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August 2021

Summer Blooms: Explorations in the Ancient Medium of Encaustic with Hélène Farrar

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Hélène Farrar, Three Tulips

This in-person class will meet at the Gamble Center on the Farnsworth campus. 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 to summer blooms and the ancient medium of encaustic. Join Artist Hélène Farrar in exploring this hot molten wax painting medium where we will drip, pour, drag, layer, heat, and scrape! In developing a rich…

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First Friday at the Farnsworth—August 2021

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Friday, August 6, from 5-8 p.m. for another First Friday at the Farnsworth! The event, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, offers free admission to the public to the Farnsworth's galleries. Main Street will be closed to car traffic, and our Main Street doors, leading right into our galleries, will be open to all. This is the 12th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth, allowing for…

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Now Or Never: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday & Thursday, August  10,12, 17, and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon, On Zoom A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring poems that stop you in your tracks. What have you always wanted to write? A poem beginning with an absurd or outrageous assumption? A poem that starts and ends with the same two lines? A prose poem or a poem that shocks you? In this two-week workshop, we will explore new ways to think about what a poem can…

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Plein Air Painting with Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 4

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 4 - Topic: Painting the Working ShorelineWednesday, August 11 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, August 12 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, August 13 on location, 8 am to 1 pm This series consists of six intensive watercolor workshops where participants will be immersed in painting plein-air in watercolor. Each workshop can be taken individually, or as a series as each workshop has a different focus and subject matter.    This is…

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Now Or Never: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday & Thursday, August  10,12, 17, and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon, On Zoom A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring poems that stop you in your tracks. What have you always wanted to write? A poem beginning with an absurd or outrageous assumption? A poem that starts and ends with the same two lines? A prose poem or a poem that shocks you? In this two-week workshop, we will explore new ways to think about what a poem can…

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Farnsworth / CMCA Third Sunday Tours at 10

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join education coordinators Jude Valentine of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Mia Bogyo of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art to tour current exhibitions comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Participants will travel to both art institutions to view works in person, learn about varied art-making approaches and create a visual response of their own.  Meet outside at the Museum Street entrance to the Farnsworth at 9:45 am. In case of rain, wait under cover until 10 am…

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Now Or Never: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday & Thursday, August  10,12, 17, and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon, On Zoom A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring poems that stop you in your tracks. What have you always wanted to write? A poem beginning with an absurd or outrageous assumption? A poem that starts and ends with the same two lines? A prose poem or a poem that shocks you? In this two-week workshop, we will explore new ways to think about what a poem can…

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Step by Step Watercolor—Level 1 with Erica Qualey: Back by popular demand!

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Tuesdays, August 17, 24, 31 and September 7 from 6 - 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom This class is suitable for beginning watercolor painters who have perhaps picked up a brush, but don’t know where to go next. During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to…

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Vera Bock, Book Designer and Illustrator: Her Beguiling Artistry, Her Adventurous Spirit—with Jane Bianco

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online via Zoom Vera Bock studied wood engraving, heraldry design, and manuscript —illumination, and mastered a range of graphic processes used in making art for reproduction in designing and illustrating more than fifty books in her New York studio, employing techniques from relief printing to pen-and-ink drawing to wet-and-dry mixed media painting. She also illustrated magazines, and between 1936 and 1943 designed bold posters for the New Deal era Federal Art Project, on subjects ranging from civic services and labor,…

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Now Or Never: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday & Thursday, August  10,12, 17, and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon, On Zoom A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring poems that stop you in your tracks. What have you always wanted to write? A poem beginning with an absurd or outrageous assumption? A poem that starts and ends with the same two lines? A prose poem or a poem that shocks you? In this two-week workshop, we will explore new ways to think about what a poem can…

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Step by Step Watercolor—Level 1 with Erica Qualey: Back by popular demand!

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Tuesdays, August 17, 24, 31 and September 7 from 6 - 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom This class is suitable for beginning watercolor painters who have perhaps picked up a brush, but don’t know where to go next. During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to…

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Painting with Andrew Wyeth: A watercolor workshop with Barbara Thomas

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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In-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Under the guidance of Barbara Thomas, students will look at the ways Andrew Wyeth constructed a painting, including: compositional choices, palette and color choices, paint mediums and their uses, and how he created atmosphere through technical and stylistic aspects of rendering. Students will gain an understanding of the sense of ‘place’ in an artist’s work, particularly Wyeth’s.   Close observational drawing in the gallery followed by a painting session will deepen…

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Step by Step Watercolor—Level 1 with Erica Qualey: Back by popular demand!

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Tuesdays, August 17, 24, 31 and September 7 from 6 - 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom This class is suitable for beginning watercolor painters who have perhaps picked up a brush, but don’t know where to go next. During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to…

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September 2021

Robert Indiana: The Hartley Elegies with Michael K. Komanecky

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegy Series: The Berlin Series, KvF IV, 1990

Elegy: a song or a poem expressing sorrow, or lamentation for someone who is dead. Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will discuss a group of ten silkscreen prints by Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegies. Created between 1989 and 1994 along with eighteen related paintings, they were inspired by a 1915 painting by the prominent American modernist Marsden Hartley did in Berlin in memory of his fallen friend and presumed lover, Karl von Freyburg, a German soldier who was killed in…

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Step by Step Watercolor—Level 1 with Erica Qualey: Back by popular demand!

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Tuesdays, August 17, 24, 31 and September 7 from 6 - 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom This class is suitable for beginning watercolor painters who have perhaps picked up a brush, but don’t know where to go next. During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to…

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Plein Air Painting with Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 5

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 5 - Topic: Painting Among Giants… ForestscapesWednesday, September 8 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, September 9 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, September 10 on location, 8 am to 1 pm This series consists of six intensive watercolor workshops where participants will be immersed in painting plein-air in watercolor. Each workshop can be taken individually, or as a series as each workshop has a different focus and subject matter.    This is…

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Painters’ Forum with Rob Pollien

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10, from 1 to 3 pm (ET), on Zoom Four oil or acrylic painting projects over four months with demonstrations, lectures, an online forum, discussion, and critiques! The projects will begin with palette management and color mixing exercises and progress through a series of color-related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten, and Zorn will be referenced, examined, and incorporated in our study. This course is for experienced painters wishing to improve their…

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George Tice and Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions with Angela Waldron

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
George Tice Painted Lobster Buoys, Stonington,

Maine has a centuries-old history of attracting artists captivated by the state’s natural beauty and the quiet ethos of its hard-working inhabitants.  Over a period of many decades, nationally-renowned photographer George Tice and artist Andrew Wyeth were drawn to Maine, inspired by the state’s past, and a present that speaks to a sense of timelessness and the enduring qualities of honor and dignity in an honest days’ work. Through familiar scenes of the ordinary and everyday, Tice's and Wyeth's works are a testament to the essential connectedness of people to their…

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Home: The House As a Mirror with Mj Viano Crowe

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Three Thursdays, September 23, 30, and October 7 from 1 to 5 p.m.In-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Love scrapbooking? Want to uplevel your scrapbooking skills? Join Mj Viano Crowe to create a multi-folding, 2-sided, unique accordion book with images and text, that investigates your relationship to “home”---whatever the meaning of that word holds for you. Using a wide variety of materials and personal images, we’ll use the creative process to explore “the house’ as a…

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Home: The House As a Mirror with Mj Viano Crowe

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, happening 3 times

Three Thursdays, September 23, 30, and October 7 from 1 to 5 p.m.In-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Love scrapbooking? Want to uplevel your scrapbooking skills? Join Mj Viano Crowe to create a multi-folding, 2-sided, unique accordion book with images and text, that investigates your relationship to “home”---whatever the meaning of that word holds for you. Using a wide variety of materials and personal images, we’ll use the creative process to explore “the house’ as a…

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October 2021

Plein Air Painting with Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 6

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 6 - Topic: Capturing the Colors of FallWednesday, October 6 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, October 7 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, October 8 on location, 8 am to 1 pm This series consists of six intensive watercolor workshops where participants will be immersed in painting plein-air in watercolor. Each workshop can be taken individually, or as a series as each workshop has a different focus and subject matter.    This…

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Home: The House As a Mirror with Mj Viano Crowe

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, happening 3 times

Three Thursdays, September 23, 30, and October 7 from 1 to 5 p.m.In-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Love scrapbooking? Want to uplevel your scrapbooking skills? Join Mj Viano Crowe to create a multi-folding, 2-sided, unique accordion book with images and text, that investigates your relationship to “home”---whatever the meaning of that word holds for you. Using a wide variety of materials and personal images, we’ll use the creative process to explore “the house’ as a…

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Painters’ Forum with Rob Pollien

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10, from 1 to 3 pm (ET), on Zoom Four oil or acrylic painting projects over four months with demonstrations, lectures, an online forum, discussion, and critiques! The projects will begin with palette management and color mixing exercises and progress through a series of color-related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten, and Zorn will be referenced, examined, and incorporated in our study. This course is for experienced painters wishing to improve their…

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Off the Page: A Workshop for Honing Skills for Poetry Performance with poet Martin Steingesser

October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Martin Steingesser

Four Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3from 3:30 to 5 pm (ET)Online via Zoom Have you ever wanted to learn how poets read and express their works by heart? Do you love the way the intonation and lilt of the voice creates more meaning in the verse? Did you know that the word for “Ear” & “Wisdom” are the same in Sumerian! This workshop with master poet, Martin Steingesser will show you how to achieve more range, more…

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Off the Page: A Workshop for Honing Skills for Poetry Performance with poet Martin Steingesser

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Martin Steingesser

Four Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3from 3:30 to 5 pm (ET)Online via Zoom Have you ever wanted to learn how poets read and express their works by heart? Do you love the way the intonation and lilt of the voice creates more meaning in the verse? Did you know that the word for “Ear” & “Wisdom” are the same in Sumerian! This workshop with master poet, Martin Steingesser will show you how to achieve more range, more…

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Off the Page: A Workshop for Honing Skills for Poetry Performance with poet Martin Steingesser

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Martin Steingesser

Four Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3from 3:30 to 5 pm (ET)Online via Zoom Have you ever wanted to learn how poets read and express their works by heart? Do you love the way the intonation and lilt of the voice creates more meaning in the verse? Did you know that the word for “Ear” & “Wisdom” are the same in Sumerian! This workshop with master poet, Martin Steingesser will show you how to achieve more range, more…

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November 2021

Off the Page: A Workshop for Honing Skills for Poetry Performance with poet Martin Steingesser

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Martin Steingesser

Four Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3from 3:30 to 5 pm (ET)Online via Zoom Have you ever wanted to learn how poets read and express their works by heart? Do you love the way the intonation and lilt of the voice creates more meaning in the verse? Did you know that the word for “Ear” & “Wisdom” are the same in Sumerian! This workshop with master poet, Martin Steingesser will show you how to achieve more range, more…

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Painters’ Forum with Rob Pollien

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10, from 1 to 3 pm (ET), on Zoom Four oil or acrylic painting projects over four months with demonstrations, lectures, an online forum, discussion, and critiques! The projects will begin with palette management and color mixing exercises and progress through a series of color-related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten, and Zorn will be referenced, examined, and incorporated in our study. This course is for experienced painters wishing to improve their…

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December 2021

Painters’ Forum with Rob Pollien

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10, from 1 to 3 pm (ET), on Zoom Four oil or acrylic painting projects over four months with demonstrations, lectures, an online forum, discussion, and critiques! The projects will begin with palette management and color mixing exercises and progress through a series of color-related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten, and Zorn will be referenced, examined, and incorporated in our study. This course is for experienced painters wishing to improve their…

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