Workshops & Events
Learning and experiencing art is what we at Artsworth do. By providing unique workshops to our community members, whether they are children, teenagers, or adults, we are able to open the doors to creativity and show all who wish to learn about the beauty of crafting high quality work with your hands and heart. Workshops are held at 25 Pine Street and range from learning about how to manipulate molten glass to how to solder metal to how to sculpt out of clay or fiber. Our goal is to remain open to suggestions and ideas of how to meet the interests and needs of our community by providing a space for all teachers to share their craft with students of all ages. We hope that if you have a great idea that you wish to share with others, that you will come to Artsworth, share our space and share with us. Below you will find a list of current offerings: check back as our list is always changing! Teach a workshop!
Upcoming Workshops and Events
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!
Sat10Oct2015Sat31Oct201510am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME
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!
Sat21Nov2015Sat12Dec201510am-2pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME
Every Saturday November 21 & 28th. through December 5 & 12th
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.
Sat19Dec201510am-10pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME
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!