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August 2020

The Art of Urgency: Poetry Writing Workshop

August 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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A Live Zoom Workshop with Kathleen Ellis Tuesday and Thursday, August 4, 6, 11, and 13, 10-11:30 a.m.Live Zoom Poetry Reading on Tuesday, August 18, 4 p.m. In this two-week Zoom workshop with award-winning poet Kathleen Ellis, we will explore the relevance and urgency of poetry in a time of civil unrest, homelessness, personal loss, and global catastrophe. After viewing the current exhibit of Katharine Cobey’s fiber sculptures and discussing works by diverse contemporary poets, participants will generate four new…

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Field Sketching with Sherrie York: August 2020

August 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Monday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 12 from 1 - 3 pm on Zoom A second round of Field Sketching! We'll get into more techniques and inquiry. Field sketching is a valuable tool for gardeners, journalers, artists, scientists—anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. And in our fast-paced, phone-camera-clicking, social-media-sharing world, a handwritten and illustrated journal can help us to slow down, reflect, and experience the world in a more personal and intimate way. Bio Sherrie…

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The Art of Urgency: Poetry Writing Workshop

August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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A Live Zoom Workshop with Kathleen Ellis Tuesday and Thursday, August 4, 6, 11, and 13, 10-11:30 a.m.Live Zoom Poetry Reading on Tuesday, August 18, 4 p.m. In this two-week Zoom workshop with award-winning poet Kathleen Ellis, we will explore the relevance and urgency of poetry in a time of civil unrest, homelessness, personal loss, and global catastrophe. After viewing the current exhibit of Katharine Cobey’s fiber sculptures and discussing works by diverse contemporary poets, participants will generate four new…

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Chebacco Chats presents a Lecture by Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco

August 13, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The August 13 edition of Chebacco Chats will feature art historian and curator Jane Bianco, who will talk about the work of photographer Eliot Porter. whose work is currently on view at the Farnsworth in the exhibition All the Wild Places which Jane Bianco curated. Chebacco Chats is a weekly webinar that features in-depth conversations with historians and curators about topics pertaining to the histories of Mount Desert Island. The show's host, Tim Garrity is the society's historian and editor…

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Thinking Outside The Frame: An Improv Introduction

August 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Looking for a way to really bust out of your shell and have fun doing it? This is the class for you! Ryan Jackson will be instructing participants on the art of improvisation through various games, exercises, and theatre-based scene work. Be prepared to get on your feet, open your imaginations and laugh! Born and raised in Rockland, Maine, Ryan Jackson is a graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre. For the past 20 years,…

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From Zen to Ahh…Drawing with George Terrien

August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 2 times

Saturdays, August 8 and 15, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Zoom Develop your approach and facility for sketching by observation.  Led by an architect who has sketched for decades, your pursuit of basic and advanced skills will create synergy among eye, hand, and mind, sharpening attention and memory, celebrating our surroundings. A practicing architect committed to education, professional responsibility, and social justice, George Terrien has served as the national presidents of NCARB and NAAB.  From founding a firm that…

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Watercolor Plein Air – Advanced Beginner and Intermediate with Erica Qualey

August 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 17, 2020

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Mondays, July 6 and 20, August 3 and 17, 1 -4 p.m. Over the four sessions, Erica will introduce you to concepts and techniques to help you begin recognizing the key elements in your surroundings that will create a successful painting. Sharing her process by discussion and demonstration, students will be able to paint along with Erica during each class, gaining techniques along the way. The class will meet every two weeks to allow time for students to apply the…

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Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents a Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Wyeth

August 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Victoria Browning Wyeth presents a virtual gallery talk to share her uniquely personal perspectives on her grandparents, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Betsy James Wyeth (1921-2020), through a discussion of Wyeth's paintings. This virtual gallery talk will focus on paintings in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery including portraits of Betsy—his life partner, business manager and muse—which are on view through January 10, 2021 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in honor of Betsy's recent passing.  The…

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Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents a Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Wyeth

August 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Victoria Browning Wyeth presents a virtual gallery talk to share her uniquely personal perspectives on her grandparents, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Betsy James Wyeth (1921-2020), through a discussion of Wyeth’s paintings. This virtual gallery talk will focus on paintings in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery including portraits of Betsy—his life partner, business manager and muse—which are on view through January 10, 2021 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in honor of Betsy’s recent passing. The…

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September 2020

Painting Forum and Master Class with Rob Pollien

September 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, happening 4 times

Wednesdays, August 5, September 2, October 7 and November 4 from 3:30-5:30 pm Online via Zoom. 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 representational and non-objective color related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten and Zorn will be referenced, examined and incorporated in our study. Oil or Acrylic painters wishing to expand their control…

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Creating Nansen’s Pastport

September 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Nansen Passport was a passport devised for stateless peoples and refugees in 1922 in post-Great War Europe by Norwegian polar explorer, scientist, diplomat, and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen. Ironically, the unknown regions of the far north that Nansen explored in his youth are today directly connected with climate disruption and sea level rise as well as the far-reaching humanitarian issues that accompany them. How are Nansen’s creative solutions to the great humanitarian crises of his day relevant to the issues…

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Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents a Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Wyeth

September 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Victoria Browning Wyeth presents a virtual gallery talk to share her uniquely personal perspectives on her grandparents, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Betsy James Wyeth (1921-2020), through a discussion of Wyeth’s paintings. This virtual gallery talk will focus on paintings in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery including portraits of Betsy—his life partner, business manager and muse—which are on view through January 10, 2021 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in honor of Betsy’s recent passing The…

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Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents a Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Wyeth

September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Victoria Browning Wyeth presents a virtual gallery talk to share her uniquely personal perspectives on her grandparents, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Betsy James Wyeth (1921-2020), through a discussion of Wyeth’s paintings. This virtual gallery talk will focus on paintings in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery including portraits of Betsy—his life partner, business manager and muse—which are on view through January 10, 2021 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in honor of Betsy’s recent passing The…

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October 2020

Drawing with Graphite Powder

October 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Tuesdays, October 6 and 13, 1-3 p.m. on ZOOM Graphite powder is a versatile black and white drawing medium that is both blendable and erasable, making it easy to capture smoothness and detail, make changes, and work both additively and subtractively. Join illustrator Elizabeth Ogle to learn the basics and the nuances of this unusual technique, as well as how to combine it with other media. Over the course of two sessions, attendees will create and draw from their own…

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Step by Step: Watercolor with Erica Qualey

October 6, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, October 6, Oct. 20, November 3 and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Via Zoom, Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs. She will share lots of tips and techniques to help you grow your watercolor skills. No experience is necessary. Open to all skill levels. During each session, Erica will provide step-by-step instruction on…

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Painting Forum and Master Class with Rob Pollien

October 7, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, happening 4 times

Wednesdays, August 5, September 2, October 7 and November 4 from 3:30-5:30 pm Online via Zoom. 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 representational and non-objective color related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten and Zorn will be referenced, examined and incorporated in our study. Oil or Acrylic painters wishing to expand their control…

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Drawing with Graphite Powder

October 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Tuesdays, October 6 and 13, 1-3 p.m. on ZOOM Graphite powder is a versatile black and white drawing medium that is both blendable and erasable, making it easy to capture smoothness and detail, make changes, and work both additively and subtractively. Join illustrator Elizabeth Ogle to learn the basics and the nuances of this unusual technique, as well as how to combine it with other media. Over the course of two sessions, attendees will create and draw from their own…

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To the Edge of What’s Possible: The Art and Life of Dale Chihuly with Henry Adams

October 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This talk will take place on Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Dale Chihuly is widely regarded as the world’s greatest living artist in glass. Again and again, he has invented ways to push forward the boundaries of glass as an art form, to produce things unlike anything seen before. Art Historian Henry Adams, who has been working for the last three years on a biography of Chihuly, will describe Chihuly’s forward-pushing creative process and the ways in which his…

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Step by Step: Watercolor with Erica Qualey

October 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, October 6, Oct. 20, November 3 and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Via Zoom, Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs. She will share lots of tips and techniques to help you grow your watercolor skills. No experience is necessary. Open to all skill levels. During each session, Erica will provide step-by-step instruction on…

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By Popular Demand—Step by Step Watercolor Section 2

October 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, October 20, November 3, 17 and December 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. Online via Zoom To accommodate popular demand, this course of Step by Step Watercolor with Erica Qualey is the same class started on earlier in October. Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session…

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Crystal Bridges: Building the Collection with Christopher B. Crosman

October 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

This program will take place on Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern Time Discover how, where and why the permanent collection of Crystal Bridges was created by its patron, Alice Walton. Crosman's talk will be illustrated with key examples in the collection ranging from the beginning of the American Colonial era to the present day.  Christopher Crosman is the founding chief curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  He also served as executive director of the Farnsworth Art Museum (1988…

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Making It Up As You Go: The Art of Improvisation with Ryan Jackson

October 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

This program will take place on Zoom at 1 p.m. Eastern Time Ryan Jackson is back once again to expand your minds and fill your bellies with laughter! Engage in various improvisation games and prompts to improve your skills in storytelling, conversation, and interacting with others. You'll become experts on subjects you didn't know about before, and embrace your inner fool. Whether this is your first time, or you're already an old pro, come have some fun! Born and raised…

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Fall Family Festival – 2020 Virtual Edition!

October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - October 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual Free Fall Family Festival - 2020 Virtual Edition! From Friday, October 23 through Saturday, October 31, in response to current restrictions on large public gatherings, we will be hosting free remote activities and experiences geared especially for children and families! All are invited to join in the celebration of this beautiful, crisp time of the year. Pre-register and pick up your free Fall Family Festival Jack-O-Lantern Kit which includes everything needed to design and create a…

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BE POSITIVE BE PRODUCTIVE— A Mime & Music Family Workshop

October 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

BE POSITIVE BE PRODUCTIVE-Mime & Music Family Workshop Join up & tune in to Scot Cannon’s “LIVE”  BE POSITIVE BE PRODUCTIVE-Mime & Music Family Workshop. Scot will teach you how some of the basic mime illusions work. You will get to sing some of Scot’s songs about food & snacks just in time for Halloween. Oh, you will get to see Scot’s “Baby Guitar”, ukulele, some really terrible card tricks, eat invisible fruit and count cereal boxes. If you would like…

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BE POSITIVE BE PRODUCTIVE— A Mime & Music Family Workshop

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This program will take place on Zoom United States

BE POSITIVE BE PRODUCTIVE-Mime & Music Family Workshop Join up & tune in to Scot Cannon’s “LIVE”  BE POSITIVE BE PRODUCTIVE-Mime & Music Family Workshop. Scot will teach you how some of the basic mime illusions work. You will get to sing some of Scot’s songs about food & snacks just in time for Halloween. Oh, you will get to see Scot’s “Baby Guitar”, ukulele, some really terrible card tricks, eat invisible fruit and count cereal boxes. If you would like…

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November 2020

Step by Step: Watercolor with Erica Qualey

November 3, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, October 6, Oct. 20, November 3 and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Via Zoom, Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs. She will share lots of tips and techniques to help you grow your watercolor skills. No experience is necessary. Open to all skill levels. During each session, Erica will provide step-by-step instruction on…

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By Popular Demand—Step by Step Watercolor Section 2

November 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, October 20, November 3, 17 and December 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. Online via Zoom To accommodate popular demand, this course of Step by Step Watercolor with Erica Qualey is the same class started on earlier in October. Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session…

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Painting Forum and Master Class with Rob Pollien

November 4, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, happening 4 times

Wednesdays, August 5, September 2, October 7 and November 4 from 3:30-5:30 pm Online via Zoom. 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 representational and non-objective color related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten and Zorn will be referenced, examined and incorporated in our study. Oil or Acrylic painters wishing to expand their control…

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Step by Step: Watercolor with Erica Qualey

November 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, October 6, Oct. 20, November 3 and 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Via Zoom, Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs. She will share lots of tips and techniques to help you grow your watercolor skills. No experience is necessary. Open to all skill levels. During each session, Erica will provide step-by-step instruction on…

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By Popular Demand—Step by Step Watercolor Section 2

November 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, October 20, November 3, 17 and December 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. Online via Zoom To accommodate popular demand, this course of Step by Step Watercolor with Erica Qualey is the same class started on earlier in October. Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session…

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Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design with Angela Waldron

November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

This talk will take place online via Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern Time The presentation Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design examines the heyday of book cover design from the 1890s through the 1930s, a time of great artistic experimentation influenced by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.  During this period, women created thousands of book cover designs for the mass market, from simple one-color stamped designs to more elaborate multi-color designs,…

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Share the Wonder 2020: Comfort and Joy

November 28, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Beginning on Saturday, November 28, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present the 15th annual Share the Wonder Celebration. This year’s celebration, titled Share the Wonder 2020: Virtual Edition!, will feature a holiday-themed activity book as well as online activities centered on the theme of Comfort and Joy. You can download our Share the Wonder activity booklet here!

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December 2020

By Popular Demand—Step by Step Watercolor Section 2

December 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, October 20, November 3, 17 and December 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. Online via Zoom To accommodate popular demand, this course of Step by Step Watercolor with Erica Qualey is the same class started on earlier in October. Grab your paint brushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session…

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Eliot Porter: All the Wild Places—a Talk by Curator Jane Bianco

December 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elliot Porter, Path in Wood, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 1981, 16 x 12-3/8 in. 2017.18.2

Offered online via Zoom After attending Harvard Medical School, Eliot Porter (1901-1990) gave up a career as a researcher and teacher in the biological sciences in order to devote himself to photography. His passion for nature, and particularly birds, led him to teach himself the dye transfer process of color film printing, in order to depict nesting birds in their environments. He became a pioneer in the artistry of  color landscape photography, and an advocate for the protection of fragile habitats, as he observed…

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Taking Care Of Rembrandt And Friends: Adventures In Painting Conservation with Sarah Fisher

December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Sarah Fisher will give a presentation at the Farnsworth Art Museum

This online talk will take place via Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern Time This is the story of the conservation and treatment of fine art paintings, a story made more personal by tales and examples from the career of conservator Sarah Fisher who was the Head of Painting Conservation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC for many years prior to retiring to Maine. Painting conservation is a fascinating combination of art, craft, and science, and has the…

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January 2021

Level 1 Watercolor Step by Step with Erica Qualey

January 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, January 5, 19; February 2 and 16, 3:30 to 5:30 pmOnline via Zoom Wondering where to start with watercolor? Have tried your hand, but are a bit discouraged? Then this class is for YOU! Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session to help you grow your watercolor…

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Step by Step Watercolor Level 2

January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Erica Qualey Watercolor

Tuesday, January 5, 19, February 2, and 16Online via Zoom Have you learned the basic watercolor skills but feel like you need a bit of guidance to bring your paintings to the next step? This class may be just what you are looking for!  Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques…

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Painters’ Forum with Rob Pollien

January 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

Watercolor by artist Robert Pollien

Fridays, January 8, February 12, March 12 and April 9 (Second Fridays of the month), 1 to 3 pm Online via Zoom This class at the Farnsworth Art Museum, for experienced painters that want to increase their skillset, offers four oil or acrylic painting projects over four months. These will include 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…

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Adventures in Word and Image: A Generative Writing Salon

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, happening 3 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Saturdays, January 16, February 20, March 20 Online via Zoom. Join local author and career educator, Jodi Paloni, for a generative writing salon inspired by visual images selected from current Farnsworth Art Museum exhibitions and the museum collection, 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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Level 1 Watercolor Step by Step with Erica Qualey

January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, January 5, 19; February 2 and 16, 3:30 to 5:30 pmOnline via Zoom Wondering where to start with watercolor? Have tried your hand, but are a bit discouraged? Then this class is for YOU! Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session to help you grow your watercolor…

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Step by Step Watercolor Level 2

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Erica Qualey Watercolor

Tuesday, January 5, 19, February 2, and 16Online via Zoom Have you learned the basic watercolor skills but feel like you need a bit of guidance to bring your paintings to the next step? This class may be just what you are looking for!  Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques…

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Making It Up as You Go with Ryan Jackson

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Thursdays, January 21, February 18, March 18 and April 15, 1:00 to 2:30 pm Online via Zoom If you have been yearning for a reason to laugh out loud, sign up for this class! You will not be disappointed! This is the perfect ‘after 2020’ occasion to not just snicker, but howl! You’ll be able to really bust out of your shell and have fun doing it. This class is back by popular demand and offered by Ryan Jackson, a…

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Fitz Henry Lane from Castine, Maine to San Diego, California with Dr. Derrick Cartwright

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Derrick R. Cartwright is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History at the University of San Diego

Online via Zoom at 2 pm Eastern Time Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865) was the primary painter of New England's coastal landscapes during the mid-nineteenth century. The Farnsworth Museum possesses a fine group of the Gloucester-based artist's works. This talk will consider the work that Lane produced in Maine, with special attention to the images--oil paintings, drawings, and lithographs--he made in Castine, Maine during the 1850s. These images were freighted with meaning, both historical and personal.  One of those paintings, Castine…

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February 2021

Level 1 Watercolor Step by Step with Erica Qualey

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, January 5, 19; February 2 and 16, 3:30 to 5:30 pmOnline via Zoom Wondering where to start with watercolor? Have tried your hand, but are a bit discouraged? Then this class is for YOU! Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session to help you grow your watercolor…

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Step by Step Watercolor Level 2

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Erica Qualey Watercolor

Tuesday, January 5, 19, February 2, and 16Online via Zoom Have you learned the basic watercolor skills but feel like you need a bit of guidance to bring your paintings to the next step? This class may be just what you are looking for!  Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques…

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Painters’ Forum with Rob Pollien

February 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

Watercolor by artist Robert Pollien

Fridays, January 8, February 12, March 12 and April 9 (Second Fridays of the month), 1 to 3 pm Online via Zoom This class at the Farnsworth Art Museum, for experienced painters that want to increase their skillset, offers four oil or acrylic painting projects over four months. These will include 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…

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Level 1 Watercolor Step by Step with Erica Qualey

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Tuesdays, January 5, 19; February 2 and 16, 3:30 to 5:30 pmOnline via Zoom Wondering where to start with watercolor? Have tried your hand, but are a bit discouraged? Then this class is for YOU! Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session to help you grow your watercolor…

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Step by Step Watercolor Level 2

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Erica Qualey Watercolor

Tuesday, January 5, 19, February 2, and 16Online via Zoom Have you learned the basic watercolor skills but feel like you need a bit of guidance to bring your paintings to the next step? This class may be just what you are looking for!  Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs, via ZOOM, sharing lots of tips and techniques…

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Making It Up as You Go with Ryan Jackson

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Thursdays, January 21, February 18, March 18 and April 15, 1:00 to 2:30 pm Online via Zoom If you have been yearning for a reason to laugh out loud, sign up for this class! You will not be disappointed! This is the perfect ‘after 2020’ occasion to not just snicker, but howl! You’ll be able to really bust out of your shell and have fun doing it. This class is back by popular demand and offered by Ryan Jackson, a…

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Adventures in Word and Image: A Generative Writing Salon

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, happening 3 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Saturdays, January 16, February 20, March 20 Online via Zoom. Join local author and career educator, Jodi Paloni, for a generative writing salon inspired by visual images selected from current Farnsworth Art Museum exhibitions and the museum collection, 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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