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No Fear Abstract Painting! with Helene Farrar

August 15 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Enjoy a three-hour playful workshop exploring how to create your own abstract painting using pourable paint, squeegies, pantone color cards, and line on paper!  Truly a FUN experience to share with a friend or family member.  Looking first to the Farnsworth’s exhibition of Lynne Drexler for inspiration, we will dig deep in a short amount of time exploring color, texture and movement.

Hélène Farrar is a contemporary American artist who works primarily in encaustic. Her colorful paintings draw themes from both the natural world and her observations of people, and they have a depth and luminousness achieved through careful attention to texture and surface quality. She considers her work part of a conversation about humanity, beauty, and nature. Farrar’s unique style is playful but also serious. Farrar’s art has been exhibited at galleries around Maine and her What We Carry series was featured in a solo exhibition curated by Nancy Davidson at the Maine Jewish Museum in 2022. Farrar comes from a family of self-taught artists and designers. She was raised in Farmington, Maine, and is influenced by the natural beauty of her home state, as well as her parents’ New York City backgrounds and her travels around the world. She has art degrees from the University of Maine, and Goddard College in Vermont, and she is the president of New England Wax. She lives in Manchester, Maine, with her husband and daughter.

COST: $75; $65 for members; $8 for materials. All ages 5+ welcome- this would make a great class to do with your child or grandchild! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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