Fall classes, workshop at Waterfall Arts

Sep 07, 2012
“Phoenix Rising” is a teapot by pottery artist and instructor Bill Davis.

Belfast — Classes for children and adults are starting up at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. To register, request a scholarship application, be added to the mailing list or for more information, visit waterfallarts.org; call 338-2222; or stop by the gallery or office.

Abbie Read will lead a Paste Papermaking workshop Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paste papermaking is a way of painting on paper to create decorative papers used in book arts. Acrylic paint is mixed with a special paste and is layered onto heavy paper, creating rich and unique paintings. The cost of the workshop is $35. Students should be prepared to purchase the special heavy paper directly from the instructor at the workshop; otherwise all materials will be provided in the $5 materials fee.

Linda Stec will lead a multi-age Wednesday afternoon clay class for children beginning Sept. 19. Stec provides guidance and instruction in shaping clay, glazing and firing. All levels and new and returning students are welcome to attend. The cost for the 12-week class is $240; partial scholarships are available.

Bill Davis will teach an eight-week pottery class for adults and those older than age 15 beginning Thursday, Sept. 20. The class will focus on wheel work, slab building and hand building. The first item to learn to throw on the pottery wheel is a basic cylinder. Everything comes from this shape and this skill. All skill levels are welcome. Cost is $200 plus $15 materials.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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