Creativity Events

Apr
27
Fri
Art HOPE Studio at York Hospital @ York Hospital Living Well Center
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Create!-Art HOPEPaint, draw, color, and write in an open studio with art-in-residence Laura Jaquays. Enjoy learning simple watercolor techniques and basics of sketching and coloring. Participants can make affirmation cards or a creative wellness journal. Bring personal artwork and writing to share. Art materials will be provided.

May
2
Wed
Art HOPE Simple Watercolors For Well-being @ Cancer CommunityCenter
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

DSCN0011Simple Watercolors for Well-being provides a nurturing studio environment for adventurous painters at any age or skill level. Basic watercolor techniques are demonstrated by Laura Jaquays, a painter and the founder of Art HOPE, a nonprofit arts and healing organization. She leads an inspiring group conversation about painting and creating wellness. Drawing instruction is given to support class projects and on-going practice. Art materials are provided and good advice on how to simply start painting. Participants may bring their own materials and are encouraged to share artworks with the group.

May
18
Fri
Art HOPE Studio at York Hospital @ York Hospital Living Well Center
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Create!-Art HOPEPaint, draw, color, and write in an open studio with art-in-residence Laura Jaquays. Enjoy learning simple watercolor techniques and basics of sketching and coloring. Participants can make affirmation cards or a creative wellness journal. Bring personal artwork and writing to share. Art materials will be provided.

Jun
1
Fri
Art HOPE Gallery & Garden Studio at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art @ Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

untitled-91In celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day, join Ogunquit artist Laura Jaquays for a morning of creative wellness at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. The founder of Art HOPE, she will be the hometown host for a tour of the art galleries and seaside sculpture gardens. Overlooking Narrow Cove, enjoy observational drawing, watercolors, writing, and viewing one of Maine’s finest collections at the historic hub of Ogunquit’s art colony. Art materials will be provided or field artists may bring their own. Program includes museum admission. All are welcome. Pre-registration is required.

Jun
3
Sun
Art HOPE 1000 Healing Cranes Honoring National Cancer Survivor’s Day @ York Hospital Living Well Center
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Art HOPE 1000 Healing CranesJoin the celebration at York Hospital’s Living Well Center as we honor the many vibrant and beautiful cancer survivors in our community. It will be festive with great activities, presentations and, of course, cake and ice cream! Art HOPE will provide 1000 healing cranes and origami fun for the whole family.

Jun
15
Fri
Art in Nature for Veterans @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Art in Nature for Veterans
Four seasons of Art HOPE Studios at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm: a creative wellness in nature program for military veterans and active-duty service members and their families.

The programs will be offered:
FALL: Saturday, October 28, 2017 10am-Noon
WINTER: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10am-noon (during school vacation week)
SPRING: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10am-noon (during school vacation week)
SUMMER: Tuesday, June 26 time TBD

Programs will be held in the spacious Mather Auditorium at Laudholm Farm and provide an open studio environment with a focus on creative wellness. Explore watercolors, sketching, origami, writing activities, or guitar. Develop new skills and share talents. Mentors and instructors will be on hand to support the process. Family participation is encouraged with access to the Visitors Center, the Coastal Resource Library, and the scenic environment and trails in season at the Wells Reserve. Registration is not required to attend the open studios.

Art HOPE Studio programs are free and participants will receive an annual family membership at the Wells Reserve. This project is supported by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Aug
21
Tue
Art HOPE Fresh Air Studio at Laudholm Farm @ Wells Reserve
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Art HOPE Fresh Air StudioInspire your senses. Look to see to remember to enjoy the moment in nature at our plein air studio. With nature as the model, we’ll draw, paint and write on the lawn and front porch of the historic farmhouse. Make a creative wellness journal or take a gentle hike to observe the wonders of the Wells Reserve. Art HOPE artist-in-residence Laura Jaquays will demonstrate watercolor and sketching techniques. Art materials will be provided or field artists may bring their own. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. Reserve admission fee $5. The program is free.