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Artist Series Classes

This May we’ve added many exciting new classes that have just been put up on our calender! New Artist Series classes are lined up, and with the new drop-in option (just call ahead), it’s easier than ever to join! These multi-week in-depth classes are for you to indulge your inner artist. This format is perfect for absolute beginners looking for a challenge or for intermediate students looking to sharpen their skills. Each Artist Series meets once a week for three hours. The curriculum begins with weekly projects and gradually progresses to individual exploration. Artist Series classes cost $195 for a six consecutive classes or $40 per class. Material kits are available to get you started!

Beth Badger is back to teach Drawing on Sundays and Landscape Painting on Tuesdays. Beth makes drawing and painting for everyone. On sunny days go outside and draw from nature!  Join Ivy Jordan for Silk Painting on Saturdays and immerse yourself in the vibrant and tactile world of paint and fiber. Diane Brakeley is teaching a new class making Repurposed Jewelry on Mondays. You will create jewelry with non traditional materials and learn to repair favorite pieces so they can continue to be worn and loved. For more jewelry but with a different approach, Sherie Wolfe is teaching Beading Techniques on Fridays. Make beaded necklaces, earrings, bracelets and add an extra element of intrest to your work by learning how to use wireworking tools. Our popular Metalsmithing series with Clint Fulkerson is taking place on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy Clint’s enthusiasm and knowledge in this class where you will learn the tools and techniques for this medium without intimidation.

Art Night Out classes are in full swing on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9pm and we’re already getting excited about the two Art Escape weekends, Necktie Chair Weaving and Metalsmithing and Resin Enamel starting on Friday the 21st!

On Saturday the 8th we are gearing up for handmade Mother’s Day Gifts! Daddys bring kids to make extra special earrings and cards for extra special Moms. With our kits and teachers here on Saturday, handmade gifts for mom will be easy, fun and beautiful! For the complete listing of Studio Events, Art Night Out classes, Artist Series classes and Art Escape weekends, visit the Artascope Studios Calender!

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Inspired April Art Night Out Classes

Check out our April Art Night Out® schedule! We have been inspired by all of the new ideas Catherine brought back from her exciting trip to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show this year.  At the CHA show artists from around the world gather to share ideas and inspiration. Artascope Studios founder Catherine Bickford went to the CHA and the Gem Show in Tucson, AZ and learned about new materials and techniques that now we get to incorporate into classes at Artascope this spring.

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Art Night Out® classes are all about personalization and showing the world how exceptionally unique we are. This April you can learn how to use collage to make personally meaningful art in the Collage Resin Pendant class. Or create a story with a necklace that will be 100% yours as you learn wire working techniques and add charms, findings and beads. Personalize your cell phone or i-pod with the felted cover, or create your own rubber stamps and make everything from your grocery list to party invitations personalized with your own seal. Check out the whole list of Art Night Out® classes start to personalize your life!

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Some of the the national artists that Catherine met at the CHA show are coming to Maine and you can take Art Escape® classes from them at Artascope this year. Donna Downey comes in June to teach “Simply Irresistible Surfaces”,  in September Claudine Hellmuth teaches “Beeswax Collage” and Catherine Matthews-Scanlon teaches “Sewn Paper Cards” in November. There are Art Escape® classes every month with great teachers, like Gina Lee Kim’s Watercolor Class in the Summer and Fall, and Bethany Haeseler teaching “Stained Glass with Fusing Techniques” this April. Visit the Art Escape® website to see all of the classes!

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Made with Love

February means Cupid is busy shooting his arrows all around – but love clearly is not simply for couples. Friendships are full of love too! And can be as valuable and important. This February at Artascope, we have been assisting Cupid in the love of friends department; we know Cupid has a tall order this month, so we want to help.

Handmade items are treasured and the gift of time with loved ones is invaluable. To show our love for our creative community (all aspiring creators!), we are offering you a workshop special! Receive $10 off when you sign up with friends family or lovers! Come to the Studios and have fun making beautiful treasures and enjoy time with the people that truly matter. So bring a friend, or two, or three – and let us share the love! (Maximum of $10 off per person).

If you end up with a crew of friends, five or more, you can book a private party at the Studios! Whether it’s a birthday party, an important celebration, or just celebrating friendship -this month the planner or the guest of honor will be on us! (One per group).

Choose from any Art Night Out class on our schedule and give us a call so we can sign you up!

See you at the Studios!

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DIY Gift Making Sundays

Sunday November 29th, we hosted a DIY Gift Making Sunday Event!

If you love to give handmade gifts for the Holidays but are having a hard finding inspiration and time, these DIY Gift Making Sunday Open Housesare perfect for you!


From 2 to 5pm, we opened our doors and have 4 ready to go kits: earrings, necklaces, paper mosaics and fun card and stamp making! Kits ranged from $10 to $25 depending on your creative venture for the day! We also had several Artists on hand to help out!

There are TWO more Sundays before Christmas, join us for a relaxed afternoon creating! The Holiday Crafting Open Houses will be on Sundays from 2 to 5 on December 13th and 20th. The 13th will coincide with our Holiday Sale GRAND opening event.

While reservations are not required, you may call to reserve a spot and a project and we’ll have it waiting for you when you arrive!

A perfect event for the entire family! These little creations are perfect gifts for friends, moms, dads, teachers and even YOU!

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