The Harlow is excited to welcome Spring with a series of art workshops during the month of March at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. No prior experience needed, beginners are welcome. Pre-registration is required for all workshops and spaces are limited. Classes are small, with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions.
Intro to Oil Painting: Botanical Still Lifes with Jae-Eun Pilsbury
Saturday, March 7, 10am-1pm
Join local artist and art educator Jae-Eun Pilsbury for an introductory workshop exploring the basics of oil painting through botanical still lifes. The class will cover all the basics of oil painting including preparation of materials, basic use of tools, and methods of mixing and applying oil paint to a canvas. This workshop will be hands on and students will be able to create and take home their own original oil painting. During the workshop students will be working from botanical still life arrangements. This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 4. Ages 15 and up. All materials included. Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55. Maximum students: 10. Learn more and register: harlowgallery.org/intro-to-oil-painting-march-7-2020/
Behind the Scenes with Maine Flora:Three Views
Saturday, March 14, 10am-1pm
Seeking inspiration? Just need to get out of the house? Join us for an immersive, inspirational, and educational session with Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein, the artists behind Maine Flora: Three Views. During the workshop the artists will share inspiration with the group, giving demonstrations and delving into the creative process behind the body of work on display. This Springtime workshop coincides with the season of growth, both in the physical and inner worlds; it serves as an opportunity to connect and engage on a more in-depth level art and the process behind it. The group will go behind-the-scenes of the artists’ creative process and come away with fresh perspectives and inspiration for future projects. Participants are encouraged to bring a sketchbook or notebook and to take photos.
“Our goal is to invite viewers into an artful investigation into the flora of Maine. We will share how we documented our explorations, inspirations, process, and surprises as this will be a critical part of exhibition experience.” Each artist works in three different media, painting, printmaking and photography, and has created a body of work inspired by the flora of Maine. This subject will be handled differently: from a Zen practice, a study in exploration, to “flower portraits.” The exhibition is the result of a collaboration in studio practices. (harlowgallery.org/flora). This workshop is limited to 12 spaces and requires at least 5 registrations in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Space is limited. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 11. Members $20 / Non members $25. Learn more and register: harlowgallery.org/workshop-behind-the-scenes-with-maine-flora-three-views/
Intro to Watercolor Painting Workshop with Kay Morris
Saturday, March 21, 10am-1pm
Join local artist Kay Morris to learn the basics of watercolor painting. Over the course of this introductory class students will learn the basics of watercolor painting through demonstrations and hands on experience. Students will become familiar with watercolor and how it reacts on paper. No prior experience needed. All materials are provided but students are also welcome to bring any of their own materials if preferred. This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 18. Ages 15 and up. All materials included. Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55. Maximum students: 6. Learn more and register: harlowgallery.org/intro-to-watercolor-painting-workshop/
Intro to Drawing Workshop with Rachael Wilson
Saturday, March 28, 10am-1pm
Join artist and educator Rachael Wilson to learn the basics of drawing, a dynamic and fundamental art medium for any creative individual. In this introductory drawing workshop, students can learn contour drawing through understanding how to observe subjects closely. Rachael will guide the class through a variety of drawing exercises and help students switch their perspective from analytical left brain to creative right brain thinking. This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 25. Ages 15 and up. All materials included. Tuition: Members $35 / Non members $50. Maximum students: 10. Learn more and register: harlowgallery.org/intro-to-drawing-workshop/
During the workshops students can gain inspiration from The Harlow’s exhibit Maine Flora: Three Views, a three person show featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. (More info: harlowgallery.org/flora)