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Artists on Art with Ayumi Horie

Farnsworth Auditorium 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME, United States

Please join us for the next installment of our Artists on Art series, featuring Ayumi Horie. As part of March's First Friday celebration, this lecture is free and open to the public. Ayumi is a ceramicist based out of Portland, Maine, who believes that the best handmade pottery encourages connections between people and makes daily […]

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Composition in Watercolor with Erica Qualey, Part 2

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Composition in Watercolor—Creating the Groundwork for a Strong Watercolor Painting Do you know that painting? The one that caught your eye from across the room? That drew you in for a closer look? Behind the scenes of every fantastic painting is a strong composition. A framework created by the artist that determines layout and structure, […]

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Introduction to Pastel Landscapes with Jude Valentine

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

On Zoom; Four Consecutive Thursdays, March 7 - March 28, 3-5 pm Extend your drawing skills by incorporating color into your visual vocabulary! The pastel media is the link between drawing and painting. Learn about color dynamics of soft pastel and put it into action in your drawings. The focus of this class is learning […]

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Composition in Watercolor with Erica Qualey, Part 2

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Composition in Watercolor—Creating the Groundwork for a Strong Watercolor Painting Do you know that painting? The one that caught your eye from across the room? That drew you in for a closer look? Behind the scenes of every fantastic painting is a strong composition. A framework created by the artist that determines layout and structure, […]

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Introduction to Pastel Landscapes with Jude Valentine

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

On Zoom; Four Consecutive Thursdays, March 7 - March 28, 3-5 pm Extend your drawing skills by incorporating color into your visual vocabulary! The pastel media is the link between drawing and painting. Learn about color dynamics of soft pastel and put it into action in your drawings. The focus of this class is learning […]

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Fiber Stories: An Introduction to Rug Hooking with Elizabeth Miller

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Mondays, March 18 – April 8, 2-4 pm Rug hookers have always told their stories through original designs, beginning with depictions of their North Atlantic homes and farms, animals, seafaring experiences, sea and sky, as well as creative geometrics and abstracts. This workshop is designed to teach you solid rug hooking fundamentals and […]

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Composition in Watercolor with Erica Qualey, Part 2

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Composition in Watercolor—Creating the Groundwork for a Strong Watercolor Painting Do you know that painting? The one that caught your eye from across the room? That drew you in for a closer look? Behind the scenes of every fantastic painting is a strong composition. A framework created by the artist that determines layout and structure, […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Winter Music Series: Ben Cosgrove

Farnsworth Library 16 Museum Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Join us in our cozy library as we welcome Ben Cosgrove for the second installment of our Winter Concert Series. Enjoy Ben's brilliant piano compositions that explore his deep and abiding interests in landscape, geography, place, and environment. For years, he has been fascinated and inspired by the different ways people understand and interact with […]

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Introduction to Pastel Landscapes with Jude Valentine

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

On Zoom; Four Consecutive Thursdays, March 7 - March 28, 3-5 pm Extend your drawing skills by incorporating color into your visual vocabulary! The pastel media is the link between drawing and painting. Learn about color dynamics of soft pastel and put it into action in your drawings. The focus of this class is learning […]

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Fiber Stories: An Introduction to Rug Hooking with Elizabeth Miller

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Mondays, March 18 – April 8, 2-4 pm Rug hookers have always told their stories through original designs, beginning with depictions of their North Atlantic homes and farms, animals, seafaring experiences, sea and sky, as well as creative geometrics and abstracts. This workshop is designed to teach you solid rug hooking fundamentals and […]

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Composition in Watercolor with Erica Qualey, Part 2

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Composition in Watercolor—Creating the Groundwork for a Strong Watercolor Painting Do you know that painting? The one that caught your eye from across the room? That drew you in for a closer look? Behind the scenes of every fantastic painting is a strong composition. A framework created by the artist that determines layout and structure, […]

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Introduction to Pastel Landscapes with Jude Valentine

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

On Zoom; Four Consecutive Thursdays, March 7 - March 28, 3-5 pm Extend your drawing skills by incorporating color into your visual vocabulary! The pastel media is the link between drawing and painting. Learn about color dynamics of soft pastel and put it into action in your drawings. The focus of this class is learning […]

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Fiber Stories: An Introduction to Rug Hooking with Elizabeth Miller

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Mondays, March 18 – April 8, 2-4 pm Rug hookers have always told their stories through original designs, beginning with depictions of their North Atlantic homes and farms, animals, seafaring experiences, sea and sky, as well as creative geometrics and abstracts. This workshop is designed to teach you solid rug hooking fundamentals and […]

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Fiber Stories: An Introduction to Rug Hooking with Elizabeth Miller

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Mondays, March 18 – April 8, 2-4 pm Rug hookers have always told their stories through original designs, beginning with depictions of their North Atlantic homes and farms, animals, seafaring experiences, sea and sky, as well as creative geometrics and abstracts. This workshop is designed to teach you solid rug hooking fundamentals and […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Prints for the People: A Gallery Walk with Jane Bianco

Join the Farnsworth’s curator, Jane Bianco, for a discussion and guided walk through the galleries to view the exhibition, Prints for the People, currently on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Guests will have the opportunity to interact, ask questions, and gain deeper insight into the history and meaning of the prints on view. The […]

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Spring Blooms: An Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Hélène Farrar

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Tuesday and Wednesday , April 16 and 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Whatever your relationship to flowers – an avid gardener, a giver or receiver of a bouquet, or someone with a creative eye - we are excited to bring you a playful workshop looking at summer blooms and the ancient medium of encaustic. Join Artist […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Winter Music Series: Owen Kennedy and Ben Foss

Farnsworth Library 16 Museum Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Fiddler Owen Kennedy and multi-instrumentalist Ben Foss play a selection of traditional New England favorites: energetic contradance tunes on guitar and fiddle, close harmony twin fiddling, and a classic waltz or two. They will also share tunes from Scotland and Scandinavia, a couple of originals, and a song or two. This young duo has been […]

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Still Life: A Study in Egg Tempera Painting with Barbara Thomas

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

In this two-day intensive, students will learn the ancient process of painting with egg tempera, inspired by the iconic tempera works of Andrew Wyeth. Beginning with a short look in the galleries at a few tempera works, we’ll observe the work in detail and sketch from a work. In the studio students will practice the […]

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Still Life: A Study in Egg Tempera Painting with Barbara Thomas

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

In this two-day intensive, students will learn the ancient process of painting with egg tempera, inspired by the iconic tempera works of Andrew Wyeth. Beginning with a short look in the galleries at a few tempera works, we’ll observe the work in detail and sketch from a work. In the studio students will practice the […]

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Celebrating Collage: Making Sophisticated Art with the Humblest of Materials

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Wednesdays, May 15 – June 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. With collage, all things are possible: a geisha performing a tea ceremony for a beloved dog, a sewing circle of women sitting atop a reclining zebra, a young woman levitating beneath a giant bee. In this realm of juxtaposition, new worlds are […]

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Capturing Details with Graphite, with Whitney River

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Thursdays, May 16 – June 6, 1-3 p.m. Bring your drawings to life as you gain control and fluency with graphite through close observation. This class is intended for both the beginning student and for the intermediate student who wants to continue to develop technical and observational skills. Students will gain confidence in […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Artists on Art Series: Emilie Stark-Menneg

Farnsworth Auditorium 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME, United States

Join Farnsworth Chief Curator Jaime DeSimone with Harpswell-based painter Emilie Stark-Menneg (born 1984) as they discuss her artistic process and her new body of work created for the Momentum exhibition series. These paintings draw inspiration from the story of the unicorn, visible in The Unicorn Tapestries at the MET Cloisters and The Lady and the […]

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Celebrating Collage: Making Sophisticated Art with the Humblest of Materials

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Wednesdays, May 15 – June 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. With collage, all things are possible: a geisha performing a tea ceremony for a beloved dog, a sewing circle of women sitting atop a reclining zebra, a young woman levitating beneath a giant bee. In this realm of juxtaposition, new worlds are […]

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Capturing Details with Graphite, with Whitney River

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Thursdays, May 16 – June 6, 1-3 p.m. Bring your drawings to life as you gain control and fluency with graphite through close observation. This class is intended for both the beginning student and for the intermediate student who wants to continue to develop technical and observational skills. Students will gain confidence in […]

Art Studio

Celebrating Collage: Making Sophisticated Art with the Humblest of Materials

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Wednesdays, May 15 – June 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. With collage, all things are possible: a geisha performing a tea ceremony for a beloved dog, a sewing circle of women sitting atop a reclining zebra, a young woman levitating beneath a giant bee. In this realm of juxtaposition, new worlds are […]

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Capturing Details with Graphite, with Whitney River

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Thursdays, May 16 – June 6, 1-3 p.m. Bring your drawings to life as you gain control and fluency with graphite through close observation. This class is intended for both the beginning student and for the intermediate student who wants to continue to develop technical and observational skills. Students will gain confidence in […]

Art Studio

Celebrating Collage: Making Sophisticated Art with the Humblest of Materials

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Wednesdays, May 15 – June 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. With collage, all things are possible: a geisha performing a tea ceremony for a beloved dog, a sewing circle of women sitting atop a reclining zebra, a young woman levitating beneath a giant bee. In this realm of juxtaposition, new worlds are […]

Art Studio

Capturing Details with Graphite, with Whitney River

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Thursdays, May 16 – June 6, 1-3 p.m. Bring your drawings to life as you gain control and fluency with graphite through close observation. This class is intended for both the beginning student and for the intermediate student who wants to continue to develop technical and observational skills. Students will gain confidence in […]

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Plein-Air on the Rockland Waterfront, with Elizabeth O’Reilly

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This class takes place over three consecutive days; Monday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 20th. This plein air workshop will be conducted primarily in oil paint on the Rockland waterfront. With the Marsden Hartley exhibition at the Farnsworth as our inspiration and launching pad, we will begin our workshop in the museum with “Give Us […]

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Plein-Air on the Rockland Waterfront, with Elizabeth O’Reilly

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This class takes place over three consecutive days; Monday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 20th. This plein air workshop will be conducted primarily in oil paint on the Rockland waterfront. With the Marsden Hartley exhibition at the Farnsworth as our inspiration and launching pad, we will begin our workshop in the museum with “Give Us […]

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Plein-Air on the Rockland Waterfront, with Elizabeth O’Reilly

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This class takes place over three consecutive days; Monday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 20th. This plein air workshop will be conducted primarily in oil paint on the Rockland waterfront. With the Marsden Hartley exhibition at the Farnsworth as our inspiration and launching pad, we will begin our workshop in the museum with “Give Us […]