Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

This workshop takes place over two Fridays: Nov. 6 & 13,
from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

A magical wool fleece angel and native Maine mussel-shell ornaments: for lovely, local (and all-natural) holidays.
 

The Farnsworth is pleased to host the Ashwood Waldorf School’s Community KinderCrafts. Children ages 2 to 6 years old are invited to attend with an adult to take part in any of these two-day workshops. 

These simple projects will be fun and easy to make and will be led by Beth Lunt, an early-childhood educator who is an accomplished crafter and loves sharing her skills with families.

This workshop takes place over two Fridays: October 23 & 30,
from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Felt gnomes in your choice of colors, filled with sheep’s wool. Needle-felt some woolly pumpkins to keep them company!
 

The Farnsworth is pleased to host the Ashwood Waldorf School’s Community KinderCrafts. Children ages 2 to 6 years old are invited to attend with an adult to take part in any of these two-day workshops. 

These simple projects will be fun and easy to make and will be led by Beth Lunt, an early-childhood educator who is an accomplished crafter and loves sharing her skills with families.

This workshop takes place over two Fridays: Oct. 9 & 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Stitch up some Halloween fun! These little felt friends are easily sewn and filled with soft wool fleece.

The Farnsworth is pleased to host the Ashwood Waldorf School’s Community KinderCrafts. Children ages 2 to 6 years old are invited to attend with an adult to take part in any of these two-day workshops. 

This workshop takes place over two Fridays: Sept. 25 & Oct. 2, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Soft wool felt in the shapes and shades of autumn.  Arrange the leaves to your taste for a unique creation.

The Farnsworth is pleased to host the Ashwood Waldorf School’s Community KinderCrafts. Children ages 2 to 6 years old are invited to attend with an adult to take part in any of these two-day workshops. 

Wrapped pipe cleaners clothed in colorful silk: fall flora such as asters, sunflowers, or goldenrod. 

The Farnsworth is pleased to host the Ashwood Waldorf School’s Community KinderCrafts. Children ages 2 to 6 years old are invited to attend with an adult to take part in any of these two-day workshops. 

These simple projects will be fun and easy to make and will be led by Beth Lunt, an early-childhood educator who is an accomplished crafter and loves sharing her skills with families.

No pre-registration required. $5 suggested donation for materials day-of. Participants will enjoy free admission to the museum!

Now in its 6th year this workshop will show you an arts-integrated, inquiry-based approach to teaching that will help your students develop skills of imagination, creativity, and innovation.

This is a a free summer program for all Maine teachers. 
A hands-on, immersive experience that is suitable for all grade levels & subjects.
Workshops facilitated by Lincoln Center with Teaching Artists from New York, NY.
Maine teachers receive full scholarships.

Join us for this Educator Open Session.

Facilitator(s): Andrea Curtis, FAM Education Project Manager

Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.

Contact Hour(s): 1 hours

Come join artist Margaret Rizzio to learn about the surprising world of ephemera and mail art. She will show examples of her own personal mailings including handmade postcards, envelopes and even a piece of toast! Spend an evening learning unique art projects to bring back to the classroom.

Margaret Rizzio, a Camden resident received her BA from Bennington College and MFA from SUNY Purchase. She returned home to create art. Her current work uses a wide range of mediums including vintage ephemera, found objects and re-purposed frames to embrace the passage of time. She currently shows work at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery and Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. ‬

This year’s Artscapes for Young Artists (ages 8 to 12 years) will explore form and representation through portraiture and mask making of human and animal forms. Discovery field trips into the Farnsworth's summer exhibitions will inspire and complement our week’s immersion into realistic and fantastic portraiture in two and three dimensions. We’ll roll up our sleeves to construct plaster masks embellished with a variety of treasures to bring out their magical and unique animal energies.  A healthy snack is provided and children should plan on bringing a lunch along with their creativity.

Instructor Kathleen Gass studied drawing and fiber arts at the State University of New York and has been an art educator for the past 25 years. She is currently teaching in the Belfast Public School System's Gifted and Talented program.