Over the February school holiday break, the Farnsworth Art Museum is holding a series of workshops. With classes in pottery, printmaking, and eco-printing, there is a little something for everyone!

Our morning sessions are dedicated to family and youth classes ages 5+, while the afternoon sessions are either designed for teens and adults or as an opportunity to co-create with someone special to you. We hope to see you there for a creative art-making session in our sunny studio!

All scheduled activities are available on a first come, first served basis. Please be aware that space is limited. 

Family Printmaking with Jen Peppe

February 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore printmaking inspired by the exhibit, Prints for the People. After viewing the prints, we’ll bring ideas to the studio, working in pairs to design and carve images onto lino blocks. We’ll ink and print our unique artworks, creating multiple prints from each design. Open to ages 10+, children 10-13 require an adult. Jennifer Peppe, a seasoned artist, leads this class, drawing from 25+ years of teaching diverse learners. Join us for collaborative art creation!

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Eco Printing Using Plants, Session 1 Family Class, with Katama Murray

February 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Katama Murray’s two-hour eco printing workshop at Teach Peace Prints to create unique artworks using local plants sustainably. Learn the bundling and steaming process to transfer natural pigments onto fabric or paper, crafting diverse textures and colors sourced solely from materials. Open to youths aged 5+ with an adult, this session allows for creating a cotton drawstring bag and fabric samples while learning foraging techniques and caring for your art. Get digital resources on material sourcing, plant suggestions, and seasonal connections with nature. Led by Katama, an eco artist and educator, Teach Peace Prints offers nature-inspired workshops for mindful collaboration with the natural world. Join to craft art while appreciating nature’s beauty and rhythms.

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Eco Printing Using Plants, Session 2 Teen and Adult Class, with Katama Murray

February 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Katama Murray’s three-hour eco printing workshop at Teach Peace Prints. Explore using local plants and food compost on fabric or paper, transferring natural pigments through bundling and steaming for vibrant colors and textures. Tailored for adults (ages 13+), learn sustainable foraging, preparatory techniques, and caring for eco prints. Craft a cotton bandana, tote bag, and fabric samples using provided materials. Gain insights via a digital PDF with instructions, resources, and seasonal plant suggestions. Katama, an eco artist, leads Teach Peace Prints, emphasizing a mindful connection with nature. Through workshops, she encourages learning in harmony with nature, fostering appreciation and awareness of our natural surroundings.

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Handbuilding, Session 1 Family Class, with Jen Peppe

February 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a hands-on clay session exploring pinch, coil, and slab techniques—crafting sculptures, pots, and vases. Participants (youths aged 5+ with an adult) can take home their unique clay creations. Led by Jennifer Peppe, a seasoned teaching artist from Midcoast Maine with 25+ years of experience across various media, this class invites meaningful art creation for families. Jennifer’s passion for nature reflects in her teaching; outside the studio, she enjoys walks with her dog, Olive, soaking in local sights and sounds.

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Handbuilding, Session 2 Teen and Adult Class, with Jen Peppe

February 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a hands-on clay workshop! Explore pinch, coil, and slab methods, creating imaginative sculptures, pots, and vases. Led by Jennifer Peppe, an experienced teaching artist from Midcoast Maine, this class offers a chance to craft unique clay pieces to take home. With 25+ years of teaching diverse learners and media, Jennifer fosters creativity for all ages and skill levels. When not in the studio, she enjoys exploring her community with her dog, Olive.

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