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Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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December 2016

December ArtLab for All Ages

December 3, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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January 2017

January ArtLab for All Ages

January 7, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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February 2017

February ArtLab for All Ages

February 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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ArtLab February Vacation Workshops

February 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - February 23, 2017 | 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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March 2017

March ArtLab for All Ages

March 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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April 2017

April ArtLab for All Ages

April 1, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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ArtLab April Vacation Workshops

April 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - April 20, 2017 | 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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May 2017

May ArtLab for All Ages

May 6, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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June 2017

June ArtLab for All Ages

June 3, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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July 2017

ArtCamp Week 1 | FRAME YOURSELF

July 10, 2017 | 9:00 am - July 14, 2017 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$160

July 10-14, 9am -12pm Ages 8-12; please call if you have any questions regarding age restrictions. $160 per week / $130 CMCA household members (use code MEMBERLOVE at checkout for discount). Scroll down to purchase. Fees include a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore multiple ways of expressing yourself in-the-frame! A variety of photographic imagery, recycled materials, and paint, materials used by Jenny Brillhart and Sara Stites, will engage young artists to…

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ArtCamp Week 2 | 3D BUILD

July 17, 2017 | 9:00 am - July 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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July 17-21, 9am -12pm Ages 8-12; please call if you have any questions regarding age restrictions. $160 per week / $130 CMCA household members (use code MEMBERLOVE at checkout for discount). Scroll down to purchase. Fees include a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Build up, out, and around! This hands-on workshop engages young artists to think about different types of form, scale, and structure in an experiential building process. Using multiple mediums,…

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August 2017

August ArtLab for All Ages

August 5, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Bobble and Bounce Bouquets, Explore the interplay of bold color, shape, and movement with wire, paper, and other lightweight materials to construct abstract blooms and 3D bouquets that bounce, bobble, and boing.

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ArtCamp Week 3 | MINIATURE WORLDS

August 7, 2017 | 9:00 am - August 11, 2017 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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August 7-11, 9am -12pm Ages 8-12; please call if you have any questions regarding age restrictions. $160 per week / $130 CMCA household members (use code MEMBERLOVE at checkout for discount). Scroll down to purchase. Fees include a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. We’re going mini! Take us to your fantasy world and give us a tour. Kids will create small-scale dioramas out of a variety of sculptural materials and celebrate their…

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September 2017

September ArtLab for All Ages

September 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, September 2 | 2-4p FREE and open to all MOTIFS IN MOTION! Drawing from the absurdist logic and deadpan humor of the exhibition William Wegman | Reel to Real, and the meditative motifs of John Walker's Seal Point paintings, September's ArtLab for All Ages workshop invites you to play with line drawing, timing, and repetition (with a dash of humor) to create flip books in mini matchboxes!

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October 2017

October ArtLab for All Ages

October 7, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, October 7 | 2-4p FREE and open to all LIGHT, SHADOW, ATMOSPHERE Taking inspiration from artist Linden Frederick's work in the exhibition Night Stories, explore mood and narrative with light, shadow and color. Compose scenes using erasures and custom stencils to suggest drama, nuance and atmosphere with mixed-media, charcoal and colored pastels. What, where and who will you create!?

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November 2017

ArtLab for All Ages | November

November 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, November 4 | 2-4p FREE and open to all HAND IN NATURE Explore imaginative ways to illustrate natural systems like weather patterns, root systems, cellular structures, animal migrations, and other natural phenomena! Led by ArtLab instructor Alexis Iammarino, participants will use an abundance of found materials to create unique pieces that speak to individual ways of thinking and seeing.

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December 2017

ArtLab for All Ages | December

December 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, December 2 | 2-4p FREE and open to all SYMBOLIC + WACKY WEARABLES Explore how art connects to real-world applications by making your own accessories, but with a wacky twist! Create personalized glasses, watches, phones, earrings, crowns, shields and other tools in inventive ways that connect to ideas all your own.

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January 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | January

January 6, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, January 6 | 2-4p FREE and open to all A MATTER OF SHADOWS Construct and play with plastics, velcro, wire, beads, papers, and mixed-media materials to assemble objects that will cast intricate and bold shadows. Exploring light and shadow with lamps and phone flashlights, makers of all ages will find ways to manipulate shadows as a dynamic stand-alone medium.

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February 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | February

February 3, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, February 3 | 2-4p FREE and open to all DRAW WITH YOUR HEAD No hands allowed! Invent, make, and experiment with unlikely drawing tools attached to your body! Find new methods of mark-making and re-use this creative process for unexpected results!

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ArtLab | February Vacation Week

February 19, 2018 - February 22, 2018
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Monday - Thursday, February 19 - 22 | 2-4p FREE and open to all DRAW BIG, WRITE LARGE Life-size letters, rope murals + string collagraphs, scroll poetry, human-sized landscape ‘crankies’, and collaborative drawing games. Drop-in for one or all four days this week as we explore ways to combine words and imagery. Each day will present an array of prompts with creative challenges to collaborate with fellow Artlab makers and communicate ideas that resonate and boom with clarity about what matters to…

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March 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | March

March 3, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, March 3 | 2-4p FREE and open to all PORTRAIT OF A SHOE Your shoes say a lot about you! Take inspiration from artist KJ Shows’ incredibly distinct paintings of shoes and create your own illustration of a pair of shoes that speaks to something unique about you! Design your creation and embellish them with patterns, words, and collage materials.

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April 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | April

April 7, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, April 7 | 2-4p FREE and open to all COLLAGE TO WATERCOLOR Take inspiration from John Moore's paintings by constructing your own composition from landscapes and indoor spaces. All are invited to collage in imagined ways! Explore new and inventive ways to create and transfer photo collage compositions into large watercolor paintings.

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ArtLab | April Vacation Week

April 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - April 19, 2018 | 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Monday - Thursday, April 16 - 19 | 2 - 4pm Free and open to the public ZINE SCENE Come create mini books, your own zine, and boxed pop-up scenery inspired by the Boundaries and Portrait of an Artist exhibitions. Drop-in for one or all four days as we play with small book patterns and folded paper crafts each day. Tell a story, share your thoughts, create doodles/cartoons/mazes/maps all your own!

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May 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | May

May 5, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturday, May 5 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all WALKIE-TALKIE TOYS Let’s quiet down and listen in to the sounds of Spring! Invent your own low-tech speaking tubes + listening devices with cones or tin-can walkie-talkie toys to take with you in the woods, the beach, or the hills! Use your new creations to make decorative head pieces that reimagine how you hear the world around you.

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June 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | June

June 2, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, June 2 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTIONS Led by Art Educator Sandy Weisman, take inspiration from the immersive installation featured in the upcoming summer exhibition Tom Burckhardt | Studio Flood, opening June 9, 2018. Make abstract, 3-D constructions with cardboard by painting on cardboard to explore new ways of building 3-D, abstract sculptural forms.

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July 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | July

July 7, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, July 7 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all CLIP, CLASP, CLAMP Roll up those sleeves and delve into the joy and challenges of transforming small simple hardware fasteners  into endless hanging shapes and small sculptures. Artlabbers will take inspiration from  the current exhibition John Bisbee | American Steel, constructed entirely of nails to explore the possibilities that come from play and repetition.

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ArtCamp 2018 | 3D Build

July 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - July 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Monday-Friday, July 16-20 | 9am -12pm Ages 8-12; please call if you have any questions regarding age restrictions. $160 per week / $130 CMCA household members (use code MEMBERLOVE at checkout for discount). Scroll down to purchase. Fees include a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Build up, out, and around! This hands-on workshop engages young artists to think about different types of form, scale, and structure in an experiential building…

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ArtCamp 2018 | ClayWorks

July 23, 2018 | 9:00 am - July 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Monday-Friday, July 23-27 | 9am -12pm Ages 8-12; please call if you have any questions regarding age restrictions. $160 per week / $130 CMCA household members (use code MEMBERLOVE at checkout for discount). Scroll down to purchase. Fees include a $25 nonrefundable registration fee. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Dive into clay! Inspired by artist John Bisbee’s dedicated practice in creating work exclusively from one material--forged and welded nails--All week long, kids will work…

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August 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | August

August 4, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, August 4 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all SUN PRINT PHOTOLAB An experimental twist to photo making! We'll explore the work of cyanotypes or sun prints, using collage-able digital negatives and photograms. Bring your own objects--things from nature or anything relatively small and meaningful--and arrange them on top of light-sensitive papers of all sizes to create a collection of prints.

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September 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | September

September 1, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, September 1 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all BOLD BRUSH WORK, CARDBOARD FIGURINES AND INVERTED WORLDS Looking to Tom Burckhardt’s immersive Studio Flood installation, join us at our monthly ArtLab for All Ages to explore bold brush work, line and patterning, and out-of-the-box printmaking techniques to create richly patterned collage materials for your own inverted cardboard worlds.

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October 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | October

October 6, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, October 6 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all CARTOONING AND CHARACTER DESIGN Join ArtLab artist and educator Alexis Iammarino and create your own cartooning and character designing tools. Several comic templates will be provided, and lots of collaborative drawing games will help you develop your own original characters!

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November 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | November

November 3, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, November 3 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all HIDE AND GO SEEK AT THE 2018 CMCA BIENNIAL Seek out the makers and materials that speak to you the most. Participants will dive into the diverse currents of contemporary art making, as we wade into the creative depths explored by this year’s 43 Biennial artists. Reflect on and share your own art and ideas, working with creative prompts with words and pictures in relation to the Biennial. Perhaps you’ll…

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December 2018

ArtLab for All Ages | December

December 1, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, December 1 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all CURATOR FOR A DAY Using scale models, mock-up walls and miniature reproductions of the artworks from Biennial, take the helm and create your own exhibit! Envision, add and arrange to visualize your statements and inspirations around our Biennial exhibition.

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January 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | January

January 5, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, January 5 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all Textile To-Go: Symbol, texture, color Come discover the infinite possibilities of textile, fibers and fabric collage! Looking to the works of biennial artists Baxter Koziol, Willoughby Lukas Hastings and Isabelle O’Donnell, experiment with craft techniques like sewing and assemblage to explore symbol, design, and narrative.

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February 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | February

February 2, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, February 2 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all Free Form Sculpture Join us to construct freestanding sculptures with wood and paint. Draw inspirations from Anna Hepler's sculpture in the courtyard and fashion your own in-the-round structures by combining found shapes and wooden forms into pieces that activate the space around them!

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ArtLab | February Vacation Week

February 18, 2019 - February 21, 2019
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Monday - Thursday, February 18 - 21 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all Painting the Days Away: Painting Sampler Drop-in for one or all four days this February vacation week to experience the playful, meticulous, zany and expansive ways of drawing and painting with watercolor, inks and other altered paper materials. Each day will present an array of both lively and contemplative prompts to launch creative painting projects!

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March 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | March

March 2, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, March 2 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all Soft Sculpture and Symbolic Accessories Buttons, brooches, masks, crowns and more! Celebrating the work of CMCA biennial artist, Baxter Koziol, join us to create small soft-sculptures or mini-wearable artworks to adorn yourself with. Borrowing from the aesthetics of toys, action figures, and tv shows, participants will construct personally symbolic and expressive small objects from felt, fabric and mixed media. Please bring old T-shirts to use as sewing material!

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ArtLab | Open Studio

March 23, 2019 - June 16, 2019
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Drop in | March 23 - June 16, 2019 FREE and open to all, materials provided Drawing from the process of artist team, Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen, partner up or focus on your own and try your hand at a scale model of an imaginative and immersive installation or sculpture. Working with the simple materials provided - shredded paper, wood veneer, and shavings and glue - create in miniature and imagine your design larger than life. Create tiny…

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April 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | April

April 6, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, April 6 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all PHOTOLAB | Celebrate Ecology with Sun Prints Taking inspiration from the exhibition Melt Down, participants will experiment with a twist on photo-making. Explore the process of sun prints (also known as cyanotypes) creating photograms of plants and organisms local to our MidCoast ecosystem. Use the materials provided as subjects or bring your own.

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ArtLab | April Vacation Week

April 15, 2019 - April 18, 2019
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Monday - Thursday, April 15 -18| 2-4pm FREE and open to all Tributes to Nature: Make n' Take Drop in for one or all four days this April vacation week for four afternoons to explore an array of sculptural projects using wood, wire, torn paper, cardboard and both found/natural objects as a way to reflect upon the impacts of climate change in our own community. Get inspired by our current exhibitions to create your own site-specific sculpture!

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May 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | May

May 4, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, May 4 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all Sculptural Bouquets + Insect Medallions Come celebrate the colors and vibrancy of Spring! With print making, painting and sculptural materials, create bouquets and wearable insect medallions, looking to the thoughtful work of the artists in our Melt Down exhibit who inspire awareness and appreciation for nature.

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June 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | June

June 1, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, June 1 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ART + SCIENCE = AWARENESS With Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs This month ArtLab is teaming up with Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs to offer a special workshop exploring art and science. After seeing MELT DOWN, we'll look at climate change right here in Rockland. Ren Bettencourt, of Bow Seat Ocean Awareness, will show us how acidification in the ocean is affecting our very own lobsters, sea urchins, and other…

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ArtLab | Open Studio

June 29, 2019 - October 13, 2019
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Drop in | June 29 - October 13, 2019 FREE and open to all, materials provided Mixed Media Maps Artist Dan Mills uses maps as a framework to explore complex ideas and data about current and historic events. Taking inspiration from his art in the exhibition Human Topographies, create your own unique work of art using the discarded maps, atlases, and other recycled papers provided. Try highlighting or hiding select parts of your map by overpainting or writing. What stories…

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July 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | July

July 6, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, July 6 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Altered Maps Explore the visual, functional and metaphorical dimensions of maps in this month’s ArtLab for All Ages workshop. Taking inspiration from the exhibition, Dan Mills | Human Topographies, participants will explore a variety of exercises that reinterpret maps as a personal expression of place and self. Using a selection of found and discarded maps, you’ll create new mixed media works of art that reflect your personal point of…

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ArtLab | ArtCamp 2019 Week 1

July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$130 – $160 Sold out

Paper Model Dreams | Drawing + Diorama with Russell Kahn Monday - Friday, July 8 - 12 | 9am-12pm $130 per week CMCA Household Members | $160 Non-Members | ages 8-12 Dive in with inspiration from the interactive installation Dreams Can Come True, by Tectonic Industries! This week's art making invites young artists to create a series of interactive sculptural explorations. We'll create "dream worlds" in a diorama setting using a variety of paper and geometrically inspired model making approaches. Join…

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ArtLab | ArtCamp 2019 Week 2

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$130 – $160 Sold out

A World Imagined | Fiber and Collage Map Making with Tara Morin Monday - Friday, July 15 - 19 | 9am-12pm $130 per week CMCA Household Members | $160 Non-Members | ages 8-12 Inspired by the work of Dan Mills, young artists will use maps and collage techniques to push the boundaries of real and the imaginary. Meld landscapes, and combine places to create new imagined landscapes from mixed media and paper maps. Working both independently and collaboratively, young artists will…

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ArtLab | ArtCamp 2019 Week 3

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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What Is A Painting? with Marcie Jan Bronstein Monday - Friday, July 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm $130 per week CMCA Household Members | $160 Non-Members | ages 8-12 Spend five mornings exploring paint, surfaces, and many ways to create paintings. With inspiration from the work of Ann Craven and other artists throughout history, young artists will make a collection of painted pieces that reflect and reveal their own unique way of seeing the world. Create a journal of painted sketches…

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August 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | August

August 3, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, August 3 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Birds You Know Take on the role as an artistic diarist and create your own small series of work inspired by Ann Craven's Birds We Know. Create boldly colored paintings using watercolor, pastel, and gouache. Experiment with a new medium or challenge yourself to work in different style. Sort through imagery of local birds, trees and other wildlife to explore a subject that is meaningful to you!

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September 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | September

September 7, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, September 7 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Construct a Dream Looking to the interactive installation DREAMS CAN COME TRUE (if it's not working for you, you're not doing it right) by Tectonic Industries, artists of all-ages are invited to create folded paper sculpture. Find inspiration in the geometric forms and limited color palette used in the exhibition. Combine fine art with creative writing and challenge yourself to compose a set of inspirational instructions or tell a fortune!

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October 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | October

October 5, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, October 5 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab |Painted Poetic Monotypes  Join us to explore the endless and expressive possibilities of the painted monotype! Working from a variety of still images and the animations of Andrew Elijah Edward's Monochromatic series, learn to use oil-based inks on glass to create monochromatic imaginative and dream-like landscapes from your mind's eye.

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November 2019

ArtLab | Open Studio

November 2, 2019 - February 29, 2020
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Drop in | November 2, 2019 - February 29 , 2020 FREE and open to all, materials provided Temporality | The Process of Time Grace DeGennaro Artist Grace DeGennaro creates minimal compositions based on traditional symbols and sacred geometry. Her paintings and works on paper bridge Eastern and Western thought through ancient uses of pattern, symmetry and iconic symbolism found in traditional forms such as Byzantine mosaics, indigenous weavings and Tibetan mandalas. Created through the process of accretion—a slow, meditative…

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ArtLab for All Ages | November

November 2, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, November 2 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Visions of Autumn As we usher in the changes of the season join us to create paintings of trees, leaves, and clouds. Bring your own natural objects to reference or (if weather permits) try sketching en plein air! Take notice of the changing leaves and magnificent trees around town. All materials provided! ArtLab for All Ages is made free by the support of Wells Fargo.

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December 2019

ArtLab for All Ages | December

December 7, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, December 7 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Mighty Meticulous Marks Join us to create small mixed media pieces on gridded panels. Zooming in on the intricate patterning of the everyday in woven textiles,and unexpected surfaces. We take our inspiration from the meticulous works of Carly Glovinski, for our first in a series of ArtLabs responding to the artists in our Temporality: The Process of Time. All materials provided! ArtLab for All Ages is made free by the support…

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January 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | January

January 4, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, January 4 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab |Create, Collaborate-- Accumulate!  This month we'll be collaborating on a paper collage installation in ArtLab! Using paper, ink and scissors to create numerous cut-out-illustrations to make a temporary installation in our ArtLab- documented by a timelapse video!!  Looking to previous works of featured artist Astrid Bowlby--- we can experience a collectively random, cumulative and improvisational process. All materials provided! ArtLab for All Ages is made free by the support of Wells Fargo.

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February 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | February

February 1, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, February 1 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Make n' Move in the Galleries Join us to explore creative ways to craft short performance pieces in response to the work on view in Temporality | The Process of Time. We'll make movement phrases based on what we see, hear and sense in the artworks in our galleries and incorporate the use of simple props to expand performative possibilities. All activities and prompts are created for participation of all ages and…

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ArtLab | February Vacation Week

February 17, 2020 - February 20, 2020
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Monday - Thursday, February 17 - 20 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all Making Time for Time Drop-in for one or all four days this February vacation week to experience the introspective, meticulous, and expansive ways of making and thinking about the process of Time with a closer look at our current exhibition, Temporality. Experience time-lapse photography, site specific wall drawing, painting and collage. Each day will present an array of open-ended and contemplative prompts to dive into creative…

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March 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | March

March 7, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, March 7 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Teeter-Totter-Tip Creations  Join us this month to build your very own teeter totter sculptures! Using several light-weight mixed media materials and balsa wood you can collaborate or create your own miniature seesaw sculpture, hanging mobile or kinetic wall art pieces.   ArtLab for All Ages is made free by the support of Wells Fargo.

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ArtLab | Open Studio | At Home Activity

March 14, 2020 - April 30, 2020
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Project for All Ages Skirting the Line Tracy Miller & Hannah Secord Wade Artist Tracy Miller’s food fantasies take still life painting to another dimension. Her work incorporates bold colors and thick slices of cake, leading the viewer to search for more comforts. Hannah Secord Wade’s abstract landscapes containing food, object, and debris covered by snow, sand, or cloud lift the initial weight of the composition from afar. However, the use of layering her paint and brush stroke density encourages…

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April 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | April | Live Stream

April 4, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Facebook Live Stream ArtLab for All Ages workshop! Saturday, April 4, 2-4pm at facebook.com/cmcanow Free and open to all ArtLab | Abstract to Represent NOTE: CMCA is hosting is monthly ArtLab for All Ages workshops via Facebook Live throughout the period its doors are closed to the public in response to CDC guidelines on COVID-19. To encourage creativity and connection during this time of social distancing, artists of all ages are invited to join ArtLab educators Mia Bogyo and Alexis Iammarino…

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ArtLab | April Vacation Week | Video Series

April 20, 2020 - April 23, 2020
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

ArtLab Vacation Week Video Series Monday - Thursday, April 20-23 Free and open to all Artists of all ages are invited to join ArtLab educators Mia Bogyo and Alexis Iammarino for fun, hands-on projects you can try at home! Looking to the varied artistic processes and ideas exhibited in Skirting the Line, participants will learn a variety of painting and image-making techniques to portray visual stories, experiences, and histories. Participate in real time or re-visit the videos when you need a…

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May 2020

ArtLab | Open Studio | At Home Activity

May 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Project for All Ages Explore Temporality | The Process of Time on our virtual tour page and dive deep into the work of Astrid Bowlby. Play with creating pairs of line drawings using observation and copying what you make. Create a collection of drawing pairs overtime or in one sitting, all the while challenging the ideas of sameness and simplicity. Gather paper, makers, and a variety of household objects to follow along with the at-home activity prompt! We want to…

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ArtLab for All Ages | May | Live Stream

May 2, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, May 2 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all NOTE: CMCA is hosting is monthly ArtLab for All Ages workshops via Facebook Live throughout the period its doors are closed to the public in response to CDC guidelines on COVID-19. To encourage creativity and connection during this time of social distancing, artists of all ages are invited to join ArtLab educators Mia Bogyo and Alexis Iammarino on the first Saturday of the month at 2pm. Instead of meeting in person, we…

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June 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | June | Live Stream

June 6, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, June 6 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all NOTE: CMCA is hosting is monthly ArtLab for All Ages workshops via Facebook Live throughout the period its doors are closed to the public in response to CDC guidelines on COVID-19. ArtLab | Painted Connections To encourage creativity and connection during this time of social distancing, artists of all ages are invited to join ArtLab educators Mia Bogyo and Alexis Iammarino on the first Saturday of the month at 2pm. Instead of…

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July 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | July

July 11, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, July 11 | 1:30-4pm FREE and open to all NOTE: As we gradually reopen our doors to the public, our July 11 ArtLab For All will be held in our courtyard in two sessions: 1:30 – 2:30 and 3:00 – 4:00. We will continue to Live Stream on our Facebook/Instagram Live for those who prefer to tune in virtually. ArtLab | Printed Portraits In celebration of Independence Day and summer join us as we create collagraph print portraits celebrating individuality and…

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ArtCamp | Painting Everyday

July 27, 2020 | 9:00 am - July 31, 2020 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
$175 – $200

NEW Zoom ArtCamp | Week 1 Painting Everyday with Tara Morin July 27 – 31 | 9:00am - Noon Online via Zoom Link Ages 8 – 13 | Limit 12 households Registration: $175 CMCA member household; $200 non-member household (includes 1 ArtKit per household and $50 non-refundable registration fee; additional ArtKits $30 each). Zoom link and password emailed upon registration. Join teaching artist Tara Morin for a virtual art adventure! In order to keep our community safe, this summer ArtCamp…

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August 2020

ArtLab | Open Studio | Connection Shorts

August 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

ArtLab Open Studio At Home Activity | Project for All Ages Connection Shorts What does connection look like anymore? How have you adapted to feel connection, is it through conversation or maybe observation? We have been challenged to understand and form creative responses to incorporate this idea into our everyday. Inspired by the video installations by artist Erin Johnson, use your cell phone to capture a short 30-second video that represents, explains, or shows a connection in this time of…

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ArtLab for All Ages | August

August 1, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, August 1 | 2-4pm | CMCA Courtyard FREE and open to all ArtLab | Indigo Arts Alliance, A Mighty Family Artists of all ages are invited to join Education Coordinator Mia Bogyo for an outdoor ArtLab for All Ages workshop, presented in partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance's Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival. Using drawing tools and a variety of collage materials, participants will create A Mighty Family Tree in response to the picture book, Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons, with illustrations by…

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September 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | September

September 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, September 5 | 2-4pm | CMCA Courtyard FREE and open to all ArtLab | Cut & Collage Collective  Join us outdoors for a community cut and collage painting project. This month, inspired by painter Meghan Brady we invite you to create a painting that can be deconstructed and woven, glued, or pasted to build a large abstract wall hanging. Our Covid-19 ArtLab Response: Staff will be wearing face mask/shield through the duration of program Having sanitation stations easily accessible…

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October 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | October

October 3, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, October 3 | 2-4pm | CMCA Courtyard FREE and open to all ArtLab | Mini Assemblage October marks the opening of CMCA’s 2020 Biennial! Join us in the courtyard to explore some of the materials, media and the expansive ideas represented in this large group show. Using mixed-media and found objects and prompted by words, pictures and mind-mapping, we’ll create 3D assemblage sculptures inspired by the theme: two year’s time. Our Covid-19 ArtLab Response: Staff will be wearing face…

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November 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | November

November 7, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, November 7 | 2-4pm | CMCA Courtyard FREE and open to all ArtLab | Plastics (re)Made This month we will construct personal artifacts from everyday disposable materials and plastics. Considering new works by Nicolas J Sevigney, let us more deeply notice and question the common presence  of discarded plastics and remnants of human made materials lasting impact on our environment. Our Covid-19 ArtLab Response: Staff will be wearing face mask/shield through the duration of program Having sanitation stations easily…

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December 2020

ArtLab for All Ages | December

December 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, December 5 | 2-4pm FREE and open to all ArtLab | Handmade Memory Join in a livestream ArtLab workshop led by Community Arts Educator Alexis Iammarino on Saturday, December 5, from 2 to 4pm on Facebook Live. Taking inspiration from the works of Biennial artists Sam Finkelstein and Elyse Noelani Grams, participants will create mixed-media sculptures using air-dry clays and found objects. Led by Alexis, you'll explore the making of small objects from memory, while embracing the slower pace of working by hand. Following the…

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January 2021

ArtLab for All Ages | January

January 2 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Saturday, January 2 | 2 pm Streaming on Facebook Live FREE and open to all January | Hybrid Style + Form Join in a livestream ArtLab workshop led by Community Arts Educator Alexis Iammarino on Saturday, January 2nd. This month, we take our creative lead from Biennial artists Baxter Koziol and Isabelle Maschal O’Donnell to connect the practice of painting with fiber arts and object making. Join us to create abstract and  intuitive compositions in 2D and 3D form, using…

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July 2021

ArtLab | Open Studio | Shape Shifting

July 2 - September 11
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Open Studios | Shape Shifting All Ages | Drop in | Friday and Saturday July – September *Closed August 13 & 20 David Row | Shape of Things Artist David Row creates spatially complex compositions that transform the two-dimensional surface into a multi-perspective space. These works encourage viewers to question what’s within the vibrant colors and beyond their spliced ellipses. His images reflect the shapes seen on the water and the vibrant colors of his international travels. Inspired by the…

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*SOLD OUT* ArtCamp | Earth Arts

July 19 | 9:00 am - July 22 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
$175 – $200

ArtCamp | Week 1 Monday – Thursday, July 19 – 22 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Ages 8 – 13 | Limited to 10 campers CMCA Courtyard & ArtLab $175 CMCA member household; $200 non-member household Earth Arts with instructor Heidi O'Donnell In this exciting one-week experience, we will delve into the world of textiles by exploring earth arts through fiber fun! Using dry-felting and woven fiber arts techniques to explore our imaginations and local environment - focusing on color, texture,…

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*SOLD OUT* ArtCamp | Who Is Maine?

July 26 | 9:00 am - July 29 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
$175 – $200

ArtCamp | Week 2 Monday – Thursday, July 26 – 29 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Ages 8 – 13 | Limited to 10 campers CMCA Courtyard & ArtLab $175 CMCA member household; $200 non-member household Who Is Maine?  with instructor Suzanne Southworth This week we will be finding out more about Maine, looking closely at the summer exhibitions and creating personal works expressing our relationship to place. – Suzanne Southworth has been teaching art for over 15 years, with experience…

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August 2021

*SOLD OUT* ArtCamp | The Shape of Summer

August 2 | 9:00 am - August 5 | 12:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
$175 – $200

ArtCamp | Week 3 Monday – Thursday, August 2–5 | 9:00am - 12:00pm Ages 8 – 13 | Limited to 10 campers CMCA Courtyard & ArtLab $175 CMCA member household; $200 non-member household The Shape of Summer with instructor Marcie Jan Bronstein Join us as we focus on the power of shapes: single shapes, shapes in a group, and shapes that evoke Summer. Drawing, painting, and building 3 dimensional forms, we will think like artists, designers and poets to create a collection…

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*CANCELLED* ArtCamp | Sōnarts

August 9 | 9:00 am - August 20 | 2:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

ArtCamp | Sōnarts In collaboration with Midcoast Music Academy Monday – Friday, August 9 - 13 + 16 - 20 | 9:00am - 2:00pm Ages 13 – 18 | Limited to 10 participants $600 Non-member household; $540 CMCA member household Register at MCMA Sōnarts: A Collaborative Camp for Musicians and Artists This summer, MCMA and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) are combining to create a unique two-week summer camp experience. Student artists and musicians will collaborate to create…

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October 2021

ArtLab | Open Studio

October 1, 2021 - January 9, 2022
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Open Studios |  All Ages | Drop in | Friday - Sunday October – December Ryan Adams | Lessons Artist Ryan Adams deconstructs words and phrases into geometric patterns that display visual depth, shadows, and highlights. These phrases represent important aspects of Adams’s life, like the advice his mother often gave him as a youth to help him navigate a predominantly white community. His combined use of text and geometry urges viewers to consider their voices and visualize their words.…

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ArtLab Studio

October 5 - December 21
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

ArtLab Studio Tuesdays | 3:00 - 4:30 Registration required Oceanside Middle School Afterschool Program attendees are invited to join ArtLab Studio on Tuesdays to examine and critique artworks in the galleries and to create and explore a variety of art making processes inspired by contemporary artists and artworks on view. ArtLab Studio is free of charge through the RSU13 Afterschool program at Oceanside Middle School; to register for this program visit RSU13 Afterschool Program and contact site coordinator Ryan Jackson.…

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Art Club x Arts @ Work

October 18, 2021 - January 3, 2022
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States

Art Club x Arts@Work Mondays | 3:00 - 4:30 Registration required In collaboration with Oceanside High School Art Department,  join Arts@Work lead educator, Alexis Iammarino to experience visual journaling, portfolio building workshops, and ways to develop student-initiated ideas and projects of your own; held in person at CMCA ArtLab. Art Club is free of charge through the RSU13 Afterschool program at Oceanside High School; to register for this program visit RSU13 Afterschool Program and contact site coordinator Carolyn Bobola, sign…

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November 2021

ArtLab Intensive | Concealed in Plain Sight w/ Annie Bailey

November 15 | 3:30 pm - November 18 | 5:00 pm
CMCA ArtLab, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
$85

Monday – Thursday | November 15 – 18 3:30 – 5:00pm; CMCA ArtLab $85 registration fee includes +1 free registration Registration deadline November 13 Explore the possibilities of visual messages and create your own unique patterned composition! Drawing from our observations of artist Ryan Adams' Lessons, as well as the histories of camouflage in animals and British naval ship Dazzle patterns, this class will explore how forms of visual masking have been used by the natural world to conceal what…

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