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February 2022

Wyeth Waters and Other Shores Explored: Drawing and Painting Maine Waters with Rachael and John David O’Shaughnessy

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program will take place on Zoom United States

Four Mondays, February 7, 14, 28, and March 7 (no class on February 21 as it is a holiday) from 6 to 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom. This class is an immersive look at water through the eyes of some of the most beloved works in the Farnsworth collection. Join artists, and husband and wife team, John and Rachael O’Shaughnessy, to learn how to create dynamic, convincing drawings and paintings of Maine's waters, using the guidance of both memory and observation.…

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Watercolor Cohort: Building on your strengths and overcoming challenges With Erica Qualey

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Erica Qualey, New Snow

Four meetings every two weeks on Tuesdays, January 11, 25, February 8, and 22 from 6 to 8 pm (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom. Looking for a supportive watercolor community to inspire, motivate, and help you grow? This class checks all these boxes! Meeting virtually every other week, this class is designed to serve as an ongoing instructional painting group and will cater to the interests and needs of the group. Instruction and demonstrations for both drawing and painting, as well as…

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Painters’ Forum Rob Pollien

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Fridays: January, 14; February, 11; March, 11; and April 8 from 1 to 3 pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom Suitable for intermediate or advanced painters in oil or acrylic. Four 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 into our study.…

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Watercolor Challenge with Elizabeth O’Reilly

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Four Saturdays, January 22, 29, February 5, and 12, from 9 am to 12 noon (ET)Online via Zoom Students will become familiar with the watercolor medium and gain reasonable control so as to paint subjects including still life and landscape through looking at a particular watercolor painter each week. Through this course, students will learn to organize the chosen subjects into compositions showing an understanding of value, color, and form. Each class will explore some aspect of the elements of design or…

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Painting with Andrew Wyeth Egg Tempera Workshop 2

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, happening 4 times

Four Mondays, January 24, 31, February 7, and 14, 10 am to 12 noon (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom. In this workshop continuing students can deepen their tempera painting techniques and practice. New students can learn the basics of the egg tempera technique. Using the work of Andrew Wyeth as inspiration, we’ll work together on one painting throughout the workshop, building and refining our work as we go. In addition, we’ll address specifically some art-making principles such as composition, how…

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Wyeth Waters and Other Shores Explored: Drawing and Painting Maine Waters with Rachael and John David O’Shaughnessy

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program will take place on Zoom United States

Four Mondays, February 7, 14, 28, and March 7 (no class on February 21 as it is a holiday) from 6 to 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom. This class is an immersive look at water through the eyes of some of the most beloved works in the Farnsworth collection. Join artists, and husband and wife team, John and Rachael O’Shaughnessy, to learn how to create dynamic, convincing drawings and paintings of Maine's waters, using the guidance of both memory and observation.…

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Millay in Maine: 130th Birthday Celebration of Edna St. Vincent Millay

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Presented by the Farnsworth Art Museum in collaboration with the Millay House Rockland this event is hosted by Kathleen Ellis and features writers from across Maine including: Julia Bouwsma, François Amar, Carol Bachofner, Ellen Goldsmith, Annaliese Jakimides, Gary Lawless, Kristen Lindquist, Carl Little, Claire Millikin, Jefferson Navicky, and Rachel Ouellette. Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration is requred

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Third Sunday Tour at Ten: February 2022

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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This event has been canceled for February. We look forward to seeing you in March! 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 and learn about varied art-making approaches.   Meet outside at the Museum Street entrance to the Farnsworth at 9:45 am. In case…

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Watercolor Cohort: Building on your strengths and overcoming challenges With Erica Qualey

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Erica Qualey, New Snow

Four meetings every two weeks on Tuesdays, January 11, 25, February 8, and 22 from 6 to 8 pm (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom. Looking for a supportive watercolor community to inspire, motivate, and help you grow? This class checks all these boxes! Meeting virtually every other week, this class is designed to serve as an ongoing instructional painting group and will cater to the interests and needs of the group. Instruction and demonstrations for both drawing and painting, as well as…

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Wyeth Waters and Other Shores Explored: Drawing and Painting Maine Waters with Rachael and John David O’Shaughnessy

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program will take place on Zoom United States

Four Mondays, February 7, 14, 28, and March 7 (no class on February 21 as it is a holiday) from 6 to 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom. This class is an immersive look at water through the eyes of some of the most beloved works in the Farnsworth collection. Join artists, and husband and wife team, John and Rachael O’Shaughnessy, to learn how to create dynamic, convincing drawings and paintings of Maine's waters, using the guidance of both memory and observation.…

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March 2022

Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Four Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 3 pm. Online via zoom. Join artist Whitney River to 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 drawing through a combination of fun exercises, demonstrations, teacher feedback, and extended still lives. Whitney River graduated from Yale University in…

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Perspective Drawing with Tanya Harsch

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2022

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Two Saturdays, March 5 and 26 from 10:30 am to 12 noon (Two weeks between class meetings. No classes on Sat. March 12 and 19.) Offered online via Zoom. Learn the ins and outs of linear perspective.  This workshop will walk you through the various applications of linear perspective from simple one-point perspective to complex, multi-point perspective as applied to anything from the humble cube, to a city of buildings, to the complex geometry presented by a donut.  After the instructor presents…

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Wyeth Waters and Other Shores Explored: Drawing and Painting Maine Waters with Rachael and John David O’Shaughnessy

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Recurring Event
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Four Mondays, February 7, 14, 28, and March 7 (no class on February 21 as it is a holiday) from 6 to 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom. This class is an immersive look at water through the eyes of some of the most beloved works in the Farnsworth collection. Join artists, and husband and wife team, John and Rachael O’Shaughnessy, to learn how to create dynamic, convincing drawings and paintings of Maine's waters, using the guidance of both memory and observation.…

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Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Four Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 3 pm. Online via zoom. Join artist Whitney River to 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 drawing through a combination of fun exercises, demonstrations, teacher feedback, and extended still lives. Whitney River graduated from Yale University in…

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Beginning Oil Painting with Tanya Harsch

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2022

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and April 6 from 1 to 3 pm (No class on March 30)Offered online via Zoom. Join teaching artist Tanya Harsch for this representational oil painting class suited for the beginning student, or for the intermediate student who wants to brush up on their technique. The class will be a combination of demonstration, painting time and feedback, focusing on technique (brushwork, color mixing, accurate observation). Plan to work on one small painting each week, with…

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Painters’ Forum Rob Pollien

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Fridays: January, 14; February, 11; March, 11; and April 8 from 1 to 3 pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom Suitable for intermediate or advanced painters in oil or acrylic. Four 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 into our study.…

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Word and Image: A Generative Writing Salon with Jodi Paloni

March 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Saturday, March 12, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, online via Zoom Join local author and career educator, Jodi Paloni, via Zoom, for a generative writing salon inspired by visual images selected from current exhibitions and the museum collections paired with snippets of poetry and prose to spark curiosity and imagination. Participants will engage first in a “sudden prompt” to get the creative juices flowing, and then break to write “alone among others” for about 30 minutes. Finally, writers will share…

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Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Four Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 3 pm. Online via zoom. Join artist Whitney River to 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 drawing through a combination of fun exercises, demonstrations, teacher feedback, and extended still lives. Whitney River graduated from Yale University in…

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Beginning Oil Painting with Tanya Harsch

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2022

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and April 6 from 1 to 3 pm (No class on March 30)Offered online via Zoom. Join teaching artist Tanya Harsch for this representational oil painting class suited for the beginning student, or for the intermediate student who wants to brush up on their technique. The class will be a combination of demonstration, painting time and feedback, focusing on technique (brushwork, color mixing, accurate observation). Plan to work on one small painting each week, with…

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Third Sunday Tour at 10—March 2022

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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. Each Third Sunday Tour is different! Participants walk to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic vision.   Meet outside at the Museum Street entrance to the Farnsworth at 9:45 am. In case of rain or cold weather, wait…

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Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Four Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 3 pm. Online via zoom. Join artist Whitney River to 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 drawing through a combination of fun exercises, demonstrations, teacher feedback, and extended still lives. Whitney River graduated from Yale University in…

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Beginning Oil Painting with Tanya Harsch

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2022

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and April 6 from 1 to 3 pm (No class on March 30)Offered online via Zoom. Join teaching artist Tanya Harsch for this representational oil painting class suited for the beginning student, or for the intermediate student who wants to brush up on their technique. The class will be a combination of demonstration, painting time and feedback, focusing on technique (brushwork, color mixing, accurate observation). Plan to work on one small painting each week, with…

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Farnsworth Forum Thursdays: Making It! Greenwich House Pottery and the Story of Community

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
A black and white photo of Fabio Fernandez, a bald gentleman with a beard and mustache wearing black frame glasses smiling directly into the camera. He is wearing a black jacket with an upside down magnet pin in the shape of a U

With Fabio Fernandez, Executive Director of Greenwich House Pottery, New York; Trustee of Haystack School; former Executive Director of Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston Join Fabio Fernandez as he traces his routes to working at Greenwich House Pottery, an arts education school founded in 1909 in Greenwich Village, and talks about the engagement with the community of potters and artists who have learned and taught there. Greenwich House had a pottery almost from the beginning when the idea for…

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Perspective Drawing with Tanya Harsch

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2022

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Two Saturdays, March 5 and 26 from 10:30 am to 12 noon (Two weeks between class meetings. No classes on Sat. March 12 and 19.) Offered online via Zoom. Learn the ins and outs of linear perspective.  This workshop will walk you through the various applications of linear perspective from simple one-point perspective to complex, multi-point perspective as applied to anything from the humble cube, to a city of buildings, to the complex geometry presented by a donut.  After the instructor presents…

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April 2022

Beginning Oil Painting with Tanya Harsch

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2022

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and April 6 from 1 to 3 pm (No class on March 30)Offered online via Zoom. Join teaching artist Tanya Harsch for this representational oil painting class suited for the beginning student, or for the intermediate student who wants to brush up on their technique. The class will be a combination of demonstration, painting time and feedback, focusing on technique (brushwork, color mixing, accurate observation). Plan to work on one small painting each week, with…

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America with Laurence Cotton

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 7 at 2 pm, Eastern TimeOnline via Zoom  April 26, 2022, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field of landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer to the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”) as he does a deep dive into the remarkable life and career of Renaissance-man Olmsted--writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the…

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Painters’ Forum Rob Pollien

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Fridays: January, 14; February, 11; March, 11; and April 8 from 1 to 3 pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom Suitable for intermediate or advanced painters in oil or acrylic. Four 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 into our study.…

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Getting Started with Reduction Linocut with Sherrie York

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sherrie York, Long-eared Owl

Saturday, April 16, 10 am to 4 pm. In-person, downstairs studio of the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table!  Reduction printing allows the artist to develop a multi-color image through successive cutting, inking, and printing of a single block.  This workshop will cover:  • How to design an image for reduction printing  • How…

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Third Sunday Tour at 10—April 2022

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please note: This Third Sunday Tour takes place on the fourth Sunday of April! 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. Each Third Sunday Tour is different! Participants walk to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic vision.   This week's theme will be Printmaking! Meet…

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Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

A booted lobster fisherman in a red shirt and blue pants prepares to climb out of a boat, while another man in a lime green shirt waits aboard

Four Tuesdays, April 26, May 3, 10, and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pmOnline via Zoom Fill your watercolor paintings with expression and mood! Watercolor is such a beautiful and fun medium to use. Its spontaneous nature and soft translucent light make it ideal for capturing light and creating a variety of moods.  In this class, we will talk about how design elements, such as value, color, and line, play a role in capturing expression and light. We will take…

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We Share The Same Sky: An In-Person Book Talk by Rachael Cerrotti

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Wednesday, April 27, 6-7 p.m. in the Farnsworth Auditorium A Book talk with Author Rachael Cerrotti of We Share The Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration with an Introduction by Jane Bianco, Interim Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Curator of the exhibition Leonard Baskin: I Hold The Cracked Mirror Up to Man, on display in the Farnsworth's Crosman Gallery from April 16, 2022 through January 15, 2023. In conjunction with the museum's Leonard Baskin exhibition,…

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We Share The Same Sky: A Book Talk by Rachael Cerrotti on Zoom

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesday, April 27, 6-7 p.m. on Zoom A Book talk with Author Rachael Cerrotti of We Share The Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration with an Introduction by Jane Bianco, Interim Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Curator of Leonard Baskin: I Hold The Cracked Mirror Up to Man, on display in the Farnsworth's Crosman Gallery from April 16, 2022 through January 15, 2023. In conjunction with our Leonard Baskin exhibition, the Farnsworth Art Museum presents…

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Farnsworth Forum Thursdays: Ecotones and Tipping Points—New Impacts through New Thinking

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Thursday, April 28, 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom In this Earth Day talk, meet Dr. Soren Brothers, Allan and Helaine Shiff Curator of Climate Change at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), as he discusses the relationship between art and the environment. Many recognize that the arts and sciences are closely intertwined, but find it difficult to define the actual substance of that connection, or its practical value. As a professional limnologist, Dr. Brothers will share insights into how engaging…

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Introduction to Encaustic: Painting Metaphors of Spring with Hélène Farrar

April 29 @ 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

Friday, April 29 from 10 am to 4 pm (ET)In-person class, in the first-floor studio of the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Spring is one of the most colorful of seasons where everything comes to LIFE! Colors abound in the landscape creating conversations and song!  Join artist Hélène Farrar as she leads you in an 'Introduction to Encaustics - The Metaphors of Spring,' painting in the ancient medium of encaustic.  Students will explore this hot molten wax painting medium…

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May 2022

Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

May 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

A booted lobster fisherman in a red shirt and blue pants prepares to climb out of a boat, while another man in a lime green shirt waits aboard

Four Tuesdays, April 26, May 3, 10, and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pmOnline via Zoom Fill your watercolor paintings with expression and mood! Watercolor is such a beautiful and fun medium to use. Its spontaneous nature and soft translucent light make it ideal for capturing light and creating a variety of moods.  In this class, we will talk about how design elements, such as value, color, and line, play a role in capturing expression and light. We will take…

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Beyond the Automatic Settings: Learn Your DSLR/Mirrorless Camera with Thom Williams

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 2 to 3:30 pm. On Zoom Isn't it time to get the most out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera? Take your camera out of automatic mode and understand how to maximize the full power of your equipment. Learn about aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and more--what they do and what they can do for you. Recommended for DSLR and mirrorless users. Not recommended for camera phone users. Thom Williams is a photographic…

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Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

May 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

A booted lobster fisherman in a red shirt and blue pants prepares to climb out of a boat, while another man in a lime green shirt waits aboard

Four Tuesdays, April 26, May 3, 10, and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pmOnline via Zoom Fill your watercolor paintings with expression and mood! Watercolor is such a beautiful and fun medium to use. Its spontaneous nature and soft translucent light make it ideal for capturing light and creating a variety of moods.  In this class, we will talk about how design elements, such as value, color, and line, play a role in capturing expression and light. We will take…

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Beyond the Automatic Settings: Learn Your DSLR/Mirrorless Camera with Thom Williams

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 2 to 3:30 pm. On Zoom Isn't it time to get the most out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera? Take your camera out of automatic mode and understand how to maximize the full power of your equipment. Learn about aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and more--what they do and what they can do for you. Recommended for DSLR and mirrorless users. Not recommended for camera phone users. Thom Williams is a photographic…

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Third Sunday Tour at 10—May 2022

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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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. Each Third Sunday Tour is different! Participants walk to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic vision.  Space is limited. Registration closes at 12 noon on the Friday before the Third Sunday Tour. This week’s theme will be the "emotional…

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Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

May 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

A booted lobster fisherman in a red shirt and blue pants prepares to climb out of a boat, while another man in a lime green shirt waits aboard

Four Tuesdays, April 26, May 3, 10, and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pmOnline via Zoom Fill your watercolor paintings with expression and mood! Watercolor is such a beautiful and fun medium to use. Its spontaneous nature and soft translucent light make it ideal for capturing light and creating a variety of moods.  In this class, we will talk about how design elements, such as value, color, and line, play a role in capturing expression and light. We will take…

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Beyond the Automatic Settings: Learn Your DSLR/Mirrorless Camera with Thom Williams

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 2 to 3:30 pm. On Zoom Isn't it time to get the most out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera? Take your camera out of automatic mode and understand how to maximize the full power of your equipment. Learn about aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and more--what they do and what they can do for you. Recommended for DSLR and mirrorless users. Not recommended for camera phone users. Thom Williams is a photographic…

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Watercolor Batik with Erica Qualey

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Work by Erica Qualey

Two-day workshop, Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. In-person in the first-floor studio of the Gamble Education Center of the Farnsworth campus. Join Erica Qualey for this exciting class exploring the traditional techniques of batik but applying them with a new twist… with watercolor on a beautiful translucent rice paper. The results are fantastic and lovely with rich bold colors and soft textures created by the natural qualities of rice paper. During this…

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Watercolor Batik with Erica Qualey

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Work by Erica Qualey

Two-day workshop, Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. In-person in the first-floor studio of the Gamble Education Center of the Farnsworth campus. Join Erica Qualey for this exciting class exploring the traditional techniques of batik but applying them with a new twist… with watercolor on a beautiful translucent rice paper. The results are fantastic and lovely with rich bold colors and soft textures created by the natural qualities of rice paper. During this…

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Beyond the Automatic Settings: Learn Your DSLR/Mirrorless Camera with Thom Williams

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 2 to 3:30 pm. On Zoom Isn't it time to get the most out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera? Take your camera out of automatic mode and understand how to maximize the full power of your equipment. Learn about aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and more--what they do and what they can do for you. Recommended for DSLR and mirrorless users. Not recommended for camera phone users. Thom Williams is a photographic…

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June 2022

First Friday at the Farnsworth—June 2022

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 3, 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. Our Main Street doors, leading right into our galleries, will be open to all, and live music will be provided by the Midcoast Music Academy. This is the 13th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth,…

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The Basics: Intro to Oil Painting with Douglas Smith

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:30 am-12:00 pmIn-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Learn the basics of oil painting. Each class will begin with a brief demonstration, followed by ample time for each student to complete a painting. Simple methods will guide the student through the oil painting process while discussing materials and techniques. Douglas Smith began working in oil painting at age 12. He studied at Lyme Academy of Fine Art from 1987-1990…

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The Basics: Intro to Oil Painting with Douglas Smith

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:30 am-12:00 pmIn-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Learn the basics of oil painting. Each class will begin with a brief demonstration, followed by ample time for each student to complete a painting. Simple methods will guide the student through the oil painting process while discussing materials and techniques. Douglas Smith began working in oil painting at age 12. He studied at Lyme Academy of Fine Art from 1987-1990…

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The Basics: Intro to Oil Painting with Douglas Smith

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:30 am-12:00 pmIn-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Learn the basics of oil painting. Each class will begin with a brief demonstration, followed by ample time for each student to complete a painting. Simple methods will guide the student through the oil painting process while discussing materials and techniques. Douglas Smith began working in oil painting at age 12. He studied at Lyme Academy of Fine Art from 1987-1990…

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The Painted Ocean: Henri, Kent, Hopper, and Bellows with Rachael and John David O’Shaughnessy

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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In-person at the Gamble Center on the Farnsworth Campus In this exciting new one-day workshop co-taught by artists John O’Shaughnessy and Rachael O’Shaughnessy, students will be gently guided to create their own convincing drawings and paintings from among Maine's majestic coastal inspirations, particularly Monhegan Island. We’ll explore key works within the permanent collection by Robert Henri, and his legendary students Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and George Bellows. Observation, focus, and feeling will be key as students develop and strengthen their…

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The Basics: Intro to Oil Painting with Douglas Smith

June 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:30 am-12:00 pmIn-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Learn the basics of oil painting. Each class will begin with a brief demonstration, followed by ample time for each student to complete a painting. Simple methods will guide the student through the oil painting process while discussing materials and techniques. Douglas Smith began working in oil painting at age 12. He studied at Lyme Academy of Fine Art from 1987-1990…

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