Creativity Events

Aug
22
Tue
Art HOPE Fresh Air Studio at Laudholm Farm @ Wells Reserve
Aug 22 @ 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
25
Fri
Art HOPE 1000 Healing Cranes – Belfast Farmer’s Market @ Waterfall Arts
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

IMG_3678Join us for a lively community origami gathering at the organically delicious Belfast Farmer’s Market, located at the creatively inspiring Waterfall Arts. We will be art-making, art-taking, and art-giving paper cranes as part of our on-going project to make 1000, and many more, in the spirit of hope and healing.

Sep
23
Sat
Art HOPE Creativity Taking Flight at Common Ground Country Fair @ Common Gourd Country Fair -Health & Healing Area
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ArtHOPEatCGCFJoin a community conversation about creative wellness and learn to fold an origami crane in the Health & Healing Area at the Common Ground Country Fair. 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. With the help of volunteers, she will teach participants to fold the traditional paper crane as a symbol to celebrate creativity taking flight.

Sep
28
Thu
Art HOPE Creative Wellness Model – LiveSTRONG Cancer Support Group @ YMCA of Southern of Maine
Sep 28 @ 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.

Sep
29
Fri
Art HOPE Studio at York Hospital @ York Hospital Living Well Center
Sep 29 @ 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.

Oct
11
Wed
Simple Watercolors For Well-being @ Cancer CommunityCenter
Oct 11 @ 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.

Oct
12
Thu
Art HOPE The Way To Creative Wellness – Author Book Talk @ Cancer Community Center
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
an inspiring new book

Laura Jaquays will talk about her new book Art HOPE The Way To Creative Wellness, a positive philosophy for living that explores the healing opportunities of art-making, art-taking and art-giving. The author will read excerpts and introduce the Art HOPE Creative Wellness Model, a universal application for everyday creativity that relates to our personal life and interests, the workplace, education, healthcare, and to our communities, corporations, and leadership, locally and globally. Empower your self-expression and self-awareness in mind-body-spirit with this organic approach and motivate your creative purpose, passion, and practice.

Laura Jaquays is an artist, expressive arts practitioner, and the founder and executive director of Art HOPE, a nonprofit arts and healing organization. She is a longtime watercolor teacher at CCC. FMI: laurajaquays.com

 

Oct
20
Fri
Art HOPE Studio at York Hospital @ York Hospital Living Well Center
Oct 20 @ 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.

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

Finding Peace in Art and Nature (FPAN)
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.

A series of FPAN Art HOPE Studio programs 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 our annual community gathering and enjoy viewing art in the OMAA galleries and garden. Volunteer artists will teach participants of all ages how to fold a classic paper crane. In Japanese tradition paper cranes symbolize a wish for health and well-being, and 1000 ensures good luck for all. 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, stress reduction through mindfulness, and 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 Oncology 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.

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

Finding Peace in Art and Nature (FPAN)
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.

A series of FPAN Art HOPE Studio programs 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
Finding Peace in Art and Nature – FPAN Veterans Project @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Healing Vista” oil pastel created by a Veteran at Art HOPE Studio

Finding Peace in Art and Nature (FPAN)
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.

A series of FPAN Art HOPE Studio programs 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
Finding Peace in Art and Nature – FPAN Veterans Project @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Healing Vista” oil pastel created by a Veteran at Art HOPE Studio

Finding Peace in Art and Nature (FPAN)
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.

A series of FPAN Art HOPE Studio programs 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.