is a six-day workshop held at The Art Loft. For details and to register for…

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Arts and Cultural Events – Shannon Weber – 3D Sculptural Workshop

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until September 11, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Shannon Weber

Shannon travels to Maine from Oregon, to share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects, combining papers, items of nature, coastal debris with wax details, and so much more. This is a six-day workshop held at The Art Loft. For details and to register for…

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October 2017

Fall Foliage Photography Workshop

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until October 13, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Fall Foliage Workshop - Paula Apro

Cool nights and warm days start to bring out the first signs of color to the trees in the Midcoast. Most of the tourists have gone back home, the crowds are thinner, and the beauty starts to intensify. It’s the perfect recipe for a little photography get-away. Seems no matter where you turn there’s a beautiful photo just waiting to be taken. During this Fall Foliage Photo Workshop, we will try to cover as much land as possible, capturing what…

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Fall Foliage Photography Workshop

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until October 13, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Fall Foliage Workshop - Paula Apro

Cool nights and warm days start to bring out the first signs of color to the trees in the Midcoast. Most of the tourists have gone back home, the crowds are thinner, and the beauty starts to intensify. It’s the perfect recipe for a little photography get-away. Seems no matter where you turn there’s a beautiful photo just waiting to be taken. During this Fall Foliage Photo Workshop, we will try to cover as much land as possible, capturing what…

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Fall Foliage Photography Workshop

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until October 13, 2017
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Fall Foliage Workshop - Paula Apro

Cool nights and warm days start to bring out the first signs of color to the trees in the Midcoast. Most of the tourists have gone back home, the crowds are thinner, and the beauty starts to intensify. It’s the perfect recipe for a little photography get-away. Seems no matter where you turn there’s a beautiful photo just waiting to be taken. During this Fall Foliage Photo Workshop, we will try to cover as much land as possible, capturing what…

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