Waterfall Arts


Shannon Brown is a Belfast artist and filmmaker who is eager to share with children her fascination with the creative possibilities of stop-motion animation.  Her animations depicting life in and around Belfast have received numerous awards and her films have received recognition throughout New England
Emilythumb   Emily Brown has drawn and painted from nature most of her life.  She has taught drawing at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia since 2004, and taught a workshop in Drawing at Haystack in 2009. Her work is included in public collections throughout the northeast, the US Embassy in Kajakhstan and in Tokyo.  Prizes include a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Painting. The Pew web site says,  “Ms. Brown’s pictures remind us that the landscape was here before we chose to acknowledge it and that it will outlive us.”  www.emilybrown.net 

Maryjean Viano Crowe uses wildly diverse materials in unique ways to create artist books, mixed media paintings, large scale photographic constructions, and installations that include clothing as art. No matter the form, the ephemera imply narratives that may be interpreted from cultural, psychological and mythological perspectives. Viano Crowe’s work has been exhibited nationally, and is in numerous museum collections which include the Polaroid International Collection, the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. She has received several awards, including an NEA Fellowship, and been featured in numerous books and publications, most recently, “The Crafter’s Devotional, 365 Days of Techniques for Unlocking Creativity”. Viano Crowe also taught at RISD and Stonehill College for many years. http://mjvianocrowe.com/


Marta Bernbaum, originally from Belfast, moved to Vermont where she has a hot glass studio of her own. She has taught extensively throughout New England and heads the glass department of the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire. www.jmbglass.com

Tucker Daniels-Loissos, now of Portland, grew up playing music around Belfast and is excited to be coming full circle once again. After leaving in 2003, he studied Sound Recording and Design at University of New Haven. Music and teaching were part of his self-designed Alternative and Experiential Education degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Young at heart and ready to play, he is excited to share time with young musicians and children alike.

   Laura Jaquays is an artist, educator and founder of Art HOPE, a grassroots arts and healing initiative that involves schools, health organizations and community groups in Maine. She first created Art HOPE in 2004, inspired by her work at York Hospital Oncology Care, where she is the artist-in-residence. To learn more visit www.arthope.org.

Russell Kahn has "the privilege of watching each child's creative vision unfold. Their approach is refreshingly absent of preconceived notions." An artist and art teacher for the last twenty-five years, Russell has lived in South Africa, the Southwest and New York City and has experienced different cultures and traditions, which have shaped his art and teaching style. 

Koichiro Kurita is a photographic master, especially utilizing antique processes and depicting nature as contemplation. Starting out with a degree in Perceptual Psychology from Kwansei Gakuin University, he soon became a very successful commercial photographer in Japan. A 1990 grant from the Asian Cultural Council of the Rockefelfer Foundation led to his first solo show in this country. Since then his work has been shown and collected internationally, and he has taught widely. He lives and works in New York City. www.Koichirokurita.com

Cate Lamb

The only thing Rachel Littlefield likes more than making art is making art with kids.  She is a Montessori art teacher during the school year and finds constant inspiration from her students.  During the summer, she loves spending time outside in her garden looking at the colors and shapes found there.  She uses these ideas from Mother Nature in her artwork.  Rachel enjoys working with paper mache, paints, markers, collage, and any other interesting materials that can be turned into art.

Wesley Reddick studied sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen Denmark. He has built mechanical toy prototypes for the toy industry and has been building human scale and shoebox size, kinetic and static, mechanical objects ‘de art and other purposeful or purposeless things, for over forty years. He makes his living as an artist and woodworker in Belfast and is a partner in Åarhus Gallery. www.wesleyreddick.com

Anna Strickland As a Senior Critic in Photography at Rhode Island School of Design, Anna has taught The Antique and Alternative Process Class for over two decades. She was trained in antique processes at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester NY, and holds a graduate degree from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has also taught Antique and Alternative Classes at a number of other colleges and universities throughout the US and Europe. She lives in Belfast and has a studio at Waterfall Arts. http://www.nextduchamp.com/

Nancy Tyndall grew up as the daughter of an airline pilot and a creative mom in a  N.J. household of siblings and pets. She spent her childhood playing in the woods, writing stories, and riding the train in to explore NYC. After earning her B.A. she lived in NYC and opened a storefront workshop/theater with friends. On sunny days, she stilt-danced to their brass band music in Central Park. Years later, she moved to Maine and created The Milkweed Puppet Theater. For over 25 years, she has travelled throughout Maine, teaching puppetry and entertaining audiences with her one-woman shows. Her graduate teachers have been experimentation, persistence and old puppetry books. Nancy lives in Montville and has one grown son who can play music on just about anything with strings

Richard Tremaglio grew up in a family of resourceful builders. Educated at Brown in art and MIT in architecture, he has practiced and taught extensively from a Cambridge, MA base since the early 80's. His appropriate, environmentally sensitive structures reflect a passion for the art of building in support of place and community. Hands-on experience, initiated in early participatory design-build projects, is central to his design philosophy: that we draw inspiration from materials-at-hand. www.rctarchitect.com

Raivo Vihman has been avidly studying and building wood and vernacular architecture all over North America and Europe since he cut his first house frame of timbers in 2000 in Freedom, Maine. In 2009 he studied French techniques of drafting and timber building with the Compagnons in Angers, France.

Wally Warren, a Maine native and frequent traveler, has shown his eclectic work

throughout the US, including numerous Percent for Art public art projects. Now based in Ripley, the artist incorporates multiple items in his work, from painted satellite dishes to cast off computer parts, i.e. “Techno-Trash”. From the computer circuit- boards and found bric-a-brac, Wally creates painted assemblages resembling miniature cities. http://www.wallywarren.com/



You can register for classes by calling us at 207-338-2222


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