maker space day with jon moulton

What sculptures can be created with using metal fasteners and simple brazing techniques? Find out in this fun maker day with Jon Moulton. Participants will be inspired by the work in the gallery! Kids under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. $20
Scholarships available. Recommended for ages 7+.


afterschool art club: clay sculptures

Clay is always a favorite for all ages! We will discover how the tools of sculpting are used and invent some creative clay figures to bring home.

Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available.

spring art camp!

Begin your spring the fun way, with art from CSA! Create amazing spring art, including a mini drawing robot, in this week-long exploration of art and creativity. Limit: 15 students

$125 for 9-12:00 at Common Street Arts and $160 to include afternoons at the Alfond Youth Center


From Dizzy: Colby College Jazz Band directed by Eric Thomas

We explore the roots of bebop first planted by Dizzy Gillespie in the Latin jazz featured in his later work. Gillespie’s compositions “Con Alma,” “Manteca,” and “Salt Peanuts” will be featured along with works by composers associated with Gillespie’s career such as Cab Calloway, Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, Chuck Mangione, Esperanza Spalding, and Paquito de Rivera.

learning to see with oliver solmitz

In this three-hour workshop the formal elements of art will be introduced.  Thereafter, through the use of individuals own phone cameras, or other digital cameras, each will go out and take fifty photos.  We will then look at the photos through new formal eyes and discuss what we discovered. $15 (Note: this will be in the gallery space and outside)

Instructor: Oliver Solmitz

afterschool art club: wire and nylon sculptures

We made these sculptures last year and they were an immediate hit! Join us to try this cool sculpting again using wire, nylon, and paint.  Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available!

Wordplay: Colby College Collegium directed by Eric Christopher Perry

A panoply of puns! A manifestation of musical merriment! A fanfare of frivolous tomfoolery! Colby College Collegium will present Orazio Vecchi’s 1604 madrigal cycle Le veglie di Siena (Night Games of Siena), a work filled with witticisms, wordplay, and wholesome, wholehearted wizardry of all genres. Collegium will be joined by a quintet of early music professionals, including Shannon Canavin, critically acclaimed soprano and artistic director of Exultemus, one of Boston’s exclusive early music ensembles.

encaustic with hélène farrar

Let’s drip, pour, drag, layer, heat, and incise! Investigate the art of encaustic painting in this hands-on workshop using pigmented wax and a heated palette! Explore a rich variety of markmaking while investigating image transfer, etching, and collaging in this seductive medium. Take both your collections of drawings, collected papers, pictures and incorporate found objects. Class time will be divided between demonstrations and individual work time. We will discuss the historical context and contemporary activities of encaustic, as well as proper studio ventilation, wax safety, and how to “finish” artworks in terms of framing and care. Students will leave with finished pieces and inspiration! Bring a bag lunch.  $70 (includes all paint and materials) Instructor: Hélène Farrar


afterschool art club: egg drop challenge

How can you drop a raw egg from a great height and not have it break? This project will have us using materials in new and inventive ways, while working with teammates to problem solve together.  Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available.

art yoga for kids

Let’s bend, stretch, and move inspired by the art on our walls made by students! This is our third year in a row for this popular event creating yoga poses based on art works. Join us for some creative movement in the gallery!  Recommended for ages 6-10 but adults are welcome to come with kids to try it out too! Instructor: Stephanie Pinette.

This is a free event but registration is required.