In the next three weeks, lots of classes for adults, teens and kids are starting at Waterfall Arts’ Belfast and Montville locations. Space is still available, as are partial scholarships for those in need.

The classes at 256 High St., Belfast beginning Monday, July 26 will include Music and Mayhem with Tucker Daniels for 5- to 7-year-olds; and Introduction to Watercolor Painting led by Lesia Sochor. Harold Garde’s Strappo workshop will run Wednesday through Friday, July 28 through 30. A weekend raku workshop is scheduled for July 31 and August 1 with Linda Stec. In Montville, Raivo Vihman will guide a group through the basics of timber framing; participants will design and build a structure on site in his five-day workshop.

A new round of classes will begin the week of Aug. 2 at 52 Kingdom Road, Montville with basic glass fusing with Alyssa Oxley and glass beads with Suzanne Southworth. Waterfall Arts Montville is a perfect setting for Adele Drake’s Plein Air Painting class. For children, Lisa Newcomb and Jeff Densmore will offer Song, Rhythm and Dance for ages 6 to 8. Also starting Aug. 2, Russell Kahn leads a clay class, Sculpture Across the Universe, for 8- to 12-year-olds. Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 4 through 7, Nick Jackson, a natural builder and Kingdom resident, will work with students on building outdoor cob ovens, from the basics of materials to design and construction. On Saturday, Aug. 7, Laura Jaquays offers a free Creativity Retreat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The last week of classes, Aug. 9 through 13, includes designing your own small green building in The Little Green House II with architect Richard Tremaglio; figure drawing instruction with Kris Engman in the Nude in the Woods; and Life Art: Return of the Natives Community Project with Joline Blais. Marta Bernbaum returns to lend her expertise in hard glass torchwork, focusing on small sculptures and glass beads. Nancy Glassman will lead 5- to 7-year-olds in the Natural Art Explorers Brigade, and Jeni Frazee and Tricia Moran will work with 8- to 14-year-olds in two media, movement and watercolor painting, in Dance and Paint the Waterfall.

As classes may fill quickly, signing up soon is important. For details about the summer program; to register or request a scholarship application; to volunteer or to be added to the mailing list, call 338-2222 or visit

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