Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station

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

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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Sign up for Spring Session NOW! 

March 31 to May 16 (no classes April 21 - 25) 


  

To Register: Go to our Registration Page to complete your form for returning to Firehouse Arts by snail mail (20 Center Street, Yarmouth, Me 04096) or by email.

To Pay: Select a class and pay online (below), or send your registration form with a check made payable to Firehouse Arts

 

 

WINTER SESSION- JAN.27-MARCH 15

 

SPRING SESSION -MARCH 31-MAY 16


 MONDAYS


 

10:00am -Noon Drawing Fundamentals w/ Ed Zelinsky 

In my class the only goal will be sharpening your drawing skills in an interesting and natural way. Drawing is fun and we'll keep it that way. Afterward, you can apply what you've learned to painting or portrait making or designing furniture. Confidence in drawing adds confidence to every almost every other creative pursuit.

Need: A stack of 8.5 x 11 photocopier paper. I like the heavier weight myself. Whatever you like to draw with- ball point pen, soft pencil, sharpies. A drawing pad if you like. (I like thin translucent paper so that I can refine a sketch over and over... obsessively sometimes! ;^), Some examples by your favorite drawing artist. David Hockney? Rick Parker? Milton Glaser?

Age: Adult

Fee: $120


 

3:00 - 5:00pm Mixed Media Studio w/ Marlena Faxon

This class will let your child explore with different types of 2D media. We will combine drawing, painting, printing and collage to complete 2-3 projects to share with the class and take home. Composition, color, observation and mark-making are all topics we will discuss as students develop their own "artist's eye”. Dress for mess.

Age: 10-13 (w/ages 9 and 14 okay as exceptions)

Fee: $120 per session (supplies included)

 


Mondays

 

3:30-5:30pm Sew More Club  w/ Annie Witte

 


Using a combination of hand work, stitching, embroidering, machine work, and weaving, we'll create creatures, woven bags, lavendar pillows, aprons and more. Each class will have its own project from start to finish, maybe a tiny bit of overlap to next class. Design, color, format, texture, and imagination will come together.

Age: 7-9

Fee: $120 per session (supplies included)


Mondays

 6:30 - 8:00pm Cartooning w/ Rick Parker

(Cartooning for Young "Artists" with Marvel artist Rick Parker of Spider-Man and "Beavis and Butt-Head" ) 

Do you like to draw? Then why not let internationally-known Beavis and Butt-Head cartoonist, Rick Parker, teach you everything it took him 40 years to learn? You can do this in only a few classes. Learn how to create characters, craft stories, draw people and animals - learn all about how to create your own comic book, graphic novel or TV Show. Rick's been there and done that--with his instruction , you'll be able to do it, too! Bring a pencil, paper, eraser and a clipboard. Rick will take you through everything step by step.

Age: All

Fee: $120

 


 

Mondays

 6:00 - 9:00pm Fabric & Stitching Studio w/ Sue Hammerland

Need help finally finishing that project you started and got frustrated with?  Want to deconstruct a thrift store find and reconstruct the vintage fabric into something wonderful to wear?  Do you want to design and sew your very own hairy monster?  Join the studio, have a cup of tea, trade stories, sewing books and patterns.

Learn to make or learn to just make time for yourself to be creative. Work with textiles or fibers of any type or kind. Stay for the entire 3 hours, or whatever you can spare. Flexibility is available!  This is an on-going once-a-week meeting and creating place. (This class may go on through this summer, with exception to the rare event of a teacher's absence or to the decision of a group vote.)

Age: All

Fee: $120 (For the 6-week Spring Session)

 


 Mondays 

 7:00 - 9:00pm Open Clay Studio  w/ Kat Gillies

This clay class introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Projects include ideas and skills used in both sculpture and design around the world and through history. This course includes introduction to slab, pinch, coil, tile and press molds. Through these projects students develop ideas and learn new skills-- building, finishing and firing ceramic objects. This course is open to both students with previous experience and no experience at all. 

Age: Adult

Fee: $195 per session

 


 TUESDAYS


 Tuesdays 

3:00 - 5:00pm Puppets & Improv w/ Solvejg Makaretz and Sue Hammerland

At the FA Puppet-making Factory you can design your own cast of characters for "improv puppet shows" on your own or in a group.  It's meant to be spur-of-the-moment fun!

We'll make basic fabric puppets that you can draw on canvas, cut-out, paint, use markers, hand-stitch and/or use a sewing machine to bring puppets to life.  There are a zillion possibilities!  From monsters to mice and everything in-between.   Bring your imagination to class.  Bring a book with characters that you really like!  Puppet-makers can choose to make more complex puppets using paper mâché, cardboard, fabrics, glue guns, and all kinds of bits and pieces to give puppets their particular personalities and movable parts. BRAVO!!

Age: 10+

Fee: $120 (All materials provided)


Tuesdays

3:30 - 5:30pm Eco-Art  w/ Leslie Hamren

Each week we'll create and explore using natural found objects! We'll use vegetables to make stationery, driftwood to make boats, birds and fish, and fabric scraps to make puppets - plus loads more!  Come have fun reinventing and recycling!

Age: 7-10

Fee: $130

 


Tuesday

6:30 - 8:00pm Digital Photography ++ w/ Mike Leonard

March 18 - Bring It On: Open question night/review FREE Often there isn't enough time in a class to go over the multitude of questions. And sometimes it's nice to go home from a class, try stuff and then come back with your questions. Here's your chance! Please drop down on the PayPal selection to register for this FREE class!

April 1/8/15 - This should cover it!

Over the course of three weeks, thIs class is a virtual on-ramp for anyone needing to create signage, posters, bulletins, slides for presentations, and to just enhance their photos. Mike will also cover cropping & resizing; Levels and simple picture clean up; Introduction to Adobe camera raw processing.

 

 

Age: Adult

Fee: $75 for 3-week session

  

CLASS DATES

 


WEDNESDAYS


 10:00 - Noon Landscape Painting with Acrylics w/ Diana Johnson

Spark your creativity through painting.  Beginners and those with previous painting experience are all welcome. In this class we will explore the
fundamentals of landscape painting from the initial sketch to the final
stroke of paint.  You will receive tips for various stages of the painting
process.  The instructor will use acrylics to demonstrate painting
techniques. Copies of all new reference photos used in demonstrations will be available for everyone. Please supply your own materials. A list of basic
materials can be obtained at registration.

 

Age: Adult

Fee: $120 

 


Wednesdays

3:00 - 5:00pm Kids' Open Clay Studio w/ Kat Gillies

This clay class introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Projects include ideas and skills used in both sculpture and design around the world and through historywith an introduction to slab, pinch, coil, tile and press molds. Through these projects students develop ideas and learn new skills-- building, finishing and firing ceramic objects.

Age: 10+

Fee: $195


Wednesdays 

3:30 - 5:30pm Constructing Critters w/ Anne Alexander

Sculpt your own wild kingdom out of paper mache!

Kids will learn the skills to build at least one critter at the Firehouse studio, using non-toxic paste, gesso and paint. Dress for a little mess and a lot of fun!

Age: 6-12

Fee: $130 (INCLUDES $10 SUPPLY FEE)

 


Wednesdays

6:00 - 8:00pm Soft Stone Carving w/ Anne Alexander

Get a great introduction to subtractive sculpting by carving a small alabaster sculpture of your own design! Students will choose a stone to carve into either an abstract form or simplified, recognizable form. Saws, rasps, files, and sandpapers will be used to create the sculpture. The works will be finished  by wet sanding, oiling, and waxing.

Age: Adult

Fee: $140 (INCLUDES $20 SUPPLY FEE) 


Wednesdays

 6:00 - 9:00pm Fabric & Stitching Studio w/ Sue Hammerland

Need help finally finishing that project you started and got frustrated with?  Want to deconstruct a thrift store find and reconstruct the vintage fabric into something wonderful to wear?  Do you want to design and sew your very own hairy monster?  Join the studio, have a cup of tea, trade stories, sewing books and patterns.

Learn to make or learn to just make time for yourself to be creative. Work with textiles or fibers of any type or kind. Stay for the entire 3 hours, or whatever you can spare. Flexibility is available!  This is an on-going once-a-week meeting and creating place. (This class may go on through this summer, with exception to the rare event of a teacher's absence or to the decision of a group vote.)

Age: All

Fee: $120 (For the 6-week Spring Session)

 

       

 


THURSDAYS


 

Thursdays

9:00 -11:30am Home Design w/ Leslie Hamren

Each week we'll delve into a different project - Design your own usable placemats, make a waist apron with pockets for the kitchen and more!  Block print your own fabric to make easy pillow covers! You'll have lots of ideas to take home for other projects as well!  

 Oodles of fun and loads of ideas for your home!

AGE: Adult

FEE: $150 (includes all supplies)

 


Thursdays 

3:00 -5:00pm Drawing Fundamentals w/ Ed Zelinsky 

In my class the only goal will be sharpening your drawing skills in an interesting and natural way. Drawing is fun and we'll keep it that way. Afterward, you can apply what you've learned to painting or portrait making or designing furniture. Confidence in drawing adds confidence to every almost every other creative pursuit.

Need: A stack of 8.5 x 11 photocopier paper. I like the heavier weight myself. Whatever you like to draw with- ball point pen, soft pencil, sharpies. A drawing pad if you like. (I like thin translucent paper so that I can refine a sketch over and over... obsessively sometimes! ;^), Some examples by your favorite drawing artist. David Hockney? Rick Parker? Milton Glaser?

Age: Teen

Fee: $120


Thursdays

6:00 - 7:30pm Constructive Critique w/ Tom Flanagan

Sometimes, this is all it takes -- for an hour and a half a week -- no negatives -- just having a place where you could bring the work you've been working on to have a discussion and review -- what do you think? 

That's what we thought. How great to have a safe place to go to help hone your vision and feed your energies.

Most especially, Tom is a respectful teacher and artist himself.

Beginner or professional - no matter what medium, what mode - this time is devoted to helping artists find a refreshing perspective and a supportive environment in which to share their art.  


Edvard Munch,

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”


 

Age: Adult

Fee: $90  


 FRIDAYS    


 9:00-11:00am Painted Floorcloths w/ Marlena Faxon

 

Looking to add some color or design to your home? Have you ever wondered how to make a floor cloth and would like to try? This class will cover the basics of floor cloth making and explore color, design, pattern and texture with regular house paint on place mat size, 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. 

Students are welcome to bring their own water based, interior or exterior paints

and any inspiration samples. Some paints will be on hand to use as well as brushes,  rollers, tape, texture, printing and stenciling tools. 

Age: Adult

 

Fee: $120 (Please bring an additional $20 material fee to first class)


 

 

 


WORKSHOPS

 

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Saturday, APRIL 26, 1:00-3:30pm Let's Go Fly A Kite w/ Bob Ray 

From their origins in ancient China, to Ben Franklin's discovery that lightning is indeed electric, kiting has decorated our skies and minds. For over 20 years Northern Sky Toyz and Skytoyz Kite Adventures have made over 15,000 kites with students and adults. Join Bob Ray, former owner of Northern Sky Toyz as he shares his exotic kites in both an interactive demonstration and kite-making lesson. Students will be taught about the various types and parts of kites and their functions. Then the students will have the opportunity to make and soar their own kite.

Fee: $30
Age: 7-107
 
Don't forget that April is National Kite Month, so get out there and fly!

 

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