At The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program, classes are geared toward kids and adults with varied artistic levels. Friday afternoon and Saturday-morning children's lessons introduce age-appropriate projects
to improve painting and sculpture skills while encouraging creative problem-solving. Adults, meanwhile, receive step-by-step painting instruction through intimate BYOB evening workshops.
The music programming at the nonprofit Maine Academy of Modern Music is designed to allow pupils to rock out to their favorite contemporary jams. During individualized lessons, teachers help students master the basics of rock instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, and more. From there, young rockers can enlist in one of the school's rock bands, where they'll learn to play alongside other musicians as a group. That, in turn, leads to performance opportunities, which the school sets up at renowned Portland venues like Bayside Bowl, Big Easy, Asylum, and the Old Port Festival.
Bands also assemble at the school's rock camps, where attendees not only rehearse originals and covers but also learn rock history and take field trips to local radio stations. Besides its in-house opportunities, the academy's outreach programs also supply local schools with everything from private concerts to master classes to ensure everyone has access to quality music education.
Because making art should always be fun, Paint On Tap bills itself not as an art class but as 'art entertainment.' During each session, artist, owner, and instructor Donna Nickerson leads students of all experience levels through easy-to-follow steps, using provided brushes and canvases. By the end of the session, each visitor
completes a colorful masterpiece that they can take home and use to spruce up a bedroom or to hang over a boring Picasso in the dining room. The location and subject matter varies with each class, and wine or beer is available for purchase for artists over 21.
Since radical limitations have never appealed to me, I became an artist before I even knew what an artist was. I colored outside of the lines on purpose and I continue to do so as an adult. I have a studio outside of my home where I spend as much time as possible developing my craft. I have a BA in fine art with a focus in painting and I have studied art extensively across the U.S., Mexico and Spain. I teach private lessons to teens and adults where I strive to be an ally in the process of discovering one’s own creative path. I
live and work in Portland, Maine.
Practice your yoga poses and your breathing at Portland's The Awake Collective.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this studio, it's no different.
Bring the whole clan to this studio — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
The Awake Collective's customers can park in a nearby lot or on the street.