Professional artist/instructor Angela Anderson will lead the next Paint Night at The Art Loft, the downtown nonprofit arts center at 385 Main St., Suite 9 (lobby level of Thorndike building). The fun evening of painting, no experience required, and socializing will result in a take-home “Summer Beach” art work Friday, July 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Snacks will be served, and participants are welcome to BYOB. Cost is $35, which includes all materials. Anderson also instructs a three-session Acrylics with Angela course Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. beginning July 19. Cost is $35. The drop-in or take-all-three course covers the basic principles of painting in acrylics.

Karen Olson will instruct a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Camera Settings and Light for Lifestyle and Still Life Photography workshop Friday, July 21 ($60) and a 10 a.m. to noon Getting Started with Lightroom workshop Saturday, July 22 ($35); for more information, visit

Saturday afternoon, July 22, Nanfei Wang will instruct a Chinese Traditional Painting workshop focused on fish from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $35.Chinese traditional painting is based on the use of brushes, ink and Chinese painting colors on rice paper.

For more information and to register for any of these options, visit or call 200-7915.

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