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May in the studio

Here’s what is happening in (+ out) of the studio this month:
Can you feel the shift? We can see the tree buds and flowers popping up at the park and in the neighborhood all around the studio. This with the cool ocean breeze – we are here for it!
We have some super fun projects in the works for these workshops and happening in the studio.
Giant recycled materials sculpture garden, floor loom weaving, wet felting, so much flower art and more! We just can’t wait to see you!
Please see below for some May options, and also we will have open studio hours so watch for those! Warmly, Christina

Studio Art Date Night’s:
Friday, May 3: drop off kids workshop – date night for grown-ups!
5 – 7 pm         theme: designing for our stuffies/dolls! We will be making: a little messenger bag with designer notebook for our stuffies/dolls, plus little headbands + bracelets. This will be such a fun one! We serve a snack of organic popcorn + clementines. To sign up and more info click here

Friday, May 10: drop off kids workshop – date night for grown-ups!
5 – 7 pm         theme: Make mothers day cards, painting + a little pencil/lip balm or seed saving bag! ( shhhh) This is the most amazing way to get a special present to keep! We serve a snack of organic popcorn + clementines. To sign up and more info click here

Grown-up/child workshop:
Saturday, May 11: workshops!
9 – 10:30      grown-up/child workshop (ages 2- 12!) sign up on drop-down menu on right
Make beautiful flower/mothers day art + take home little flowers to plant $50
To sign up and more info click here

Art Afterschool May:
We are again running our Wednesday + Thursday series (you sign up for the month). Be sure to sign up for our waiting list on our contact form if it’s sold out. Because we sometimes have spring snow (or sniffles) here in Maine – we are making sure to have studio days we can offer to everyone as make-up classes.
Wednesdays: 3:30 – 5:15  8th, 15th, 22nd
Thursdays: 3:30 – 5:15  9th, 16th, 23rd
To sign up and more info click here

March in the studio + out in community!

Wow, it’s spring!
Here in Maine as I write this, I’m bundled up in a wool sweater, looking at a bloom from a bulb we put in water, it smells so lovely and also seems unreal (like the coming of spring!). We are going to ease into this new season with some gorgeous + fun spring collage with painted papers:)
Please see below notes, and we hope to see you soon! – Christina

Here’s what is happening in (+ out) of the studio this month:

> drop in at the studio We are doing open shop + open studio for March at Love Lab! You drop in to look at our little shop + studio, and if you want to do the art with your child/ren we ask for a suggested donation of $25 and up. We are putting out some gorgeous spring collage + card making materials, plus sculptural sprouts + tiny bunnies project. Not to be missed!
> time: 9 am – 2 pm
> days: Saturday 3.23 – then also Thursday 3.28, Friday 3.29, Saturday 3.30

> sign up for art now: kids date night in April! Saturday, April 6th, 5 – 7, you drop your child/ren off at Love Lab Studio and they get an amazing art workshop while you can go for a walk or treat out in the world! We still have spots

> sign up for art now: April break mini-art Friday camp(s)!,
when: Friday, April 19th, 1/2 day art camps (morning or afternoon session)
April 19th / option 1: 9am – noon / option 2: 1pm – 4pm
 mixed-age drop-off, ages 5 – 12
cost: $65 per session

> free out in the cityat the Portland Museum of Art! We will be there Saturday, March 30th 10 – 12:30 for family day. The museum is located in downtown Portland Maine. Join us! You can go there (and see me!) or go to the studio that morning and see one of our wonderful assistants!

> our public art popping up powerfully traveling and out-n-about, art that we co-created with the children! Our public art FOOD can (+ spoon) is out collecting mac n’ cheese for our community partner the Locker Project, to send home food for children in Portland over school break. This project aims for children to be engaged as artist change-makers, responding to the idea that food for all is a human right and no child should go hungry.
The can is –  traveling + collecting! First, Friends School of Portland launched it into the world, next – Wayneflete (March 19 – 24) next – Maine Coast Waldorf (March 25 – April 3).
If you want to be part of this effort, follow and support The Locker Project, you can also drop off boxes of mac n’ cheese to the studio while the can is out, and keep in touch.