Kids and Family Outreach Coordinator Bridget Matros will lead Saturday Art Together, a series of family art making sessions, at Waterfall Arts this summer. The first one, Zen Morning, is set for Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This workshop will have families (parents, kids, grandparents, caretakers) work together to explore the ancient art of suminagashi, Japanese paper marbling. Telling the story of suminagashi introduces focusing skills and the concept of letting nature collaborate in the process. The technique is foolproof, so while the process is memorable and extremely enjoyable, everyone also takes home gorgeous marbled papers.

These parent-child art making sessions offer memorable times together using fun materials without the stress of making a “perfect product.” While working side by side, adults will learn ways to support creative thinking, problem solving and self-expression while getting some art therapy for themselves.

Matros taught family workshops and creative development seminars at Boston Children’s Museum for 10 years and is a published advocate for quality creative experiences in early childhood education.

The cost of the workshop is $15 for one adult and child and $6 for each additional family member. Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High St. For more information on classes and workshops for kids and adults, visit, stop by or call 338-2222.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or