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June 2021

Farnsworth and CMCA Third Sunday Tours at 10

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Sunday, June 20 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.  Cost: Free to FAM / CMCA members; children under 16 and Rockland residents.

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Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3 to 5 pmon Zoom Back by popular demand! Suitable for beginning and intermediate drawers. Explore the fine art of rendering in value with an expert. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this…

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Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

June 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3 to 5 pmon Zoom Back by popular demand! Suitable for beginning and intermediate drawers. Explore the fine art of rendering in value with an expert. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this…

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Keeping a Nature Journal with Sherrie York

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Sherrie York Field Sketching

Three sessions: Wednesdays, June 30, July 7, and July 14 From 1 to 3 pm, Online via Zoom For many of us in the past year, time spent in nature helped to ease both our sense of isolation and our cabin fever. Keeping an illustrated journal or nature sketchbook can help us continue and deepen that experience, and maybe even regain some of the focus that has seemed so elusive. We will meet together online to build basic drawing and…

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July 2021

First Friday at the Farnsworth: July 2021

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Farnsworth Art Museum is thrilled to announce the return of First Fridays at the Farnsworth, sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management, on Friday, July 2, 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m. Independence Day weekend is the perfect time to come back to Rockland's Main Street, and celebrate our city as the Art Capital of Maine. Main Street will be closed to car traffic beginning at 5 p.m. Admission to the Farnsworth will be free! All…

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Plein Air Painting with Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 3

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 3 - Topic: Creating Shimmering Water In Your LandscapesWednesday, July 7 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, July 8 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, July 9 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.   …

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Keeping a Nature Journal with Sherrie York

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Sherrie York Field Sketching

Three sessions: Wednesdays, June 30, July 7, and July 14 From 1 to 3 pm, Online via Zoom For many of us in the past year, time spent in nature helped to ease both our sense of isolation and our cabin fever. Keeping an illustrated journal or nature sketchbook can help us continue and deepen that experience, and maybe even regain some of the focus that has seemed so elusive. We will meet together online to build basic drawing and…

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Wyeth Day—Betsy’s Gift: A Conversation with Jamie Wyeth

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
James Wyeth, Islander, 1975, Oil on canvas, 34 x 44 3/8 inches, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum

Upon Betsy Wyeth's passing in 2020, the Farnsworth Art Museum received from her bequest twenty-seven works by three generations of Wyeth family artists: six by N.C., two by Andrew, and nineteen by Jamie. Together, they greatly enriched the museum's already strong holdings of their works, and at the same time demonstrate Betsy Wyeth's passion for collecting. Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will talk with Jamie Wyeth about his mother's collecting, and his impressions of the works she left to…

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Keeping a Nature Journal with Sherrie York

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Sherrie York Field Sketching

Three sessions: Wednesdays, June 30, July 7, and July 14 From 1 to 3 pm, Online via Zoom For many of us in the past year, time spent in nature helped to ease both our sense of isolation and our cabin fever. Keeping an illustrated journal or nature sketchbook can help us continue and deepen that experience, and maybe even regain some of the focus that has seemed so elusive. We will meet together online to build basic drawing and…

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Farnsworth and CMCA Third Sunday Tours at 10

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Farnsworth and CMCA logos

Sunday, July 18 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.  Advanced registration is required. In addition, we request that all visitors agree to the following guidelines before their visit: Cost:…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem – Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Monday & Wednesday, July 19 & 21, andMonday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, from 10 to 11:30 amOnline via Zoom. A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring a wide range of possibilities for creating new poems. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and borders? What holds us back? What moves us forward? In this two-week workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms as they offer consolation…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem – Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Monday & Wednesday, July 19 & 21, andMonday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, from 10 to 11:30 amOnline via Zoom. A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring a wide range of possibilities for creating new poems. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and borders? What holds us back? What moves us forward? In this two-week workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms as they offer consolation…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem – Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Monday & Wednesday, July 19 & 21, andMonday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, from 10 to 11:30 amOnline via Zoom. A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring a wide range of possibilities for creating new poems. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and borders? What holds us back? What moves us forward? In this two-week workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms as they offer consolation…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem – Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Monday & Wednesday, July 19 & 21, andMonday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, from 10 to 11:30 amOnline via Zoom. A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring a wide range of possibilities for creating new poems. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and borders? What holds us back? What moves us forward? In this two-week workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms as they offer consolation…

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August 2021

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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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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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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September 2021

Robert Indiana: The Hartley Elegies with Michael K. Komanecky

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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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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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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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November 2021

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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