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10 Water Street, Suite 106
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
2076160292 https://www.commonstreetarts.org

January 2019

reimagining castonguay square

Mon. Jan 14 - Sat. Feb 16

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Located in the heart of the historic downtown district, Castonguay Square is one of Waterville’s oldest public gathering spaces. Gifted to the city by land deed in 1840, “The Commons” was renamed Castonguay Square in 1921 for Arthur L. Castonguay, the first soldier from Waterville to be killed in action in World War I. The…

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introduction to 3d printing

Sat. Jan 19

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What can you print with a 3D printer? How does it work? This introduction to 3D printers will show you some basics, including software used for printing. Each participant receive a 3D print of their own inspired by the Castonguay Square Redesign project! Instructor: Stephen LaRochelle $15

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defining space with oliver solmitz

Sat. Jan 26

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Space is everywhere and humans have the opportunity to define it with intention and creativity.  In this four-hour workshop students will work individually in 2-dimensional (paper) and 3-dimensional (wooden blocks) formats. Constructive group critique will be incorporated into the classroom. This is a great way to develop your artistic skills. $25 Instructor: Oliver Solmitz

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February 2019

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop february

Mon. Feb 11

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February Beginning Wheel: Feb 11, 18, and 25, March 4,11, 18 This six-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with clay basics and expand to creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. Skills that will be developed include centering, shaping,…

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winter maker camp for kids

Mon. Feb 18

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February break: February 18-22 Winter maker camp!  Learn the basics of 3D printing in our new maker space, discover Inuit-inspired art, carve snow sculptures, create snow animals, and explore a mini-maker space day--all in one week. Guest artists include Johnna Stoltz and Jon Moulton. Ages 8-12 Cost $125 for 9-12pm and $160 for full day…

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northern stars planetarium for families

Sat. Feb 23

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Kids show at 1pm Explore the stars indoors with the wonderful John Meader and his incredible mobile planetarium! Anyone who has had the pleasure of being in a program in the Northern Stars Planetarium, knows that John is an amazing storyteller and a galaxy enthusiast! 1pm Children and families: $5 per person  

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northern stars planetarium for adults

Sat. Feb 23

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Adult show at 3pm Explore the stars indoors with the wonderful John Meader and his incredible blow up planetarium! Anyone who has had the pleasure of being in a program in the Northern Stars Planetarium knows that John is an amazing storyteller and a real treat to witness! The adult show will include beer and…

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March 2019

reception for youth art month!

Wed. Mar 6

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Youth Art Month showcases the positive impact and association between local art teachers and their students from kindergarten through high school. This month-long exhibition celebrates the positive effects of art education and Common Street Arts is thrilled to host this exhibition for the 5th consecutive year! Join us on this marvelous evening to meet the youth…

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beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop march

Wed. Mar 6

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March Beginning Wheel: Wednesday March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10 This six-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with clay basics and expand to creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. Skills that will be developed include centering,…

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youth art month: family paint night

Sat. Mar 9

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Families will create a family portrait together, using a silhouette style with multiple colors! Each work will also include words describing the stories and descriptions of each family. This program is in collaboration with the Youth Art Month exhibition. This is a free event, but registration required.  

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grandparent and grandchild (or great aunt or uncle )day

Sat. Mar 16

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Create art and tell your story! Bring an old photo or object from the past and share a story with your family and friends. We will share our stories and create visual narratives using our stories. This is a free event but registration is required.  

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art yoga for kids

Sat. Mar 30

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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…

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April 2019

encaustic with hélène farrar

Sat. Apr 6

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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.…

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beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop april

Thu. Apr 11

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April Beginning Wheel: Thursday April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 This six-week pottery class will teach students the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. The class will start with clay basics and expand to creating mugs, bowls, plates, and other objects based on student interest. Skills that will be developed include centering,…

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learning to see with oliver solmitz

Sat. Apr 13

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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…

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spring art camp!

Mon. Apr 15

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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  

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maker space day with jon moulton

Sat. Apr 27

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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…

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