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Altered Books

Join Naomi and create your very own altered book!

Altered books are the perfect way to dive into creativity and develop your ability to express yourself personally. We will incorporate painting, text, and found objects and integrate them to create amazing pieces that are meaningful and personal. If there are objects, photos, or specific things you would like to incorporate, bring it along! All materials provided.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Naomi Howe

Naomi Howe - The Art LoftNaomi Howe, a resident of Spruce Head, has been an artist all her life, beginning with pen and ink in her young years, and moving on to watercolor and various mediums in painting. As a clinical psychologist, therapist and educator, she has worked with adjudicated and behaviorally challenged youth, and those with addiction and mental health issues for over 40 years, and saw how important art and music were to her clients and students. In the 1990s she discovered the paper arts and has shown her altered books in the Camden area, as well as teaching drawing classes for the adult ed in Camden and MCST Region 8 for several years while working as day treatment and special education teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School. She loves to create cards and books, teach and explore multi-media, but her passion is to open doors for those who are ready to explore drawing and art as an essential, revealing part of life. She is a violinist and singer and incorporates music into her classes where appropriate.

Altered Books

Join Naomi and create your very own altered book!

Altered books are the perfect way to dive into creativity and develop your ability to express yourself personally. We will incorporate painting, text, and found objects and integrate them to create amazing pieces that are meaningful and personal. If there are objects, photos, or specific things you would like to incorporate, bring it along! All materials provided.

This class is a drop-in class: free to members and $20 for non-members.

 


 

About Your Instructor – Naomi Howe

Naomi Howe - The Art LoftNaomi Howe, a resident of Spruce Head, has been an artist all her life, beginning with pen and ink in her young years, and moving on to watercolor and various mediums in painting. As a clinical psychologist, therapist and educator, she has worked with adjudicated and behaviorally challenged youth, and those with addiction and mental health issues for over 40 years, and saw how important art and music were to her clients and students. In the 1990s she discovered the paper arts and has shown her altered books in the Camden area, as well as teaching drawing classes for the adult ed in Camden and MCST Region 8 for several years while working as day treatment and special education teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School. She loves to create cards and books, teach and explore multi-media, but her passion is to open doors for those who are ready to explore drawing and art as an essential, revealing part of life. She is a violinist and singer and incorporates music into her classes where appropriate.

Story Book Tapestry

Storybook Tapestry


Have a tale to tell? Let’s create paper stencils of characters and objects to live upon an abstract background; fill in with plant life for a one-of-a-kind painting that upon closer observation tells a story. All materials will be provided, and you may bring pictures or a picture-book that you would like to inspire your painting.

 


 

About your instructor – Joyanna Margo Bernardo

Joyanna Margo - The Art LoftJoyanna Margo is an artist from Rockport, Maine. She began painting abstract florals in 2015 while living in Florida. As a Mainer stuck indoors all summer with air conditioning and drawn blinds, she was compelled to brighten up her home with an abundance of color and found freedom in paint and canvas.

Joyanna Margo enjoys creating intuitive abstract floral paintings using acrylic and mixed media. Her paintings begin as a burst of color, words of a song, or pages from a book. From layers of abstraction, she discerns flowers and reveals them by painting in the negative space around them. She hopes these fanciful paintings will bring you joy.

Joyanna Margo holds a BA in Missions with a minor in Creative Writing and a Master Herbalist certificate. She took a few art classes in high school and college but is primarily self-taught. She is a Resident Artist at The Art Loft in Rockland. She has shown her work locally at:
Aldemere Farm
Boynton-Mckay
Barn Door Baking Co.
State of Maine Cheese Co.
River Arts

Connect with Joyanna at:
email: jmargoartist@gmail.com
facebook.com/jmargoartist
instagram: @jmargoartist
jmargoartist.etsy.com

Mixed Media Bouquet

With optimism, you can make something positive from negative – negative space, that is! Create a lush bouquet brimming with your favorite colors, patterns & words. All materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring papers, pages, sheets of music etc to include in your bouquet. 

 


 

About your instructor – Joyanna Margo Bernardo

Joyanna Margo - The Art LoftJoyanna Margo is an artist from Rockport, Maine. She began painting abstract florals in 2015 while living in Florida. As a Mainer stuck indoors all summer with air conditioning and drawn blinds, she was compelled to brighten up her home with an abundance of color and found freedom in paint and canvas.

Joyanna Margo enjoys creating intuitive abstract floral paintings using acrylic and mixed media. Her paintings begin as a burst of color, words of a song, or pages from a book. From layers of abstraction, she discerns flowers and reveals them by painting in the negative space around them. She hopes these fanciful paintings will bring you joy.

Joyanna Margo holds a BA in Missions with a minor in Creative Writing and a Master Herbalist certificate. She took a few art classes in high school and college but is primarily self-taught. She is a Resident Artist at The Art Loft in Rockland. She has shown her work locally at:
Aldemere Farm
Boynton-Mckay
Barn Door Baking Co.
State of Maine Cheese Co.
River Arts

Connect with Joyanna at:
email: jmargoartist@gmail.com
facebook.com/jmargoartist
instagram: @jmargoartist
jmargoartist.etsy.com