We appreciate your interest in our classes. Our 6-week Artist Series meet once a week for 3 hours and cost $195 per 6-week session. Our One-Day Workshops run from 9-4 p.m. and cost $79. Current studio members receive 20% off all classes offered at Artascope.

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April 2017

Wednesday One-Day Workshop: Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Discover the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting--the art of using simple brush strokes to give the impression of a subject or scene. You will learn the most common brushstrokes used in brush painting. Once you've had time to practice each stroke you'll learn how to combine them to paint popular subjects like bamboo, orchids, sunflowers, butterflies, birds, and even a panda. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the…

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Sunday One-Day Workshop: Stained Glass

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Make your own glass votive or open panel using the copper foil method of stained glass. You will be shown step-by-step how to work with stained glass. You’ll be amazed with your results! We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include materials. Supply kit available for $25 the day of the workshop at Artascope.

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Sunday One-Day Workshop: Encaustic Wax Techniques

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Would you like to try something both creative and fun? Encaustic painting is just that! Encaustic painting is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments that are applied to a surface while melted. It is an ancient, beautiful and unique medium to work with, limited only by your imagination. We will have an hour break for lunch from 12-1PM. There is a small refrigerator available if you would like to bring your own. There are also several lunch possibilities within walking…

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May 2017

Wednesday One-Day Workshop: Fused Glass

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Simple fused glass cabochons for jewelry making are surprisingly easy to build. By layering small pieces of glass in different orders and different color combinations, you can achieve a variety of different looks. Students will be encouraged to experiment with glass, materials and design. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include materials. A $25 materials fee…

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Sunday One-Day Workshop: Precious Metal Clay

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Precious Metal Clay (PMC) combines the ease of working with clay and the results of precious metals. Learn rolling, stamping and cutting techniques during the creation process and see how they translate in a completed kiln fired PMC piece. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include PMC clay. Large packs of PMC bronze clay and small…

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Mother’s Day Card-Making Complimentary Workshop

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Join us at Artascope on Saturday, May 13th from 1 pm-4 pm for a complimentary Chinese Brush Painting workshop to make a personalized card for Mom. Kelli McNichols will be demonstrating basic Chinese Brush Painting techniques, and you’ll leave with a lovely painted card that Mom will cherish. Complimentary workshop. Open to all ages.  The Gallery at Railroad Square will have a exclusive opening during the event for those who would like to browse for a handmade artisan gift to give to that…

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Drawing Exploration 6-week Artist Series

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BUT WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN. Starts May 16th in Yarmouth (Tuesdays, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon for 6 weeks) NOTE: Time of class has been changed. Was originally published as 10a.m.-1p.m. Join this fun class to hone your drawing skills and try out a variety of techniques and materials. Designed for beginners as well as those who want to brush up, each class will focus on a specific technique using various drawing implements. Students will explore line, contour,…

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Beginning Metalsmithing 6-week Artist Series

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 16th in Yarmouth (Tuesdays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) Learn metalsmithing in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Begin by learning how to handle the necessary tools and equipment. You will then set out on several projects, making rings, bracelets and earrings, and perfecting skills in techniques like forging, texturizing and soldering. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not include materials. Supply kit available at Artascope.

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Chinese Brush Painting 6-week Artist Series

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 16th in Yarmouth (Tuesdays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) Explore the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting by using simple brush strokes to give an impression of your subject. In this 6-week class we’ll begin with the “Four Gentlemen” (bamboo, plum blossom, chrysanthemums, orchid), then we’ll apply what we’ve learned to paint peonies, irises, birds, simple landscape scenes, and more. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not include materials. A supply…

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Expressions in Painting 6-week Artist Series

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 17th in Yarmouth (Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 6 weeks) Do you have a desire to explore yourself through painting? Do you want to learn playful and visually appealing techniques that will help you communicate your artistic vision? This class will instruct you in the basics of expressionist painting techniques such as glazing, washes, scumbling, and adding texture. You will learn about the great expressionist painters such as Van Gogh and Paul Klee. And, you will…

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June 2017

Sunday One-Day Workshop – Painting on Silk

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Learn how to paint on silk and go home with two beautiful silk scarves at the end of the day. You will learn about design techniques, resist applications, and how to finish your silk art, so you can wear it home. $79 workshop fee does not include materials kit. $25 paid to the instructor will provide you with all the raw materials and tools you'll need. Bring simple drawings and/or ideas for your project. The instructor will also have some basic designs…

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Sunday One-Day Workshop: Chinese Brush Painting

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Discover the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting--the art of using simple brush strokes to give the impression of a subject or scene. You will learn the most common brushstrokes used in brush painting. Once you've had time to practice each stroke you'll learn how to combine them to paint birds and animals. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include materials.…

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Wednesday One-Day Workshop: Painting with Palette Knives

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working in acrylic, you'll learn how easy and fun it is to create different effects in painting with a painting knife. The terms painting knife and palette knife are often used interchangeably when describing the technique of applying paint to a surface with the blade of an artist’s knife. The ways you hold the knife, the angle to the board, the amount of paint on the blade and the direction you pull it through the paint or drag it on the surface…

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July 2017

Plein Air Workshop with Master Artist Jill Hoy

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Join plein air artist Jill Hoy on Monday, July 10th as she demonstrates how to paint with oils outside at The Bickford Education Center Pavilion in Yarmouth. Paint the quaint historic buildings on Main Street, including the scenic Grand Trunk Railroad Station, or the historic vehicles located in the pavilion. For beginning and intermediate painters alike, you will learn the process and best practices for painting outdoors from beloved master artist Jill Hoy. You will receive individual instruction in a…

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Beginning/Intermediate Metalsmithing 6-week Artist Series

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts July 10th in Yarmouth (Mondays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) For beginner and intermediate students, this class explores the many techniques involved in taking ideas from conception to the completion of wearable metal art. Learn how to make custom gemstone jewelry, including handmade bezel settings. Individual students’ skills will be expanded as we delve into sawing, soldering, riveting, texturing and cold connections. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not…

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Beginning Metalsmithing 6-week Artist Series

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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SOLD OUT! Next series starts the week of September 18th, 2017 Starts July 11th in Yarmouth (Tuesdays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) Learn metalsmithing in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Begin by learning how to handle the necessary tools and equipment. You will then set out on several projects, making rings, bracelets and earrings, and perfecting skills in techniques like forging, texturizing and soldering. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not include…

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Expressions in Painting 6-week Artist Series

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts July 12th in Yarmouth (Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 6 weeks) Do you have a desire to explore yourself through painting? Do you want to learn playful and visually appealing techniques that will help you communicate your artistic vision? This class will instruct you in the basics of expressionist painting techniques such as glazing, washes, scumbling, and adding texture. You will learn about the great expressionist painters such as Van Gogh and Paul Klee. And, you will…

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Exploring Acrylic Media 6-week Artist Series

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts July 13th in Yarmouth (Thursdays, from 9am to Noon for 6 weeks) Delve into all the possibilities acrylic painting can provide. Students will learn to paint different subjects (landscape, seascape, floral, still life, etc.) and explore a variety of techniques: realistic, impressionistic, palette knife, and glazing. Acrylic is a wonderful media for painting, whether you are a new or advanced artist. It provides an endless range of texture and effects. Acrylic paint is full of versatility, bright, bold colors and offers opacity.…

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Sunday One-Day Workshop: Four Paintings – Four Techniques

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT. WE WILL OFFER IT AGAIN AT A LATER DATE. Working in acrylic, you'll master painting skills on small 6” x 6” paintings - great for daily painters and people who want to improve their skills more quickly. You will learn all aspects of painting, from drawing to learning the value, and realistic, impressionistic, and palette knife paintings. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring…

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Interactive Art Expo at the Yarmouth Clam Festival

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Green Park (next to The Bickford Collection), 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Come play with us Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd at the Interactive Art Expo, brought to you free of charge by Artascope and the Bickford Education Center. Try your hand at gel printing, wire-wrapped seaglass key chains, wet felting, and beaded ornaments. All ages are invited to experience the uplifting and stress relieving effects of making art. When you attend your favorite Clam Festival venues, be sure to take a quick walk down Main Street and visit our…

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Interactive Art Expo at the Yarmouth Clam Festival

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Green Park (next to The Bickford Collection), 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Come play with us Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd at the Interactive Art Expo, brought to you free of charge by Artascope and the Bickford Education Center. Try your hand at gel printing, wire-wrapped seaglass key chains, wet felting, and beaded ornaments. All ages are invited to experience the uplifting and stress relieving effects of making art. When you attend your favorite Clam Festival venues, be sure to take a quick walk down Main Street and visit our…

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September 2017

Take Part in Our Collaborative Art Project for “Art on Wheels”

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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It's that time again . . . The Annual Art on Wheels Community Friend Raiser and Art Auction will be held on Saturday, September 23rd. Last year, many of us collaborated on a fun project, the brain child of Susan Bickford, and we're doing it again this year. You're invited to join us at the studio this Saturday, September 9th from Noon-4pm to help us create our collaborative portrait. Last year, people used fabric, paint, paper, Encaustic wax, and watercolor.…

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Wednesday One-Day Workshop: Four Paintings – Four Techniques

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working in acrylic, you'll master painting skills on small 6” x 6” paintings - great for daily painters and people who want to improve their skills more quickly. You will learn all aspects of painting, from drawing to learning the value, and realistic, impressionistic, and palette knife paintings. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include materials. Click…

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Watercolor Techniques 6-week Artist Series

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts September 18th in Yarmouth (Mondays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) In this series, you'll discover the endless possibilities of how to paint with the magical medium of watercolor. During each class you will be learning new techniques and doing new projects. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not include materials. Click here for a list of recommended supplies. A supply kit can also be requested through Artascope. Along with her years of…

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Beginning/Intermediate Metalsmithing 6-week Artist Series

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts September 18th in Yarmouth (Mondays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) For beginner and intermediate students, this class explores the many techniques involved in taking ideas from conception to the completion of wearable metal art. Learn how to make custom gemstone jewelry, including handmade bezel settings. Individual students’ skills will be expanded as we delve into sawing, soldering, riveting, texturing and cold connections. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not…

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Beginning Metalsmithing 6-week Artist Series

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts September 19th in Yarmouth (Tuesdays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) Learn metalsmithing in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Begin by learning how to handle the necessary tools and equipment. You will then set out on several projects, making rings, bracelets and earrings, and perfecting skills in techniques like forging, texturizing and soldering. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not include materials. Supply kit available at Artascope. PLEASE NOTE: This series is…

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Exploring Acrylic Media 6-week Artist Series

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts September 21st in Yarmouth (Thursdays, from 9am to Noon for 6 weeks) Delve into all the possibilities acrylic painting can provide. Students will learn to paint different subjects (landscape, seascape, floral, still life, etc.) and explore a variety of techniques: realistic, impressionistic, palette knife, and glazing. Acrylic is a wonderful media for painting, whether you are a new or advanced artist. It provides an endless range of texture and effects. Acrylic paint is full of versatility, bright, bold colors and offers…

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October 2017

Sunday One-Day Workshop: Precious Metal Clay

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Precious Metal Clay (PMC) combines the ease of working with clay and the results of precious metals. Learn rolling, stamping and cutting techniques during the creation process and see how they translate in a completed kiln fired PMC piece. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include PMC clay. Large packs of PMC bronze clay and small…

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Friday One-Day Workshop: Resonate with Color

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Have you ever noticed the effect that certain colors have on you? Are you drawn to blue, but can't stand pink? Do you love the way you look when wearing orange? Color is all around us. Each color has unique and distinct energetic properties, and if you have an interest in color, health, and well-being this innovative workshop will help you learn what the power of color can do for you. Our morning session from 9am to Noon will be led by Energy Psychotherapist Pamela…

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Open Studio & Sale on October 14th

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Stop by the Bickford Education Center during Maine Craft Weekend and take a tour of our spacious facility for painting, metalsmithing, and glass work. Meet our current members demonstrating their craft during open studio hours and learn how they utilize their membership benefits at our facility. Browse the wonderful items made by our talented artisans, teachers, and members at the Gallery at Railroad Square (open 12-6pm), including paintings, glass art, fine jewelry, metalwork, handmade cards, pottery, fiber art, bags, pillows,…

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