Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Beginner Pottery Wheel Class

Mondays 6:00-8:30pm 

March 16th, 23rd, 30, April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.

Schoodic Arts for All - Combs Studio – Prospect Harbor

7 weeks, Fee: $175 +$25 materials= $200

Taught by: Anna Woolf

This Beginner’s Class will focus on becoming familiar with the pottery wheel and getting comfortable throwing. We will learn the tools, techniques and studio practices needed for wheel work. Sessions 1-4: We will throw on the potter’s wheel. Sessions 5 and 6: We will trim all thrown pots and add decorative style. (TBD based on participant’s interests) Session 7: Will be for glazing all work, loading and starting the kiln for its final class firing. The glaze firing requires 36 hours total to heat up and cool down. Let’s set a mutual time/date for “Pick-up and Show-off”, since your work will be ready in two days.

Schoodic Arts for All T-Shirt Design Contest 2015

Schoodic Arts for All T-Shirt Design Contest 2015
Contest  Guidelines :

•    Contest is open to all ages; only one submission will be accepted per artist•
•   Designs may be any medium,  but must be in black & white, on white paper•
•   Designs should fit on an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper (horizontal)•
•   Each design must incorporate the year and the Schoodic  Arts for All logo•
•   ( a high-quality version is available for download  at•
•   Designs must be signed by the artist•
•   All entries must be received by June 15•
•    Entries should include the artist’s name, school grade, address, phone  and email address•

Bobby St. Pierre and Ted DeMille Perform at Hammond Hall

 Bobby St. Pierre and Ted DeMille Perform at Hammond Hall


Come See Flash in the Pans and Planet Pan

Come See Flash in the Pans and Planet Pan
Schoodic Arts for All,
Hammond Hall, 427 Main Street, Winter Harbor
Suggested donation $12

Fundraiser for the
Pan New England Steelband Festival
Long cold winter have you wishing for a Caribbean vacation? Come to the Flash! concert at Schoodic Arts for All for great steel pan music and Caribbean refreshments.
Flash in the Pans and Planet Pan Steel Band come together for a night music for dancing and enjoyment at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor on Friday March 13th 2015. By the end of the night the snow will be melted for miles around, as the hot Calypso, Swing, Pop and Classical music reverberate through the hills of Downeast Maine. The two bands are coming together with support of Schoodic Arts for All to raise money for the Pan New England Steelband Festival happening May 1,2,3, in Blue Hill.

Looking to the Future with Opera House Arts

Winter board meeting in New York City featured meetings, events, auditions, and candidate interviews

Opera House Arts’ (OHA) board and staff members convened in New York City last week to conduct OHA’s annual winter board meetings, host a reception for patrons and artists, hold auditions for this summer’s production of Chekhov’s The Seagull, and complete a second round of interviews with candidates for the Producing Artistic Director position to succeed founder Linda Nelson.

“OHA’s future is looking very bright indeed,” said incoming board chair Bob Tobin. “We’re in a strong place, with new construction going well, a terrific season of programming planned, and a long list of highly-talented candidates to become our next Producing Artistic Director.”

Downeast Salmon Federation to host “Movie Night” with a showing of “DamNation”

The Downeast Salmon Federation would like to invite you to their East Machias Aquatic Research Center for a movie showing on Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 6:30pm.  “Damnation” will be the feature of the night with free admission and free refreshments.  This film is a passionate 90 minute documentary about the issues we face regarding large dams, and the devastating impact they have, and have had, on our environment and river systems. Admission is free and there will be free popcorn and drinks, donations are welcome.  The East Machias Aquatic Research Center is a part of the Downeast Salmon Federation, a small non-profit originating in Columbia Falls, ME.  The East Machias facility houses an Atlantic salmon hatchery, visitor’s center, and a newly renovated meeting room and education facility. They are located at 13 Willow St. in East Machias, just off of Rt. 1 behind the Gulf Station near the Fire House.   



How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

Sixty years ago, at the tender age of 29, Audrey Wade died of “abdominal” cancer.

On a personal note, Audrey was my mother’s best friend growing up and maid of honor when she and my father married. She was also my godmother. My mother still recalls — vividly — when she got the call that Audrey was gone — mere months after her own wedding.