What’s not to love about a Day of Arts Workshops?

As Stillwater Community Arts moves forward from the fabulous success of Stillwater Arstapalooza, we are excited to announce the first Fall into the ARTS workshop series.

On Saturday, October 1, Stillwater Community Arts will offer a series of workshops starting at 10a.m. and 1p.m. in the Orono/Old Town area.

All workshops are 90 minutes, cost $15 (plus any materials fee listed), and will take place at Asa Adams Elementary School or Old Town Elementary School, unless otherwise specified.  Workshops will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information pick up a brochure and registration form after September 1 at any of the following places: Old Town Public Library, Old Town Elementary School, Orono Parks and Recreation, Orono Town Office, Orono Public Library, Asa Adams Elementary School, and the Church of Universal Fellowship, or download our fabulous brochure and registration form. If you have more questions please contact Cami Carter at stillwatercommunityarts@gmail.com.  Thank you to our generous sponsor People’s United Bank.

10 a.m. Workshops:

Beginning Embroidery:
Learn the fundamental techniques for successful embroidery.  Using embroidery wools (crewels), hand dyed on a farm in Medford we will stitch a Tudor Rose.  This class will run for both sessions with a lunch break in between.  All materials included in the price of the class. Limit 10 participants.  Michele Goldman

Juggle-rama!:
This workshop will focus on teaching the basic three ball cascade. Breaking this seemingly complex art into easy-to-learn steps, this workshop will have everyone on their way to becoming a juggler! More advanced jugglers are also welcome, and will learn more complex patterns and tricks. Open to all ages.  Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. at Old Town Elementary School. Zach Field

Latin and Swing Dancing:
Shake, rattle, and shimmy.  Enjoy Latin flavor by learning basic steps of Merengue, salsa, and samba, taught in a line dance format.  Follow this by learning easy swing steps including basic turns, charleston and dips. Partner required for this portion.  No previous dance experience needed. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. at Asa Adams Elementary School. Ann Ross

Seaglass and Shells Jewelry Making: 
Preserve your summer memories by learning to wire-wrap seaglass/shells into pendants. Materials fee includes tools and materials needed to make 3 pendants.  Beginners welcome. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. at 54 Gilbert Street, Orono. Limit of 6 participants.  Ency Whitehill

1 p.m. Workshops:
Balloon Mania:
Balloon sculpting made easy!  From the simple dog, to the complex motorcycle, this is the chance to learn how to create simple balloons into exotic animals and amazing shapes. Basic balloon twisting skills are covered as well as more advanced techniques.  Open to all ages.  Workshop is offered at 1 p.m. at Old Town Elementary School. Zach Field

Crystal Pendant Jewelry Making:
Capture the healing power of crystals by wire-wrapping a water-quartz crystal pendant for you and a friend!  The class will have you make two crystal pendants. Beginners are welcome. Workshop is offered at 1 p.m. at Ency Whitehill’s studio at 54 Gilbert Street, Orono. Limit of 6 participants. Ency Whitehill

Stomp the Yard:
Be the Beat!! Using buckets, garbage cans, water jugs, sticks and body percussion we will create rythms and steppin’ choreography to rock the house. If possible please bring your own drum sticks or two sturdy sticks from nature 8-10” long and 1/2-1” in diameters. All ages. Workshop is offered at 1 p.m. at Asa Adams Elementary School.  Ann Ross

Workshops offered at both 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.:
Beginning Bookbinding Workshop:
Come to this beginning bookbinding class and learn about the single signature binding and its variations. The single signature book is a gathering of papers, folded in two and sewn through the center. Each student will make several hand sewn book models and learn how make simple bookbinding tools to start their own bindery at home. No experience necessary, must be able to use a sewing needle or be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a pencil, a pair of scissors, glue stick, and an apron (optional). Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Asa Adams Elementary School. Materials fee: $2.00 Limit of 12 participants. Nancy Leavitt

Beginning Print Making:
Learn the different types of printmaking. These printmaking techniques will include fun and simple printing approaches as well as ones that take a little more thought and time. Everyone will go home with several prints ready to frame. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Old Town Elementary School. Materials fee: $3.00 Limit of 10 participants. Pam Dunphy

Encaustic Painting:
In this fun workshop participants will receive hands-on instruction on how to make and use Encaustic painting, the ancient medium of the Egyptians. Included are materials for the workshop ( waxes, pigments etc.) and hands on use and manufacture of this beautiful wax medium. Other topics covered: proper painting surfaces, explanation of types of waxes, brushes, hot-plates, general painting techniques, including collage and polychroming sculpture, and a discussion of the use of the medium throughout history. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Asa Adams Elementary School. Materials fee: $3.00 Limit of 15 participants. Ed Nadeau

Handbell Choir Basics:  This workshop will focus on the basics of English Handbell ringing.  Participants will learn various playing techniques as well as how to play in a choir.  No prior musical experience required!  Open to all ages. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Church of Universal Fellowship.  Tiffany Twitchell

Improvisational Theatre:
This workshop will teach you how to think on your feet, perform scenes without a script and provide an understanding of the basic fundamentals of improvisational acting through performance and observation in a theatrical workshop environment. Ages 14 and over. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Asa Adams Elementary School. Limit of 20 participants.  Telly Coolong

Origami Garland Workshop:
Learn how to make festive garlands using paper beads folded from recycled paper. These garlands can be used to bring color to a room, to decorate a tree, or to add a festive touch to a party or celebration. Please bring paper you are ready to recycle. The weight, size,and flexibility of Netflix envelope flaps are ideal for this process, but many different kinds of paper can be used. Please also bring: small scissors, a small paper cutter (if you have one), writing tools (pens, crayons, colored pencils, markers). Ages 14 and over. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Asa Adams Elementary School. Limit of 10 participants. Kathy Schilmoeller

Storytelling, Song, and Signing:
A chance to learn the art of American Sign Language with music and stories. Open to all ages. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Old Town Elementary School. Ana Caballaro

Watercolor Painting:
A basic watercolor class for all ages. that will include mixing and blending colors You will work on landscape and/or flowers. Workshop is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Old Town Elementary School. Materials fee: $3.  Janice Hambelton

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