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June 2018

The Art of Taking Risks – free for members

June 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Melissa Kelly

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…

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The Art of Taking Risks – free for members

June 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Melissa Kelly

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…

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The Art of Taking Risks – free for members

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Melissa Kelly

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…

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Creative Together: Connecting with Your Partner through Art

June 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Grab your partner or friend for a special event at The Art Loft. Melissa will guide participants through a series of art activities focused on connecting with your partner while letting loose (making a bit of a mess) and having fun. NO previous art experience needed AT ALL. Feel free to bring your own beverage - beer or wine is fine. Don't miss out on the fun! $40 per couple. Email Melissa at melissa@arttherapymlk.com to reserve your spot. Melissa Kelly…

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Midcoast Art Hive

June 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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"An Art Hive is a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist". The Midcoast Art Hive is part of the International Art Hive Network of community art studios. An Art Hive welcomes everyone as an artist and believes art making is a human behavior. Art Hives celebrate the strengths and creative capacities of individuals and communities and foster self-directed creativity and learning.  During the Art Hive, anyone is welcome to come and create. There will be supplies available…

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The Art of Taking Risks – free for members

June 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Melissa Kelly

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…

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The Art of Taking Risks – free for members

June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Melissa Kelly

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…

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Spirit Doll Workshop

June 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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What is it you need today: Self-love? Healing? Abundance? To deepen your intuition? To mark the current season? A spirit doll can be created to honor an ancestor or an Archetype like the Wise old Crone, the Wild Woman, or a Goddess. Or you can create freely with no preconceived idea. This doll will hold the energy of your intention or emotion for you. During this Workshop, Melissa Kelly and Lisa Cohn, trained art therapists, will guide participates in creating…

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July 2018

Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

July 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Gallery Opening – Justin Kinney

July 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Passionate about exploring emotion, self-taught artist Kinney says, “Passion, pain, pleasure, and sadness all play a role in our lives. I believe that the suppression of emotion plays a major role in the progression of depression and anxiety in today’s society. In my work, I hope to accent the emotions often suppressed and highlight the beauty in emotions deemed ‘ugly’.” Along with the art exhibit, two spoken word artists will perform at the event, Amy Yudaken and Valerie Wells. Their performances will begin…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

July 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

July 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

July 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

July 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Chinese Traditional Painting – Peonies and Irises

July 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35
Peonies and Irises feature

Summer is here, and irises and peonies are displaying their beauty in our gardens. To enjoy them more, let's learn how to express our appreciation of their beauty in the traditional Chinese way, with brushes, ink, and delicate colors. We will use more color in this class and continue exploring how to better control the use of water. Chinese traditional painting is based on the use of brushes, ink and Chinese painting colors on rice paper.
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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

July 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

July 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Paint Night with Justin

July 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35

Join us at The Art Loft for a fun night of painting and socializing. Our leader, Justin Kinney, will guide us step-by-step through painting one of his original works. 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…

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Creative Together: Connecting with Your Partner through Art

July 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Grab your partner or friend for a special event at The Art Loft. Melissa will guide participants through a series of art activities focused on connecting with your partner while letting loose (making a bit of a mess) and having fun. NO previous art experience needed AT ALL. Feel free to bring your own beverage - beer or wine is fine. Don't miss out on the fun! $40 per couple. Email Melissa at melissa@arttherapymlk.com to reserve your spot. Melissa Kelly…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

July 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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August 2018

Gallery Opening: If Only in a Dream

August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Please join us at the Art Loft for the August Gallery Opening when we feature the work of resident artist Karen Olson. Karen will be instructing her "Live Creatively" classes at the Art Loft throughout August. This show entitled ‘If Only in a Dream’ is the collective works of Karen Olson’s year-long photography project. Four distinct groups of images span the project, beginning with a series of 7 images depicting stages of emotional trauma and ending with a series styled…

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Live Creatively – free for members

August 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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 August classes are designed as a complete lesson in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.  Classes are designed…

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Live Creatively – free for members

August 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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 August classes are designed as a complete lesson in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.  Classes are designed…

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Paint Night with Justin – CANCELLED

August 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join us at The Art Loft for a fun night of painting and socializing. Our leader, Justin Kinney, will guide us step-by-step through painting one of his original works. 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…

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Live Creatively – free for members

August 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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 August classes are designed as a complete lesson in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.  Classes are designed…

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Live Creatively – free for members

August 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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 August classes are designed as a complete lesson in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.  Classes are designed…

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Creativity Connection

August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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In the interest of bringing together like-minded Creators and Lovers of all things Creative, we will be holding our first Creativity Connection event on Friday, August 17, 2018. We are surrounded by amazing Artists and Makers who are eager to connect with their fellow through conversation and a glass of wine. There will be a gallery of work from local artists in addition to the featured show.  Bring your own work if you like for a little show and tell. Why…

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Live Creatively – free for members

August 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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 August classes are designed as a complete lesson in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.  Classes are designed…

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Live Creatively – free for members

August 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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 August classes are designed as a complete lesson in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.  Classes are designed…

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Paint Night with Justin – Freedom

August 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35

Join us at The Art Loft for a fun night of painting and socializing. Our leader, Justin Kinney, will guide us step-by-step through painting one of his original works. 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…

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Live Creatively – free for members

August 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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 August classes are designed as a complete lesson in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.  Classes are designed…

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Live Creatively – free for members

August 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

One event on August 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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 August classes are designed as a complete lesson in the creative process. Attend one or all eight and get your creative mojo going.  Classes are designed…

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September 2018

Polymer Clay – Santa Face on Mussel Shell – free for members

September 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Learn how to sculpt a Santa face on a 2-3 inch mussel shell complete with beard and red hat, all out of various types of polymer clay.  The finished face can be used as an ornament or as a magnet.  As we work you will learn about the properties of various polymer clays and tips on how to achieve great results. No experience necessary.  Supplies included. This is a drop-in class; no registration required.  The class is free to Art…

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Gallery Opening – featuring Katharina Gifford

September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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KGifford

Select Works from painter Katharina Gifford: Katharina Gifford was raised in Midcoast Maine and has studied at the Maine College of Art and University of Southern Maine, trained classically at the Florence Academy of Art, and trained with Maine artist Ronald Frontin. Having always been influenced by the old masters, contemporary artists, and the Maine environment, she currently continues to craft her technique in the realist tradition. This show will include both figurative and still life works. Learn more about…

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Fundamentals of Still Life Drawing and Painting – free for members

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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In this set of classes the instructor will introduce the fundamental concepts of still life drawing and painting starting with simple objects to study value, form, volume and perspective, and then moving on to more complex still life objects and setups (flowers, drapery, etc). The instructor will do a brief lecture and demo at the start of each class time, and then the rest of the time will be for participants to practice using their observation skills to draw/paint a…

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Painting Demonstration Session with Katharina Gifford

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Working from either a live model or from a still life set-up, the artist will paint or draw as a demonstration of her technique and process for an alla prima piece. Students are welcome to come and observe and/or use the session to work from themselves. There will be breaks in-between that will allow the artist and students to interact and talk about the current piece and process. There will be a $20 drop-in fee for all.  No reservations required.…

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Polymer Clay meets Mokume-gane! – free for members

September 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Mokume-gane is an old Japanese technique for creating patterned and colored finishes that resemble wood grain using metals.  In this class, we will be applying this technique to polymer clay to produce beautiful veneers.  These veneers will then be used to cover various items in class.  As we work you will learn about the properties of various polymer clays and tips on how to achieve great results. No experience necessary.  Supplies included. This is a drop-in class; no registration required. …

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Fundamentals of Still Life Drawing and Painting – free for members

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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In this set of classes the instructor will introduce the fundamental concepts of still life drawing and painting starting with simple objects to study value, form, volume and perspective, and then moving on to more complex still life objects and setups (flowers, drapery, etc). The instructor will do a brief lecture and demo at the start of each class time, and then the rest of the time will be for participants to practice using their observation skills to draw/paint a…

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Painting Demonstration Session with Katharina Gifford

September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Working from either a live model or from a still life set-up, the artist will paint or draw as a demonstration of her technique and process for an alla prima piece. Students are welcome to come and observe and/or use the session to work from themselves. There will be breaks in-between that will allow the artist and students to interact and talk about the current piece and process. There will be a $20 drop-in fee for all.  No reservations required.…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

September 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

September 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Paint Night with Angela – Puffin

September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35
Art Loft-Puffing-Angela Anderson

Join us at The Art Loft for a fun night of painting and socializing. Local painter Angela Anderson will lead in this Paint Night with step by step instruction even total beginners will succeed at. We will learn color mixing techniques and practice creating more natural or muted colors.  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. …

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Fundamentals of Still Life Drawing and Painting – free for members

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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In this set of classes the instructor will introduce the fundamental concepts of still life drawing and painting starting with simple objects to study value, form, volume and perspective, and then moving on to more complex still life objects and setups (flowers, drapery, etc). The instructor will do a brief lecture and demo at the start of each class time, and then the rest of the time will be for participants to practice using their observation skills to draw/paint a…

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Painting Demonstration Session with Katharina Gifford

September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Working from either a live model or from a still life set-up, the artist will paint or draw as a demonstration of her technique and process for an alla prima piece. Students are welcome to come and observe and/or use the session to work from themselves. There will be breaks in-between that will allow the artist and students to interact and talk about the current piece and process. There will be a $20 drop-in fee for all.  No reservations required.…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

September 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Intro to Figure Painting – free for members

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Fundamentals of Still Life Drawing and Painting – free for members

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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In this set of classes the instructor will introduce the fundamental concepts of still life drawing and painting starting with simple objects to study value, form, volume and perspective, and then moving on to more complex still life objects and setups (flowers, drapery, etc). The instructor will do a brief lecture and demo at the start of each class time, and then the rest of the time will be for participants to practice using their observation skills to draw/paint a…

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Painting Demonstration Session with Katharina Gifford

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Working from either a live model or from a still life set-up, the artist will paint or draw as a demonstration of her technique and process for an alla prima piece. Students are welcome to come and observe and/or use the session to work from themselves. There will be breaks in-between that will allow the artist and students to interact and talk about the current piece and process. There will be a $20 drop-in fee for all.  No reservations required.…

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October 2018

Your Creative Self – free for members

October 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Taste of Fall Photography Workshop

October 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$450
Fall Photography workshop

During this Taste of Fall Photo Workshop, we will try to cover as much land as possible, capturing what the Midcoast has to offer during this very special season. Some of the highlights will include scenic drives to overlooks, farm stands, vineyards, farms, etc. We will visit hidden away roads, pretty rivers and streams, and even a local glass blowing studio. And, if time permits we will also stroll through the local harbors including Rockland, Rockport, and Camden. You will…

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Gallery Opening: Erika Manning

October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Erika Manning

Erika Manning's solo show re-examines her deep connection to the Maine landscape. Her paintings although abstract are directly inspired by Maine's gorgeous clear light, the colors of pine trees, ocean, and lobster buoys, as well as the shapes of rock, islands, maps and boats. Although she strives for a finished piece, the beauty for her is in the process of making art. Starting out with beginner mind and initial gesture and relying heavily on the random acts of chance and the…

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Open Gallery

October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Erika Manning

Owls Head artist Erika Manning is the invited Resident Artist for October at the Art Loft in Rockland. Her work examines her deep connection to nature as well as to the Maine landscape and evokes the essence of what she sees as essential. The paintings are directly inspired by Maine's gorgeous clear light, the colors of pine trees, seaweed, ocean, and lobster buoys, as well as the shapes of rock, islands, fields, topographical maps and boats.   About the artist…

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Private Paint Party

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35

This is a private event reserved by Stacey Curtis.  For members of this group, please register in the lower left of this page. 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.  Please feel free to bring your own snacks and/or beverage. The Art Loft 385 Main Street, Suite 9, Rockland, 207-200-7915.  Sign up for our newsletter or…

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Paint Night – CANCELLED

October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35

DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION, THIS PAINT NIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Artist Randy Fein will inspire participants to create one of her own species of colorful expressive fish. The fun painting that participants create will light up your night for a fun and expressive evening of painting! Release your inner child in creating a fabulous fish painting. Participants will learn composition, color mixing, and some informative painting techniques to create a playful painting. Without the need for any painting experience what-so-ever, you…

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Pumpkin Decorating Party

October 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Free

BYOP... Bring your own pumpkin. And we'll supply the paint and brushes so everyone can design and create their own scary, goofy or crazy pumpkin faces. We will be serving a seasonal favorite treat... (cider and donuts, perhaps...).  So while this event is free, please let us know you're coming by selecting tickets in the lower left of this page and checking out. $5 suggested donations are of course welcome.  

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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Your Creative Self – free for members

October 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Creative Self - Art Loft

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.  Come to any or all…

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November 2018

Variations of Collage – free for members

November 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly, trained art therapists, for the month of November at The Art Loft in exploring the endless ways to create a collage. From Altered Books to SoulCollage® to Image Transfers.   Collage relieves the pressure for those who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities. The collage process is also a wonderful way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought. Feel free to bring your own images and objects for collage or use what we…

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Chinese Traditional Painting – Plum Blossoms

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35

In this class, we will focus on learning how to paint plum blossoms. This will involve composition, the use of colors and ink, the study of line, and the dry and wet application of colors. If you have attended any of Nanfei's previous Chinese Traditional Painting classes, you may notice that we will use more color in this class, and continue exploring how to better control the use of water. Chinese traditional painting is based on the use of brushes, ink and Chinese…

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Variations of Collage – free for members

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly, trained art therapists, for the month of November at The Art Loft in exploring the endless ways to create a collage. From Altered Books to SoulCollage® to Image Transfers.   Collage relieves the pressure for those who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities. The collage process is also a wonderful way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought. Feel free to bring your own images and objects for collage or use what we…

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Variations of Collage – free for members

November 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly, trained art therapists, for the month of November at The Art Loft in exploring the endless ways to create a collage. From Altered Books to SoulCollage® to Image Transfers.   Collage relieves the pressure for those who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities. The collage process is also a wonderful way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought. Feel free to bring your own images and objects for collage or use what we…

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Spirit Doll Workshop

November 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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What is it you need today: Self-love? Healing? Abundance? To deepen your intuition? To mark the current season? A spirit doll can be created to honor an ancestor or an Archetype like the Wise old Crone, the Wild Woman, or a Goddess. Or you can create freely with no preconceived idea. This doll will hold the energy of your intention or emotion for you. During this Workshop, Melissa Kelly and Lisa Cohn, trained art therapists, will guide participates in creating…

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Variations of Collage – free for members

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly, trained art therapists, for the month of November at The Art Loft in exploring the endless ways to create a collage. From Altered Books to SoulCollage® to Image Transfers.   Collage relieves the pressure for those who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities. The collage process is also a wonderful way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought. Feel free to bring your own images and objects for collage or use what we…

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Variations of Collage – free for members

November 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly, trained art therapists, for the month of November at The Art Loft in exploring the endless ways to create a collage. From Altered Books to SoulCollage® to Image Transfers.   Collage relieves the pressure for those who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities. The collage process is also a wonderful way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought. Feel free to bring your own images and objects for collage or use what we…

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Gallery Opening: Melissa Kelly & Lisa Cohn

November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Melissa Kelly and Lisa Cohn are the two resident artists for the month of November.  For their show, they created work inspired by two words, randomly chosen resulting in the following: "Celebrate Community" and "Manifest Fun".  They found it fascinating to bring their work together for this show to see how two people could have vastly different responses to the same prompt.  Melissa and Lisa are art therapists as well as artists.  They both love to share their passion for creative…

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Introduction to Soul Collage

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Come discover your Soul’s Inner Wisdom through the creation of beautiful and personal SoulCollage® cards. Art Therapists Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly invite you to this experiential workshop. It is creative, fun, and supports you in your quest for creative expression and self-understanding. No previous art experience is necessary, but experienced artists are also welcome. SoulCollage ® is a worldwide creativity and mindfulness practice that is growing every year. Come and learn what SoulCollage® is all about. $35 ages 15…

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Variations of Collage – free for members

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly, trained art therapists, for the month of November at The Art Loft in exploring the endless ways to create a collage. From Altered Books to SoulCollage® to Image Transfers.   Collage relieves the pressure for those who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities. The collage process is also a wonderful way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought. Feel free to bring your own images and objects for collage or use what we…

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Thanksgiving – The Art Loft is Closed

November 22, 2018
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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CANCELLED: Paint Your Own Wine Glass

November 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35

Due to low registration, this class has been cancelled. Painting's not just for the canvas!  Create your own custom wine glass, hand painted by YOU! We'll provide the glass and all of the materials to create a masterpiece you'll get to enjoy with every sip. These wine glass creations make the perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one. The class will be held between 3 - 6pm. There will be a guided lesson, but participants are encouraged to take…

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Variations of Collage – free for members

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly, trained art therapists, for the month of November at The Art Loft in exploring the endless ways to create a collage. From Altered Books to SoulCollage® to Image Transfers.   Collage relieves the pressure for those who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities. The collage process is also a wonderful way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought. Feel free to bring your own images and objects for collage or use what we…

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Variations of Collage – free for members

November 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly, trained art therapists, for the month of November at The Art Loft in exploring the endless ways to create a collage. From Altered Books to SoulCollage® to Image Transfers.   Collage relieves the pressure for those who do not feel confident in their artistic abilities. The collage process is also a wonderful way to spark new ideas and stimulate thought. Feel free to bring your own images and objects for collage or use what we…

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December 2018

CANCELLED: Special Paint Afternoon – Paint Your Own Holiday Mug

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$37

During this very special paint event, we'll be painting our own holiday mugs, which you can give as a gift or keep for yourself.  It's the perfect way to surprise someone you love (or yourself) with a hand-made gift.  These mugs will be food, drink and dishwasher safe. The ticket price includes the materials fee for 1 mug, however, if you would like to paint a 2nd mug, a $10 materials fee can be paid directly to the instructor upon…

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Mixed Media – Found Objects Sculpture Class – free to members

December 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Mixed media is an easy way for both the “artistically challenged” and “artistically gifted” to make meaningful art. Each week we will create a new piece of artwork, either sculpture, collage or expanded canvas, with found objects combined with your own art. For this Found Object Sculpture class, we will breathe new life into old objects. Bring your old toys, household objects or anything else that speaks to you and create small sculptures. This class is a drop-in class: free…

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Mixed Media – Found Objects Sculpture Class – free to members

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Mixed media is an easy way for both the “artistically challenged” and “artistically gifted” to make meaningful art. Each week we will create a new piece of artwork, either sculpture, collage or expanded canvas, with found objects combined with your own art. For this Found Object Sculpture class, we will breathe new life into old objects. Bring your old toys, household objects or anything else that speaks to you and create small sculptures. This class is a drop-in class: free…

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Traditional Chinese Painting & Tea Appreciation

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35

This 3-hour class has two parts: In the first 1.5 hours, we will explore landscape painting using Chinese brushes, ink and rice paper, with a focus on rocks, trees, simple buildings and human figures. We will continue to deepen our understanding of how to control our use of ink and water. During the second 1.5 hours, we will taste three kinds of tea and discuss the water temperatures and times needed to prepare various kinds of tea. Even returning students…

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Mixed Media – Collage – free to members

December 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Mixed media is an easy way for both the “artistically challenged” and “artistically gifted” to make meaningful art. Each week we will create a new piece of artwork, either sculpture, collage or expanded canvas, with found objects combined with your own art. Everyone needs to express themselves and collage is an easy way to do that. This Mixed Media Collage class will combine printed words, old artwork and anything else you bring to the table. This class is a drop-in…

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Mixed Media – Collage – free to members

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Mixed media is an easy way for both the “artistically challenged” and “artistically gifted” to make meaningful art. Each week we will create a new piece of artwork, either sculpture, collage or expanded canvas, with found objects combined with your own art. Everyone needs to express themselves and collage is an easy way to do that. This Mixed Media Collage class will combine printed words, old artwork and anything else you bring to the table. This class is a drop-in…

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Gallery Opening: The Red Thread

December 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Resident artist Amy Wilton will be hosting an opening of her body of work titled The Red Thread on Friday, December 14. The Red Thread represents a new direction in her creative life. After having created a large-scale mixed media installation for her master’s thesis at MMC in 2001, she became a full-time photographer and put the mixed media work on hold. She has recently rekindled that passion and has created a diverse body of work ranging from sculpture to…

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Mixed Media – The Canvas Expanded – free to members

December 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Mixed media is an easy way for both the “artistically challenged” and “artistically gifted” to make meaningful art. Each week we will create a new piece of artwork, either sculpture, collage or expanded canvas, with found objects combined with your own art. Work on canvas doesn’t need to be flat. In this Canvas Expanded class, we will combine traditional painting with found objects glued or sewn onto the canvas. This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for…

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CANCELLED: Mixed Media – The Canvas Expanded

December 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Mixed media is an easy way for both the “artistically challenged” and “artistically gifted” to make meaningful art. Each week we will create a new piece of artwork, either sculpture, collage or expanded canvas, with found objects combined with your own art. Work on canvas doesn’t need to be flat. In this Canvas Expanded class, we will combine traditional painting with found objects glued or sewn onto the canvas. This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for…

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January 2019

Word Art: The Word as Art – free to members

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 3, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. The Word as Art -  For class this week, we will be using words to create a work of art.  Please bring a basic concept that you would like to flesh out, and during this class, we will create a piece around that idea. Come…

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Word Art: The Word as Art – free to members

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 3, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. The Word as Art -  For class this week, we will be using words to create a work of art.  Please bring a basic concept that you would like to flesh out, and during this class, we will create a piece around that idea. Come…

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Word Art: Take A Stand – free to members

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 10, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. Take A Stand.  This class will explore making a political statement with our words.  We will create a series of posters with the idea of promoting the change we want to see in the world.  You may bring your…

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Word Art: Take A Stand – free to members

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 10, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. Take A Stand.  This class will explore making a political statement with our words.  We will create a series of posters with the idea of promoting the change we want to see in the world.  You may bring your…

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Paint Night – Floral Wine Glasses

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$25
Paint Night Wine Glasses

Join us for our Paint Night winter/ spring launch! Special Price $25 Painting's not just for the canvas!  Create your own custom wine glass, hand painted by YOU! We'll provide the glass and all of the materials to create a masterpiece you'll get to enjoy with every sip. These wine glass creations make the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. There will be a guided lesson, but participants are encouraged to take creativity into their own hands and…

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Word Art: Word Play – free to members

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 17, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. Word Play - This class explores the use of our everyday language and how it affects our perception of ourselves.  You can bring a laptop to work on using Photoshop or Illustrator or work with our materials in the studio.…

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Word Art: Word Play – free to members

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 17, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. Word Play - This class explores the use of our everyday language and how it affects our perception of ourselves.  You can bring a laptop to work on using Photoshop or Illustrator or work with our materials in the studio.…

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Word Art: Mixed Media with Words – free to members

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 24, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. Mixed Media with Words - During this class we will make a mixed media piece, using words incorporated into the fabric of the work. Come to any or all of Amy's Word Art classes This class is a drop-in…

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Word Art: Mixed Media with Words – free to members

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 24, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. Mixed Media with Words - During this class we will make a mixed media piece, using words incorporated into the fabric of the work. Come to any or all of Amy's Word Art classes This class is a drop-in…

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Paint Night – Willow

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$25.00
Paint Night Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Winter Special - $25 Join us at The Art Loft for a fun night of painting and socializing. Our leader, Justin Kinney, will guide us step-by-step through painting one of his original works. Without the need for any painting experience what-so-ever, you will be amazed at what you are capable of creating. In just three 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…

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Word Art: Mixed Media/Word Art Free For All – free to members

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 31, 2019

The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art Classes Rockland Maine - The Art Loft

Word Art Month… This month we will explore different ways to use words in our art.  Some classes will be using words as art and some will incorporate the words within the art, some will be political and some will be just for fun. Mixed Media/Word Art Free For All - Come create any kind of art with words and/or mixed media.  You can bring your laptop or create with the supplies provided. Come to any or all of Amy's Word Art classes.…

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February 2019

Traditional Chinese Painting – Snowy Landscape

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$35

During this winter season, we’ll explore how to render snowy landscapes and trees, streams, houses and human figures amid them, using ink, water and brushes while working on rice paper. Whether experienced or not in traditional Chinese painting techniques, all are welcome to participate in this class and to make your own creations. Traditional Chinese painting is based on the use of brushes, ink and Chinese painting colors on rice paper.
 It is mainly divided into figures, flowers, birds, and…

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Paint Night – Dandelions

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Art Loft, 385 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$25.00
Dandelions - Justin Kinney- Paint Night

Winter Special - $25 Join us at The Art Loft for a fun night of painting and socializing. Our leader, Justin Kinney, will guide us step-by-step through painting one of his original works. 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…

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