Monday, February 25, 2013

New Children's Class Starting on Tuesdays at 4 PM!

By popular demand, we will now be offering a Tuesday afternoon class at 4 PM!  Meet Aleana Chaplin, our new instructor who will be bringing new and wonderful energy to our learning environment!  Hélène met Aleana initially while teaching at University of Maine at Augusta, and later when Aleana participated in an exhibit she organized at Bowdoin College featuring Artists who had also served in the military. Tuesday afternoon classes will start on Tuesday, March 5th. 
A little more about Aleana.... -->
Soon after graduating high school, Aleana joined the Army and spent her 4 year enlistment in California where she started her family.  In 1999 her daughter Zoe was born and they came back to Maine where she felt was a great place to raise her daughter.  Aleana stayed at home with her Zoe until 2003 when she started college at UMA and worked to earn her BA in Art in 2009.  While in college Aleana started instructing Yoga and continues to, along with working as an artist and as the Membership Coordinator for the Harlow Gallery.  Her most recent project was a partnership with a local CSA (community supported agriculture) as a CSA (community supported artist) initiated by the Harlow Gallery.  Her work has shown at The Belgrade Lakes Resource Center, Harlow Gallery, Sheepscot Gallery, Common Ground Fair, Cross Tracks Gallery and The Maine Farmland Trust Gallery. 
                  I look forward to teaching art, as a parent I have learned more through teaching my daughter than anything else I have ever done and continue to each and every day.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Illustration, Fashion Design, Painting...we are all creating while playing, playing while learning, working while playing...