Art in the Park: Shadow Art

August 12, 2021

3:00pm- 5pm

Waterville Creates

Head of Falls

Shadows evolve as the sun moves through the sky; it is fun to notice the change in your shadow as the day progresses. Create mini shadows in your Summer Art Journal or make a “dancing” shadow on larger paper or on the sidewalk with chalk. Note: Biologist Greg LeClair will attend with live pond animals! ( Weather permitting)

Book: The More the Merrier by David Martin, Illustrated by Raissa Figuerora

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, Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, Children’s Discovery Museum, 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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