Maine Art Gallery

June classes for adults and children

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 10:30am

Story Location:
15 Warren Street
Wiscasset, ME 04578
United States

There’s still time to sign up for three classes to be offered by the Maine Art Gallery in June. Classes in Wood Assemblage and Appreciating Nature Photography are open to adults and youths over 10 accompanied by an adult. Watercolors for Beginners and Intermediates is designed for adults only. Details, pricing, and registration information on the classes can be found on the gallery website:
Wood Assemblage. No experience is required for this class! Andre Benoit will demonstrate how he takes remnants of wooden furniture and woodworker castaways to create art. Students bring a glue gun with glue sticks; other materials will be provided. Benoit is a retired physician who turned his avocation as a plein air painter into a retirement vocation as an abstract assemblage artist. Class meets June 19, 9 a.m. - noon. Location is the Maine Art Gallery.
Appreciating Nature Photography. Jonathan Lavan will lead this multi-day class. Any skill level is welcome, but one must be able to hike about 1.5 miles. Students will learn to see all the tiny little important lives all around us all the time. Lavan is a naturalist, citizen scientist and wildlife expert who leads diving and photography trips all over the world.  Class meets June 20, 23, 27, 30, and July 16, 10-11:30 a.m. The first and last classes will be held at the gallery; three other locations will be made by group decision.
Watercolors for Beginners and Intermediates. Anyone who has some background in fine art painting will benefit from this class. Each morning instructor Diane Dubreuil will present a challenge to enhance and enliven the skills of the beginner or practicing watercolorist. The class will explore planning the paintings, talk about materials, and experiment with direct painting, and wet-in-wet and other elements present in good paintings. Dubreuil has had a lifelong interest in plein air painting. Most recently she was chosen to be Baxter State Park’s visiting artist. She teaches watercolor classes and gives painting demonstrations. Class meets June 26, 27, 28; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Maine Art Gallery and outside.
The gallery is located at 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, with free on-street parking. From the north on Route 1, turn right onto Federal St. (Route 218) then left onto Warren Street. From the south on Route 1, turn left onto Federal St. then left onto Warren. From Main Street shops, it's an easy 8-minute walk.
A nonprofit organization, the Maine Art Gallery, now celebrating its 65th anniversary, is dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the visual, fine and applied arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstration and educational programs for children and adults.