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Sat, 04/20/2024 - 10:30am

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15 Warrren Street
Wiscasset, ME 04578
United States

The Maine Art Gallery (MAG) is open for its 66th season with a full schedule of classes designed to pique our curiosity and expand our artistic skills. Be sure to review them and sign up soon, as classes have minimum enrollments, maximum limits and registration deadlines. Detailed information here is for May and June classes. For information on July and August classes see below and please visit
May 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Getting to Done with Debra Arter. Do you have unfinished art that you haven’t been able to complete? Debra Arter will show you six ways to help you finish those watercolors, acrylics, or mixed media pieces. The atmosphere will be supportive and exploratory. All you need to do is bring your work. A snack will be provided, but feel free to bring a sack lunch. Arter holds a BA and MFA in fine art. She has been teaching art to adults for over 20 years. She is a member of the National Collage Society as well as the Boston Printmakers.
For students interested in plein air painting, enrolling in both June 20 workshops with Deena Ball will provide the most effective learning experience: June 20, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Simplified Plein Air: Class covers the preliminary steps in simplifying a landscape that can be applied to the creation of an artistic work in any medium. Learn principles in the morning and apply them in the afternoon painting session: 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Plein Air All Media: A continuation of the morning class designed for beginning painters who want to paint outdoors and for the more experienced plein air painters who would like guidance from a professional. Students select a subject, plan their painting using tools discussed in the morning session, and use the afternoon to complete a painting.
June 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Plein Air Historic Wiscasset with Deena Ball. This three-hour plein air class for any medium will concentrate on painting some of the historic houses in Wiscasset. Students should be familiar with their chosen media. Class will concentrate on capturing the atmosphere of the day and the small town feel of Wiscasset. Students start with plein air sketches at the chosen location to determine their best composition and progress to a two-hour plein air painting. Session ends with a final critique. There will be a quick demo and plenty of individual assistance. For more on the artist/instructor visit
July and August classes include simple stitched bookmaking, sketchbook with Joelle Webber, journaling in watercolors with Diane Dubriel, and flower photography with Olga Merrill.
Maine Art Gallery members receive discounts on all classes as well as information about upcoming exhibitions, artist talks, and special events. Join now. Individual memberships are just $35. Visit

The gallery gratefully acknowledges season sponsor Sherri Dunbar, Tim Dunham Realty and Capital Sponsor Islebrook Village at Wiscasset, an Everbrook Senior Living Community. This year’s class sponsors include Solo Pane, Salt Bay Framers, Cromwell Coastal Realty and Red’s Eats.