Fall art classes for young artists age 2 to 18 are starting up at Waterfall Arts. New offerings are Art Making for Ages 2 to 6, Afterschool Art for Ages 8 to 11 and Emote Your Emoji through the Art of Printmaking. Returning favorites are Bridge: Young Artists Connecting, Wonders of Clay and Paint Your Own Pottery

Sarah Hall will lead Art Making for Ages 2 to 6 on Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Sept. 18 through Nov. 6. Young artists will make two- and three-dimensional art using clay, paint, collage, construction and found objects. Parents are welcome to attend; children younger than 3 must be accompanied by an adult partner.

Bridget Matros offers Bridge Jr.: Afterschool Art for Ages 8 to 11 on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 8 through Oct. 20. She will lead the group in exploring different materials, art projects and work styles, helping students find their own unique voice.

Matros also leads Bridge: Young Artists Connecting, a free afterschool art club for 6th graders on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The popular program is currently full; new students will be accepted in December. Matros has been an educator for 15 years, teaching at every level and setting from preschool circle-time to computer labs for the elderly and seminars for teachers.

Gwen Tatro will teach printmaking techniques that students can use to develop their own personal emoji based on an expression, vision, statement or self-portrait and create a series of images. The class is designed for ages 13 to 18 and will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 30 through Nov. 4

Linda Stec offers Wonders of Clay on Wednesdays, Sept. 30 through Nov. 18, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., teaching kids age 6 and up all about clay. She will also lead Paint Your Own Pottery, a family workshop, Saturday, Dec. 12, from10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More information and course fees can be found at waterfallarts.org where you can register and pay online. You can also call 338-2222 or stop by the office at 256 High St. Limited partial scholarships may be available to those in financial need. All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of the class running and a slot in it.

Since 2000, Waterfall Arts has served as the Midcoast area’s non-profit community art center, offering innovative classes, open studios, free after school art clubs, workshops, exhibitions, studio rentals, and cultural events.  The center is supported by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maine Community Foundation, private donations and yearlong business sponsor Revision Energy.