Creativity Events

Oct
26
Thu
Art HOPE Creative Wellness Model – LiveSTRONG Cancer Support Group @ YMCA of Southern of Maine
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

creativebeing2Discover the Art HOPE Creative Wellness Model, a practical tool for recognizing your everyday creativity and enhancing health and well-being – simply by doing the creative things you love to do. Learn how to fold origami “Healing Cranes”, and transform a 1-dimensional piece of paper into a 3-dimensional work of art and a healing symbol for how creative expression gives us wings to fly. The LiveSTRONG Cancer Support Groups at the YMCA offer a 12 week wellness program that involves fitness and personal enrichment in a nurturing peer environment.

Oct
28
Sat
Art in Nature for Veterans @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Healing Vista” oil pastel created by a Veteran at Art HOPE Studio

Art in Nature for Veterans (AN4V)
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 AN4V Art HOPE Studios will be offered in season:
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. Participants can discover watercolors and sketching, origami and 3-D sculpting, writing activities, or learning guitar. They can discover new skills and and develop talents, also bring their own creative works to share with others. 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.

FPAN 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.

Oct
29
Sun
Art HOPE 1000 Healing Cranes – Ogunquit Museum of American Art @ Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Oct 29 @ 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.

Nov
17
Fri
Art HOPE Studio at York Hospital @ York Hospital Living Well Center
Nov 17 @ 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.

Nov
18
Sat
4-H Fall Fest: Taking Flight, Making Origami @ Sanfor Junior High School
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn to fold a classic origami crane in this hands-on art program that highlights the history, science, and therapeutic qualities of the medium. Participants can volunteer for the Art HOPE 1,000 Healing Cranes Project to make paper cranes for cancer patients. Art HOPE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing through free expressive arts programs for people living with cancer or long-term illness and the community at large in collaboration with schools, health organizations, and arts groups in Maine. Over the past decade, Laura Jaquays, the organization’s founder and executive director, has worked with 4-H and other youth volunteers to create origami and art cards for cancer patients in York and Cumberland counties. Learn more about the Art HOPE Youth Service in Healthcare Program and the organization at http://arthope.org/youth-service-in-healthcare-program/

Nov
20
Mon
Art HOPE Creative Affirmations for Living Well @ First Parish Church - Fellowship Hall
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

We are making wellness art cards that will be displayed and offered to patients at York Hospital Oncology Center. The positive messages and bright artworks are fun to make and bring enjoyment to people in cancer treatment. Our program at the First Parish Church involves student volunteers and is open to the community members.

Dec
6
Wed
Simple Watercolors For Well-being @ Cancer CommunityCenter
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

DSCN0011Simple Watercolors for Well-being is a popular creativity workshop that provides a nurturing studio environment for adventurous painters at any age or skill level. Basic watercolor techniques are demonstrated by Laura Jaquays, an Ogunquit painter and the Founder of Art HOPE, who leads an inspiring group conversation about painting, creativity and life. Drawing instruction is given to support class projects and on-going practice. Art materials are provided and great advice about how to simply start painting. Participants may bring their own studio arts materials and are encouraged to share their artwork with the group.

Feb
20
Tue
Art in Nature for Veterans @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Healing Vista” oil pastel created by a Veteran at Art HOPE Studio

Art in Nature for Veterans (AN4V)
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 AN4V Art HOPE Studios will be offered in season:
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. Participants can discover watercolors and sketching, origami and 3-D sculpting, writing activities, or learning guitar. They can discover new skills and and develop talents, also bring their own creative works to share with others. 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.

FPAN 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.

Apr
17
Tue
Art in Nature for Veterans @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Healing Vista” oil pastel created by a Veteran at Art HOPE Studio

Art in Nature for Veterans (AN4V)
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 AN4V Art HOPE Studios will be offered in season:
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. Participants can discover watercolors and sketching, origami and 3-D sculpting, writing activities, or learning guitar. They can discover new skills and and develop talents, also bring their own creative works to share with others. 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.

FPAN 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.

Jun
26
Tue
Art in Nature for Veterans @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Healing Vista” oil pastel created by a Veteran at Art HOPE Studio

Art in Nature for Veterans (AN4V)
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 AN4V Art HOPE Studios will be offered in season:
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. Participants can discover watercolors and sketching, origami and 3-D sculpting, writing activities, or learning guitar. They can discover new skills and and develop talents, also bring their own creative works to share with others. 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.

FPAN 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.