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10 Water Street, Suite 106
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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October 2018

folded paper portraits – teen tuesdays

October 2, 2018

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Drawing inspiration from the exhibition, Face to Face: Portraits by Rabee Kiwan in the CSA gallery, students will create folded paper portraits. Paper quilling is a beautiful art form that we will explore for this event. Learn how to curl, fold, and otherwise alter paper to create a unique self-portrait. Teen Tuesdays are for ages 13+. Admission…

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beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop

October 3, 2018

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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 develop include centering, shaping, trimming, handle making, and decoration and glazing. Students will also assist…

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folded paper portraits – after school art club

October 4, 2018

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The fun art of paper portraiture will be explored in this after-school activity! Drawing inspiration from the exhibition, Face to Face: Portraits by Rabee Kiwan in the CSA gallery, students will create folded paper portraits. Admission is $12 per session. Scholarships available. Elementary ages 7-12.

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open house

October 4, 2018

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Join Waterville Creates! + Common Street Arts in their new space at the Hathaway Creative Center. The night will feature free clay demonstrations, tours of the classroom and clay studio.  This open house is in conjunction with the exhibition opening of Face to Face: Portraits by Rabee Kiwan.  All ages welcome.

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printed cards- linoleum

October 6, 2018

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Try out printmaking to make simple cards with carving tools and linoleum. Card making for the holidays, birthdays, and events can be very fun and easy for those that do not like to draw. Participants will complete one work, and print other finished linoleum cuts. Registrations are with Mid Maine Adult Ed! Instructor: Scott Minzy Limit:…

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acrylic portraits – teen tuesdays

October 9, 2018

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Drawing inspiration from the exhibition, Face to Face: Portraits by Rabee Kiwan in the CSA gallery, students will view the portraits on view and then create their own acrylic portraits. Teen Tuesdays are for ages 13+. Admission is $12 per person.

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after school art club: clay portraits

October 11, 2018

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Drawing inspiration from the exhibition, Face to Face: Portraits by Rabee Kiwan in the CSA gallery, students will view portraits in the exhibition and then create their own three dimensional clay portraits. These awesome selfies made of clay will be fired and ready to pick up the following week. $15. Scholarships available.

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folded paper portraits

October 13, 2018

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Come try your hand at paper quilling - the art of rolling, folding, looping, overlapping, curling, and otherwise contorting paper into a unique design. For this event, we'll be practicing different techniques to craft a self-portrait! This event is in conjunction with our exhibition Face to Face: Portraits by Rabee Kiwan. We will be creating unique…

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leaf art portraits and painting – teen tuesdays

October 16, 2018

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Drawing inspiration from the exhibition, Face to Face: Portraits by Rabee Kiwan in the CSA gallery, students will use collected leaves to create portraits of people and animals. This unique art form is preserved with 'Mod Podge' to make the leaf colors last! Common Street Arts offers a dynamic after-school program. Each week we will have a…

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after school art club: painting with leaves

October 18, 2018

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Inspired by the Maine fall season, this week after school art club participants will create paintings with autumn leaves! Ages 7-12. Admission is $12. Scholarships are available.

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Felting with Susan

October 20, 2018

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Mixed media and fiber artist Susan Mills will guide you through the process of wet felting using merino wool, soapy water, and a palm sander. The possibilities are endless for the creation of your own magically unique handbag, vessel, or wall hanging. Learn how to arrange fibers to form seamless unique pieces. Participants will create…

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tea towel embroidery

October 20, 2018

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Join us for another crafty afternoon! Whether you are starting to prepare for the holiday season, or want to make a special gift for one of your favorite people, today's activity will allow you to create a custom tea towel. Bring a photo of you or a friend to embroider onto a tea towel. Instructors…

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pumpkin portraits – teen tuesdays

October 23, 2018

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The spooky season is here! Join Common Street Arts to carve pumpkin portraits for your home! We'll show you how to transfer an image onto the pumpkin, and how to safely carve the incredible designs onto pumpkins using knives and chisels. Teen Tuesdays are for ages 13+. Admission is $12 per session. Scholarships available.

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after school art club: pumpkin portraits

October 25, 2018

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Join Common Street Arts to create carved pumpkin faces and explore different printing tools to create these fun works of art! Ages 7-12. Admission is $12. Scholarships are available.

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beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop – SOLD OUT

October 25, 2018

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SOLD OUT 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, trimming, handle making, and decoration and glazing. The instructor…

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pumpkin portraits

October 27, 2018

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Tired of the same old design year after year for your pumpkin? Come spice things up with Common Street Arts at our pumpkin carving and painting event! We'll be using printing tools to transform the bland orange surface into a unique pumpkin portrait. This event is in conjunction with our exhibition Face to Face: Portraits by…

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creepy mask making – teen tuesdays

October 30, 2018

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Forgot  your Halloween costume? Need a mask for a Halloween party? No worries, we can fix that! Join us today to create your own creepy mask! Teen Tuesdays are for ages 13+. Admission is $12 per session. Scholarships available

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November 2018

after school art club: leaf printing on fabric

November 1, 2018

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Join Common Street Arts to learn how to transfer leaf colors onto your own fabric shirt or bag! Ages 7-12. Admission is $12. Scholarships are available.

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introduction to wheel throwing- one day SOLD OUT

November 3, 2018

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Have you ever wanted to try throwing clay on a wheel without the commitment of a six-week class? This introductory morning class will involve the basics: centering, throwing, and making a simple object. Beginners are encouraged to try this class. Come discover the magic of pottery! Ages 15+ Limit: 6 students Instructor: Denae Ferguson

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beer tasting and mug making – SOLD OUT

November 7, 2018

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Have a birthday party coming up, but you haven't bought the gift yet? Did your favorite mug break this week? Just need some time to yourself? Come craft a special decal mug and taste some awesome Waterville Brewing Company beer! Oh the fun we'll have when art meets quality brew! Ages 21+ SOLD OUT

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after school art club: clay monsters

November 8, 2018

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Join Common Street Arts this week as we discover the art of monster making with clay! The monsters will be fired and ready for pick up the following week! Ages 7-12. Admission is $15 for clay classes. Scholarships are available.

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The Art of the Proposal

November 8, 2018

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Are you an artist who is ready to apply for artist calls, grants, and residencies? Do your eyes glaze over in panic when you read the proposal submission requirements? If so, this workshop is for you! Join Anne Marie Purkey Levine for this informal workshop where she will walk you through the nuts and bolts…

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coloring silk scarves

November 10, 2018

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You can never have too many scarves. In fact, you may be missing a color for this season. Join Common Street Arts to learn how to create natural dyed silk scarves with instructor Vickie Limberger. The class will use leaves, flowers, and other natural elements to make these fabulous dyed scarves. Just in time for…

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altered books with robin- teen tuesdays

November 13, 2018

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The wonderful book art of Robin Duperry is full of whimsy and fun! Teens are invited to come try their hand at book carving and learn a bit about the art of altered books from the artist herself! Teen Tuesdays are for ages 13+. Admission is $12 per session. Scholarships available

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barbara sullivan wreaths pop-up

November 17, 2018

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Join Common Street Arts for a Holiday Pop-Up featuring Barbara Sullivan’s fresh Balsam Fir Wreaths on November 17  from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Shop early and shop local! 30” Wreaths $44 24” Wreaths $38 18” Garland $46   Cash or check only (shipping add $20, includes box + gift card if requested!)

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Tee Shirt Tote Bags – CANCELLED

November 17, 2018

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Make simple and stylish tote bags from old t-shirts. These totes make a great gift - especially those shirts from adventures. Bring in your old shirts from sporting events, sports team uniforms, concerts, and those fun one-time events that you volunteered at! Reuse those shirts and make a fun gift. We will have some shirts…

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beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop SOLD OUT

November 28, 2018

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November Beginning Wheel: Wednesday beginning November 28th, December 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, and 9th 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…

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December 2018

amphitrite studio pop-up

December 1, 2018

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Katrina Kelley from Amphitrite Studio has been a maker ever since she was a small girl with her mother’s supplies, it has truly become her greatest love. Her work is inspired by where she was born and raised in the Catskills of New York and where she currently lives in Maine. Comfort, simplicity, beauty, ease, & style are…

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teen tuesdays- music exploration

December 4, 2018

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Teens are invited to create art inspired by music and try out a few instruments too! Teen Tuesdays are for ages 13+. Admission is $12 per session. Scholarships available

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teen tuesdays- holiday cookies

December 11, 2018

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Teens will come create some fun holiday cookies using frosting, sprinkles and more! Creativity encouraged! Teen Tuesdays are for ages 13+. Admission is $12 per session. Scholarships available

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magpie creative pop-up

December 15, 2018

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Maggi Blue is a creative who wears many hats. She is a graphic designer as well as an artisan who works in glass, metalwork, and ceramics. She lives with her husband and son in Midcoast Maine. For more information on her work follow Magpie Creative on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magpiecreative/  

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teen tuesdays- dance and movement

December 18, 2018

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Teens get the chance to do a fun movement class before the busy holiday season! Teen Tuesdays are for ages 13+. Admission is $12 per session. Scholarships available

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hennessey jewelry pop-up

December 22, 2018

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Join Common Street Arts for a holiday pop-up featuring Hennessey Jewelry. At Hennessey Jewelry, Michele creates jewelry you’ll want to wear every day and accessories that celebrate what’s special in your life. For more information visit her website: http://hennesseyjewelry.com/

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January 2019

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop (january)SOLD OUT

January 10, 2019

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January Beginning Wheel: Thursday Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 21 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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reimagining castonguay square

January 14, 2019 - February 15, 2019

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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

January 19, 2019

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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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February 2019

valentine card workshop! (fur baby themed!)

February 9, 2019

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Common Street Arts is pleased to host a Valentine's Day Card Workshop to raise money for Humane Society Waterville Area! Everything you need to assemble cards for the big day will be available. Participants can create cards to and from their beloved pets. This event is donation based and all proceeds go the HSWA, so…

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SOLD OUT beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop february

February 11, 2019

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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

February 18, 2019

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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 SOLD OUT!

February 23, 2019

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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

February 23, 2019

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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!

March 6, 2019

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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 SOLD OUT

March 6, 2019

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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 event (SOLD OUT)

March 9, 2019

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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

March 16, 2019

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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

March 30, 2019

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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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introduction to 3d printing

March 30, 2019

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What can you print with a 3D printer? How does it work? This beginner's introduction to 3d printing will provide a basic overview, including learning about software used in the process. Participants will receive sample prints to take home. Instructor: Stephen LaRochelle $15 (Ages 15 and above)

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April 2019

encaustic with hélène farrar SOLD OUT

April 6, 2019

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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- april SOLD OUT

April 11, 2019

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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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create a 3d toy

April 13, 2019

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Children will celebrate the small joys of inventing and creating with family at Common Street Arts! In collaboration with the Family Enrichment Council, we offer a free interactive toy-making event with 3d printed elements from our studio. This program is designed to bring children (and their adults!) a little joy as we raise awareness of…

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spring art camp!

April 15, 2019

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Begin spring the fun way, with art from CSA! Create spring art paintings, build a mini drawing robot, create a kaleidoscope, make clay vases, and more in this week-long exploration of art and creativity. New to the studio space are four 3D printers; each participant will create and print a toy using simple design software.…

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3d printing workshop series

April 15, 2019

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Ever wonder how 3d printers work? This 3 week workshop will provide an overview of 3d printing from start to finish. Explore how to find existing models and create your own models; how to prepare models for printing and how to operate a 3d printer and all the related software. This workshop will include demonstrations…

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May 2019

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop may SOLD OUT

May 7, 2019

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Tuesdays in May- May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4 and 11 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…

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oliver solmitz: 2d + 3d diversity

May 10, 2019 - October 28, 2019

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Walking through the woods from the home he built, Oliver Solmitz often wondered if rules of architecture could be broken to make sculpture. This concept manifested in his work as cantilevered projections and tenuous stability. Ollie's frustration working in the architectural design process became a key motivator for creating objects that incorporate a wide range of materials. Today, Ollie’s work is…

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still life painting (happy mothers day!)

May 11, 2019

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In this workshop, students will learn to draw and paint from observation. Create an acrylic painting from a traditional still-life floral arrangement provided by our friends at The Robins Nest, a florist located on the 1st floor at the Hathaway Creative Center. All materials included.  All levels of experience welcome. Cost: $45.00 Instructor: Yvonne Brown,…

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hand building with clay

May 22, 2019

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"Handbuilding" is a process that manipulates clay by hand using only simple tools as opposed to the pottery wheel. Before potters used the wheel, they created beautiful pots and clay forms using clay, fingers and hands, and basic hand tools. Students will to fire and glaze the coil mug works they make. No previous ceramic…

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June 2019

SLICE: 3D print design and fabrication

June 11, 2019

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3D print design and fabrication | June 11 | @ common street arts Students will learn how to locate existing 3d designs, discover the basics of 3d printers, and develop a working knowledge of tinkercad software. SLICE (Students Learning Innovative Creative Endeavors) is a pilot program to encourage students ages 13 - 19 to explore…

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beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop june SOLD OUT

June 12, 2019 - July 17, 2019

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Wednesdays in June: June 12,19,26 and July 3,10,17 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, trimming, handle making,…

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maker space day (metal sculpture!)

June 15, 2019

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What sculptures can be created with using metal fasteners and simple brazing techniques? Find out in this fun, Father's Day Weekend Maker Day with Jon Moulton. Try out soldering irons and other cool tools! Kids under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program -- this is a…

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coloring silk scarves in june SOLD OUT

June 29, 2019

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Join Common Street Arts to create natural dyed silk scarves with instructor Vickie Limberger. The class will use leaves, flowers, and other natural elements to make these fabulous dyed scarves. After creating one scarf with materials provided, participants will take a nature walk to collect plant materials on the trails near the studio! Each student…

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July 2019

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop july – SOLD OUT

July 22, 2019 - August 26, 2019

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Mondays: July 22, 29 and August 5,12,19,26 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, trimming, handle making, and…

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August 2019

intermediate wheel class- 6 week workshop august

August 21, 2019 - September 25, 2019

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Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. August 21, 28, Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 This six-week pottery class is perfect for the individual with wheel throwing and centering clay experience who would like to further refine their skills. In this class, students will build upon basic pottery skills including building and throwing forms, creating more complex vessels including…

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September 2019

advanced techniques + textures

September 12, 2019

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This three-session class will explore texture building, carving, slip trailing, and producing crackle effects on the clay surface. Students will learn how to use clay additives to achieve different color effects with glaze layering. Participants will make and employ press molds using leaves, shells, beads, and bolts to create the surface decoration. Introduction to Wheel…

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October 2019

after school art club: 3d printer portraits

October 3, 2019

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Inspired by the I am Not a Stranger exhibit, students will take photographs of each other that will then be rendered by the 3D printer as a unique stamp. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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common street arts’ clay studio member sale

October 5, 2019

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In celebration of Maine Craft Weekend, clay members will display and sell their work at Common Street Arts Studio.  This event is open to the public and is a great opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces for a special birthday, anniversary, or upcoming holiday.  Work will include bowls, mugs, and functional wheel-thrown pieces and unique…

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slice: pottery: the art of throwing clay

October 8, 2019

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art, like any skill, takes a bit of experimentation, lots of practice and work, but the result can be extremely rewarding as a career path or life-long creative endeavor. in this week’s installment of slice, participants will learn how to throw clay on a pottery wheel. completed works will be fired and ready to pick…

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after school art club: clay self portraits

October 10, 2019

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Using the exhibition, I Am Not a Stranger as inspiration, students will create self-portraits in clay. These charming portraits will be glazed and ready for pick up the following week. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop october SOLD OUT

October 10, 2019 - November 21, 2019

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Thursday Dates: October 10, 17, 24, (not the 31), November 7, 14, 21 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…

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after school art club: how to draw a portrait

October 17, 2019

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Students will practice contour drawings, try out blind contour games as a group, and learn tips for creating cool portraits of themselves and others in the class! Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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slice: making music with snow pond

October 22, 2019

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join instructors from the snow pond community music school to learn about their teaching experiences—from teaching group and individual lessons to performing, writing, and producing music.  they will share their journey which centers around music, practice, and teaching.  instruments will be available to play—no experience necessary! slice (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot…

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after school art club: pumpkin carving

October 24, 2019

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Create unique and festive pumpkins for Halloween using printmaking tools, safe carving tools, and sharpies. This program is very popular, register now! Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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November 2019

after school art club: printed bubble wands

November 7, 2019

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Using the 3d printers, participants invent their own 3d print bubble wands.  Once created, students will blow bubbles outside. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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intermediate wheel class- 6 week workshop november

November 11, 2019 - December 16, 2019

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Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Begins November 11. This six-week pottery class is perfect for the individual with wheel throwing and centering clay experience who would like to further refine their skills. In this class, students will build upon basic pottery skills including building and throwing forms, creating more complex vessels including but not limited to, large…

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after school art club: cardboard challenge (make a model home!)

November 14, 2019

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What kind of model house or room can you make from cardboard? Using cardboard combined with plenty of tape and imagination, participants will design a unique house of their own invention. Adults will be on hand to help cut out designs! Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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after school art club: fall sculptures

November 21, 2019

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Fall has plenty of dead leaves, branches, and grasses that can be collected to form unique sculptures. With ribbons and wreath forms in hand, students will search outside for natural materials to add to these autumnal sculptures! Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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paint your own pottery!

November 23, 2019

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Join us for an afternoon at Common Street Arts exploring the art of glazing ceramics! Instructor Yvonne Brown will lead the group through the glazing process, giving participants tips and ideas to decorate a cool and unique ceramic mug.  Participants may also purchase additional mugs, bowls or vases to glaze during the class. We will…

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December 2019

after school art club: leather accessories

December 5, 2019

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Delve into the fun of leather creations with simple braiding, carving, and stamping techniques. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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hathaway holiday stroll

December 6, 2019

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Enjoy a special evening at the Hathaway Creative Center! Stroll the historic halls at Hathaway and join Common Street Arts, Hathaway Mill Antiques, The Robin’s Nest, and Waterville Brewing as they host a diverse array of holiday events perfect for adults looking to create, shop, and have fun! Common Street Arts will have the Holiday Bazaar until 8pm. Shop…

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Silk Scarf Dying at the Hathaway Holiday Stroll SOLD OUT

December 6, 2019

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You can never have too many scarves. In fact, you may be missing a color for this holiday season! Join Common Street Arts to learn how to create natural dyed silk scarves with instructor Vickie Limberger. The class will use leaves, flowers, and other natural elements to make the perfect beautiful accessory for yourself or…

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after school art club: 3d printed + inked holiday cards — SOLD OUT

December 12, 2019

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After a tour through the Holiday Bazaar at common street arts, students will make cards using stamps and carved linoleum blocks. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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3d printed cookie cutters

December 14, 2019

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Join us in our holiday workshop (aka our classroom studio) at the Hathaway Creative Center and design your very own cookie cutter! We'll also have cookies pre-baked for you to decorate for the holidays to take home with you. Think of the possibilities. At $10 per person, you can't go wrong -- this is going…

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after school art club: holiday ornaments – SOLD OUT

December 19, 2019

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Using traditional yarn, and not so traditional 3D printers, students create inventive and artistic holiday ornaments. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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January 2020

beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop january SOLD OUT

Wed. Jan 8 - Wed. Feb 12

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This beginning wheel is sold out; check out our February wheel instead! Wednesday Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 and 12 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…

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after school art club: clay on the wheel

Thu. Jan 9

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Kids take turns trying out wheel throwing and hand-building in the common street arts clay studio! This is an awesome introduction to some of our more advanced clay play. No experience necessary! Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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after school art club: shadow puppets Cancelled Due to Snow

Thu. Jan 16

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Due to the snow storm, we are cancelling today but special guest Matthew Cumbie will come join us on January 30th instead! Kids try out making simple segmented shadow puppets! Special guests from Colby’s community engagement and art course, led by Matthew Cumbie, will be on hand to guide kids through a fun movement activity…

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after school art club: slime making

Thu. Jan 23

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The ever-popular making of slime is loved by children of all ages. There will be three different slime recipes to try and bring home. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included Scholarships available

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after school art club: metal stamping – SOLD OUT

Thu. Jan 30

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Creating with metal stamps is easy, creative and fun. Kids will create simple keychains with flat metal forms and experiment with different tools. Special guest Matthew Cumbie will join us to do some fun movement and dance activities. ( He was scheduled for Jan 16 and had to shift dates due to snow.) Ages 7…

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February 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – after school art club: paper airplanes

Thu. Feb 6

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The art of a good paper airplane can be an engineering challenge for any age! We will have about ten different airplane designs to try, from ones used in NASA programming to simple ones that anyone can master. We will decorate our planes with our own designs. Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available.

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beginning wheel class- 6 week workshop february – SOLD OUT

Tue. Feb 11 - Tue. Mar 17

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Tuesday Dates: February 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10 and 17 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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after school art club: making snow globes

Thu. Feb 27

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This activity will focus on creating a magical snow globe with a simple canning jar!  Imagine and create your own winter wonderland using art club supplies provided to all participants. Ages 7 -12 $14 per session Snacks included. Scholarships available.

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March 2020

after school art club: creating art maps of maine

Thu. Mar 5

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Maine’s 200th birthday is March 6th! As part of Maine's bicentennial celebration, participants will create their own map of Maine using current and historical maps. Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available.

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after school art club: arts inspired by other countries

Thu. Mar 12

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Young artists will explore 3 distinct craft projects related to the cultural traditions of China, Bolivia, and Germany.  In collaboration with the Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition on view at Common Street Arts gallery, this activity will animate the exhibition theme of a journey through art. Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available.

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kids art yoga- CANCELLED

Sat. Mar 14

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Let’s bend, stretch, and move while drawing inspiration from the works of art on view in the Youth Art Month exhibition! This is our third consecutive year for this popular event which creates yoga poses based on work in the exhibition. Join us for some creative movement in the gallery!  Recommended for ages 6-10. Instructor:…

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after school art club: scratch art in the style of islamic art – CANCELLED

Thu. Mar 19

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Islamic art spans many lands and cultures and often includes beautiful geometric patterns and vibrant colors. Using scratch art paper, participants will create colorful and dynamic patterns inspired by Islamic art traditions. Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available.

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family game cafe- CANCELLED

Sat. Mar 21

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Each time we play games we are transported to another world. Explore board games that bring us on journeys, offer adventure and learning, from the more contemporary game, Settlers of Catan to the more traditional, Oregon Trail. This event is free + open to the public.

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after school art club: papel picado- CANCELLED

Thu. Mar 26

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Guest instructor, Miriam Valle Mancilla, the Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access at the Colby Museum of Art will speak about the beautiful Mexican tradition of papel picado, a decorative tissue paper craft. Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available.

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music from around the world- CANCELLED

Sat. Mar 28

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Musicians from the Snow Pond Center for the Arts will present an international musical performance.  Musicians will introduce participants to instruments from around the world. Families are invited to create individual works of art while listening to music!  

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May 2020

VIRTUAL MAPS: Maine Aomori Printmaking Society: May 18-July 18, 2020

Mon. May 18 - Sat. Jul 18

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MAPS (Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society) is an exhibition of prints by artists from Maine and Aomori, Japan, presented by Friends of Aomori, the non-profit organization that supports the Sister City relationship between the two states. MAPS is a multi-tiered exchange project developed to share prints, exhibitions, and artist residencies between Maine and Aomori on an ongoing…

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