Classes for children, families and adults are starting up again at Waterfall Arts Belfast, leading off with Vacation Art Camp for children age 8 to 12. The camp theme is Creating with Wood, inspired by the work of internationally known artist Louise Nevelson.

Lesia Sochor, an experienced, energetic teacher, will lead the class in creating/constructing three-dimensional sculptures from an assortment of wooden shapes and adding paint and other embellishments. Students can expect to learn the language of 3-D design: form/shape geometric; organic; abstract; and conceptual. The class will work on a large wall piece, as well as smaller take-home masterpieces.

The camp will run during school vacation week, Monday through Friday, Feb. 15 to 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Daily outdoor breaks are scheduled everyday. Tuition is $90 for the week, $80 for additional sibling. All materials are included.

Linda Stec will lead her popular Wonders of Clay program for kids of all ages on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The eight-week class begins Feb. 24 and ends April 14. Under Stec’s exceptional guidance, the group will learn to throw pots on a wheel, build vessels and sculpture by hand, then how to fire, glaze and finish their pieces. There will be time to experiment, collaborate and create. Tuition is $150, $130 for additional sibling. All materials provided.

Children age 3 to 7 and their parents will be able to make art side by side during Family Art Saturdays led by Deb Pickering. Each session will include art making, songs and stories related to themes like animal yoga, reduce, reuse, recycle, keepsake art and others. The three-part series will be held once a month, Feb. 27, March 29 and April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $45 a pair (one child, one adult) and $15 for each additional family member. The price covers all three sessions and all materials.

Adult classes starting mid-February include Shake Up Your Art with Marcie Bronstein, the Sustainable Artistic Garden with Abbie Read, storytelling a la “Moth” with Larraine Brown, painting with Adele Drake, open clay studio, life drawing, a raku clay workshop with Stec and Professional Development Skillbuilding for Artists.

Description, dates and costs are posted online at or can be found by calling 338-2222. Registration can be done by phone, in person or by downloading a registration form from the Web site and mailing it with payment to Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to