Fall Classes for Young Artists at Waterfall Arts
Fall art classes for young artists age 2 to 18 are starting up at Waterfall Arts. New offerings are Art Making for Ages 2 to 6, Afterschool Art for Ages 8 to 11 and Emote Your Emoji through the Art of Printmaking. Returning favorites are Bridge: Young Artists Connecting, Wonders of Clay and Paint Your Own Pottery
Sarah Hall will lead Art Making for Ages 2 to 6 on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11 starting September 18 through November 6. Young artist will make two and three dimension art using clay, paint, collage, construction and found objects. Parents are welcome to attend; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult partner.
Bridget Matros offers Bridge Jr.: Afterschool Art for Ages 8 to 11 on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm through October 20th. She’ll lead the group in exploring different materials, art projects and work styles, helping students find their own unique voice. Matros also leads Bridge: Young Artists Connecting, a free afterschool art club for 6th graders on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5 pm. The popular program is currently full; new students will be accepted in December. Matros has been an educator for fifteen years, teaching at every level and setting from preschool circle-time, computer labs for the elderly, and seminars for teachers.
Gwen Tatro will teach printmaking techniques that students can use to develop their own personal emoji based on an expression, vision, statement or self-portrait and create a series of images. The class is designed for ages 13 to 18 and will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 beginning September 30 through November 4th
Linda Stec offers Wonders of Clay on Wednesdays, September 30 through November 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, teaching kids age 6 and up all about clay. She’ll also lead Paint Your Own Pottery, a family workshop on Saturday, Dec. 12 from10 am to 1 pm.
More information and course fees can be found on www.waterfallarts.org where you can register and pay online. You can also call 338-2222 or stop by the office at 256 High Street in Belfast. Limited partial scholarships may be available to those in financial need.
All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of the class running and your slot in it! Since 2000, Waterfall Arts has served as the midcoast area’s non-profit community art center, offering innovative classes, open studios, free after school art clubs, workshops, exhibitions, studio rentals, and cultural events. The center is supported by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maine Community Foundation, private donations, and yearlong business sponsor, Revision Energy.