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July 2020

“Open Garden Days” Begin

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
58 Church St., 58 Church St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

The Belfast Garden Club’s much-anticipated Open Gardens season kicks off on Friday, July 10, with Tom and Alicia Stevenson’s garden at 58 Church St. in Belfast. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. The suggested donation is $5 (checks or exact change is appreciated), but donations are not required.

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Two Open Gardens in Searsport

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
15 Water St & 5 Elm St., 15 Water St. & 5 Elm St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

Two gardens will be featured on the July 17 Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day. Both are in Searsport, a 5-minute walk apart, at 15 Water St. and 5 Elm St. They will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine.

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Art Together Morning: Lenticular Drawings

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Belfast, ME 04915 United States

Our Saturday family workshops continue, now online!

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Bangor Police Detective and Author at Left Bank Books

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

Det. Tim Cotton is the author of the Bangor Police Department's internationally popular Facebook page and the "father" of the Duck of Justice. (Go ahead. Google "Duck of Justice" and settle in for a lot of laughs.) Down East Books has just published Tim's first book, "The Detective in the Dooryard: Reflections of a Maine Cop," a collection of 60+ essays that Tim wrote for the department's Facebook page.

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In/Out: Approaches to the Landscape in Encaustic

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

Investigate the art of encaustic painting in this very hands-on workshop and interpret and develop sketches/photographs/ideas about the landscape into encaustic paintings. Explore the ancient medium of encaustic whilst painting form, subject and varied approaches to examining the landscape. Making choices in what and how to approach the landscape, students will explore a rich variety of marks, transfer and stencil techniques. Class time will be divided between demonstrations, individual work time, and discussion about Maine’s strong contemporary and historical connection to landscape genre. We will also touch on proper studio ventilation, wax safety, and how to “finish” artworks in terms of framing and care. Students will leave with multiple finished pieces and the understanding of proper studio set-up.

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In/Out: Approaches to the Landscape in Encaustic

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

Investigate the art of encaustic painting in this very hands-on workshop and interpret and develop sketches/photographs/ideas about the landscape into encaustic paintings. Explore the ancient medium of encaustic whilst painting form, subject and varied approaches to examining the landscape.

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English-Style Perennial Garden Open July 24

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
66 Church St., 66 Church St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

Visit a classic, well-loved Belfast garden at the Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day on Friday, July 24. Anna Strickland and Edward Earle’s garden at 66 Church St. will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is $5 (checks or exact change is appreciated); additional donations to support the Garden Club are also welcome. To protect Open Garden visitors, volunteers, and homeowners during the current COVID situation, we ask everyone to wear face masks and to maintain appropriate physical distancing while touring the gardens. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for those who cannot bring their own.

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Fundamentals of Watercolor

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

This class will explore watercolors’ unique and unexpected properties. We’ll become familiar with washes, gradations, and bleeds, and painting on both dry and wet surfaces. With some control and luck, images will appear. Working plein air (outdoors) lends itself to more immediate responses.

*Some materials will be provided by the instructor, but students are expected to bring their own watercolor paper, paints, and brushes. Upon registration, you will receive further details about what to bring to the course.

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Fundamentals of Watercolor

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

This class will explore watercolors’ unique and unexpected properties. We’ll become familiar with washes, gradations, and bleeds, and painting on both dry and wet surfaces. With some control and luck, images will appear. Working plein air (outdoors) lends itself to more immediate responses.

*Some materials will be provided by the instructor, but students are expected to bring their own watercolor paper, paints, and brushes. Upon registration, you will receive further details about what to bring to the course.

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August 2020

Small Books, Three Ways

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

Three books, three days. This class is for you if you’re an imaginative reader who wants to play with your words, a maker who likes to experiment and try new things, or a wordsmith who wants to bind their best ideas. At the end of three classes you’ll have three completed miniature (or very small) books and you will have begun generating personal content inside their pages.

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