Get to know the Lunder Institute for American Art Residential Fellows during the monthly Lunder Institute Open Studios at Greene Block + Studios. Joining the Lunder Institute this summer are textile artist, painter, and art educator Bryana Bibbs, the New York-based performance duo of Millie Kapp and Matt Shalzi, José Santiago Pérez, an artist and educator based in Chicago who…

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Join the Colby College Museum of Art for our annual Community Day celebration. Create your own works of art with the Common Threads Art Tent, engage with looking activities in our galleries, spend time in our summer exhibitions—Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection, Sarah Cain: hand in hand, and Andrew Wyeth: Life and…

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Come celebrate the start of summer and the end of the school year with the brand-new summer StoryWalk® book, There are NO MOOSE on this island! by Stephanie Calmenson! We will be taking a guided walk with Liz Davis, the Children’s Librarian, Serena Sanborn, Waterville Creates’ Education + Outreach Coordinator and Citizen Scientist, and Amarinda…

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A Place for All of Us, Community Day Colby College Museum of Art Saturday July 30 12-4pm Join artists Elizabeth Jabar, Colleen Kinsella and Evelyn Wong in the Future Mothers tent for screen printing posters, bookmaking, and stamping! This workshop is part of Waterville Creates Common Threads project. Follow the link for more information on…

Sharing Your Story with Handbound Books with artist Evelyn Wong Greene Block + Studios Thursday, July 14, 6:00 – 8:00pm  Learn how to make 3 softcover books: the pamphlet-bound book, the Chinese flutter book, and the Japanese Musubitoji.  Tell your story through writing, stamping, and stitching with artist Evelyn Wong from Fireball Book Bindery! This…

Join Alexandra Méndez and Serena Sanborn, a Maine Master Naturalist, for a reflective walk through Head of Falls Park. Méndez and Sanborn bring together their expertise across collective writing, the natural world, ecological restoration, and water to create a memorable experience that invites participants to contemplate the river, its pasts, properties, and futures. Field notebooks…

What future do you envision for Waterville? For the Kennebec River? Join the ARC-Hive Collective and Waterville Creates at the Farmer’s Market at Head of Falls to create your own flag for the future you imagine. Materials and instructions provided. Flags for Tomorrow is part of “A Glossary of These Waters,” a collaboratively created art…

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  Fun Activities for the Entire Family Location: North Street Community Trail (by the community garden end)   11:00-2:00 Scavenger Hunt along the trail 11:00-1:00 Free Lunch provided by Living Water Community Church 11:15 Intro to Nature Journaling with Serena Sanborn, Education and Outreach Manager at Waterville Creates Explore outdoors with a pencil in hand!…

Flow river, flow! Join the Children’s Discovery Museum and special guest, Melissa Bastien to discover the wonders of the Kennebec River. In honor of our beautiful river, we will create colorful, textured, paper and paint collages. “Wonder Walkers” by Micha Archer Art in the Park is back! Once again, Waterville Creates has joined forces with…

Due to our predicted extreme temperatures, join us at 18 Main St for this event. Art for small hands, art for all hands! Gather with us to paint your own mini painting! Based on the illustrations in Sophie Blackall’s book, “Hello, Lighthouse”, we will explore her gorgeous coastal color palette of sea-greens, ocean-blues, whites, and…

Celebrate ocean animals! Pay homage to your favorite sea creature by creating a colorful tissue paper sun catcher. This art-making technique mimics the beautiful, light catching, qualities of stained glass. A joyful artform for all ages, your creation will be the perfect way to brighten your favorite space. Book: “Swashby and the Sea” by Beth…

Dive in and print with us! Originally used by Japanese fisherman to record their catches, discover the time-honored printmaking technique called Gyotaku. Try out this celebrated form of art and nature printing by using a life-sized rubber fish to create your own aquatic-themed prints. Book: “Beneath the Waves” by Lily Murray Art in the Park…