The Farnsworth Collective — the art museum’s newest membership group — will present a Studio Nights series of fun and varied workshops at the Gamble Education Center, corner of Grace and Union streets. This five-part program will take place every other Monday, beginning Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

A different set of materials will be presented each night and participants can experiment at their own pace. The five workshops will be: Oct. 7, Sculptural Paper Vessels with Trelawney O’Brien, simple and easy artistic techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces and provide various paper products to use, including handmade paper and various recycled materials; Oct. 21, Alternative Drawing Techniques with Mark Kelly, an introductory drawing class to which participants should bring an object they love; Nov. 4, Silverpoint Drawing with Alexis Iammarino, who invites participants of all levels and creative inclinations to learn and/or explore this unique drawing practice first used by medieval scribes; Nov. 18, Open Studio with The Collective, an evening to dabble and explore with new materials not always found in one’s home studio; and Dec. 9, DIY Xmas Ornaments with The Collective, an evening of creative ornament-making.

The fee for each evening is $20; $10 for Farnsworth Art Museum members; and free for Collective members. For more information or to sign up for any or all of the workshops, contact the Education Department at 596-6457 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or