Art Together Morning at Waterfall Arts

Jan 27, 2017
Children and adults explore art side by side during Art Together Mornings.

Belfast — Art Together Mornings, Waterfall Arts’ free monthly series of activities for children and their adults, begins Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bridget Matros, Youth and Family Outreach Coordinator at Waterfall and a creative development specialist, leads the activities.

The theme for Feb. 4 is Painting to Music. Instruments and musicians will be in attendance; everyone can create abstract or realistic art inspired by looking at, touching and hearing a collection of working musical instruments.

These parent-child art making sessions offer memorable times together using fun materials, without the stress of making a “perfect product.” Working side by side with their children, adults will learn ways to support creative thinking, problem solving and self-expression, while getting some art therapy themselves. Matros led family workshops and creative development seminars at Boston Children’s Museum and is a published advocate for quality creative experiences in early childhood education.

Art Together Mornings and youth and family activities at Waterfall Arts are supported by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kendel Kennedy Fund, the Nellie Leeman Taft Foundation, United Midcoast Charities and the Green Store in Belfast.

The Art Together series continues March 4 with Stitches and Beads; April 1, Play with Clay; and May 6, “Stained Glass” Sticky Paper Collage. Although these are free events, space is limited and early signups are encouraged. Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High St. For more information on classes and workshops for kids and adults, visit waterfallarts.org; stop by; or call the office at 338-2222.

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

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