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Wednesday Evening Artist Studio

Wednesdays 6-9pm

This workshop is designed for adults, though mature youths 12 and over may participate with adult supervision. Tea and snacks provided.

Join us Wednesday evenings in the upstairs of the historic Spaulding building to learn and make art together. Each month the workshop will center around a different technique which we will learn and practice together in the first hour of class. The remaining two hours of class time are an open studio, where participants are encouraged to employ the techniques learned to create independent work, or else pursue their muses through other or combined mediums. While these two hours are intentionally unstructured, they will be hosted and guided by Brooke Marino.

Brooke is the education director and boatyard employee here at Spaulding. She is also a geographer, printmaker, photographer, and portrait artist excited to share her joy of creating and explore new techniques together.

We will take inspiration from the forms and materials of the boatyard as well as the geography, plants, and animals of our watershed and greater bioregion.

Techniques we will be exploring:

April (3-24): Woodblock Printmaking Carving and printing techniques inspired by the shapes and forms of the boatyard and/or native plant specimens of the Coyote Creek watershed.

May (8-29): Maps, Charts, and Cartographic Representations What does it mean for something to be a map? How do we think through geography? Exploring techniques of hand-drawn cartographic representation as we create maps or charts of our personal bay areas.

June (5-26): TBA

$300 covers 4 classes and the materials used in each workshop $85/per class for single sessions (so bring a friend!.....but please let us know asap so we can have enough materials/snacks)

for questions, or to sign up, please email Brooke at