Volume #2, No. 7
July 2011





Consider Taking a Wool Felting Class with Jennifer Field

Imaginary Bird by Jennifer Field


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.


Josh Dow Applying Patina

This is a photo of Josh Dow putting a final patina on my bronze “Emergence” before it went off to the Boston International Fine Arts Show.

Emergence by Christopher Gowell







Sanctuary Arts
117 Bolt Hill Road
Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 438-9826

Gift Certificates Available!

 New class offerings for Winter are now online at www.sanctuaryarts.org. Why not consider giving a Sanctuary Arts gift certificate for the holidays?

Pre- Frost Harvest by Russel Whitte

New Classes

This Winter Russel Whitten offers two shorter evening classes, as well as his usual Monday morning Drawing & Watercolor class; Portrait in Drawing & Watercolor (SA 16) and Still Life in Drawing & Watercolor (SA 17). Shane Chick offers a 10 week Printmaking Workshop (SA 10) using reduction relief techniques, bringing in his own portable printing press for this class. Carol Ann Morley teaches Representational Drawing with Colored Pencil (SA 6) for the first time. She's excellent at teaching color theory and rendering techniques. Todd Bonita offers a one day Color Workshop for Painters (SA 19), suitable for all painting mediums.

Isn't it Time to Invest in your artistic future?

Increasing your skill level is one of the best investments you can make to further your art career. Exposure to excellent teachers can give you a whole new vision or direction for your work. I run an art school because I am in love with learning. I always take one or two classes a semester to enhance my skill levels. I have been studying with Sean Beavers for years (SA 14 Representational Oil Painting). I know I can only get to a certain point in my work and then I am stuck. Sean always helps me see the next step for improvement. I can see a huge difference in my personal progress as a dilettante painter because of his tutelage. I also love to experiment with new media that take me out of my comfort zone. Jennifer Field's felt sculpting class (SA 27) gave me a feel for what it is like to sculpt directly in color. She brings in samples of her own work, allowing students to see the possibilities in this direct medium.


Sand Box by Sean Beavers

I've started taking Kim Case's very helpful Getting the Most out of your Digital Camera class (SA 21) and will take the whole thing again. I often have to rush to photograph my sculpture pieces myself because of very short deadlines. I need to be more self sufficient and learning to use my camera enhances my career opportunities. Even though I have been a figure sculptor since age 17, I still take classes in my chosen medium. Cate Aichele taught ecorche' and figure sculpting classes at Sanctuary Arts, which I took to enhance my knowledge of anatomy and to work with a sculptor whose techniques I admire. This semester she will be teaching “Old Master” Drawing (SA 3) using techniques as seen from the 16th century on, making tinted grounds and gessoed papers to draw on. I am planning on taking that class because drawing the figure enhances both my painting and my sculpture as I learn to translate what I see in another medium. Plus I learn from other students as well and enjoy the social aspects of taking workshops and classes. I also enjoy teaching one class a semester, sharing a passion for classical sculpture, watching students discover talents and skills that bring them pleasure. I owe my sculpture career to one instructor at a museum school when I was 17. James McDermid changed my life by sharing his passion for sculpting and I remain truly grateful.