Creativity Events

May
1
Wed
Art HOPE Simple Watercolors For Well-being @ Dempsey Center
May 1 @ 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
10
Fri
Art HOPE Studio: Art Starts A Conversation @ Ogunquit Museum of American Art
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Ogunquit artist and founder of Art HOPE, Laura Jaquays, for a morning of creative wellness at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. She will be the hometown host for a tour of the art galleries and seaside sculpture gardens overlooking Narrow Cove. The program invites participants to enjoy creative mindfulness, observational drawing and writing, and viewing one of Maine’s finest collections at the historic hub of Ogunquit’s art colony. Workshop materials will be provided. This is a free community arts program supported by Art HOPE, the OMAA, and York Hospital Cancer Care. Pre-registration is required.

 

Jun
2
Sun
Art HOPE 1000 Healing Cranes Honoring National Cancer Survivor’s Day @ York Hospital Living Well Center
Jun 2 @ 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
Sat
Art HOPE at Ogunquit’s Day in the Park @ Ogunquit Heritage Museum
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Creative Affirmation cards by student volunteers will be sold to benefit Art HOPE.

Art HOPE will be at the second Ogunquit’s Day in the Park event. We will be sharing information about our nonprofit organization and selling art cards and origami cranes to support creative wellness programs in the Seacoast area. Laura Jaquays, the founder of Art HOPE, will be exhibiting and selling her watercolors to benefit the nonprofit. Enjoy local arts, food, and music at this wonderful cultural venue, located in the heart of Ogunquit.

Jun
18
Tue
Art HOPE Fresh Air Studio at Laudholm Farm @ Wells Reserve
Jun 18 @ 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.

 

Aug
20
Tue
Art HOPE Fresh Air Studio at Laudholm Farm @ Wells Reserve
Aug 20 @ 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.

 

Sep
20
Fri
Art HOPE Creativity Taking Flight at Common Ground Country Fair @ Common Ground Country Fair -Health & Healing Area
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join a community conversation about creative wellness and learn to fold an origami crane as a symbol for creativity taking flight The everyday creative things we do and love to do can benefit health and well-being. Laura Jaquays, founder of the nonprofit arts and healing organization Art HOPE, will share an innovative model for creative living and highlights from her new book. The program takes place n the Health & Healing Area at the Common Ground Country Fair.

Note: program time may change.

Oct
27
Sun
Art HOPE 1000 Healing Cranes – Ogunquit Museum of American Art @ Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Create origami at the annual community gathering to celebrate creative wellness and the last Sunday of the season at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Learn to fold a classic paper crane. In Japanese tradition, the iconic symbol is a wish for hope, peace, health and well-being, and 1000 is a blessing for good luck. Origami is an expressive medium for art-making, art-taking, and art-giving. Wellness benefits include improved agility and memory, active brain-eye-hand functioning, the confidence of learning a creative skill, and stress reduction through mindfulness. Each crane is a whimsical work of art. This event is an on-going project of the Art HOPE Youth Service in Health Care Program involving local student volunteers who fold cranes throughout the year for York Hospital Cancer Care patients and community members living with longterm illness.