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The Writing On The Wall Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19 and 21; July 26 and  2810 am to 12 noon on zoom How does poetry allow us to express our fears of a world in crisis? Using the palms of our hands and the cartography of graffiti, in this two-week live Zoom workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, we will create […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

The Writing On The Wall Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19 and 21; July 26 and  2810 am to 12 noon on zoom How does poetry allow us to express our fears of a world in crisis? Using the palms of our hands and the cartography of graffiti, in this two-week live Zoom workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, we will create […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

The Writing On The Wall Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19 and 21; July 26 and  2810 am to 12 noon on zoom How does poetry allow us to express our fears of a world in crisis? Using the palms of our hands and the cartography of graffiti, in this two-week live Zoom workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, we will create […]

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Breaking New Territory: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Mondays and Wednesdays; August 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom Where are we going? Where have we been? Using maps and other guideposts in this two-week live Zoom workshop, we will explore the theme of breaking new territory and the voices we carry with us in times of […]

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Preparing to Paint the Landscape en Plein Air with Barbara Thomas

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Monday, August 8 from 1 to 3 pm, Online via Zoom In this single-session Zoom workshop, instructor Barbara Thomas will lead students through the rudiments of landscape painting: composition, light and shadow, how to create distance, and specific techniques for clouds, trees, grass, water, and other landscape elements.  Open to all artists who want tips […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Breaking New Territory: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Mondays and Wednesdays; August 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom Where are we going? Where have we been? Using maps and other guideposts in this two-week live Zoom workshop, we will explore the theme of breaking new territory and the voices we carry with us in times of […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Breaking New Territory: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Mondays and Wednesdays; August 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom Where are we going? Where have we been? Using maps and other guideposts in this two-week live Zoom workshop, we will explore the theme of breaking new territory and the voices we carry with us in times of […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Breaking New Territory: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Mondays and Wednesdays; August 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom Where are we going? Where have we been? Using maps and other guideposts in this two-week live Zoom workshop, we will explore the theme of breaking new territory and the voices we carry with us in times of […]

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Summer Blooms: An Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Hélène Farrar

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

In-person 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 […]

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Crescent Moon Rising!/ Poems of Crisis & Renewal: A poetry reading hosted by Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Thursday, August 18 at 5pm, on Zoom .Join members of the long-standing poetry workshops offered each summer by Kathleen Ellis as they share their work. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Cost: Free and open to the public, but registration is required

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Plein Air Landscape for Beginning Painters with Barbara Thomas

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

In-person at the Gamble Center and on the campus of the Farnsworth Art Museum Plein Air Landscape Painting in Beautiful Maine: This is an exciting opportunity to experience nature and capture it in a painting. Instructor Barbara Thomas will lead students in painting the outdoors, experiencing the beauty of the landscape, and capturing it on paper […]

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Plein Air Workshop for Experienced Painters with Barbara Thomas

Monday, August 29 from 9 am to 3 pmIn-person on the Farnsworth Campus and in downtown Rockland Come spend a day refining your technique and learning tips and tricks about painting in plein air from a professional plein air painter. This class is open to experienced painters. We’ll be working within the Rockland waterfront park […]

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Clay Relief Sculpture 101 with Randy Fein

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

In-person in the Gamble Center on the Farnsworth Campus This one-day workshop will give you the tools to sculpt a bas-relief sculpture in clay. A bas-relief sculpture features subjects protruding slightly from the background, placing an emphasis on texture, light, shadow, and perspective. This sculptural approach is perfect for creating clay work to be displayed […]

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Online Watercolor Course: Autumn in New England, with artist Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, Nov 1-22, 2022  3–5 pm, on Zoom Autumn in New England is a feast for our eyes with glowing yellows, oranges, and reds, but can also be one of the most challenging seasons to capture in a painting. In this Tuesday afternoon weekly class, we will discuss all things trees, one of my favorite […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Online Watercolor Course: Autumn in New England, with artist Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, Nov 1-22, 2022  3–5 pm, on Zoom Autumn in New England is a feast for our eyes with glowing yellows, oranges, and reds, but can also be one of the most challenging seasons to capture in a painting. In this Tuesday afternoon weekly class, we will discuss all things trees, one of my favorite […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Online Watercolor Course: Autumn in New England, with artist Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, Nov 1-22, 2022  3–5 pm, on Zoom Autumn in New England is a feast for our eyes with glowing yellows, oranges, and reds, but can also be one of the most challenging seasons to capture in a painting. In this Tuesday afternoon weekly class, we will discuss all things trees, one of my favorite […]

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Intro to Relief Print Gift Making with Sherrie York

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

Friday November 18, 2022, 9.30 am – 12.30 pmGamble Education Center Join printmaker Sherrie York in this one-day relief-printing workshop to learn a versatile technique that can be applied to both fine art and craft projects. In this introductory workshop we will take inspiration from the changing season to create a block that can be […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Online Watercolor Course: Autumn in New England, with artist Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, Nov 1-22, 2022  3–5 pm, on Zoom Autumn in New England is a feast for our eyes with glowing yellows, oranges, and reds, but can also be one of the most challenging seasons to capture in a painting. In this Tuesday afternoon weekly class, we will discuss all things trees, one of my favorite […]

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Technique Tune Up – Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey 

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 2023, 3 – 5 p.m. on Zoom Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and […]

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Technique Tune Up – Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey 

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 2023, 3 – 5 p.m. on Zoom Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and […]

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Technique Tune Up – Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey 

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 2023, 3 – 5 p.m. on Zoom Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and […]

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Technique Tune Up – Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey 

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 2023, 3 – 5 p.m. on Zoom Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and […]

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Watercolor Challenge with Elizabeth O’Reilly

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Wednesdays, February 15-March 8, 9-11:30 a.m., on Zoom In this course, students will become proficient in the watercolor medium and learn to paint still lifes and landscapes by studying the work of a different watercolor painter each week. Through class activities such as demonstrations, individual and group critiques, and weekly homework assignments, students will learn […]

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Watercolor Challenge with Elizabeth O’Reilly

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Wednesdays, February 15-March 8, 9-11:30 a.m., on Zoom In this course, students will become proficient in the watercolor medium and learn to paint still lifes and landscapes by studying the work of a different watercolor painter each week. Through class activities such as demonstrations, individual and group critiques, and weekly homework assignments, students will learn […]

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Watercolor Challenge with Elizabeth O’Reilly

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Wednesdays, February 15-March 8, 9-11:30 a.m., on Zoom In this course, students will become proficient in the watercolor medium and learn to paint still lifes and landscapes by studying the work of a different watercolor painter each week. Through class activities such as demonstrations, individual and group critiques, and weekly homework assignments, students will learn […]

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Watercolor Challenge with Elizabeth O’Reilly

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Wednesdays, February 15-March 8, 9-11:30 a.m., on Zoom In this course, students will become proficient in the watercolor medium and learn to paint still lifes and landscapes by studying the work of a different watercolor painter each week. Through class activities such as demonstrations, individual and group critiques, and weekly homework assignments, students will learn […]

Event Series Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien
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Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

3rd Fridays of the Month starting March 17 This four-part Painter’s Forum, which meets online once a month, fosters engagement with one’s work while sharing with a community of fellow painters.  Discuss your work with fellow painters while working on a series of cumulative, sequential exercises that promote greater depth of expression and increased technical […]

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Mixed Media and Wax Workshop with Hélène Farrar

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

Join us for a playful workshop where we dive deep into working with encaustic on a basic level and its relationship to textile, photographs, natural materials, and more. Beautiful things happen when the ancient medium of encaustic meets with mixed media materials! Students will investigate how to transfer images, stencil, collage and the various techniques […]

Event Series Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien
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Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

3rd Fridays of the Month starting March 17 This four-part Painter’s Forum, which meets online once a month, fosters engagement with one’s work while sharing with a community of fellow painters.  Discuss your work with fellow painters while working on a series of cumulative, sequential exercises that promote greater depth of expression and increased technical […]

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Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, April 25-May 16, 3-5 p.m. on Zoom Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and supplies used, and about fundamental techniques […]

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Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, April 25-May 16, 3-5 p.m. on Zoom Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and supplies used, and about fundamental techniques […]

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Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher: An Introduction to Modern Tapestry Weaving

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

Tapestry weaving is not a new craft form by any means, but the endless variations one can employ while weaving can lead to exciting, modern takes on this traditional craft!  In this workshop, students will create woven wall hangings and learn (or review) the basics: fibers, assembling a loom, warping, stitches and knots, shapes and finishing […]

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Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, April 25-May 16, 3-5 p.m. on Zoom Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and supplies used, and about fundamental techniques […]

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Watercolor Fundamentals with Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, April 25-May 16, 3-5 p.m. on Zoom Watercolor is a beautiful medium that can create complex and expressive paintings, but can also feel overwhelming and frustrating. In this class you will learn how to understand the nuances of watercolor behaviors, gain an understanding of the different tools and supplies used, and about fundamental techniques […]

Event Series Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien
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Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

3rd Fridays of the Month starting March 17 This four-part Painter’s Forum, which meets online once a month, fosters engagement with one’s work while sharing with a community of fellow painters.  Discuss your work with fellow painters while working on a series of cumulative, sequential exercises that promote greater depth of expression and increased technical […]

Event Series Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien
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Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

3rd Fridays of the Month starting March 17 This four-part Painter’s Forum, which meets online once a month, fosters engagement with one’s work while sharing with a community of fellow painters.  Discuss your work with fellow painters while working on a series of cumulative, sequential exercises that promote greater depth of expression and increased technical […]

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Making it New! Poetry Writing Workshop on Zoom With Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Make it new!, poet Ezra Pound proclaimed. How can poetry & art reorient our relation to the world, allowing us to transform the materials & forms we use? Using the work of two U.S.S.R-born, Ukranian-Russian-Jewish immigrants, artist Louise Nevelson & poet Ilya Kaminsky, this one-day workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis will widen our ability to […]

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Explore Shibori Indigo Dyeing with Jackie Ottino

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

In celebration of the Farnsworth’s June opening of Alvaro’s World which is coming from a private collection in Japan, this one-day adult art-making workshop will explore a variety of dyeing techniques including Shibori, the Japanese resist-dyeing technique that involves twisting cloth and binding it to create a vast array of patterns on fabric. Our indigo […]

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Barbara Thomas Plein Air Experience – Inspired by Hopper and Wyeth

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

Thursday, August 10, 2023, 10 a.m.-12 noon, break for special lunch at the Rockland Farmers Market, resume 1:30-4 p.m. (Students can sign up for one or the other, or both of these full day workshops.) Choose a one-day or two-day workshop experience where you'll immerse yourself in the fundamentals of landscape painting! Whether you're a […]

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Barbara Thomas Plein Air Experience – Inspired by Hopper and Wyeth

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

Thursday, August 10, 2023, 10 a.m.-12 noon, break for special lunch at the Rockland Farmers Market, resume 1:30-4 p.m. (Students can sign up for one or the other, or both of these full day workshops.) Choose a one-day or two-day workshop experience where you'll immerse yourself in the fundamentals of landscape painting! Whether you're a […]

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Real and Imagined Places Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and try out new forms and spaces? In this four-day, in-person workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, we will explore old and new places, both real and imagined, and widen our ability to pursue possibilities for change in both subject matter and form. […]

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Real and Imagined Places Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and try out new forms and spaces? In this four-day, in-person workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, we will explore old and new places, both real and imagined, and widen our ability to pursue possibilities for change in both subject matter and form. […]

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Real and Imagined Places Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and try out new forms and spaces? In this four-day, in-person workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, we will explore old and new places, both real and imagined, and widen our ability to pursue possibilities for change in both subject matter and form. […]

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Real and Imagined Places Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and try out new forms and spaces? In this four-day, in-person workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis, we will explore old and new places, both real and imagined, and widen our ability to pursue possibilities for change in both subject matter and form. […]

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Watercolor with Erica Qualey: Painting Figures in the Landscape

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, September 19 through October 10 From its rugged coast, to its deep, clean lakes and expansive forests, Maine has attracted artists for centuries. Painters come to capture its natural beauty and the people who work and play amongst it. In this class, you will explore how to draw and paint the human figure, as […]

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Watercolor with Erica Qualey: Painting Figures in the Landscape

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, September 19 through October 10 From its rugged coast, to its deep, clean lakes and expansive forests, Maine has attracted artists for centuries. Painters come to capture its natural beauty and the people who work and play amongst it. In this class, you will explore how to draw and paint the human figure, as […]

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Watercolor with Erica Qualey: Painting Figures in the Landscape

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, September 19 through October 10 From its rugged coast, to its deep, clean lakes and expansive forests, Maine has attracted artists for centuries. Painters come to capture its natural beauty and the people who work and play amongst it. In this class, you will explore how to draw and paint the human figure, as […]

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Watercolor with Erica Qualey: Painting Figures in the Landscape

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, September 19 through October 10 From its rugged coast, to its deep, clean lakes and expansive forests, Maine has attracted artists for centuries. Painters come to capture its natural beauty and the people who work and play amongst it. In this class, you will explore how to draw and paint the human figure, as […]

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Collage and Assemblage with Erika Manning

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

Four Sundays weekly starting Oct 15; Oct 22; Oct 29; Nov 5 Step out of your comfort zone, and explore the process of collage and assemblage. Get inspired by the Farnsworth’s collection of Louise Nevelson, then walk across campus to our art studio to create something uniquely yours. In this four week workshop, students of all […]

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Collage and Assemblage with Erika Manning

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

Four Sundays weekly starting Oct 15; Oct 22; Oct 29; Nov 5 Step out of your comfort zone, and explore the process of collage and assemblage. Get inspired by the Farnsworth’s collection of Louise Nevelson, then walk across campus to our art studio to create something uniquely yours. In this four week workshop, students of all […]