After another successful and inspiring year of SECOND SUNDAY events, The Harlow Gallery is happy to announce that the series of free community art-related events has workshops scheduled through June 2017 and plans to continue the series throughout 2017. Mark your calendars and look forward to a variety of activities on the second Sunday of every month from 2-4PM at the Harlow Gallery. These events are free and open to the public. Some materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well. Let’s get creative!
These workshops are opportunities to both try something new and sharpen old skills – they are open to everyone; from beginners to professional artists and everyone in between. SECOND SUNDAYS brings artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art as well as looking at art and discussing it. Most events are perfect for families, and all ages are welcome. Children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
The Harlow Gallery’s Education Committee organizes and hosts SECOND SUNDAYS, our monthly series of free community art-making events which is lead by volunteer presenters and is sponsored by our hometown bank, Camden National Bank.
Donations and sponsors to support gallery programs like Second Sundays are welcome. The Harlow Gallery is a 501(c)3, membership-based nonprofit – your gift is fully tax deductible in accordance with current tax law. If you have an idea for a future Second Sunday event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND SUNDAY (January-June, 2017):
Sunday, January 8, 2-4PM: Artful Postcards, lead by Margo Ogden
Make a postcard for the Harlow’s upcoming fundraiser show “Posted”! Draw, paint, collage, write a poem or mix it all together. Join your friends and fellow artists and create an artful card for this fun mini exhibition! The gallery will have the cards and basic materials available but feel free to bring your favorite tools or media. All welcome.
Sunday, February 12, 2-4PM: Wire Sculpture, lead by Don and Eileen Kerr
Don and Eileen Kerr offer a workshop using simple tools and wire for ages 10 and up. At the completion of the session each participant may bring home a wire figure – which he/she will have made, and could be mounted on a base. Please note: Because of the nature of materials and tools, the workshop is limited to 12 participants. Don and Eileen are practicing artists with many years of experience working with children and adults. Explore some basic methods of working in this versatile material. You just might surprise yourself with new abilities! The wire provided is thin gauge plastic coated wire which is easily worked with fingers and only a few tools will be needed, also provided. If you have some beads and such things as electrical components to share, bring them along and discover how things can be incorporated into your pieces. All welcome.
Sunday, March 12, 2-4PM: Collage, lead by Robin Brooks
“Drawing with Torn-Paper Shapes” comes right out of the Silberstein-Storfer Jones book titled “Doing Art Together: Discovering the Joys of Appreciating and Creating Art as taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s famous parent-child workshop.” I love the idea of parents and children having the chance to work in the same room. Ideally there will be a parent table and a children’s table so there can be both proximity and independence. All welcome.
Sunday, April 9, 2-4PM: Pinhole Photography, lead by Johanna Moore
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is April 30, 2017. Join us on Sunday April 9 to learn about the rudiments of pinhole photography and to build your own camera so you can jumpstart your adventures in analog photography. All welcome.
Sunday, May 21, 2-4PM: Extraordinary Embroidery, lead by Maggie Muth
Maggie Muth is the founder and director of Stitch HIVE in Portland Maine, an itinerant open maker space. Join Maggie and play with needle and thread, using cloth and unconventional materials. Learn how to make embroidery in unexpected ways. No experience necessary. All welcome.
Sunday, June 11, 2-4PM: Watercolor, Lead by Kay Morris
Through demonstrations and hands on experience, this event will touch on basics for both drawing and watercolor. To become familiar with watercolor and how it reacts on paper, participants will focus on doing a simple still life. All welcome.