Workshops & Events

 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

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Weekend writing workshop with New York based writer, Sammi LaBue

    10am-7pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, Maine

    Weekend Writing Workshop with NY based writer, Sammi LaBue

     June 9 and 10, 2018        Class Fee: $195           Call 664-0222 to enroll

    Escape distraction and self doubt. Spend a weekend writing to fun prompts and gaining tools to make a habit out of creative writing.

    Sammi LaBue, MFA, of NYC’s Fledgling Writing Workshops invites you to join her for a weekend of creative writing. Write to dozens of carefully designed prompts intended to ignite your imagination, memories, and that sweet space that exists between. We’ll discuss how to combat self-doubt when it comes to writing on your own, fill up pages in a supportive environment, and listen to each others’ words while providing positive feedback. Whatever your ability level, you will end the weekend with pages of new work and tools for maintaining your writing practice at home. Open to all genres (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and experience levels. Please bring a favorite notebook, a writing instrument, and an open mind (though if you forget the first two we’ve got you covered).

    Sammi LaBue is a writer and educator based out of Brooklyn, NY. Her fiction and personal essays have appeared in many gracious publications including Glamour, The Feminist Wire, [PANK] Magazine, Weird City and others. When not at work on her second novel, she convinces others to write with her, leading various workshops throughout NYC’s boroughs. Visit Sammi’s website at

    Sammi was recently recognized by TimeOut - we are so excited to have her put on one of her stellar workshops with us here at Artsworth.

    Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm:

    Morning: Greetings followed by Sammi’s methods to get the creative juices flowing.

    Lunch: Light fare provided.

    Afternoon: Lecture by Sammi, about overcoming the fear to create will be followed by a writing exercise, “The Yard Sale”.  Whether precious or worthless, objects live rich lives in the cellars of our imagination and memory. Stir up some creative dust in this 1.5 hour generative session. A writing marathon sure to get your hand cramping and mind whirring.

     Sunday 10:00-7:00pm

    Morning: Writing exercises with “Wheel-greaser” prompts.

    Lunch: Light fare provided.

    Afternoon: Enjoy the unique space provided by Artsworth during the “Write-a-thon” with stations set up for support and inspiration. Finish the day with a group writing project, and the opportunity to make a piece of artwork.

    Evening: Student readings/reception

    Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.

    Please call 207-664-0222 to sign up!