Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

The Farnsworth will once again host a gingerbread house decorating workshop. To sign up, please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org. Please indicate either the 10 a.m. or the 11:30 a.m. session and how many participants. 
$5 suggested donation at the door.

Share the Wonder programming at the Farnsworth Art Museum is funded in part by grants from the Wyeth Foundation and and a sponsorship from Machias Savings Bank.

 

In works of art, we respond to shape and color.  This hands-on workshop led by Ellen Goldsmith, will explore our responses from a number of vantage points: 1) Looking at paintings; 2) Responding to poems that take different shapes; and 3) Engaging in collage activities where shape and color trigger words.  Participants will brainstorm about how the activities they engaged in and what they experienced will fulfill learning and creative objectives they have for their students.

Taught by Nance Parker, Artistic Director of Shoestring Theater

All ages are invited to learn the process of creating, designing and building a personal mask. Participants will be expected to use their wildest ideas about creatures and myths when designing their work.  Puppets will be executed sculpting clay, papier-mâché, and wire, in addition to adding hand- sewn costumes to create creatures both magical and scary. There will also be an ongoing, group project of building a large parading puppet. These will be part of the Fall Family Festival Parade, which will depart from the Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th in Rockland. 

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.