Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station

Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station 20 Center St., Yarmouth, Maine 04096




Winter Session: January 6 - March 13 (no regular class Feb. 16-20)

Spring Session: March 30 to May 15 (no regular class April 17 - 24)


To register:Go to

                                   or call (207) 846-2406 or walk in

To register for classes marked with a * in the schedule, email the instructors directly:

Annie Witte:     Charlie Paschal:      Kat Gillies:





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


CancelledREMIX 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!

Winter Program #: ALW15W  Location: Downstairs    Fee: $125 






Storm delay: Start date postponed to Feb. 9, same time/place!

CARTOONING AND COMIC BOOK ART w/Jay Piscopo 6:30-8:00pm FWS Age: 8-18  

Students will learn essential drawing techniques and work on creating basic story structures to develop unique characters and individual comics. Each week Jay will share professional drawing secrets to guide students in the art of storytelling, character development and design. Keeping a sketchbook will be encouraged.

Winter Program #: JP15W     Location: Downstairs         Fee: $120

Spring Program #: JP15S       Location: Downstairs         Fee: $120 






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





Postponed start to February 3 (class end pushed one week to March 17) 

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.


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


CancelledOPEN 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)  


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!

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 







CancelledSTONE 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.  

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!

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





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.

Workshop Program #: W/MLa15W 01/29/2015 Location: DownstairsFee: $25 

Workshop Program #: W/MLa15S  04/02/2015  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. 

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. 

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



PostponedNeedle Felted Wool Buddies w/ Kathleen Gerdes


Date: January 29

Time: 3:00 -5:00pm

Age: 7-15

Min/Max: 4/15


These irresistible little creatures are easy to make and great for beginners!  You will have a choice of owls, frogs, seals, pigs and many other adorable animals.  Each student can make one buddy in our class but you will be ready to make many more at home.  Needle felting is an easy craft that is inexpensive and fun to share with friends. 


Winter Workshop#: W/KGa15W

Location: Downstairs

Fee: $33 

postponedFELTING FANTASTIC w/ Kathleen Gerdes
Date: January 29
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Age: Adult
Min/Max: 4/15

Needle felting is the art of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to create either two or three dimensional projects.  It is fun and easy!  In this workshop, you will learn the basics of felting, and create a purse or small case for any sized handheld device.  Most felters use sheeps wool such as corriedale, romney, or peace fleece, which is made here in Porter, Maine. You will receive all the basics to carry on with your own projects at home! Caution:  Felting can be addictive!

Winter Workshop#: W/KGb15W  
Location: Upsatirs  
Fee: $45




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

 CASTING WORKSHOP w/ Vance Bessey    Age: Teen/Adult


Sunday, March 1/8/15   1:00-4:00pm

Learn the techniques of single mold casting for concrete, resin, wax and chocolate with instructor, Vance Bessey, local illustrator and sculptor. Vance will take you step-by-step, from creating a sculpture/model, making molds, mold reinforcement, to finally creating a castings of your original sculpture for a variety of mediums. This workshop is composed of three consecutive 3 hour sessions at 1 week intervals to allow for drying and curing.

Workshop Program #: W/VB15W  Location Downstairs/Courtyard   Fee: $110 (includes supplies)



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