CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE IS HERE!
FALL(F) 2014. WINTER(W) 2015. SPRING(S) 2015
NOTE:Yarmouth Community Services is now registering classes for Firehouse Arts
To register:Go to www.yarmouthcommunityservices.org
or call (207) 846-2406 or walk in
DRAWING FROM THE IMAGINATION w/ Vance Bessey 3:00-5:00pm S Age: 10-14
Discover the art of using form to create objects, people and animals without reference and put them into environments to create a graphic world from your own imagination.
Spring Program #: VB15S Location: Upstairs Fee: $120
REMIX ART CLASS w/Annie Lloyd Witte 3:30- 5:00pm FWS Age: 9-12
Create to change! Recycle-Upcycle! Embroider, weave, sew, stitch and laugh! Make creatures, bags, aprons, a collective mobile and other art-based projects using textiles, natural elements, and imagination!
COMPLETEFall Program #: ALW14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $125
Winter Program #: ALW15W Location: Downstairs Fee: $125
Spring Program #: ALW15S Location: Downstairs Fee: $125
PAPER PLAY w/ Sue Hammerland 3:30-5:30pm F Age: 6-11
After-school intensive paper-folding (origami etc.), cardboard constructions, paper-making, poster-creating, collaging, creative thinking and lip-smacking snacking. Explore individual projects, and collaborate in group sculptural installations!
COMPLETEFall Program #: SHa14F Location: Upstairs Fee: $120
CARTOONING (Intermediate to Advanced) w/Rick Parker 6:30-8:00pm FWS Age: 8-18
Learn how to create your own comic strip, comic book, or graphic novel from a famous cartoonist who has done all three.
COMPLETEFall Program #: RP14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
Winter Program #: RP15W Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
Spring Program #: RP15S Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
FIELD GUIDE TO FABULOUS BEASTS w/ Charlie Paschal 10:00am-noon F Age: 3-6
Make a Kraken, Griffin or a Nessie! This class provides an abundance of learning opportunities and skill building through creative experiences in drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and sculpture.
COMPLETEFall Program #: CP14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $125
FISH TALES ART FOR THE YOUNG EXPLORER w/Charlie Paschal 10:00am-noon F Age: 3-6
Kids dive into class to explore ideas about ocean life through creative experiences in drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, sculpture, creative dramatics and songs!
Spring Program #: CP15F Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
DRAWING EXPLORATIONS w/ Marlena Faxon 3:00-5:00pm FW Age: 10-14
Sharpen your observation skills and technique to create forms and compelling compositions using pencils, charcoal and ink. Occasionally students will be asked to bring in their own subjects or desired materials.
COMPLETEFall Program #: MF14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
Winter Program #: MF15W Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
DO IT YOURSELF, Kids! w/Leslie Hamren 3:30 - 5:30pm S Age: 7-9
Make boats out of driftwood and fabric, placemats from original artwork, frameable art and more! You’ll make a new project each week. Bring a snack and dress for mess.
Spring Program #: LH15S Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
OPEN CLAY STUDIO w/ Kat Gillies 7:00-9:00 pm FWS Age: High School to Adult
This clay class introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making -- slab, pinch, coil, tile and press molds. Develop ideas and learn new skills through building, finishing and firing ceramic objects. (Open to all levels - no experience necessary)
ALTEREDFall Program #: KG14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $285(20 lbs. clay/ slips incl.)
Winter Program #: KG15W Location: Downstairs Fee: $285(20 lbs. clay/ slips incl.)
Spring Program #: KG15S Location: Downstairs Fee: $285(20 lbs. clay/ slips incl.)
SCULPTING WILDLIFE w/ Anne Alexander 3:30-5:30pm FS Age: 6-11
Create minks, manatees, monkeys and miscellaneous creatures in many different media - papier maché, found object, wire and clay! You will learn the art of taking drawings to 3D form for fun, fantasy and sharing with friends!
COMPLETEFall Program #: AAa14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
Spring Program #: AAa15S Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
PUPPET MANIA w/ Sue Hammerland 3:30-5:30pm W Age: 6-11
Plan and construct your very own character using papier-maché, cardboard, fabric, sponge, lolly-pops — almost anything you can think of — imagine the possibilities! Improv performances will be encouraged.
Winter Program #: SHb15W Location: Upstairs Fee: $120
KNIT NIGHT w/ Kristina Truesdale 6:00 to 8:00pm W Age: All
Join Kristina and bring a friend for a fun night of knitting. Beginners can start with the basics by creating a knitted "infinity scarf," while easy sweater patterns and techniques for making socks and mittens will be available for the more adventuresome. (A supply list will be provided on registration)
Winter Program #: KT15W Location: Upstairs Fee: $120
STONE CARVING w/ Anne Alexander 6:00 - 8:00pm W Age: Teen to Adult
Students will choose blocks of alabaster stone to carve either an abstract or simplified figurative form using saws, rasps, files, and sandpapers. The works will be finished by wet sanding, oiling, and waxing. (Please bring $20 material fee to your first class)
Winter Program#: AAb15W Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
THE ART PRACTICE w/ Diana Johnson 10:00-Noon FWS(4 weeks each only) Age: Adult
Join this open studio group to deepen your art practice experience. Bring a painting to work on or to start. Your choice of medium, i.e. acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc. You will learn strategies to critique your own work and receive individualized help with techniques and composition.
COMPLETEFall Program# DJ14F (Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30) Location: Downstairs Fee: $75
Winter Program# DJ15W (Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19) Location: Downstairs Fee: $75
Spring Program# DJ15S (April 30, May 7, 14, 24) Location: Downstairs Fee: $75
BYOPAINTING w/Sue Hammerland 6:00-9:00pm FW Age: Adults
Need some creative time set aside to work on a painting? Need some direction and feedback? Give yourself the gift of a great space to work, in a relaxed atmosphere with thoughtful people. Beginners are welcome!
COMPLETEFall Program #: SHc14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $100
Winter Program #: SHc15W Location: Downstairs Fee: $100
DO IT YOURSELF FOR ADULTS w/ Leslie Hamren 10:00am - Noon W Age: Adult
Personalize your home and realize your potential every single week - block printing, card creating, painted botanicals, placemats and more! Check website for list of projects. (Bring $20 supply fee to first class)
Winter Program #: LH15W Location: Downstairs Fee: $120
COMPLETEPAINTING PARTY w/ Sue Hammerland Age: Adult
Saturday, October 11 - 7:00-9:00pm
Are you looking for some creative entertainment? A new way to play with a friend/partner? Come to FA with a pal to paint each other’s non-professional-but-very-fun likeness using paint, colored pencil, pastel, crayon, collage, glitter and etc. Refreshments will be served. Invite your friends and make it a party!
Workshop Program #: W/SHa14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $20
COMPLETENIGHT SHOOT AT THE CUMBERLAND FAIR w/ Mike Leonard Age: Teen-Adult
Wednesday, September 9 (Thursday 9/25 rain date)
Join Mike for a night of discovery as you learn the art of shooting in the dark at the Cumberland Fair! We will meet in the Exhibition hall around 6:30 on Wednesday night for a briefing then we will head out around 7 PM to start shooting at the fair. If weather is not good we will postpone the outing to Thursday night.
Workshop Program #: W/MLd14F Location: Cumberland Fair Fee: FREE
INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY w/ Mike Leonard Age: Teen-Adult
Thursdays: October 9/2014; Jan. 29/2015; April 2/2015 6:30pm to 8:30pm
All you need to know but did not read in your manual! Learn how to take your camera out of that green 'Auto' mode and why you need to shoot in Raw.
COMPLETEWorkshop Program #: W/MLa14F 10/09/2014 Location: Downstairs Fee: $25
Workshop Program #: W/MLa15W 01/29/2015 Location: DownstairsFee: $25
Workshop Program #: W/MLa15S 04/04/2015 Location: Downstairs Fee: $25
INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP/PHOTO EDITING w/Mike Leonard Age: Teen/Adult
Thursdays: October 16/2014; February 5/2015; April 9/2015 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to process images taken in Raw mode as well as simple cropping and resizing. Participants bring their own images.
COMPLETEWorkshop Program #: W/MLb14F 10/16/2014 Location: Downstairs Fee: $25
Workshop Program #: W/MLb15W 02/05/2015 Location: Downstairs Fee: $25
Workshop Program #: W/MLb15S 04/09/2015 Location: Downstairs Fee: $25
AFTER DARK w/Mike Leonard Age: Teen/Adult
Thursdays: October 23/2014; February 12/2015; April 16/2015 6:30pm to 8:30pm
How to shoot at night with a demonstration and a presentation all about shooting after the sun sets.
COMPLETEWorkshop Program #: W/MLc14F 10/23/2014 Location: Downstairs Fee: $25
Workshop Program #: W/MLc15W 02/12/2015 Location: Downstairs Fee: $25
Workshop Program #: W/MLc15S 04/16/2015 Location: Downstairs Fee: $25
*There will be a free review workshop to be announced in class
CONCRETE SCULPTURE CASTING w/ Vance Bessey Age: Teen/Adult
Sunday, November 16 1:00-4:00pm
Create sculpture of substance and intrigue with this method of durable artistic expression. Whether for the garden or the table, you can make almost anything with today’s cement.
Workshop Program #: W/VB14F Location Downstairs/Courtyard Fee: $65
FLOOR CLOTH WORKSHOP w/Marlena Faxon
February break 16/17/18, 9am-12pm Age: 13 to Adult
This class will cover the basics of floor cloth making and explore color, design, pattern and texture with regular house paint on a 2'x3' or 3'x4' canvas. The cloths will then be sealed with a water based polyurethane finish that is durable and can be wiped clean with water. Bring to class $10 supply fee for canvas and materials.
Workshop Program #: W/MF14W Location: Downstairs Fee: $30 per day
COMPLETE HALLOWEEN COSTUME REDUX w/ Sue Hammerland Sat., Oct. 18/Sun., Oct. 19
1:00-4:00pm Age: Adults/Kids(in the company of an adult)
I have A LOT of costumes and I bet you have one or two too! Bring your left-over costume-potential items to the workshop for swapping or re-cycling components! We will brainstorm ideas, help you put together a new look, or just adjust an old one in this “open studio” for those who need direction and help with sewing, gluing, taping or crafting their own or a child’s Halloween Costume.
Workshop Program #: W/SHb14F Location: Upstairs Fee: $20 per adult
CARD MAKING! w/ Leslie Hamren Monday, Nov. 24 3:30 - 5:00pm Age: 7 -10
Make Thanksgiving place cards, holiday cards and frameable art using homemade block printing techniques. Easy and fun!
Workshop Program #: W/LH14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $12
RETABLOS & TIN w/ Kat Gillies, Saturday, Dec. 13, 1:00-4:00pm Age: All
Beginners and trained artists alike will paint retablos or votive paintings on small rectangular sheets of tin that will recall an event from your past that you are grateful for. Traditionally left at shrines in South and Central America, you can give yours to a loved one!
Workshop Program #: W/KG14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $40
CARVE A GIFT w/ Anne Alexander Sunday, Dec. 14 2:00-5:00 PM Age: 12-Adult
Carve into the soft stone of alabaster to create a one--of-a-kind pendant. Use small riffler files to shape, then sand and polish a form. Finish your piece by drilling a hole in the stone for display, or as a necklace pendant.
Workshop Program #: W/AA14F Location: Downstairs Fee: $35
SPECIAL: FREE Workshops
INTRO TO STONE WALL BUILDING Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16/17, 1:00-4:00pm
Come to either class or both! but sign up for each day through YCS.
Class size limited to 12 students.
At the start of each class, local Landscape Architect, Tony Cowles, will discuss some basic concepts of landscape design, as well as the various media available for designing and crafting outdoor spaces.
Students will then explore “Wall Design and Construction” with instructors from Gnome Landscaping, Falmouth. This educational demonstration will cover a variety of stone wall types, with emphasis on the techniques of building both dry-laid, and wet-laid stone walls. Instruction is geared to three groups: those interested in an introduction to a career as a professional stone mason; those interested in working on their own building or restoration of stone wall; and professionals who oversee or design stone masonry projects and would like to learn more.
Students will learn the process of building a wall from scratch, including base preparation, stone selection, stacking, and the setting of capstones.
All materials and services for the workshop will be provided, almost 75% of which has been donated by Gnome Landscaping and Cowles Studio.
Participants are encouraged to bring a pair of work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy work boots.
Workshop Program #: W/GL14F Location: Downstairs/Outside Courtyard FREE
STEEL WELDING w/ Bill Clarke Two Sundays, Oct. 19 and 26, 1:00-5:00pm
“Introduction to Welding” will be taught by metal artist and educator, Bill Clarke, using a standard MIG welder and basic fabrication tools. The workshop project will involve the creative design and creation of a steel screen for placement at the Firehouse to both provide privacy and reflect the purpose of the center. This class is for an entry level student who wants to learn basic welding safety and techniques, or for someone with basic knowledge looking to improve their welding and fabrication skills. Bring your Safety Glasses!
Workshop Program #: W/BC14F Location: Downstairs/Outside Courtyard FREE