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September 2017

into the forest:

Wed. Sep 13 - Sat. Oct 28

Common Street Arts Gallery

Common Street Art is pleased to present work by Maine artists Barbara Sullivan and Juliet Karelsen in the exhibition Into the Forest: Flora, Fauna, Lichen, Moss on view from September 13 through October 28, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This exhibition is open to the public during normal…

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Waterville Vegetable Orchestra

Fri. Sep 29

Castonguay Square

Come play some unique and one of a kind instruments at the Waterville Rocks! w/Bella's Bartok and West End Blend concert on September 29th! Using locally harvested vegetables, your family will discover how to make musical instruments to play and bring home. There will be everything from carrot recorders, pumpkin percussion instruments, and leek violins! Come boogie…

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fresco workshop with barbara sullivan

Sat. Sep 30

Common Street Arts

Join artist Barbara Sullivan for a hands-on exploration of the medium of fresco painting. Students will develop an understanding and working knowledge of true buon fresco (painting into freshly laid wet plaster). Learn the many steps involved, how to prepare substrates, arriccio, and intonaco layers of plaster and how to grind pigments like the old…

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October 2017

printing the streets of waterville

Tue. Oct 3

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: printing the streets of waterville- with ink and rollers in hand, create unique prints of the manhole covers, grates and metal work of our town. participants will go home with a t-shirt that they create on the walk about town. ages 13+.

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life drawing

Wed. Oct 4

First and Third Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00 p.m., $5.00/session-new price! Seasoned and aspiring artists are invited to participate in the Life Drawing program hosted by Common Street Arts.  This program provides a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to hone their drawing skills in a supportive environment. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, etc. and…

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artist conversation: barbara sullivan + juliet karelsen

Wed. Oct 4

Common Street Arts Gallery

moderated by justin mccann, curator for whistler studies, colby college museum of art. join into the forest artists barbara sullivan and juliet karelsen as they discuss their work with justin mccann, curator for whistler studies, colby college. free + open to the public.

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nature journals: flora, fauna, lichen moss

Thu. Oct 5

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: create a unique nature journal of your own to bring home. fill it with collected items on a walk and observational drawings of the natural world. ages 6-12.

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owls of maine, chewonki foundation

Sat. Oct 7

Common Street Arts Gallery

sponsored by the chewonki foundation common street arts and the chewonki foundation present “owls of maine” a program that provides a unique introduction to the habits and adaptions of maine’s native owls. this special presentation features an opportunity for close observation of a great horned owl, a barred owl, and an eastern screech owl. learn…

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create your own zoetrope animation

Tue. Oct 10

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: create your own zoetrope animation- using the exhibit “into the forest” as inspiration, we will make a zoetrope, a fun way to create your own animation. ages 13+.

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giant mask making inspired by nature

Thu. Oct 12

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: giant mask making inspired by nature- create large masks inspired by the nature around us and animals in the current exhibit “into the forest.” ages 6-12.

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fall migration talk with bernd heinrich

Thu. Oct 12

Common Street Arts Gallery

reception at 5:00pm at common street arts 6:00 pm presentation at waterville opera house animal migration is a topic of many dimensions. It involves behavior, physiology, and ecology. there are also migratory similarities and differences between birds, mammals, insects, and fish. In collaboration with the exhibition into the forest, please join common street arts for…

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city forest walk with drew barton, forest ecologist and biologist

Fri. Oct 13

Common Street Arts Gallery

Would you like to learn how to identify some common trees in the Waterville area? Come stroll around town with Dr. Drew Barton, author of "The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods" and Professor of Biology at UMF. You'll stretch your legs, learn some simple techniques for tree identification, and take part in a wide-ranging…

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matt demers: self-portrait

Sun. Oct 15 - Sun. Dec 31

intersection @ 93 main

demer’s work comes from processing the constant flow of information and visual elements in his life. through non-representational compositions he references natural and man made forms to create unique visual objects. using paint, found objects, text, and other materials demers invites the viewers to experience the work subjectively to spark memories from visual elements and create…

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illustrations and cartoons with russ cox

Tue. Oct 17

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: illustrations and cartoons with russ cox- children’s book illustrator and author russ cox will share his secrets to his funny and creative illustrations. go home with a new character of your own invention based on maine forest flora and fauna. ages 13+.

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illustrations + cartoons with russ cox

Thu. Oct 19

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: children’s book illustrator and author russ cox will share some secrets to his funny and creative illustrations. go home with a monster character of your own invention based on the maine forest flora and fauna.ages 6-12.

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rocks in your life

Thu. Oct 19

In partnership with the l.c. bates museum, common street arts is pleased to present rocks in your life. explore rocks and minerals and how we use them in our daily lives. free. space is limited. registration required. for more information call 872-arts or email marie@watervillecreates.org  

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pumpkin carving creations

Tue. Oct 24

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: pumpkin carving creations- using knives and chisels on pumpkins safely, we will create incredible carved pumpkins for our homes. ages 13+.

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beginning wheel throwing- FULL

Wed. Oct 25 - Wed. Dec 6

CSA Clay Studio

this 6-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with learning clay basics and expand to cover creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. skills that will be covered include centering, shaping, trimming, glazing and pulling handles. the instructor will work…

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pumpkin carving with printing tools

Thu. Oct 26

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: pumpkin carving with printing tools- learn to carve fun and unique pumpkin art to bring home. ages 6-12.

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November 2017

life drawing

Wed. Nov 1

First and Third Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00 p.m., $5.00/session-new price! Seasoned and aspiring artists are invited to participate in the Life Drawing program hosted by Common Street Arts.  This program provides a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to hone their drawing skills in a supportive environment. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, etc. and…

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podcasting with jon part 1

Tue. Nov 7

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: podcasting with jon part 1- join techie and podcasting wiz jon graham to learn how to podcast! the first week will cover what a podcast is and conducting interviews. ages 13+.

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shadow art

Thu. Nov 9

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: shadow art- make your own little figure to pose and make shadow art cards! ages 6-12.

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podcasting with jon part 2

Tue. Nov 14

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: podcasting with jon part 2- part two of podcasting in which we will learn to edit using garageband and adding music and sound effects to podcasts. ages 13+.

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5th annual holiday bazaar

Wed. Nov 15 - Sat. Dec 23

Common Street Arts Gallery

common street arts is pleased to present its 5th annual holiday bazaar. prior to the winter holidays, the gallery will be transformed into a marketplace filled with handmade items created by maine artists and craftspeople through this juried exhibition. the most unique holiday gifts will be available at common street arts! holiday bazaar dates are…

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winter weeds weaving

Thu. Nov 16

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: winter weeds weaving- create unique outdoor art woven in castonguay square from collected weeds and grasses. ages 6-12.

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podcasting with jon part 3

Tue. Nov 28

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: podcasting with jon part 3- in part three, we will finalize edits and post our creations online! don’t miss this fun series! ages 13+.

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holiday ornaments with denae spencer

Thu. Nov 30

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: holiday ornaments with denae spencer- make your own clay holiday ornaments! ages 6-12.

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December 2017

ornaments with denae spencer

Tue. Dec 5

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: ornaments with denae spencer- make your own clay holiday ornaments! ages 13+.

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life drawing

Wed. Dec 6

First and Third Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00 p.m., $5.00/session-new price! Seasoned and aspiring artists are invited to participate in the Life Drawing program hosted by Common Street Arts.  This program provides a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to hone their drawing skills in a supportive environment. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, etc. and…

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holiday card printmaking

Thu. Dec 7

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: holiday card printmaking- learn to make a printed holiday card of your very own design! go home with cards that you have printed. ages 6-12.

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holiday card printmaking

Tue. Dec 12

Common Street Arts

teen tuesdays: holiday card printmaking- learn to make block printed holiday card of your very own design! go home with ten cards that you have printed. ages 13+.

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holiday cookie decorating

Thu. Dec 14

Common Street Arts

elementary thursdays: holiday cookie decorating- this delicious art project will teach you the skills you need to make some incredible and arty cookies! ages 6-12.

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