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Art Kits for All: Beautiful Blackbird

Alfond Youth & Community Center 126 North Street, Waterville

Created in honor and celebration of Black History Month, the February Art Kit for All is inspired by Maine artist Ashley Bryan's award-winning book Beautiful Blackbird. Bryan is an American artist, writer, and illustrator of children's books, and the majority of his subjects are derived from the African American experience. Art Kits will be distributed […]

Free

Art Kits For All: Youth Art Month And Faith Ringgold

Alfond Youth & Community Center 126 North Street, Waterville

Youth Art Month (YAM) is a national celebration of arts education that highlights the importance of teaching visual arts in schools. This year’s theme is “Art Connects Us”. In this month’s art kit, we will create a group quilt inspired by artist Faith Ringgold, who used words to create patterns that she called “story quilts”. […]

Free

Art Kits for All: Planting a Seed

Alfond Youth & Community Center 126 North Street, Waterville

This month’s kit is inspired by spring and the new Seed Library at the Waterville Public Library. The kit contains seed, soil, a little pot, paint, and a paintbrush, as well as instructions on how to transplant your seedling into the ground. One hundred kits will also include a copy of the beautiful book Miss […]

Free

Art Kits For All: Feel Good Felt Banners

Alfond Youth & Community Center 126 North Street, Waterville

This month’s kit, Feel Good Felt Banners, is inspired by Mental Health Awareness Month. What lifts you up? What inspires you? Each kit contains materials to make a felted banner for your house! Many kits will come with a copy of the book The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, a story about acceptance and friendship. […]

Free

Waterville Sunflower Project

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville

In conjunction with National Garden Week (June 6-12, 2021), Waterville Creates announces the Sunflower Project, a collaborative community-wide initiative designed to engage everyone from novice gardeners to experienced horticulturists in creating moments of sunshine in the urban landscape, feeding local birds and wildlife, and providing pollinating stations for bees. The Sunflower Project will kick off […]

Free

Celebrate Cats: Art in the Park and Art Kits for All

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville

Celebrate Adopt-a-Cat Month with the Waterville Area Humane Society, the Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Creates. We will create vibrant cat portraits inspired by works by Laurel Burch using tempera sticks, markers, and more. We will also make ball toys to donate to the cats at the Waterville Area Humane Society and enjoy a reading […]

Free

Monoprints with Karen Adrienne

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville

Karen Adrienne has taught printmaking and etching for over 30 years and is the owner and operator of Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner. She will instruct us on the art of the monoprint—a method of printmaking–to include in our summer art journals! Click for more info.

Free

Frottages and Live Pond Animals

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville

Frottage is the process of making art from rubbing a crayon or pencil over a textured surface. If you have done a leaf rubbing, you have done a frottage! We will create unique patterns and textures similar to the bumps on a frog’s skin as we explore pond creatures with biologist Greg LeClair. The Waterville […]

Free

Art in the Park, Art Kits for All, and Earth Jams Concert

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville

Have you ever seen a stack of stones on a trail or in a field and wondered who put them there? These lovely stone piles, called cairns, are wayfinding signals that originated in Scotland. The cairn is a signal of safety and guides travelers towards food, shelter, or further trails. This year, the art from […]

Free

Art in the Park – Patterned Animal Collages

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville

Waterville Public Library and Common Street Arts are partnering this summer with Art in the Park - Thursdays, June 17th – August 19th   from 3:30-5 pm, located at the Waterville Farmer’s Market at Head of Falls. Each week, Serena Sandborn and guest artists will instruct the audience in different art techniques. There will also be a fun story from […]

Free

Art in the Park – Plein Air Sunflowers

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville

RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 26! To finish our Summer Art Journals and our Art in the Park programs, we will create plein air watercolor paintings of the sunflowers in bloom and the Two Cent Bridge. Learn simple ways to add watercolor to a sketchbook and how to create art outdoors with ease. LEARN MORE

Free

Nature at Night

Quarry Road Recreation Area 300 Quarry Road, Waterville

Join us for a tour of the night sky and an exploration of the lovely nocturnal moths of early fall. Maine Master Naturalist, Serena Sanborn, and  John Meader, of Northern Stars Planetarium, will lead the nature tour highlighting local moths and not-so-local constellations! John will share a bit of constellation lore and will use a […]

Figure Drawing

Ticonic Gallery and Studio 10 Water St, Suite 104, Waterville

Figure drawing at Ticonic Studio is back! Seasoned and aspiring artists are invited to participate in this costumed figure drawing program. This class offers a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to hone their drawing skills in a supportive environment. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, etc. Ticonic will provide […]

$10

SLICE: Set Design With Desiree Dubois

Online Event ME

How does the set design for a theatrical production come to life? Join scenic artist, Desiree DuBois, as she discusses the collaborative and artistic process of creating a theatrical set design from a small-scale model to a full- scale set. Each participant will design their own small-scale model for ‘The Secret Garden’. For ages 13-18. […]

Free

SLICE: Social Justice and Art with Maine Inside Out

Online Event ME

Designed for teens aged 13-18, SLICE features free online classes for exploring careers in the creative arts. Join Maine Inside Out in an interactive virtual workshop on what it means to create art that is inspired by social justice issues. This workshop will be inspired by themes in the paintings of Bob Thompson. LEARN MORE.

Free

Mystery Trivia Night

Drip City Arcade Bar 99 West River Rd, Waterville

Have you ever wanted to embrace the short shorts of Magnum, P.I. or don the awesome sweater vests of Jessica Fletcher? Now you have the chance! Come dressed as your favorite mystery character or detective at this fun and interactive trivia night. Trivia will cover all things mystery in lead up to the Opera House’s […]

$5

Costume Makeup With Sarah LeClair

Ticonic Gallery and Studio 10 Water St, Suite 104, Waterville

How do you put on prosthetic horns or add a cool fake knife wound to your face? We are glad you asked! Come try out a cool Halloween look with makeup artist Sarah LeClair. Each person will create one look with one type of prosthetic. (Recommended for adults, but kids ages 12+ are welcome with […]

$25 – $35

SLICE: Painting Game Miniatures

Online Event ME

Designed for teens aged 13-18, SLICE features free online classes for exploring careers in the creative arts. Join Raechel Moore to learn how to paint miniatures used for popular table-top games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Each participant will have the opportunity to paint their own miniature. FMI

Free

Art and Nature Walk

North Street Community Connector North Street, across from Quarry Road, Waterville

We will walk and create a mini art journal using collage methods as seen in the book, Daniel Finds a Poem. Led by Serena Sanborn of Waterville Creates. Free for all ages — adults welcome! (This event will be held if weather permits.)

Free
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Community Figure Drawing

Ticonic Gallery and Studio 10 Water St, Suite 104, Waterville

Figure drawing at Ticonic Studio is back! Seasoned and aspiring artists are invited to participate in this costumed figure drawing program. This class offers a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to hone their drawing skills in a supportive environment. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, etc. Ticonic will provide […]

$10

SLICE: Creating Graphic Novels

Online Event ME

Designed for teens aged 13-18, SLICE features free online classes for exploring careers in the creative arts. Join children’s book illustrator and graphic novelist Russ Cox as he demonstrates the process he uses to create a graphic novel. REGISTER.

Free

Sgraffito

Ticonic Gallery and Studio 10 Water St, Suite 104, Waterville

Sgraffito is an ancient form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a layer of contrasting color. In this hands-on and playful class, ceramic artist Tim Christensen will guide you through expressing yourself through etching on clay. For ages 12 and up. No experience is necessary. Cost: $37 for adults, $27 for […]

$27 – $37

Joy to the Ville

Downtown Waterville Main Street at Common Street, Waterville

For the fourth year, Joy to the Ville returns to Waterville on Saturday, November 27, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Waterville Creates, together with the Maine Film Center, Waterville Public Library, Colby College Museum of Art, Children’s Discovery Museum, and downtown businesses, worked to bring back this afternoon of free family-friendly holiday activities in […]

Free
Recurring

Community Figure Drawing

Ticonic Gallery and Studio 10 Water St, Suite 104, Waterville

Figure drawing at Ticonic Studio is back! Seasoned and aspiring artists are invited to participate in this costumed figure drawing program. This class offers a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to hone their drawing skills in a supportive environment. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, etc. Ticonic will provide […]

$10

Costumed Community Draw

Ticonic Gallery and Studio 10 Water St, Suite 104, Waterville

Figure drawing at Ticonic Studio is back! Seasoned and aspiring artists are invited to participate in this costumed figure drawing program. This class offers a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to hone their drawing skills in a supportive environment. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, etc. Ticonic will provide […]

$10
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