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LEAPS of IMAGINATION’s 2015 Launch

Dear Families and Friends, What is imagination? we asked second graders on our first day of our 2015 program at Lura Libby School in Thomaston, ME. “You close your eyes

JANICE ANTHONY, BETSY EBY, MAGGIE LIBBY

  10.02.2015   CMCA   Open Studio   No comments

JANICE ANTHONY JaniceAnthony.com This small room has been my studio for the last 34 years. It was built for me as a studio space when we built our house, and has

Toni Jo Coppa, Jill Valliere, Elizabeth Yamin

  30.09.2014   CMCA   Open Studio   No comments

TONI JO COPPA  ToniJoCoppa.com This is a corner of my studio in the Artist Studio Building on Congress Street in Portland. I highly value being part of the community within

Barbara Cone, Johanna Moore, Lesia Sochor

  17.06.2014   CMCA   Open Studio   No comments

BARBARA CONE bacrt.com It was through MassWax, a New England-based encaustic artist group I co-founded, that I learned about 26 Split Rock Cove Artist Retreat in South Thomaston. Last summer I

Artists and Authors

  Dear Families and Friends, This has been a big week for LEAPS of IMAGINATION. After Mentor Artists Alexis Iammarino and Sandy Weisman made extra prints from second graders’ plates,

George Mason, Bob Richardson, Dianna Rust

  18.04.2014   CMCA   Open Studio   No comments

GEORGE MASON GeorgeMasonArt.com Big room studio: encaustic, assembly and occasional gallery Ground floor studio: wet works Since I live in what was once a church I have more room than most.

ARTFUL IMAGINATIONS

Learning in the Arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds. ~ Elliot W. Eisner Dear Families and Friends,

ART’s MIGHTY SURPRISES

     Dear Families and Friends, Art surprises us in so many ways!  Before LEAPS of IMAGINATION some second graders did not think of themselves as artists and had never had

LEAPS of IMAGINATION Comes Together

 “What makes this project so great is how much time there is. You need time to be creative.” ~ Two second graders    LEAPS of IMAGINATION is about story and

The Art-Making Process

   Dear Families and Friends, ART making,    is a process, and it begins each day with a set up that helps children engage with materials, ideas, and one another.     Artists lead with

Drawing Conclusions: It’s about Collaboration

   Dear Families and Friends, LEAPS of  IMAGINATION has taken hold, and we want to express enormous gratitude to our primary funder, RSU 13’s Adult Ed program.  Shannon M. Parker,

The “Great Reveal”

Dear Families and Friends,   We’re learning from artists, but we are also learning from one another. Today in our whole group we observed our classmates’ “stamps” and prints, looking