Workshops galore at The Art Loft

Nov 11, 2017
Artwork by: Tanya Harsch Drawing the clothed figure is one of several weekend workshops at The Art Loft in Rockland.

Rockland — The Art Loft, the downtown nonprofit arts center at 385 Main St., Suite 9 (lobby level of Thorndike building), offers a variety of workshops this month.

Karen Olson will instruct WordPress Websites Friday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The workshop is aimed at small business owners seeking an online presence, so knowledge of basic computer functions is very helpful. Participants should bring their personal computers to class with some images and text, as well as a self-hosted WordPress site, already loaded. Cost is $45. The class includes an online course to refer to at home; private classes also are available. For more information, contact Olson at or visit her website at

On Saturday, Nov. 18, Olson offers Getting Started with Lightroom from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ($45). This is a quick-start workshop designed to get participants up and running and editing their images directly with Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop CC (now called Lightroom Classic), the premier software used by professional photographers and affordable option for both hobby photographers and aspiring artists. Included in this class is a copy of Olson’s course, Learn Lightroom in One Hour, for reference at home. For more information, contract her as above.

Saturday afternoon, from 1 to 4 p.m., Tanya Harsch will teach a Clothed Figure Drawing workshop. Participants will learn the nuts and bolts of figure drawing while working with a clothed model. Discussions will include proportions, likeness, fabric and draperies. Cost is $45. All levels are welcome, all materials are provided and the model fee is included.

On Sunday, Nov. 19, Angela McIntyre will help attendees Learn to Screenprint from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Screen printing is a great way to put unique image on shirts, tote bags, patches, pillows and more. This one-day workshop will take participants through the screen printing process from start to finish, and they will leave with an 8-inch screen print. McIntyre uses methods and materials that keep costs low and the process fun and fast. Cost is $45. All materials will be provided, including fabric for printing; contact the instructor with any questions at

For more information and to register, visit or call 200-7915.

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

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