Amy Guadagnoli's "Sailing the High Plain"
Amy Guadagnoli’s “Sailing the High Plain”

Waterfall Arts has greatly expanded the number of summer classes and workshops for adults and teens age 15 and up. Large Woodcut Printmaking, Ceramics, Photoshop for Artists, Painting, Nature Drawing, Eco Printing, Stained Glass, Cyanotypes, Torchwork, Personal Writing, Raku, Darkroom Basics, Sequencing and more are on the schedule.

Listed below are workshops and classes that begin in June – there are also many classes for kids and adults in July and August and complete course descriptions, instructor bios and on line registration is available at

June starts off with a Photo Blitz Weekend led by Kevin Johnson on June 4 and 5, where the goal is to learn how to expose, process and print black and white film photographs – all in two days! The next weekend brings Suppahtime, an All Ages Art Happening event described as a play-with-your-food community pot on June 10.  Kris Engman and Susan Guthrie lead Photoshop for Artists, an intensive three day workshop (June 10-12) for artists and photographers who want to expand their abilities to work digitally.

Wheel Throwing led by Felicia Cinquegrana, an all levels ceramics class focused on working on the pottery wheel, begins Thursday June 16 and runs for six weeks. Kris Engman offers a one, two, three or four day Plein Air Painting workshop concentrating on color theory and how to make it work outdoors. Students can sign up for one or more all day workshops held June 20, 22, 23 and 24. Engman will also lead Nature Drawing, a four week drawing class for all levels beginning June 30, and another round of Plein Air Painting in August.

Stephanie Wade leads True Stories: Finding Freedom at the Crossroads of Cultural and Personal Myths, a writing workshop for all levels, on Saturday June 25th from 10 to 1. Large Woodcut Printmaking, an exciting five day workshop led by Amy Guadagnoli runs June 27 through July 1. Participants will learn to plan, carve and print large scale multi-color woodblock prints
And for all ages and families, Becky Brimley leads Paint Your Own Pottery on Saturday, June 25 – decorate mugs, tiles, boxes and more in this pottery glazing workshop.
All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of the class running and your slot in it. Complete information on classes, workshops, scholarships, instructors and online registration can be found at
2016 marks Waterfall Arts’ tenth year in Belfast offering innovative classes, open studios, workshops, exhibitions, after school programs, studio rentals, and cultural events. The organization is supported by yearlong sponsors Cold Mountain Builders, All Creatures Acupuncture, Graffic Teeze, and Revision Energy and for Kids and Family Programming, the Green Store.
Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. Gallery and office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5. For more information, stop by, visit waterfall or call 207-338-2222.

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