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Art in the Park: Make a Cairn!

July 15, 2021

3:00pm- 5pm

Waterville Creates

Head of Falls

July 15 Make a Cairn to celebrate the Maine International Film Festival

Have you ever seen a stack of stones on a trail or in a field and wondered over who put them there? These lovely stone piles, called cairns, are wayfinding signals that originated in Scotland. The cairn is a signal of safety, and guides travelers towards food, shelter, or further trails. This year, the art from the Maine International Film Festival features a brightly colored cairn, and to help celebrate, we will make some of our own using pastels, black paper, and clear glue.

Also, Matt Loosigian will be playing music for kids from 3 – 3:45!

The SheepOver by Jennifer and John Churchman

As part of its Art in the Park program, Waterville Creates is joining forces with the Waterville Public Library and the Colby College Museum of Art to create one-of-a-kind summer art journals in collaboration with a free summer reading series. Program guests will include artists, musicians, live cats, teachers, and scientists.

Every Thursday, we’ll create new pages to add to the summer art journals. Journals can be brought back each week, resulting in a fun and distinctive nature journal that documents your entire summer. Watch a “how to” demonstration of each project, then make your own creation at Head of Falls, a large, open, green space located in downtown Waterville adjacent to the historic Kennebec River.

In addition, each week a pre-selected book will be read aloud to participants as they construct and design their art journals. Bring a blanket or chair to get comfortable while listening and creating content for your journal. This program is free and open to all ages and levels of experience.

We will reschedule or cancel in the event of rain.

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