OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5
It's School Vacation Week! Join the Education Team with a relaxing afternoon of painting outside in the shipyard. Many artists use Maine’s shipyards and waterways as inspiration for their canvas. We provide the canvas, the views, and the paint – you provide the creativity! Need some inspiration? Education staff will be on hand to provide information on some of Maine’s famous artists. This program is included with museum admission; while supplies last.
It's School Vacation Week! Join the Education Team for a relaxing afternoon of charcoal drawing in the shipyard. Learn the basics of charcoal drawing and shading and learn why coal was so important to the Percy & Small Shipyard. This program is included with museum admission; while supplies last.
Countless mariners sailed on Bath-built ships around the world including trips through Asia. They returned with items of cultural significance to display in their homes, to give as gifts and to commemorate their adventures, thus introducing Eastern art forms such as traditional calligraphy in the west. We will explore how this has continued to evolve and merge with contemporary art concepts into exciting and dynamic new forms. This workshop will demonstrate how East-West calligraphy is a type of meditation and also a discipline in centering--starting from the correct postural alignment of the spine, to preparing calligraphic ink, holding the brush correctly as an extension of the arm and executing brush strokes in oneness. Learn how to sense your internal energy through Qi-Gong and Tai Chi exercises and apply this awareness to free-flowing calligraphic art, besides demonstrating traditional Eastern calligraphic paintings. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to integrate mindfulness and creative expression. Experienced artists and beginners welcome! For those who wish to do brush work during the workshop, rice paper, brushes, ink stone and sticks are available for an additional modest fee. For materials please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an in-person event in Maine Maritime Museum's Long Reach Hall.