Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Susie Konkel Pass Launch Event at the Portland Museum of Art

Please join us for the launch of the Susie Konkel Pass, which gives everyone age 21 and under free admission to the PMA! Be among the first to receive a Susie Konkel Pass, and join us in thanking Susie for this remarkable gift to our community.

The PMA is free from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and open to all for the launch on Wednesday, April 11. Visitors 21 and under, as well as those with kids or grandchildren in their lives, are encouraged to sign up for their very own Susie Konkel Pass on the spot.

The launch event includes family and teen programming including a workshop in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall with paper artist Sarah Yakawonis.

We hope you will join us for this historic moment for the PMA and the Maine community.

Find out more here portlandmuseum.org/events/konkel-pass-launch-event

We'll be making paper poppies! 

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Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

PAPER SCULPTURE: SPRING FLOWERS

In this class, we'll learn how to make some of the first flowers to bloom every year. Tulips and irises are two of the most elusive flowers to capture in paper. After closely investigating many cut flowers I've cracked it and I'll teach you how to make these flowers flawlessly. 


TUITION: $65 + FEES: $20
CEUs: n/a
Sat | 9:00AM-4:00PM | 3/3 | Room: 209

 
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Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Art in Bloom at the Portland Museum of Art

In February 2018, the Portland Museum of Art will blossom in ways you've never seen before, when the galleries become alive with floral arrangements. These colorful bouquets, designed by local garden clubs and professional arrangers, will exquisitely accompany works of fine art from the PMA collection, conjuring the magic of springtime in the midst of winter. 

Floral-inspired programs have dazzled visitors at art institutions throughout the world—and this February, we're bringing the experience to your museum. Make plans today to see Art in Bloom at the PMA.

On Friday Feburary 16 from 5-8 stop by for free Friday and learn how to make paper dasies! 

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS: THE ART OF THE TO-DO LIST

It's a new year, and you've got things you want to achieve. In this class, you'll learn the daily practice of writing a to-do list, designed to break down big goals into smaller achievable tasks. No matter how big your goals are, you can achieve them! This lecture style class gives students the tools to break their goals down into actionable steps. The class will also discuss other kinds of journaling and goal tracking that can be used in conjunction with the X3 Goals Journal to maximize time management and potential. Each student will receive a starter journal.


TUITION: $55 + FEES: $10
CEUs: n/a
Sat | 9:00AM-12:00PM | 2/3 | Room: 209
 

 
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Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

PMA Family Day: Winter Sculptures

Build a snowflake sculpture using paper with hues inspired by the PMA collection. Visiting artist Sarah Yakawonis leads visitors of all ages in creating sculptures by cutting and twisting paper into symmetrical, one-of-a-kind snowflakes. After making art, explore the galleries or join a docent-led gallery tour just for kids!

Family Days are made possible in part by the Peggy L. Osher Education Endowment at the Portland Museum of Art.

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Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-in art activity at the Portland Museum of Art

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Drop-in art activity

Join paper artist Sarah Yakawonis as she helps us design, cut, and unfold vibrantly colorful snowflake creations that will brighten up your winter home.

As part of the museums 2017 Copper Beech Tree Lighting events. Other events that evening include, Portland's Poet Laureate Gibson Fay-LeBlanc will share meditative poems and The Marshmallow Cart will serve up streetside S'mores—all leading to the spectacular lighting of the 100-year-old copper beech tree, a Portland winter tradition that is not to be missed. Meet in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park at the Portland Museum of Art; entrance is on High Street. Following the lighting, warm up in the galleries with gallery talks and hands-on art projects.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Study: Give What You Can, Take What You Need
This winter, we're getting inspired by artists who engage with issues of justice, acceptance, and social change in ways that are uplifting and beautiful. We're writing letters of strength, hope, and beauty to send into the world. We'll be collecting letters in the museum's peaceful Study through the end of the year. Tonight, please join us for a special letter writing drive for the Frannie Peabody Center, in observance of World AIDS Day. 
 

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Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

PAPER WILDFLOWER SCULPTURE

As the summer bursts with wildflowers, wouldn'’t it be nice to enjoy them all year round? In this class, you’ll learn how to make wild roses, daisies, black-eyed susans and greenery out of paper. You’ll get step by step instruction and tips and tricks on how to achieve life-like flowers that will last years. 


TUITION: $65 + FEES: $20
CEUs: n/a

Sarah Yakawonis is a paper artist living in Greene, Maine, where she explores this humble medium's potential with passion, obsession, and an eye for detail and innovation. After Graduating from the Maine College of Art, Sarah became know for the obscure paper craft of quilling. Recently she has taken up paper flowers, exploring the botanical world, and reverse engineering flowers to make realistic paper flowers. You can find more at yakawonis.com

 
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