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
Sat11Apr2020Sun12Apr202010am-4pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Freestyle Weaving Workshop
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