Local photographer and mixed media artist Amy Wilton has been leading classes that explore word art all month at the Art Loft, 385 Main Street, Suite 9 (inside the lobby of the Thorndike Building). Classes are free for Art Loft members, $20 drop-in for non-members.

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon; and Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., she will offer Mixed Media with Words. Participants will make a mixed media piece, using words incorporated into the fabric of the work.

The word art series concludes Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon; and Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Mixed Media/Word Art Free For All. People are invited to come create any kind of art with words and/or mixed media. They may bring laptops or create with the supplies provided.

For more information and to register, call the downtown nonprofit community art center at 200-7915; email info@artloftrockland.org; or visit artloftrockland.org. Looking ahead, Nanfei Wang returns Saturday, Feb. 2, for another Traditional Chinese Painting workshop from 2 to 4 p.m.

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