Special Edition October Ed-Newsletter

Ed special
Important announcement
Studio classes

Registration and application deadlines

For reservations, please go online at www.farnsworthmuseum.org/education or call 207-596-0949.

Jane Bianco, Untitled

Screen Printed Monotype and Monotype Hybrids
with Jason Engelhardt and Jane Bianco

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 6 through 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Screen printed monotypes are the result of a direct process of drawing and painting into a screen printing frame prior to printing. The outcome is a small series of similar images that are subtly distinguishable from drawing and painting. For this course we will make monotypes and monotype hybrids, exploring a mixed media approach for final works. This class is suited for all artists who enjoy drawing, painting and experimentation, with applications for other mediums beyond traditional printmaking. We will devote the first class of this six-session course to building printing frames which may be used in class and at home, during and after the course. Instructor Jason Engelhardt worked with master printers in New York for four years on limited edition screen prints and received his MFA in printmaking at the University of Tennessee. Co-instructor Jane Bianco is curatorial assistant at the Farnsworth and will assist with design process and use of materials.

Registration for this class closes Wednesday, September 30.                                                                                 

Location: Gamble Education Center
Level: adults and teenagers 13 and up accompanied by an adult taking the class; beginner to advanced
Materials: materials discussed at start of course
Class size: limited to 15 students
Cost: $130 members, $150 non-members (includes $30 materials fee)
Reservations: please call 207-596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education

(Above: Jane Bianco, Untitled, screen printed monotype, 2009)

Winter TrapsCreative Ventures: Photo Treks in the Midcoast

nesdays, October 21 through December 16
3-6 p.m. and

Saturdays, October 31 through December 19
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

(no classes during Thanksgiving week)
Hop on the bus with Trekkers, Maine Media Workshops and Julia's Gallery for Young Artists to learn photography skills from teen mentors and local artists while investigating the unique character of the region's working waterfront. Over an eight-week period, students will travel on the Trekkers bus to coastal sites in towns such as Cushing, Thomaston, St. George, Rockland, Rockport and Camden to investigate the history, stories and current issues related to the lobster, groundfish, clamming and seaweed industries, in addition to the tradition of boatbuilding and schooners in midcoast Maine. Students will document their findings through photographs, sketching and interviews and work at the Maine Media Workshops lab to edit and refine their work. The program will culminate in a celebratory exhibition and reception in 2010.

Application: deadline is October 16; required for 8th/9th grade students (visit farnsworthmuseum.org/julias-gallery-programs); students interested in mentoring should call Rachel Nixon

Location: meet at the Gamble Education Center
Level: 8th/9th grade (7 students); 11th/12th grade (3 student mentors)
Class size: limited to 10 students from Julia's Gallery
Cost: free

For more information: please call Rachel Nixon at 596-6457 x 146 or email rachel@farnsworthmuseum.org

(Lydia Twombly-Hussey (age 14), Winter Traps, 2009, Digital inkjet print, Matinicus Island School)

Hours and admissions fees

Summer/Fall hours (May 15 through November 1): daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Olson House, May 22 through October 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Winter/Spring hours (November 2-May 14): Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays.; Wyeth Center closed from January 4 until May 15

Admission: The price of adult admission is $12, admission for seniors and students (over age 16) is $10, children 16 and under are admitted free; members enjoy free admission

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