New printmaking studio, classes at Waterfall Arts
Belfast — Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., has a new printmaking studio, thanks to generous donations of cash and equipment, and the arts center is offering a variety of adult and youth classes and workshops this fall.
Two new adult printmaking classes will start the week of Oct. 14. The first, Impressions: Explorations in Printmaking Techniques, will begin Monday Oct. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. and run Mondays through Dec. 2. Tara Law will lead this new printmaking course for both beginner and advanced printmakers; students will work on a different technique each week including dry point, monotype, transparency, ghost images, silhouette, dendrites and new textures. Time will be given to students to explore their own ideas after each class demo.
Intaglio for Beginners to Advanced will begin Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. and run Tuesdays through Dec. 3. Jeffery Jelenfy, an experienced printer, will lead the class through the many approaches to intaglio printmaking.
Classes will cost $225 plus a $25 materials fee. Open studio time will be available to participating students in blocks of $15 for three hours.
Beginning Painting and Beyond will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 16 through Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. In this class, Karen Jelenfy will explore the fundamentals of painting. The class is designed for beginners but will cover various techniques useful to all levels.
Printing Extravaganza, a class for children age 9 to 14, will run Thursdays, Oct. 24 through Nov. 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Led by experienced art teacher Russell Kahn, the class will focus on relief, intaglio and other printmaking techniques, with an emphasis on strong graphic compositions.
Waterfall Arts also offers Saturday workshops this fall. Intermedia Storytelling with Tara Law will be held Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This adult one-day workshop will explore storytelling through the senses; sound, movement, taste and visual media will be used to stimulate memories while those attending create their own stories. Attendees should bring a notebook, pencil and lunch.
Screen Printing without a Darkroom is scheduled for Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shawn Brewer, Portland-based founder of Fast Food Prints, will bring cutting-edge methods of alternative screen printing techniques and applications to Waterfall Arts. This adult workshop will introduce methods of screen printing that do not require a dark room, exposure unit or photo-sensitive emulsion.
For more information on classes, costs, scholarships, open studio hours, volunteering, studio and short term rentals, visit waterfallarts.org; stop by the office; or call 338-2222.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.