2020 Schoodic Fest goes virtual



WINTER HARBOR — Schoodic Arts for All, which stages live events and classes year-round for folks living on the Schoodic Peninsula and beyond, has opened registration for a rich variety of virtual workshops from July 27 through Aug. 7.

In lieu of the 2020 Schoodic Arts Festival, which would have featured dozens of workshops and other live events at various physical venues in Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro, Schoodic Arts for All Director Mary Laury and staff have organized 18 workshops to be held via the online platform Zoom.

Geared by all ages, the workshops vary widely, from “Building a Head: Beginning Portraiture” and “Plein-air Watercolor Painting” to “Special Effects Zombie Makeup” and “Chinese Appetizers and Desserts.”

“We are excited to offer these virtual workshops and demonstrations as a way to enjoy our festival workshops from the comfort and safety of your own home, whether you were able to travel to Maine this year or not!” Laury wrote in a foreword to the workshops.

In addition, Schoodic Arts will hold a virtual Children’s Art Camp via Zoom. Being held Aug. 3-7, each camp day begins with social time followed by a project. In the afternoon, participants will participate in an outdoor activity arising from their a.m. lesson. Materials kits will be available for pickup at the Combs Studio in Prospect Harbor.

Instructors range from Munroe dancer Molly Gawler, who will teach “Youth Acrobatics,” to Bar Harbor bird carver Steve Valleau, who will teach how to construct Mason Bee Houses.

Schoodic Arts for All provides scholarships for local students to attend at a reduced tuition.

To sign up for classes, call 963-2569 or visit schoodicartsforall.org.

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