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  • Sun
    26
    Jan
    2020
    10:00AM-4:00PMArtsworth, 25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Call 207-664-0222 to register!

    Jackie Ottino Graf is a colorful fiber artist with lot's of professional and creative experience, this is her dying with natural materials "101"course. If you have ever wondered how in the world one can make so many amazing colors naturally, this is the class for you.  Everything is included, (600 yards of merino yarn, all dyes and equipment, handouts etc). At the end of a fun and informative day,  you will go home with a stash of small skeins of yarn in each color. 

    We will go over proper fiber preparation and mordanting techniques for both safety and vibrancy.  While natural dyes can be used on all types of fiber, we will be focusing on wool yarns in this workshop. 

    Please bring a lunch, any note-taking materials you may wish, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Please also bring a plastic bag or container to bring home wet yarns.

    🙂 Dyeing has an element of waiting, so feel free to bring along some handwork, like knitting or spinning to do while you visit and wait!

    Cost is $150. PLEASE Call 207-664-0222 to register.

     

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    10:00AM-3:00PMArtsworth, 25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

     

    $130. includes a tool kit and all materials 

    Precious Metal Clay is a clay-like compound consisting of powdered silver in an organic binder. It can be formed and textured using simple tools to make earrings, pendants and other jewelry. When fired the organic binder burns off and the metal particles sinter leaving pure silver. It is fun and easy to work with.

    A basic tool kit and packet of PMC3 are included in the class price. Students will go home with at least one finished piece of jewelry.

    Bring to Class: notebook, pencil, ideas and curiosity. If you have things you would like to use to texture your work bring those too.

    The Instructor-Janelle Delicata is a Certified PMC Instructor and local artist and small business owner living in Blue Hill, Maine. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and an MFA in Weaving & Textile Design at Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of American Craft with a minor in Jewelry & Metals. 

    She sells her jewelry in local shops and galleries and at selected fine craft shows in the New England area. She also exhibits fine art mixed media work in many venues.

    Call 664-0222 to register

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2020
    Sun
    12
    Apr
    2020
    10am-4pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Freestyle Weaving Workshop

    Weave fabric to adorn your home or body while learning how to work with a 4 harness loom.

    Because it's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19, everyone should avoid gatherings during this time. We are doing our part by postponing this workshop. Please check back here, our website at artsworth.org or sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our event schedule.

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

    Saturdays April 11 and 18th (+ open studio time during the week)                     

    10 a.m.- 4 p.m.       $130.00

    • Supplies included call 664-0222 to sign up.                                                                               

    In this workshop 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.

    Martine Nagy and Linda Perrin will guide you in exploring fun and useful weaving techniques such as creating a buttonhole, puffy tapestry weaving and textural insertions. An assortment of yarn and fiber of all types, colors and weights will be available for you to integrate in your "unique creation". 

    Our workshop is unique and differs from other traditional styles of hand weaving.  In traditional hand weaving, weavers highly value the regularity of the woven cloth: if there is an irregular pattern or thread, it is considered as a “mistake” or “flaw”.  In our freestyle weaving workshop free expression is encouraged, embracing the differences between hand weaving and machine weaving.

    In this fun workshop we will:

    • Consider the differences between people and machines.

    • Be bold and adventurous

    • Inspire one another and enjoy each other’s individuality.

    For your pleasure and to allow participants to dive right into the delights of weaving, you will begin your weaving on a loom that has been warped with about 100 warp threads/ends on their assigned loom. (about 3-3 1/2 yards by 9 inches wide).

    However, to supplement your understanding of the craft, a warping demonstration and the use of a warping mill versus a warping board will be discussed before we begin our projects. 

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

    This workshop is designed for beginners or anyone wanting to try their hand at weaving with a 4 harness loom.  All levels are welcome.  All materials needed to create a complete piece will be provided. Please feel free to bring your won specialty yarns (cashmere, silk, hand spun yarn, etc...).

    Call 207-664-0222 to reserve a spot 

    Warping Weaving Workshop with Linda Perrin and Martine Nagy

     

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020
    1:00pm-7:00PM25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, Maine

    Spoon Carving!

    POSTPONED
    Because it's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19, everyone should avoid gatherings during this time. We are doing our part by postponing this workshop. Please check back here, our website at artsworth.org or sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our event schedule.

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    April 25th  1:00pm-7:00pm  
    Class Fee $65.00      
    Call 664-0222 to enroll     

    Learn how to carve a wooden spoon using only hand tools from a piece of freshly cut wood! A journey from log-to-spoon, where you'll learn sketching, design, axing, carving, and finishing techniques. Tools include axes and spoon knives, which will be provided for the class, as will wood. Take home carving tools are available for purchase for $50.00, please indicate your interest when registering.

    Instructors, Deirdre McGrath and Aaron Margolis own Rusted Pulchritude and work from their Ellsworth studio housed in an 1800’s horse barn. A recent article in the Ellsworth American tells their story: https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/living/arts-a-living/ellsworth-couple-carve-life/


    Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.

    Please call 207-664-0222 to sign up!

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020
    9:00AM-3:00PMArtsworth, 25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Because it's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19, everyone should avoid gatherings during this time. We are doing our part by postponing this workshop. Please check back here, our website at artsworth.org or sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date with our event schedule.

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    For current updates from the Maine Crafts Association, please visit: https://mainecrafts.org/mca-covid-19-updates-information/

    This event is a co-production between Artsworth and the MCA.OVERVIEW

    This event provides an opportunity for the public and fellow statewide artists to purchase studio supplies, materials and equipment, as well as seconds (final products not quite right for full price retail or wholesale shows and stores) directly from Maine artists. We are now hosting this event every other year between Portland, and Ellsworth, Maine. See details from the Portland event in 2019.

    An indoor/outdoor Maine Art and Craft Seconds & Supplies Sale will be held Saturday May 30, 2020 at Artsworth in Ellsworth, Maine, 9-3pm.

    The sale is a co-production of Maine Crafts Association and Artsworth designed to support our members, have fun and help shift extra materials from people who don’t need them to people who do! Artsworth shares the grounds with Fogtown Brewery and Atlantic Art Glass, a public access glass blowing studio, be prepared to enjoy glass blowing demonstrations all day during the event and local beer at the afterparty. 

    For Artists: Vendor applications are open to MCA members January 31 – March 31. Open to non-members April 1, 2020.

    For Artists & Attendees: Big ticket items will be previewed on the Facebook Event Page. Items will only be available on the day of the sale. Please attend the event to purchase these items.

    Seconds & Supplies Sale vendors, volunteers and customers are invited to an afterparty at Fogtown Brewery 3-6pm. Join us to visit, connect and celebrate clean studios and new purchases.  Fogtown is located directly downstairs from Atlantic Art Glass and the event. Their diverse tap list includes barrel-aged sours fermented with locally foraged berries, stouts brewed with organic Maine oats, refreshing lagers brewed with heritage Maine malts, and IPAs made with fresh, whole cone Maine-grown Cascade hops, and much more. (Attendance @ the sale not required to attend!).Grab convenient lunch or dinner from Eat At Joe’s food truck.

    Artsworth"s neighbor Atlantic Art Glass, demonstrate their amazing glassblowing craft during the event.

  • Thu
    13
    Aug
    2020
    Sat
    15
    Aug
    2020
    Thursday 2-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m-5 p.m.Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

     

    Please Join us August 13-15th at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, Maine

    1 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine

    Thursday, August 13, 2–7 P.M.

    Friday, August 14, 10–5 P.M.

    Saturday, August 15, 10–5 P.M.

    Please join us for this wonderful summer event! We are excited to help organize the fourteenth annual Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House Invitational Arts and Crafts Show.

    The curators, Jodie Aragona and Linda Perrin, select a house full of distinguished artisans in a variety of mediums to participate in this "not to be missed" cultural event on Mount Desert Island, Maine. In the beauty of the historic Neighborhood House, an elegant atmosphere is created where one can find artisan made housewares, wearable art, sculpture or gifts for friends back home.

    This show has a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, with no admission charge for the public. We kick off the annual gathering with a Thursday evening wine and cheese opening.