We are pleased to be offering free workshops, demonstrations, artists talks, and performances from 12:30-5pm both days during Waltham Mills Open Studios.
Plan your visit to include some of these special in-studio events!
Saturday & Sunday
12:30 Slowing Looking Down with Pat Mattina
Your eyes, and what you know, will be working for you as you visit with a single painting in the studio. Prompts will be provided beforehand.
A brief conversation will follow.
144 Moody St., Building 4, 2nd floor, Studio 5
1:00 Oil Painting demonstration with Viktor Butko (Saturday only)
An hour long demonstration of representational still life painting.
144 Moody St., Building 4, 4th floor, Studio 2
1:00 Japanese (Kumihimo) Braiding on a Takadai with Lyn Christiansen
An introduction to the ancient art of interlacings or braiding. Lyn will talk about the anthropology and history, and demonstrate braiding on the advanced Japanese stand called a “takadai.”
144 Moody St., Building 4, 2nd floor, Studio 9
1:30 Puppet Show with Sarah Nolen
A short hand puppet show and puppet process demonstration.
144 Moody St., Building 4, 2nd floor, Studio 14
2:00 Collage Demonstration with Michele Vitti (Saturday only)
Michele will show you see how to make a small collage with found and decorated paper. 144 Moody St., Building 4, 1st Floor, Studio 4
2:00 Trying on History (Sunday only)
Join The Costume Company as we journey to colonial America! Come try on period accurate costumes and learn a little bit about how colonial families dressed. Make sure to bring your cameras!
144 Moody St., Building 4, 1st Floor, Studio 9
2:30 Demonstration: Making Prints—Woodcuts and Etchings
John Thompson and guest artists from MassArt will provide an interactive demonstration on various printmaking techniques.
289 Moody St, Lincoln Studios, Studios 209/210
3:00 Make Animation without a Camera with AgX Film Collective
AgX is dedicated to filmmaking on film. By drawing, coloring, stamping, lettering, or stickering, anyone can contribute to a 16mm film that will be transferred to video. Animation principles will be introduced and free play is encouraged. Children invited, accompanied by an adult.
144 Moody St., Building 18, 2nd floor at AgX
3:30 Water and City Reflection talk with Suzanne Hodes
Learn how Suzanne combines sketches, photos and memory to create her paintings. 144 Moody St., Building 4, 2nd floor, Studio 3
4:00 From Travel Sketches and Photos to Finished Painting, a Talk with Michael Wilson (Saturday only)
Michael will discuss how travel sketches and photos are used to create finished paintings. This talk is inspired by a recent trip to Southern France. 144 Moody St., Building 4, 2nd floor, Studio 11
4:00 Forest of Collective Thought with Sarah Leon
Participants will join in a drawing exercise inspired by the writing game called “Exquisite Corpse.” Sarah will also talk about the recurring theme of nature, and the surreal in her work.
144 Moody St., Building 18, 2nd floor, Sarah Leon’s Studio
4:30 Line Shaft Machinery demonstration with Todd Cahill
A demonstration of line-shaft driven antique machinery with power transmission similar to the kind used at the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill.
144 Moody St., Building 18, 2nd floor, Todd Cahill’s Studio
Drop in Art Activities, 12 to 6pm
Collaborative Wings a participatory art installation comprised of over 300 “feathers” each one celebrating diversity and inclusion in our community. Visitors are invited to create their own “feather.”
Lincoln Studios, 289 Moody St., 2nd Floor
The Adventures of Micron the Art Cat
New treasure hunt for kids and follow along the adventures of Micron the Art Cat as you travel around Open Studios. Maps available at all entrances.
Art Making Space
Grab some craypas and fill the hearts with your own words and drawings. 144 Moody St., Building 4, 1st floor hallway
Exhibitions, 12 to 6pm
Community exhibit with McDevitt Art Club and Opportunities for Inclusion
Opportunities for Inclusion serves people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the community.
McSketchIt is an after-school art club for 6–8th grade students from McDevitt Middle School in Waltham.
144 Moody St., Building 4, 1st floor hallway
A Binding Thread: An Exhibition in Fibers
Exhibiting Artists: Chelsea Revelle, Janet Kawada, Sarah Meyers Brent, Michéle Fandel Bonner, Stacey Piwinski, and Shayna Fratini
Lincoln Arts Projects, 289 Moody St., Ground Floor