Our hands-on education program offers year-round classes and workshops for all ages.
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.
The ArtLab philosophy places value on creative process and learning to think and respond with imagination, vision, and expression in an environment in which students have the opportunity to work with new materials, to discover, to invent, and, above all, to have fun!
ArtLab for All Ages workshops are held on the first Saturday of every month, year-round, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All materials are provided, everyone is welcome, and all workshops are drop-in and free of charge. This program is rooted in inclusiveness and exploration; collaboration and experimentation with materials is encouraged.
ArtLab for Teens emphasize a more concentrated focus on concepts and techniques for kids 11 to 15 years old. Teens explore their own creativity and sense of style while discovering art in a studio setting and in the CMCA galleries. Download 2014 Summer ArtCamp registration form.
ArtLab for Adults encourages both beginners and experienced artists to approach art making from a new perspective. Workshops emphasize sparking creativity and thinking outside the box.
ArtLab instructors are at once educators and artists. Our philosophy places value on creative process and learning to think and respond with imagination, vision, and expression. We provide an environment in which students have the opportunity to work with new materials, to discover, to invent, and, above all, to have fun!
Visit ArtLab instructor Nancy Harris Frohlich's blog ArtLab Views for fun photos and additional information. Also watch the video No Life Without Water, a collaboration between ArtLab and students in Poland and South Sudan.
Enrollment is by mail or phone only. Full payment is required upon registration. Fees include a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Please call 207.236.2875 for more information.
Full refund (less $25 registration fee) will be granted for cancellations made up to 14 days prior to program start date; 50% refund (less $25 registration fee) will be granted for cancellations made up to 10 days before program start date. No refunds for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to start date. Please notify us immediately of any cancellations, so we can fill your space.
CMCA reserves the right to cancel any ArtLab program. In the event of a cancellation by CMCA, full refunds will be granted. Under-enrolled programs will be canceled one week prior to the start of class. We do not offer pro-rated fees to attend part of a program.
ArtLab is made possible in part by generous support from the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Camden National Bank, Harbor Square Gallery, and individual donors.