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Week 2: Summer Arts Camp

Last week, the Merrymeeting Arts Center had our first week of Summer Arts Camp.  We had two choices for making pinatas: Deb Jones taught one group how to make them from paper mache and another group used paper bags and tissue paper to make a different version.  This week, those that made paper mache pinatas will be painting designs.  Everyone else will have a salt dough creature to paint.  All kids who attend Summer Arts Camp this week should bring an old t-shirt or apron to cover their clothes while they paint with acrylics.

Here are some photos from last week:








Summer Art and Fun for Children

Welcome to Summer!  We are pleased to be providing some great arts programming for children this summer.

Summer Arts Camp

It begins this Wednesday, June 24 at 9 am.  It runs all summer long, every Wednesday from 9 to 11 am.  The cost is $5 per child per week, and $8 per family per week.  We’re starting with a 2-week series on making pinatas with Deb Jones.  All sessions will be held at the Merrymeeting Arts Center at 9 Main Street in Bowdoinham, down by the town landing.  Registration is recommended and appreciated so that we can prepare materials for the right number of children.  Please register online here.  

June 24     Make a Piñata, part 1 (Deb Jones)
July 1        Make a Piñata, part 2
July 8        Build a Fairy House (Jennifer Tankersley)
July 15      Learn Letterboxing (Kate Cutko)
July 22      Put on a Puppet Show (Joan Knight)
July 29     Make Art with Plants (Adelaida Gaviria)
August 5  Put on a Play*, part 1 (Tessa Kingsley)
August 12 Put on a Play*, part 2 (Tessa Kingsley)
August 19 Put on a Play*, part 3 (Tessa Kingsley)
August 26 Put on a Play*, part 4 (Tessa Kingsley)


Drop In Art

July 20 (Monday) & 23 (Thursday), 10-12 a.m. – Drop In art working with Bay Clay with Peggy Muir.
There is no cost and no registration.  Children must be accompanied by adults.

Bay Clay, Bay Brick, Bay Pottery

Bay Clark, Bay Brick, Bay Pottery

Merrymeeting Arts Center, in collaboration with the Bowdoinham Historical Society, with support from a Community Arts and Humanities Grant from the Maine Humanities Council & Maine Arts Commission


Bay Clay, Bay Brick, Bay Pottery

Contemporary ceramic art, history of local pottery and brick making in text and photos

June 19 – September 13, 2015.

. Opening Reception Friday June 19, 2015   5-7:30 pm

Free Workshops and Activities

July 20 & 23, 10 – 12 Drop-In Art using Bay Clay with Peggy Muir

July 25, 10 – 1 Pottery Workshop with Matt Ahlers using Bay Clay (limited to 10 participants)

August 16, 2-4 Talk by Archaeologists Jay Robbins & Bill Burgess

August 23, 2-4 pm Bay Geology with Dr. Arthur Hussey

August 30, 1-4 pm   Clay Songs, Clay Stories – A Writing Workshop with Gary Lawless

Gallery open Saturday from 10-1 & Sundays from 1-4 at 9 Main Street, Bowdoinham (down by the river in the village)

For more information, contact us below or call 207-370-5002.  

You’re Invited! Open House Reception, Sunday July 12

  MAC’s newly-constituted board (Forrest Lowe, Wendy Rose, Jennifer Tankersley, Carter Smith, Howard Solomon and Lee Parker) would like to  invite everyone to an open house reception at the Center, 9 Main Street in Bowdoinham, Sunday, 12 July, 5:00-7:30 pm.  The evening will offer refreshments, children’s activities, a chance to see our new exhibit (“Bay Clay, Bay Brick,…Continue Reading