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
Sat05Oct2019Sun06Oct201910:00AM-4:00PM25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, Maine
Maine Craft Weekend at Artsworth Studios
Saturday October 5, Sunday October 6
Artsworth is celebrating a weekend of creative activity hosted by the Heart of Ellsworth and Maine Craft Weekend. Maine Crafts Association artists will gather at the warehouse to demonstrate and show their work.
Ken and Linda Perrin delight in creating a hub of fine arts activities while they demonstrate their glassblowing craft to the public. The Atlantic Art Glass team demonstrate traditional glassblowing all day as they make glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors! 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.
Emi Ito, Weaver from Bath, Maine: will bring her unique Saori loom to the Atlantic Art Glass warehouse in Ellsworth. Her lively masterful wearable woven art is a celebration of creativity. This weekend festivitiy is a rare opportunity to see Ito doing demonstrations of various fun weaving techniques. Wrapping up in one of Emi's pieces makes the cool weather a treat! Her scarves and shawls will be available for sale.
Kristi Frank, an intuitive abstract artist, using the highest environmental standards, creates jewelry with distinctive silhouettes. She owns Salt Grass Jewelry in South Portland, ME and will be coming up to Ellsworth to join the festivities. She will be doing metalsmithing demonstrations. She will also have work available for sale at special Maine Craft Weekend prices!
Kreg McCune, from Mt. Desert Island is a potter, he will be offering pottery wheel demonstrations for the public on Saturday. Kreg will provide opportunities for visitors to experience and create on the potter’s wheel and learn more about the process of creating fine ceramics from start to finish. Kreg McCune Pottery will have work available for purchase and over the course of the weekend will be creating a set of hand thrown mugs for Fogtown Brewery! (Saturday only.)
Huggybear from Mount Desert Island will bring his trusty torch to the festivities, and do glass lamp working demonstrations.