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Below you will find an archive of Sanctuary Arts monthly Newsletter(s). Browse through the issues below.


Jun 19 2013 Email (Jun 2013)
  June 2013    Round out Your Summer         with more Art ClassesSAVE THE DATE Saturday. July 13, 11 – 4; Rain Date Sunday, July 145th Annual Sculpture Garden Open House, Mural Unveiling, & Deborah Homer O'Leary Scholarship Benefit Iron pourNature & Consorts by Lindley Briggs Eliot artist Maryhop Brandon has been painting a joyful, vibrant mural for the exterior wall overlooking the formal sculpture garden Don't miss the official “

May 19 2013 Email (May 2013)
    May 2013    Summertime Favorites   Shane Chick, whose previous Printmaking class saw such wonderful results, is back teaching this Summer with SA 16, Summer Printmaking Workshop and SA 17 Reduction Woodcut Printmaking Workshop. Above is an image by artist and art historian Charles Cramer made in Shane's Winter class. Shane is also offering his Bentwood Garden Creations Workshop (SA 21) where, with a pair of garden shears and some twine, you can make an arbor, tr

Apr 25 2013 Email 1 (Apr 2013)
        April 2013     Scintillating Summer Art Classes Remembering:Katy BauckeKaty Baucke, who died suddenly in March this year, was an artist and a painting instructor in the early days here at Sanctuary Arts, and one of my very best friends. Creative and passionate about everything she did- cooking, gardening, child rearing, poetry, painting, playing the violin, Katy was a well read, thoughtful and intelligent person with an ever-questing mind and imagi

Feb 24 2013 Email 2 (Feb 2013)
February 2013   Short Classes for a Winter Pick-Me-Up Felting, Beadmaking                                Jennifer Field's Glass Beadmaking classes (SA 24, C&D) begin March 18th. A member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers with 18 years of experience making beads, Jennifer is the perfect artisan to introduce you to the technical intricacies of basic lampworking

Jan 26 2013 Email (Jan 2013)
January  27, 2013     February Flurries of Classes Felting, Beadmaking, Wax Carving, Jewelry & MetalsmithingFelt Beads by Jennifer FieldJennifer Field, a master of both wool felting and glass beadmaking, offers a Felted Jewelry & Flowers (SA 26) workshop Saturday February 2ndfrom 10 – 5. Her handmade glass beads to embellish will be available for purchase. No experience is necessary. It's a good idea to take this before her Felted Birds (SA 27) or her Felte

Dec 30 2012 Email 1 (Dec 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011     A CELEBRATION OF CLASSES PAST Birds of a FeatherJennifer Field inaugurated her new Sanctuary Arts studio with glass beadmaking classes (SA24) and taught an excellent Felted Birds workshop (SA 27), a perfect class for those who want to sculpt directly in color.Cate Aichele &  Blue BirdJennifer Field 's beads will be published in Glasss3- Book of Lampworkers  in the Netherlands, Spring 2013. It will feature glass beadmakers from aroun

Nov 29 2012 Email 2 (Nov 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011BRAND NEW CLASSES TO COMBAT THOSE WINTER BLUES Introducing Taf SchaeferThe top selling designer at Steuben Glass for 14 years, Taf Schaefer explored the sculptural aspects of form, combining her love of nature and animal life. Abstract forms play a strong role in her work as a means of conveying movement, tension or tranquility, and to capture and reflect light. Her experience and ability as a sculptor have given her a talent for capturing the essence of an animal w

Sep 28 2012 Email (Sep 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011SO MANY CLASSES...  So Little Time Celebrating a Creative Life"Sailing Through" by Deborah Homer O'LearyOur good friend, Deborah Homer O'Leary, dancer, sculptor and jeweler of form in motion and creative, joyous spirit, died September 14th. Deborah exhibited her work locally and every summer at the League of NewHampshire Craftsmen Annual Fair, where she won the Best in Show for bronze sculpture in 2011.(Green Foundry here at Sanctuary Arts cast her work). We ar

Aug 29 2012 Email (Aug 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011A KNACK FOR PORTRAITS; Profile of Artist Alan Ammann  Fall Classes Begin September 18th I'm always excited to see the new array of art classes that begin here in September and treasure the tried and true classes and their instructors that have graced this 13 year old art school for adults- 16 and up.Iron PourSA 32 TRADITIONAL CAST IRON Instructors Lauren & Josh DowLife CastingSA 30 LIFECASTING, Instructors Lauren & Josh DowGlass Bead by Jennifer FieldSA

Jul 31 2012 Email (Jul 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011    New Instructor Profile & Fall Preview Sneak Preview of New Fall Class OfferingsGlass Totems by Jennifer FieldSA 26 GLASS BEADMAKING, Jennifer Field, InstructorThis glass beadmaking workshop will introduce students to the wonderful world of glass beadmaking from a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers with 18 years experience making beads. Students will learn basic lampworking techniques including wound beads, pulling, twisting and

Jun 24 2012 Email (Jun 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011     JULY WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Our Sculpture Gardens are open for Visiting"Garden Goddess & Consorts" by Lindley BriggsThe visual music of sculpture and flowering gsardens once again adorn the grounds of Sanctuary Arts. For the fourth year, original works created by New England sculptors are mingled with plantings in a peaceful setting and we want to share this beauty. Come view the gardens, free and open to the public. Enjoy the beauty of orig

May 2012 Sanctuary Arts Newsletter (May 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011      SUMMER CLASS  PREVIEW OPEN HOUSEJoin us Saturday June 2nd for our annual Sculpture Garden and Iron Pour Open House & Benefit for local sculptor Deborah O'Leary.Bronze Sculpture by Deborah O'LearyLIVE MUSIC FOR YOUR DANCING PLEASURE!We're honored to have WAY TO THE RIVER as our entertainment for the afternoon,playing Rock, Pop and OldiesYou'll Love to Hear and Dance to!And with it, the chance to see old friends,make n

Apr 16 2012 Email (Apr 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011 SPRING & SUMMER CLASSES Introducing Rebecca Q. YankesRebecca Q. Yankes, an illustrator, designer and painter, and new to our teaching staff, is offering three classes; The Sketchbook (SA 16), an Acrylic & Gouache Painting Workshop (SA 17) and a Contemporary Figure Drawing class (SA 18). There is a delightful interview with Rebecca at http://blog.kitetails.org/2012/03/meet-the-artist-rebecca-q-yankes/, the Children's Museum and Theater of Maine blog.Tea

Feb 25 2012 Email (Feb 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011      MARCH MADNESS AT SANCTUARY ARTS Instructor Russel Whitten demonstrating in his Portrait in Drawing & Watercolor class. Below is a drawing executed in Russ's class by Phillpe Fauvet.Portrait by Phillipe FauvetI am always impressed by the creativity and qualilty of Trisha Coates' ceramic creations. For excellent instruction in hand-building, throwing and glazing, sign up for her Wednesday evening five week Ceramics Open Studio (SA 24) Mar

Jan 25 2012 Email (Jan 2012)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011      Combat those Winter blahs with scintillating art classes at Sanctuary Arts! Learn  colored pencil techniques with master artist Carol Ann Morley (SA 13)"Pillow Talk" by Carol MorleyTodd Bonita will show you 20 tips for using color in this one day Color Workshop for Painters (SA 19)"Venerable Spirit" by Todd Bonita"Hand Forged" by Kim CaseAre you a beginner or casual photographer? SA 21, Getting the most out of your Digital Camera with

Dec 22 2011 Email (Dec 2011)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011      VIEW OUR NEW CLASS OFFERINGSat www.sanctuaryarts.org Brooch by Alice CarrollCheck out our Jewelry & Metalsmithing classes (SA 26 A&B) with our awesome Metalsmith, Alice CarrollSprouting Endive by Trisha CoatesCome create hand-built whimsy, decorative tiles, or learn to throw pottery for use in your home with ceramic artist Trisha Coates (SA 22, SA 23, SA 24)Art StudioRentals:We have a communal living space coming up in February

Nov 29 2011 Email 1 (Nov 2011)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011      INVEST IN YOUR ARTISTIC FUTURE! Consider Taking a Wool Felting Class with Jennifer FieldImaginary Bird by Jennifer FieldRentals:We have a living space coming up in February for $450 a month, which includes all utilities, shared kitchen, living room and laundry. We also have a couple of art studios coming available, ranging from $190 to $300 a month. Call (207) 438-9826 to come by and take a look.GREEN FOUNDRY NEWSJosh Dow Applying PatinaThi

Oct 31 2011 Email (Nov 2011)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011         ART CLASSES TO GET US THROUGH THE WINTER Create Your Own Handmade Holiday GiftsOriana Allen at the WheelThere is still room in our November Intro to Wheel Thrown Pottery 5 week class, beginning Wednesdays, November 16th, 4 – 6 (SA 21) with instructor Trisha Coates. She will offer Tile Making, Wheel Throwing, and an Open Studio this Winter for those folks who want to experiment with some expert guidance.GREEN FOUNDRY NEWSBronze

Sep 30 2011 Email 1 (Sep 2011)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011          BEGINNERS WELCOME!  Birthday BalloonsWeekend Rentals We occasionally rent out the Sanctuary on weekends for music events or birthday parties and sometimes we have “Fun”raisers ourselves, and even a wedding.  Gary Sredzienski & Accordion  All the musicians who've played here over the years have raved about the wonderful acoustics. Voices and instruments don't need to be miked much, if at all.

Aug 30 2011 Email (Aug 2011)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011         BACK TO ART BASICSChickens Admiring our New WallLearn to build a dry stone wall!Learna bit of the history of stone walls and our New England Heritage inthis four day workshop with a master stone wall artisan and sculptor Steven Carpenter.The first class will journey to local sites to view Steven’sdesigned and built stone work and review the necessary tools for theconstruction of a dry stone wall. Learn how to set stone, withoutmort

August 2011 Email (Jul 2011)
Volume #2, No. 7July 2011         FALL MUSINGSCast Iron Tile by Michael StasiukWant to be part of ourarts community?We have an artist's studio for rent,approximately 338 square feet- 18' x 17' with an 8” x 4' alcovewith built in shelving. It is a basement studio and has three (new)windows and an exhaust fan. Newly refinished with exposed beams andtrack lighting. $300 a month includes all utilities. 24 hour access.Call (207) 438-9826 to view it.Art Studio for RentOu

Jun 14 2011 Email (Jun 2011)
Volume #2, No.6June 2011         Garden Sculpture Exhibition & Iron Pour for a Cure"Lance was a Shy Man" by Lindley Briggs w/ "Butterflies" by Elizabeth OstranderSailor's Delight by Gary RathmellButterflies by Elizabeth OstranderSanctuary Arts' new Summer Class & Workshop schedule is online.Sanctuary Arts 117 Bolt Hill Road Eliot, ME 03903 (207) 438-9826 www.sanctuaryarts.org info@sanctuaryarts.orgGarden Sculpture Exhibition & Iron Pour for a Cur

June 2011 Email (Jun 2011)
Volume #2, No. 5June 2011         Sean Beavers - En Plein AirSCULPTURE GARDEN OPEN HOUSE & IRON POURSaturdayJune 18, 11 – 4 (Rain date; Sunday June 19)View our beautiful sculpture garden with pieces created bytalented area artists and tour Green Foundry, our iron, bronze and aluminumcasting and teaching facility. (Check out SA 15 & SA 17 for our bronze andiron casting classes).Also, Sanctuary Arts is opening its doors to the publicfor a “HOT” fu

April 2011 Email (Apr 2011)
Volume #2, No. 4April 2011Spotlight on Christopher Pothier, Contemporary RealistWarm up - think summer!Sanctuary Arts' new Summer Class & Workshop schedule is now online.Polaris by Christopher PothierDon't Forget!Sanctuary Arts is offering a Monhegan Island outdoor painting watercolor intensive with Dewitt Hardy the first week in August, 2011. Monhegan Island has been an art colony since the mid- 19th century. It has amazing ocean views, with much of it uninhabited but accessible on hiking t

Feb 18 2011 Email (Feb 2011)
Volume #2, No. 3February 2011Spotlight on Alice Carroll, Jewelry & Metalsmithing Extraordinaire!Warm up - think summer!Sanctuary Arts is offering a Monhegan Island outdoor painting watercolor intensive with Dewitt Hardy the first week in August, 2011. Monhegan Island has been an art colony since the mid- 19th century. It has amazing ocean views, with much of it uninhabited but accessible on hiking trails. Quaint and unspoiled, this island is a feast for the eyes. Dewitt Hardy is delighted to

Jan 08 2011 Email (Jan 2011)
Volume #2, No. 2January 2011Spotlight on Erin Murray and "How To"ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classes taken at Sanctuary Arts can be used toward meetingthe State of Maine requirements for teaching certification in Art and possiblyother subjects. Maine certification lasts for 5 years and is earned by takingclasses for a total of 6 credits or 9 CEUs (continuing education credits) or90 contact hours.(45 contact hours = 4.5 CEUs) within the 5 year period. Tosee if this would apply to you, the Maine State off

Dec 2010 Email (Nov 2010)
Volume #11, No. 2December 2010 Spotlight on Lauren Holmgren and Josh Dow: Molten Metal New Catalog, New instructors and the Perfect Gift to Give this Holiday SeasonA new catalog of classes is on our website www.sanctuaryarts.org. Check out the three newinstructors I introduced in my director's notes- painters Erin Murray and Todd Bonita, and sculptor/designer Jennifer Fields. Foggy Cove Dory by Todd BonitaI am delighted to be able to continue to offer high quality art instruction with some of th

Sep 15 2010 Email (Sep 2010)
Volume #10, No. 1September 2010 Spotlight on Cate Aichele: Figure Sculptor and AnatomicalDrawing Instructor. Teachers Outside Our WallsSean Beavers, our popular Representational paintinginstructor, is featured in a glowing article in this month's American ArtCollector Magazine and has a show that is up until September 15th atthe gallery Quidley & Company on Nantucket. The Secret Life of DuskSculptor or Movie Star?ViewChristopher Gowell (Owner/Director, Sanctuary Arts) on YouTube working in c

Aug 2010 Email (Aug 2010)
Volume #9, No. 1August 2010 Three New InstructorsAnd Many New ClassesDebut This FallEliot BicentennialOpen House with Foundry Tour & Garden Sculpture ExhibitionIn celebration of Eliot's 200th anniversary this year, Sanctuary Arts and Green Foundry are hosting an Open House Saturday August 14th from 12pm until 4pm. Come tour the classrooms, the bronze, iron and aluminum casting foundry and view our gorgeous sculpture gardens. Light refreshments will be served and Fall art class brochures will

Jul 05 2010 Email (Jul 2010)
Volume #8, No. 1July 2010 2nd Annual Sculpture Garden Open House           July 10, 2010          11am-5pmYou are cordially invited to our second annual Sculpture Garden Open House. Come view the work of accomplished regional sculptors. Some of them, I am proud to say, are former Sanctuary Arts students who have become professional sculptors, and some are professional sculptor colleagues and instructors.Indigo - Antoinette SchultzeThe Sculpt

Jun 10 2010 Email (Jun 2010)
Volume #7, No. 1June 2010 June Spotlight:      Lindley Briggs SculptureLindley Briggs' website www.lindleybriggssculpture.com is one of the most beautiful artist websites I have seen.  Please visit and enjoy!Hands - Lindley BriggsReunion - Lindley Briggs____________________________________________________Rescuing Van GoghOne of the first artist tenants at Sanctuary Arts was musician, sculptor, and now, motion graphics designer, Don Severance, known as “Sev”. He ha

May 2010 Email (May 2010)
Volume #6, No. 1May 2010 May Spotlight: Mary Byrom, An Artist's SagaI was excited to interview Mary Byrom for this newsletterprofile, since she came to Sanctuary Arts as a student to study painting withSean Beavers and Rob Sullivan, continued her studies with Scott Christensen inWyoming and Idaho, became an ardent alla prima painting practitioner, and nowteaches Plein Air painting and Sketch Book Journal classes and workshops here. Mary ByromDon't forget to mark your calendars! Special FreeEvent

April 2010 Email (Apr 2010)
Volume #5, No. 1April 2010 April Spotlight: Rachel Huckins       Ceramics and Garden SculptureHappy Spring! This month I am spotlighting Rachel Huckinsand her Ceramics and Garden Sculpture classes. Rachel and her fiancé and soon to be husband, sculptor Joe Montroy, share astudio here at Sanctuary Arts. It's wonderful to see the diligence of a hardworking artist couple. These two young folks have chosen difficult, butcreatively rewarding paths in life. Ceramics from Rache

Mar 2010 Email (Mar 2010)
Volume #4, No. 1March 2010 March Spotlight: Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer, Paper & Book Arts AficionadoPaper for most people is simply a means to an end: a way to leave a message, make a statement or maybe even practice that jump shot.  But for Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer, paper is a way of expressing a message, rather than just "leaving" a message.  Her meticulous work stretches the concept of paper and reflects her varied interests and background.  Read on for information on what

Feb 2010 Email (Feb 2010)
Volume #3, No. 1February 2010 February Spotlight: Artist Dustan KnightEducationChoosing a GalleryPainting TransitionsInspirationDustan Knight, who is teaching Floral Paintingand Drawing for Teens this semester, is a very active, hard working careerpainter with 3 upcoming shows in the works. In June she shows at Art StreamGallery in Rochester with new work. In July she is represented with herwatercolors in a 2 person show at Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown MA, and inAugust she has a watercolor

January 2010 Email (Jan 2010)
  Volume #2, No. 1January 2010  Carol Ann MorleyGreen Foundry: A Quick HistoryThe entire Spring course catalog can be seen online at  www.sanctuaryarts.org. You'll find descriptions of the courses taught by Carol Ann Morley here and you can also watch Lauren and Josh chat with The Gossip Lady.Sanctuary Arts 117 Bolt Hill Road Eliot, ME 03903 (207) 438-9826www.sanctuaryarts.orginfo@sanctuaryarts.org Carol Ann Morley: An artist's circuitous path through a creative life Oak

Dec 2009 Email (Dec 2009)
Volume #1, No. 1December 2009 Welcome! This is our first email to our artists, artists to be, and supporters who share in the joy of art.Sanctuary Arts: a brief historyIn May 1997, Christopher Gowell and Robert Wallis purchased an 1850 Methodist Church in Eliot Maine and began construction to develop the property to house an art school, a communal residence for artists, and art studios. A few years later, Christopher built her own separate sculpture studio,  Rob purchased adjacent land, and




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