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Upcoming Events

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015
    Artsworth

    Come join us to celebrate Artsworth's first year! Our open house will be a great opportunity to learn about Artsworth, meet the board of directors, and see our space. We will provide wine and snacks to enjoy while we make pyroglyphs. Pyroglyphs use hot glass as a tool to stamp images and patterns onto paper. Come learn how it's done and give it a try! At Artsworth, we have a vision of using our space at 25 Pine Street to develop creative opportunities for all members of our community. If you are interested in teaching a course in conjunction with us or want to learn more about what we offer, the open house will be a great chance to get connected. We hope to see you and your friends for a fun evening!

     

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  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015
    Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015
    10am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

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    Watch Ken and Linda Perrin with their team of glass blowers create blown glass pumpkins right before your very eyes. The studio of Atlantic Art Glass will be turned into a glass pumpkin patch as the molten glass is pulled from the furnace, blown and hand formed on the end of a blowpipe. The glass pumpkin patch charms visitors of all ages. The gallery will be filled with autumn inspired work for sale. Every Saturday in October!

     

  • Sat
    21
    Nov
    2015
    Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015
    10am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Ornament making

    Every Saturday November 21 & 28th. through December 5 & 12th 

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    This experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing equipment at all times. You’ll start by choosing the glass colors you want to use in your ornament, and then partner with our professional glassblowers to create it. You will shape the ornament by blowing air through the moving blowpipe as the glassblower guides the glass with special tools. After you and the glassblower have shaped your ornament, it is removed from the blowpipe, a glass loop is added and it is placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process. Ornaments are ready for pick up the following week or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada.

    Call 207-664-0222 to register-you will be  scheduled to arrive during a one hour time slot.
    When you get to our hot shop, please check in at the front counter. There you will receive some information on color choices and we will verify any payment info you may have given us to reserve your spot.
    You can expect to spend at least an hour in the shop, as we make our way to your turn. Making a blown glass ornament is a swift process. The glass maker must work with the blower (you) to both expand the glass to it’s largest and thinnest capacity while also squeezing it to create the very smallest of openings at the crack off point of the blow pipe. By it’s very nature making an ornament happens quickly but it is so memorable and dramatic!  It’s the perfect introduction to how hot glass works. We are really looking forward to sharing this with you.

    Age Restriction -14 years or older, under 18 accompanied by an  adult.

  • Sat
    19
    Dec
    2015
    10am-10pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Fire Gathering

    As always, this event will be filled with fiery creative energy, featuring demonstrations in glassblowing, blacksmithing, and torchworking from 10am-5pm. This year our Fire Gathering will also include an Artisan and Specialty Food marketplace featuring local artisans from 10-4. Items include local sourdough breads, local farm produce, knit hats, organic frozen blueberries, cards, calendars, wreaths, fine jewelry, felted ornaments, blacksmithed candlesticks, glass beads, and more. It's a great opportunity for last minute gift shopping that helps support local talent. Evening music will be provided by Rose Hips and Ships from 7pm-10pm, a New York City band with locally grown musician Katherine Perkins. All are welcome!fire gathering marketplace

  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016
    10am-1pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Intuitive Assemblage with Roberta Sprague

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    10am-1pm
    $40.00

    Assemblage provides the opportunity to include materials, found and created, that have been collected, such as: shell, rocks, beach glass, small bones, keys, beads, grasses, old greeting cards and papers that have accumulated like flotsam and jetsam of life's journey.

    "Anyone could do this type of art. I have been working with collage materials for 20 years. Once I started, every walk on the beach or in the woods, yard sales and antique stores became sources for materials. You can made assemblages as celebrations or memorials for friends and loved ones and as birthday presents." Sprague

    Some materials provided- students will get a course info packet upon registration.

    Call 207-664-0222 to sign up

  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2016
    10am-12pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    HeartFelt Valentines with Heidi Jai-
    Beginner Needle Felting Workshop

    HeartFelt
    10am-12pm
    $40.00

    Looking to make unique valentines this year? Trade in your paper and scissors for wool and felting needles! Come join Heidi Jai and make woolly felted valentines while you learn the basics of needle felting. Needle felting is an easy to learn, inexpensive craft that requires no sewing, no counting and no measuring. After one beginner class you’ll be ready to stock up on wool and spend the rest of winter making fuzzy creations. All materials are included for several felted hearts. (This class uses very sharp needles.)

    Minimum age 12. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

    Call 207-664-0222 to sign up

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016
    10am-4pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Indigo Shibori with Amelia Poole

    Poole Indigo Shibori

    10am-4pm
    $95.00-
    includes all materials

    Explore techniques of traditional Japanese resist dyeing.  Learn binding, stitching, and pole wrapping techniques.  Experiment on cotton and silk cloth, make one finished silk scarf and cotton yardage perfect for your own fiber work like quilting or other sewing projects.

    Indigo - Indigo is a natural blue dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria and other pigment bearing species. Indigo has been used as a colorant for nearly 5,500 years. The dye is extracted from the leaves through a lengthy process of soaking and fermentation, drying and grinding.  When the cloth or fiber is removed from the dye vat it changes, as if by magic, from yellow-green through green and turquoise to blue.  Multiple dips in the dye vat are required to create dark shades. 

    Bring a bag lunch and scissors, beverages and snacks provided. 

    Call 207-664-0222 to sign up

    Amelia Poole holds a degree in Textile Design and Construction from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

    This workshop is generously supported by the Maine Community Foundation, Maine Expansion Arts Fund. Scholarships are available please submit a letter to request assistance based on need and interest in the workshop to artsworthstudios@gmail.com by Jan. 29th. to be considered.

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016
    10am-4pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Casanova Marketplace

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    Our second annual Casanova Marketplace will feature work by local artisans. Stop in to buy a last minute gift for someone special or a treat for yourself. We will also be doing glass heart demonstrations in our hot glass studio. Stay tuned for more information!

  • Fri
    19
    Feb
    2016
    1pm-3pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Art Talk with Guest Jeweler Tom Ferrero

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    Free


    On February 19
    th, Artsworth will be hosting guest lecturer Tom Ferrero for a free presentation about him and his work as a metal artist and jeweler.

    Tom is a metal artist and Assistant Professor of Jewelry at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is also the Department Head of a metal arts program at Camp Laurel in central Maine where he has taught students ages 7-70.

    He is a first place winner of the Niche Award and the International Saul Bell Design Award Competition. He has also been featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine and is published in several jewelry books.

    Tom’s lecture will discuss his work, process, and approach to design and construction. He will discuss his early work and its development with a special emphasis on his latest work, The Mace.

    We are working with Tom to organize metalsmithing workshops at Artsworth in the future.  If you are interested in taking a workshop with Tom someday, this lecture would be a great opportunity for introductions to him and his work.

  • Sat
    20
    Feb
    2016
    10 am - 4:30 pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Hands on Words: Articulating the Maker

    with Candice Stover

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    10 am - 4:30 pm
    $90.00

    This one-day, multi-media workshop is designed for visual artists and makers of all kinds-including writers- who want to explore this work in image, memory, and words. Each participant needs to bring the following materials: (1) a notebook or journal to write in; (2) a pen or pencil to write with, (3) a pair of scissors, (4) an example of your work (portable, not enormous), and (5) a readiness to see and hear what you make freshly.

    Workshop limited to 12 participants. All skill levels (in your craft and in words) welcome. 

    Time will be allotted for lunch, feel free to bring a bag lunch to enjoy in the studio, or to go with Candice on a short walk to main street in Ellsworth where you can purchase yourself a tasty lunch at 86 This or Flexit Cafe.

    Candice Stover is a poet and teacher who designs and facilitates workshops in writing and literature focusing on discovering who we are in words. Her workshop experience includes the voices of children, decades of courses for college students, two years in Shanghai, three published collections of poetry, and continuing work with a women's writing group she began in 1992 on Mount Desert Island where she lives.

    Call 207-664-0222 to sign up

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016
    10am-1pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Introduction to the Amazing Mandala

    With Susan Aripotch

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    10am-1pm
    $40.00

    Winter is the perfect time for this inwardly-focused art form.

    The design of the mandala is meant to be visually appealing so as to absorb the mind in such a way that chattering thoughts cease, and a more philosophic essence envelops the maker. In this workshop, you will learn the technique of setting up a mandala, a bit of its history and how to make this type of radiant drawing. No art experience is required, and all materials are provided.

    Lunch not included, but snacks will be provided.

    Susan Aripotch has drawn all her life, and in 1995, she invented the mandala, or thought she did. Many mandalas later, she learned that countless others had been experiencing their magic for eons. She has welcomed hundreds of children and adults into the self-revealing world of making the circle in workshops such as this.

    Call 207-664-0222 to sign up

     

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016
    Reservations 10am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Make a Glass Bead with Tara Parker

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    Reservations available between 10am-2pm
    $40.00

    This experience introduces you to the basics of flameworking and offers a focused experience with hot glass. Tara Parker demonstrates how to work with molten glass at the torch, and guides you through the process of making one of your very own glass beads.

    You’ll start by turning a mandrel - a metal rod used in beadmaking - in the flame.

    Melting colored glass rods in the flame and applying the molten glass to your mandrel will create your bead design. How you wind the glass onto the mandrel makes patterns and beautiful unique glassy designs.

    Students should expect to spend one hour in the workshop as Tara makes her way to your turn the actual time spent making a bead is a fairly swift process and usually takes about 20- minutes.

    Pieces must cool overnight and can be picked up the next day, or shipped within the US and Canada at no additional cost.

    Age requirements- 18 and over

    Call 664-0222 to make a reservation 

  • Fri
    04
    Mar
    2016
    8:00 pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Music by Chamberlain- March FORTH!

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    Come hear some rad music by Adam Goode bass player, vocalist Kat Johnson, drummer Ryan Tipping-Spitz, and guitarist Christopher Dodd.


    According to Emily Burnham of the the Bangor Daily column, Culture Shock- "stomping indie garage-rock, with a bit of a fuzzy, noisy, Sonic Youth-esque edge thanks to Dodd’s stellar guitar work full of zooming, distorted solos, and a punk rock flair via Johnson’s channeling of vocalists like Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Patti Smith.

    It's an opportunity to shake the winter blues off, move your groove thang and support your local arts hang out! No cover charge, but donations of a couple bucks are encouraged and appreciated.

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    10am-1pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    Internet Marketing for Artists with Nicole Ouellette

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    10am-1pm
    $75.00

    This workshop will focus on how artists can use social media to boost their online image and presence, make more money, emerge as a leader in the industry, improve customer service, and more. Nicole will help participants understand technical details to make marketing on the internet easier and more accessible for artists that are looking to deeper their business connections online.

    The opposite of this class is to overwhelm you. We want you to cross
    things OFF your to do list or find quicker ways to do them. You may
    leave this class, say, deciding not to do Instagram... and rather than
    feeling flustered when someone asks you why you aren't doing
    Instagram, you'll calmly tell them why you aren't and be completely
    fine with it. So, you can space out during parts of this workshop, if they don't apply to you. Parts of it, you'll take mad notes. This workshop is about options and making money more easily, not to make you feel bad about all the things you aren't doing. Ready to work smarter not harder? Know that online is the ticket to your growing
    success? You should be at this workshop.

    Not an artist? Come anyway. Nicole isn't either. We'll be giving
    examples of artists but that doesn't mean you can't apply the same
    ideas to your accounting practice, etc. Andy Warhol said doing great
    business is an art and we couldn't agree more.

    10:00 AM- Goal Setting AKA What can I measure online to see if what
    I'm doing is working?
    10:15 AM- Who's Your Customer?- Figuring out who your customer is is a
    good way to figure out what things to do/not do.
    What are you good at?- Deciding what you like doing in terms of
    creation is another good way to figure out what you can do/not do.
    10:45 AM- Social Media Guided Tour: Facebook (think of each one of
    these as going over demographics of who uses the site, how to post
    things, and some examples of good useage. It's a quick tour but good!)
    11:00 AM- Social Media Guided Tour: Twitter
    11:15 AM- Social Media Guided Tour: Google+
    11:30 AM- Social Media Guided Tour: Pinterest
    11:45 AM- Social Media Guided Tour: Instagram
    12:00 PM- Social Media Guided Tour: Youtube/Periscope
    12:15 PM- Blogging: The Ugly Redheaded Stepchild that's actually really cool
    12:30 PM- Email Marketing: The Grandparent you love but don't visit as
    much as you should
    12:45 PM- Some Ways To Put It All Together between your website, blog,
    email newsletter, and social media

    Nicole is the owner of  Breaking Even Communications, an internet marketing and web content creation company in Bar Harbor. Her and her team have worked with hundreds of individuals , companies, and non-profits in Downeast Maine to help them boost their media presence and feel comfortable maintaining their online image.
  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2016
    10am-3pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME

    One Day Website with Nicole Ouellette

    Nicole Ouellette 210am-3pm
    $200.00

    The goal of this workshop is to leave with a basic, functional website that you can keep up-to-date and grow over time.

    Participants can expect to learn the different components of a website and how they work together, how to make pages and blog posts, customize your website's appearance, add features to your website (contact forms, image galleries, and more), track your website data, and understand ecommerce.

    The workshop fee includes a domain and one free year of web hosting.

    This is an active workshop so be ready to work on your site!
    Before this workshop, we'll have Wordpress installed on your chosen
    domain (or if you already have a website you don't want to get rid of
    just yet, we'll make you a space you can work and then we can move
    your new site live if you are ready to do so after the class!) Bring a
    computer, bring your questions, and, most importantly, bring your
    ideas. You are NOT going to want to write your company history or crop
    photos in the middle of this workshop so the more stuff you have to
    work with, the better your website will be at the end of the day.

    If you have an existing Wordpress website and simply want training on
    it, this is also a good class to attend. You'll have less to do but
    you'll have more time to look around your current site and understand
    how it works better.

    10:00 AM- Website Needs and Costs (domain names and hosting)
    10:15 AM- Your website options (DIY software like Squarespace, free
    stuff like Google Sites, and Wordpress) AKA Why this is a Wordpress
    Class
    10:30 AM- Basic Website Principles: Calls to action, where we
    traditionally place certain elements like navigational menus, thinking
    about mobile experience
    11:00 AM- Making Pages on your site (adding links, formatting, adding photos)
    11:30 AM- Making a navigational menu
    12:00 PM- Lunch
    12:30 PM- Choosing your design/theme: What are your options and
    figuring out what you like
    1:00 PM - Design 2.0: Customizing your design for you
    1:30 PM- Adding Function to your website with plugins: Adding dynamic
    elements like Facebook like buttons, a contact form, and more. A list
    of some of my favorites.
    2:00 PM- Tracking your website with Google Analytics
    2:30 PM- Q and A, work time to finish website

    Example site made in this class last year: http://birchmoonboutique.com/

    Call 207-664-0222 to reserve a spot!

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    5:00 pm1 kimball road, NE Harbor, ME 04662

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    Please join us on April 9th for an evening of wining and dining, dancing, and a silent auction to benefit Maine organizations in need. All proceeds will be split between Artsworth, The S.P.C.A. of Hancock County, Midwives of Maine, and the Acadia Wildlife Foundation.

    If you would like to buy tickets in advance, volunteer at the event, or donate an item to the silent auction, please contact us at 207-664-0222 or artsworthstudios@gmail.com or email Julie Havener at mail@juliehavener.com.

    If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a monetary donation to Artsworth please click here.

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    Fri
    23
    Dec
    2016
    By appointment 10am-3pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

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    $40    •    10am-2pm by appointment
    Availability December 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd

    Age Restriction: 14 years or older, under 18 accompanied by an adult.

    This experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing equipment at all times. You'll start by choosing the glass colors you want to use in your ornament, and then partner with our professional glassblowers to create it. You will shape the ornament by blowing air through the moving blowpipe as the glassblower guides the glass with special tools. After you and the glassblower have shaped your ornament, it is removed from the blowpipe, a glass loop is added and it is placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process. Ornaments are ready for pick up the following week or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada.

    Call 207-664-0222 to register. You will be scheduled to arrive during a one hour time slot.

    When you get to our hot shop, please check in at the front counter. There you will receive some information on color choices and we will verify any payment info you may have given us to reserve your spot.
    You can expect to spend about an hour in the shop, as we give you a safety orientation and make our way to your turn. Making a blown glass ornament  is a swift process (only about 15 to 20 minutes). The glass maker must work with the blower (you) to both expand the glass to its largest and thinnest capacity while also squeezing it to create the very smallest of openings at the crack off point of the blow pipe. By its very nature, making an ornament happens quickly but it is so memorable and dramatic! It's the perfect introduction to how hot glass works.

     

     

     

  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016
    10am-4pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

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    For the second year in a row our annual Fire Gathering will feature a pop-up marketplace. Local artisans will sell handmade fine arts and crafts and specialty foods from 10 to 5. This is a great opportunity to get last minute Holiday gifts for a loved one, or something for yourself.

    Featuring....

    Jeanne Seronde Perkins   •   Julie Havener & Jon Ho   •   Leslie Jones

    Jessica L. Harris Designs   •   Island Soap   •   A Stones Throw to Health

    Sierra Henries, Birch Bark Artist   •   Roberta Sprague   •   Jenny King

    River Wind Woolies   •   Sage Moon Apothecary   •   Cute Knits   •   Tara Parker

    Katia Ancona   •   Salt Run Farm Crafts   •   Michelle Levesque

    Debbie Sitterly   •   Kristen McNulty

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  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016
    10am-5pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Fire Gathering

    Blacksmithing at the 6th Annual Fire Gathering

    10am-5pm
    All are Welcome!

    For the 7th year, we open our doors and welcome you to an event full of fiery energy and creativity. As always, there will be glassblowing, blacksmithing, and torchworking demonstrations happening all day. Come warm yourself by our fires and welcome the winter with us.

  • Sat
    04
    Feb
    2017
    10am-12pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    HeartFelt Valentines with Heidi Jai

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    10am-12pm
    $40.00 • Supplies included

    Looking to make unique valentines this year? Trade in your paper and scissors for wool and felting needles! Come join Heidi Jai and make woolly felted valentines while you learn the basics of needle felting. Needle felting is an easy to learn, inexpensive craft that requires no sewing, no counting and no measuring. After one beginner class you’ll be ready to stock up on wool and spend the rest of winter making fuzzy creations. All materials are included for several felted hearts. (This class uses very sharp needles.)

    Minimum age 12. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Call 207-664-0222 to reserve a spot or click the button below to sign up online!

  • Sat
    04
    Feb
    2017
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    Feb
    2017
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    Make a Heart of Glass with Atlantic Art Glass

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    Saturdays, February 4th & 11th
    $40.00  •  
    Reservations available after 10 a.m

    Make something really special - a gift from the heart! You will transform molten glass into a small solid heart shaped paperweight with our expert help. This experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, with help from our glassblowers.

    You’ll start by choosing the glass colors you want to use in your solid glass heart, and then partner with our professional glassblowers to create it. After applying and heating the colors you will sit at the glassblowing bench and learn how to use the “pucinellas” to shape and swirl the molten glass. When the interior design is complete, the glass will be cased in clear crystal, and shaped into its final heart form. Although this is a swift exercise it reveals ancient glass techniques, that are a true wonder to experience.

    Age Restriction -14 years or older, under 18 accompanied by an  adult.

    Call 207.664.0222 to reserve a spot.

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    10am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Open Valentine Making Studio

    10am-2pm
    $5.00 • Supplies included

    Everybody has a special person in their life that deserves a handmade valentine. Join us on February 11th to make something unique for someone special during our open valentine making studio.

    For $5, we'll provide a variety of materials (paper, paint, stamps, stencils, and more) for participants to make up to 3 valentines. There will no formal instruction, although staff members will be around to help orient you and be a creative resource.

    Our glass studio will also be fired up for our Heart of Glass workshop, so the space is sure to be warm and full of creative energy! The valentine studio will be open from 10-2. Drop in at your leisure!

    Additional valentines can be made for an additional donation, depending on materials.
  • Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017
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    11
    Mar
    2017
    10am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Beginner Glassblowing with Atlantic Art Glass

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    Saturdays  •  February 18th- March 11th  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    $375.00

    This course is designed for beginners. Emphasis is placed on learning the basic skills necessary to complete simple blown vessels. Class time is divided between demonstrations and supervised work time with individual attention for each student. No glass working experience is required. This is a four week course meeting once each week for four hours. Registration is on a first come first served basis, as class sizes are limited. You must be 14 years of age or older, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Full payment is expected by the first session.

    Call 207-664-0222 to sign up!

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017
    Reservations 10am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Make a Glass Bead with Tara Parker

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    Reservations available between 10am-2pm
    $40.00

    This experience introduces you to the basics of flameworking and offers a focused experience with hot glass. Tara Parker demonstrates how to work with molten glass at the torch, and guides you through the process of making one of your very own glass beads.

    You’ll start by turning a mandrel - a metal rod used in beadmaking - in the flame.

    Melting colored glass rods in the flame and applying the molten glass to your mandrel will create your bead design. How you wind the glass onto the mandrel makes patterns and beautiful unique glassy designs.

    Students should expect to spend one hour in the workshop as Tara makes her way to your turn the actual time spent making a bead is a fairly swift process and usually takes about 20- minutes.

    Pieces must cool overnight and can be picked up the next day, or shipped within the US and Canada at no additional cost.

    Age requirements- 18 and over

    Call 207-664-0222 to make a reservation 

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    5:00 pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Saturday, March 4th  •  5 p.m.
    Free  •  Donations accepted

    Written and Directed by Sophie Cameron, Home in Time for Suppah is sure to be a treat:

    Ms Maxine, an eccentrically endearing music teacher, is missing and it’s up to her students to find her.  Along the way they run into creatures, spirits, witches, and even a princess! Based on an interwoven collection of Downeast tall tales, scout songs, and the work of Maine’s Queen Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay,  and featuring talented actors aged 8-22, Home in Time for Suppah ensures that the legends of this coast shall be as immortal as any ghost.  Come enjoy warmth, comedy, and adventure!

    This event is free to the public, although we will be accepting much appreciated donations to Artsworth and the YWCA; suggested donation: $10. Donations from all three performances will be split between the two organizations, who have partnered with Sophie to provide practice and performance space for this production.
    Sophie Cameron, a Senior at the College of the Atlantic, developed this production as her senior thesis. It is a culmination of several years of work and academic study in theatre and childhood education.
  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    10am-3pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Warping Weaving Workshop

    Freestyle Hand Weaving with Master Weaver Susan Perrine

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    10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    $60.00 • Supplies included

    This workshop is designed for beginners or anyone wanting a warping refresher. All levels are welcome.

    Students will choose yarns from our supply to create a one of a kind textile, such as a scarf, table runner or hanging fiber art by combining yarns of different weights and colors. Weave fabric to adorn your home or body while learning how to thread your loom, or ours.

    You will have access to a warping board and warping mill, and will learn how to use your tabletop to make a warp. Next a large variety of yarn and fiber of all types, colors and weights will be made available to you to use in your "scarf". Susan Perrine will show you fun and useful new techniques like creating a buttonhole, tapestry weaving, and lace insertion.

    Think of this workshop as a kind of weaving sampler, where you can explore different techniques and traditions that speak to you with Susan's expert guidance.

    You may not finish your piece during the workshop. But we plan to have our weaving studio open for students to continue during the following 3 weeks. More information on open studio time will be discussed during the workshop.

    Students will make small warps with about 100 warp threads/ends. (about 3-3 1/2 yards by 9 inches wide).

    All materials needed to make a complete piece will be provided. Although, specialty yarns (cashmere, silk, hand spun yarn, etc...) will be available for an additional cost.

    Call 207-664-0222 to reserve a spot on our wait list.

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    10am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Dyeing for Vibrant Color! with Julie Havener

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    10am-2pm
    $75.00 • Supplies included

    Come play with vivid color during these first muddy days of spring. This is an acid dye workshop designed for beginners or those looking to learn a few new skills Julie will offer instruction on various dyeing techniques and offer guidance as you create your very own one of a kind fiber piece. This project is sure to help brighten up your future fiber projects. Julie Havener is a fiber artist, jeweler, and midwife that lives and works in Northeast Harbor.

    Julie will provide all the necessary equipment for this 4 hour workshop. Bring your enthusiasm and wear clothes you won't be afraid to get a little messy in.

    This class has been temporarily postponed until further notice. Please call 207-664-0222 for more information .

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    Reservations Available 10 a.m.–2 p.m.25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Make a Glass Bead with Tara Parker

    Reservations available between 10am-2pm
    $40.00  •  Supplies included

    This experience introduces you to the basics of flameworking and offers a focused experience with hot glass. Tara Parker demonstrates how to work with molten glass at the torch, and guides you through the process of making one of your very own glass beads.

    You’ll start by turning a mandrel - a metal rod used in beadmaking - in the flame.

    Melting colored glass rods in the flame and applying the molten glass to your mandrel will create your bead design. How you wind the glass onto the mandrel makes patterns and beautiful unique glassy designs.

    Students should expect to spend one hour in the workshop as Tara makes her way to your turn the actual time spent making a bead is a fairly swift process and usually takes about 20- minutes.

    Pieces must cool overnight and can be picked up the next day, or shipped within the US and Canada at no additional cost.

    Age requirements- 18 and over

    Call 207-664-0222 to make a reservation

    Private lessons with Tara are also available upon request, Tuesday–Saturday for $60 an hour with a two hour minimum. If you've taken a workshop with Tara before, this is a great opportunity to get more hands on experience and guidance. It is also a great option for beginners looking for a better schedule fit. Call 207-664-0222 to schedule your private lesson.
  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    Reservations available 10 a.m.–2 p.m.25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Make a Blown Glass Flower 

                with Atlantic Art Glass

    Reservations available between 10am-2pm
    $50.00  •  Supplies included

    Celebrate the arrival of spring and Earth Day with us as we help you make a colorful glass flower that will stay in bloom no matter the season. This experience will take approximately 20 minutes, and pre-registration is required. Participants will sign up for an hourly time-slot between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    This experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing equipment at all times. You'll start by choosing the vibrant glass colors you want to use in your flower and a colorful marini that will become the flower's center. You will then partner with our professional glassblowers to create it. After you apply the color, the glassblower will help you guide the molten glass into an optic mold, where you will shape the flower's petals by blowing air through the blowpipe. After you and the glassblower have shaped your flower, it will be removed from the blow pipe and a glass stem will be added. Your completed flower will then be placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process.

    Flowers are ready for pick up the following week or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada.

    Call 207.664.0222 to sign up to make a glass flower with us.

    Minimum age 14. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    10 a.m.–2 p.m.25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Weaving Structure and Design Tutorial

    with Master Weaver Chris Leith

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    $40.00

    This tutorial with master weaver Chris Leith of Eggemoggin Textile Studio is an opportunity for students from our Warping Weaving Workshop to advance their study and gain more technical knowledge as they tackle new weaving projects. The four hour tutorial will focus on weave structures and the challenges of designing a project.

    Weave Structures

    Students can expect to learn about some of the weave structure families, including: plain weave, twill, lace, and double weave. We will also compare commercial and handwoven samples made with different fibers and yarns. Our discussion will focus on how various cloth structures are used and the weaving notation (draft) for these structures. This tutorial will help new weavers understand new structures, and affirm that they are less confusing than they may look!

    Designing a Project

    The second portion of this tutorial will focus on the challenges of designing a project. Selecting a pattern and materials leads to all kinds of other decisions. Chris will help explain how to navigate these decisions as you move forward with your design. We will go through various approaches to planning your project, including ways to design an interesting warp without breaking the bank (How much yarn should I purchase?) and the importance of sett (ends per inch or EPI). This portion of the tutorial will also include some practice project worksheets.

    Call 207.664.0222 to reserve a spot or click the button below.

  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017
    Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    Thursday 2-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m-5 p.m.Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

    Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House
    Invitational Arts and Crafts Show

    Artsworth is excited to announce that we will be teaming up with longtime curators Jodi Aragona and Linda Perrin to host the eleventh annual Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House Invitational Arts and Crafts Show. Happening:

    Thursday, August 10, 2–7 P.M.

    Friday, August 11, 10–5 P.M.

    Saturday, August 12, 10–5 P.M.

    This show will take place in and around the grounds of the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. The curators, Jodie Aragona and Linda Perrin, have selected approximately thirty distinguished artisans in a variety of mediums to participate. Many of the exhibitors are quite local, while some are from other parts of ME, MA, NY, PA, RI, etc... 

    With the help of the Neighborhood House's beauty, we create a simple direct marketplace where artisans bring their wares and meet their audience face-to-face. This show has a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, with no admission charge. Join us on Thursday evening for a delightful wine and cheese opening.

    At this time, we are accepting applications from artisans interested in becoming exhibitors. To apply to this show as an exhibitor, please click the "apply" button below.

     

  • Fri
    13
    Oct
    2017
    6 – 9 P.M.25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Hymn for Her Concert

    Friday, October 13th
    6 PM – 9 PM  •  $20.00

    Join Artsworth and dynamic duo musical act Hymn for Her as we boogie down in celebration of Maine Craft Weekend! Hymn for Her's sound draws on inspiration from blues, country, and punk, and has been described as "Hillbillies with electronics opening Pandora's Box." Their 3rd release, Lucy and Wayne's Smokin Flames, was described as a riotous, socking roadkill stew" by U.K. music critic Steve Bennett.

    Hymn for her has been touring their unique sound across the country and abroad for the past few years. Before they hit our Ellsworth studio on October 13th, they will have toured in Italy, Germany, and many states along the east coast. We can't wait to get groovy Artsworth style. For a sneak peek, click the links to hear their music on their website or on their Facebook page.

    Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com. You can also drop by our space at 25 Pine Street to buy tickets or give us a call at 207-664-0222. Come join us!


  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    10am-10pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    10am-10pm
    All are Welcome!

    For the 8th year, we open our doors and welcome you to an event full of fiery energy and creativity.

    Fire GatheringFireGathering 2017 at 25 Pine St., Ellsworth, ME hosts a marketplace featuring work by local artisans. This is a great opportunity to get last minute Holiday gifts for loved ones or for yourself! At this annual event we share our love of the fire arts with you as we do demonstrations of glassblowing, blacksmithing, pottery and torch-working.

    Blacksmithing at the 6th Annual Fire Gathering

    This open studio event is our way of saying "hey neighbor, come gather around our hearth!  Let's enjoy community and creativity together as we beat back the cold and dark of approaching winter". This year we will have a large 4 harness loom set up so you can try your hand at weaving!  Come warm yourself by our fires (and wooly fuzz) and welcome the winter with us.

    The Firegathering continues to bring new offerings to the Annual solstice celebration.

    Enjoy the Firegathering Marketplace 10am-4pm, check out the work of over a dozen artisans, many of whom will be happy to show you how they make their work, meet Fogtown brewers and taste the craft  beer they made especially for the Firegathering,  grab a bite at the pot luck & from some sausage makers barbecuing next to the coal forges and be ready to dance it all off in the evening (at 5-10pm) to the music of Hymn for Her in the brick ware house!!

     


    Participating Artists

    Glassblowing--Linda and Ken Perrin, Derrick Sekulich, Jon Ho, & Brier Rose Werner

    Blacksmithing--Jeff Toman

    Pottery--Kreg McCune, Jon Ho

    Glass Lampworking.--Tara Parker

    Others artists include, Julie Havener Designs, Rusted Pulchritude, Sage Moon Apothecary, Roberta Sprague, Cute Knits, Riverwind Woolies & Seirra Henries

    Gathering, as the season changes before we turn inside to our studios, homes and hearth, is important to connect with those we hope to get" hygge* with"!

    *(“hygge,” a Danish term defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close. It derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term, hugga, meaning “to comfort” or “to console,” which is related to the English word “hug.” Associated with relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude, The dark winter can be cold and bleak, with long hours of darkness and, in some of the northernmost regions, shortened days of sunlight. In Denmark this helped turn "hygge" from a mere word into a kind of cultural panacea, manifested in various ways to buffer against cold, solitude and stress...."

    "Firegathering" just might be the new english word for "hygge" don't you think!?