Past Events & Workshops

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Below is a sampling of past events and workshops organized by Castine Arts Association.

Creative Writing Studio Workshop

Writer Anna Noyes to teach creative writing for adults at the Witherle Library.

The Half Model

Learn how to create your own half-hull model of the schooner Bowdoin.

Woodturning Workshop

Workshop for beginning woodturners conducted by Temple Blackwood.

Beginning and Intermediate Pottery

Play with mud! Beginning and Intermediate Pottery Classes.

The Art of Cooking - Diane Bianco

Enjoy a special cooking class with Diane Bianco!

The Art of Cooking at Aragosta

Cooking class at the restaurant Aragosta

Just for Fun! Concert

A special mid-winter concert featuring Castine and regional talent.

Annual Membership Meeting

Calling all members! Please join us at the Manor Inn for our annual meeting.

Raku / Handbuilding Pottery

Create a piece of pottery and learn about Raku firing on the Back Shore beach.

Independent Art

Come draw, paint, sketch or doodle with us at Independent Art.

Fly Tying / Fly Fishing at Weatherby's

Learn how to tie a fly, then go fishing at Weatherby's in Grand Lake Stream.

Who's In The Kitchen With Harry?

The Art of Cooking presents another exciting cooking class - The Italian Dinner.

Shibori Silk Scarf Workshop

Learn the art of Shibori dyeing of silk scarves.

Children's Art Camp - Two Sessions!

Kids will learn to create holiday decorations and fairy houses.

Youth Summer Theater Camp

A summer drama instruction program for young wannabe Hollywood stars!

Open Art Lab

A "plein air" art instruction program for kids up to 18 years old.

Where The Wild Things Are

CAA Youth Summer Theater Camp Presentation

Etched Metal Jewelry Workshop

Learn the process of creating an unusual piece of jewelry, your own!

Holiday Birch Bark Ornaments

Learn how to create unique birch bark ornaments for your holiday enjoyment

"A Castine Christmas"

Come enjoy a one hour program of seasonal music.

Bowls, Bowls and Boxes

Make something beautiful. Enjoy woodturning a gorgeous bowl.

Sail Bags and Totes

Create your own bag or tote from sail cloth.

Locker Hooking with Susan Watson

Create a gorgeous hooked rug or seat pad.

Half Model Workshop

The Art of Wood series brings you a special class.

Museum Mania

Join other art enthusiasts for an overnight trip to five great museums.

Annual Meeting of the CAA Membership

Please join us for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Castine Arts Association.

The Art of Adventure - Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

Learn how to tie a fly. Use it to catch a fish!

Arts Week Painting Workshops

Watercolor, oil, and plein air workshops for the budding artist in you!

Children's Art Camp

Creative art workshop for kids ages 5 to 12.

Vive La France!

A concert of French music celebrating the arrival of the frigate, L'Hermione

Life Drawing Studio

A series of studio sessions in Life Drawing.

Youth Theater Camp

Summertime drama production with Georgia Zildjian

What's For Dinner?

A lecture series on the history of what we eat by Harry Kaiserian

Robert Noreika is coming to Castine

Class cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. We will try again next year!

Tray Basket Workshop

Back by popular demand - another basket making workshop with Gerry Estabrook.

A Fall Concert in Castine

Maeve Espy Feinberg, violin with Alan Feinberg, piano

Adirondack Chair Workshop

Build your own Adirondack Chair in an instructional workshop series.

Woodturning Workshop

Turn a bowl, a box, a pen, an ornament in this instructional workshop

Not Just Desserts Theater Night

Play a part in a fun hour of play reading and enjoy some delicious desserts.

Youth Film Club

Learn the basics of film making from a pro.

Youth Cooking Class

Kids get to cook something fabulous. Grades 5 and up.

"Not Just Desserts" Shakespeare on Love - Scene Readings and Dessert Pot Luck

Readings from five Shakespeare Plays, by you!

Watercolor Workshop

Improve your skills, or discover the joys of watercolor painting.

"Just for Fun" Winter Concert

Bring your valentine to this enjoyable concert featuring wonderful local talent!

Half Hull Model Workshop

Learn how to create your own half model of the Schooner Bowdoin.

Youth Theater Workshop

An opportunity for kids to develop their stage presence!

Cecilia Valentim - The Art of Being Cantante

Join us in a music, singing and movement workshop led by Cecilia Valentim.

Museum Mania 2 - Trip to Ogunquit

A field trip to galleries in Ogunquit!

Annual Meeting of the Castine Arts Association

Members and guests are invited to the 2016 Annual Meeting of CAA

Fly Fishing at Grant's Camps

Learn to tie a fly, and enjoy using it at Grant's Camps.

Seal Brother - A Castine Folk Tale

Enjoy an original play performed by The Castine Youth Theater Workshop

Fun Film Festival

Got a phone? Make a film!

Fibers Through Time

A luncheon followed by a fashion show of fibers and styles.

Found Poetry Challenge

Give your poetic creativity a spin, and have fun doing it, too!

Sterling Silver Jump Ring Bracelets Workshop

Learn to create lovely silver bracelets.

Life Drawing Studio Sessions

A series of human figure drawing sessions.

Introduction to Needle Felting

Learn the art of needle felting and create your own unique gifts.

English Paper Piecing Workshop

Charleen Wiseman will teach a quilting technique workshop.

Cold Comfort Theater's staged reading of Driving Miss Daisy

A one hour staged reading of Driving Miss Daisy

A Celtic, Folk, and World Music Concert by "Four Shillings Short"

The musical duo Four Shillings Short perform a unique musical concert.

Feinberg Concert

Violinist Maeve Espy Feinberg and pianist Alan Feinberg will perform together.

Knitting Classes / Adult & Child

Learn to knit together.

Needle Felting Workshop II

Learn how to create adorable 'pin-aments' with felt.

A Castine Christmas Celebration

Enjoy a varied musical evening to brighten the seasonal spirit.

New Shades of Blue Concert

A concert by Juliane Gardner and Christopher Poulin.

Just for Fun!

Enjoy local talent performing in a musical variety show.

Sip & Paint Night!, plus Tapas!

New Date. New Format. Enjoy an evening of painting and tapas.

The Craftology Sessions

Classes in fine craft with a new project each week.

Sound Artists

A unique concert experience

"Not Just Desserts!" - play reading and potluck dessert

Get into character at the Witherle Library for a fun evening of play reading.

Potluck and a Movie Night

Enjoy a potluck supper and the classic comedy "What's Up Doc".

Half Hull Model Workshop - Castine Class Sloop

Learn how to create your own half hull model of a Castine Class sloop.

Scott Cleveland, Pianist

A piano concert of wide ranging genres.

Castine's First Story Slam

Have a story to share? Join us!

Potluck and Movie Night - Dr. Strangelove

Come and enjoy this classic political satire, and have supper too!

Potluck and a Movie Night - "Enchanted April"

Would you like to get away to Italy? Come see this wonderful movie.

"Meet The String Family" with The Juniper Quartet

Discover the many voices of stringed instruments.

Celts in Castine

Make your Easter special with Celtic music and song from Ireland and Scotland

"Not Just Desserts" - A Night of Shakespeare Insults!

Shock and Awe! Spit out those Shakespeare insults!

Potluck and a Movie Night - "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Our seventh movie night! Come dine and see.

Moonlight Madness - Sip & Paint Nite II

Always wanted to try your hand at art? Our Sip & Paint Nite is just right.

Potluck and a Movie Night - "Moulin Rouge!"

Love and intrigue grip a cabaret in 1900s Paris.

Mike Rogers in Concert

Enjoy a one man show with music and poetry.

Potluck and a Movie Night - "Captains Courageous"

The classic film starring Spencer Tracy.

Sip and Paint Night - May Flowers

An evening for painters, non-painters, and curious art lovers alike.

Annual Meeting of the Castine Arts Association

Members and guests are invited to the annual CAA meeting

An Afternoon of (mostly) French Music

Noted musicians join together as a trio for this special concert.

Art Camp

This summer's children's art camp is called "Games Galore"

A Panoply of Castine Poets

Castine poets gather for a poetry reading.

"Island Boy" a Maine Myth

Youth Theater Camp with Georgia Zildjian

Life Drawing Studio Sessions

A series of figure drawing sessions.

Big Band Dance Night!

Enjoy and evening of dancing to the big band sound of Sentimental Journey

Fall Fashions at Five

A benefit event for Castine's Community Childhood Learning Place

George Stevens Academy Jazz Combo

The GSA Jazz Combo performance.

Boxwood Christmas Tree Centerpiece Workshop

Make your own Christmas centerpiece!

A Castine Christmas Celebration

A broad selection of holiday musical offerings.

Needle Felting Workshop Series with Lyn

Learn the joys of three dimensional felting.

Potluck and a Movie Night

Enjoy a fabulous pot luck supper and a great movie!

"Just for Fun" - a concert featuring local talent

Come and discover your friends' and neighbors' musical talents.

The Art of Wood Workshop Series: Paddles

Create your own canoe paddle, kayak paddle or paddle board paddle.

Fiddler Gus La Casse in Concert!

See and hear the amazing musical energy of Gus La Casse.

Not Just Desserts! - Second Annual Shakespeare Birthday Bash!

Enjoy the Bard's birthday with an evening of quips, insults, and curses.

Annual Meeting of the Castine Arts Association

Members and guests are invited to attend the CAA annual meeting.

Art Camp

Create yarn crafts, free form art and functional art in these sessions

Youth Summer Theater Camp

Our annual and popular youth theater camp returns!

Kneisel Hall Young Artists in Concert

Kneisel Hall Young Artists visit Castine for a special concert.

Life Drawing Studio Sessions

For those interested in the challenge of figure drawing.

Hungrytown, a Folk Duo

Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson create music to delight audiences worldwide.

The Novel Jazz Septet

Love jazz? Come hear a great jazz group!

Holiday Woodturning Workshop

Make a beautiful gift and learn woodturning too.

Potluck and a Movie Night

Enjoy delicious pot luck supper followed by a movie.

A German Christmas Horn Concert

A concert of 18th century horn music.

A Castine Christmas Celebration

The CAA presents the annual Christmas music concert.

Shaker Footstools Workshop

Create your own Shaker footstool in this special workshop

Sign Carving Workshop

Carve a sign you've always wanted.

Just for Fun - a concert featuring local talent!

Come sweep the winter chills away at our annual musical afternoon.

Not Just Desserts - Doolittle vs. Higgins

Play reading featuring love and conflict will keep you guessing.

Half-Hull Model Workshop

Learn how to create your own handsome half hull model..

Beginner Ballet Class

Basic ballet introduction with a local instructor.

Annual Meeting of the Castine Arts Association

Members and guests are invited to attend the CAA Annual Meeting

Wine Workshop with Bill Zildjian

Teach yourself about wine.

Paul Sullivan in Concert

Not to be missed! Pianist Paul Sullivan to perform at the Main St church.

Summer Art Camp

Four sessions of summer art camp.

Independent Art

Come paint, draw, sketch or doodle with us.

Watercolor Workshop

A special watercolor workshop for you.

Kneisel Hall Young Artists Concert

Kneisel Hall Young Artists will perform in Castine

Betsey Peters-Epstein's "Medieval Monks and Mid Century Dames"

Soprano Vocalist and back-up musicians

Bill Berlingoff with Guitar and Banjo

Enjoy a folk singer in the Pete Seeger tradition

Youth Theater Camp - The Odyssey of Homer adaptation

Our young students present a play based on the Odyssey of Homer

Four Shillings Short

Come hear some very special traditional and original music

Turkish and Greek Cuisine Workshop

Two hands-on classes in Turkish and Greek Cuisine.

Zentangle Workshop

It's fun. It's easy. It's free.

Fall Wreaths Workshop

Create colorful wreaths in autumn colors

A Few Seconds With Our Fathers

Songs and Stories of WWII

A Castine Christmas Celebration

Come enjoy music of the season!

Dovetailed Tool Caddy Workshop

Create a functional tool caddy with dovetail detail.

Scarf Embroidery

Brighten up a scarf!

"Just for Fun" - a winter music festival

Lots of music and song! Come and enjoy.

Bead Jewelry Classes

Create unique bead jewelry

Wire Sculpture Workshop

Learn a new art skill

All CAA Programs Suspended

During the declared pandemic, we have cancelled all public programs.

Castine Plein Air Festival


A Fall Concert on the Common

Enjoy an open air concert on Castine's Town Common

Creativebug - free online classes and tutorials in art and crafts

Release your inner creativity with Creativebug

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Enjoy the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2020/2021 for Free

Solstice Concert on the Common

Let's get together and enjoy some music!

Free Little Art Gallery - ribbon cutting

Join us for the ribbon cutting of our Free Little Art Gallery

The Art of Kedron Barrett

We invite you to visit the Witherle Memorial Library's site, Signatures.

The Things They Wrote - The Stories They Told

Castine celebrates its writers!

Youth Summer Theater Camp

Castine's Youth Summer Theater Camp returns!

The Art of Gregory Dunham

Witherle Library and CAA present "Signatures"

Caroling on the Common

Get together to sing favorite seasonal carols.

Art Meets Science - Knitted Coral Reef Workshop

Enjoy creating marine reef forms with knitted surfaces

The Art of Lisa Tyson Ennis

Introducing Castine artist Lisa Tyson Ennis

Valentine's Day Walk on the Warm Side - Fire Pits and Luminaria

Enjoy getting out and visiting warming fire pits and luminaria

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2022

Contact Witherle Library for access to fabulous films

Signatures: The Art of Basha D. A. Olson

Spring 2022 Witherle Library and CAA Signatures features Basha Olson

Ukraine Relief Fair at Emerson Hall

A fair to provide support for the Ukrainian people.

Flash! In the Pans Performance at the town dock

Get your summer started right with this amazing steel band.

CAA Annual Meeting

CAA members and guests are invited to the Annual Meeting of CAA.

Visual Arts Summer Workshops

We invite you to enjoy some unique workshops.

Baroque Orchestra of Maine - BOOM - Afternoon Concert

Perfect end to an August day.

Signatures artist profile: Temple Blackwood

The Witherle Memorial Library and CAA present the fall 2022 Signatures profile.

Potluck and a Movie Night

Enjoy a wonderful potluck supper followed by a movie

Holiday Tree Trail in Witherle Woods

Decorate a tree in Witherle Woods.

Wooden Ornament Workshop

Create elegant ornaments out of wood.

A Castine Christmas Celebration

Come enjoy some seasonal music and entertainment.

Art in the Afternoon

An art program for youth at Witherle Library

A Second Wire Sculpture Workshop

Learn to create a decorative piece from wire.

Bookmaking Workshop

Learn how to make unique notebooks by hand.