Boats + Objects 3 D Sculpture Workshop

with Artist Shannon Weber

Rockland, Maine

September 5-10, 2017

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Our Muse:  Shannon Weber

Shannon travels to Maine from Oregon, to share her unique weaving talents using cold connections, stitching, and hand gathered flotsam and jetsam, complete with their own waterborne mythologies from the local coastal shores. She’ll lead you on a sandy barefoot adventure of collecting then creating one-of-a-kind sculptural Boats and Objects, combining papers, items of nature, coastal debris with wax details, and so much more.

Shannon has been a public and privately collected studio artist and educator for more than 30 years. Her work has been recognized, exhibited, and awarded due to her unusual choice of materials, and her surface layering techniques of the mixed media coastal sculptures she designs. Shannon and her work have also been featured in books and publications worldwide including Fiber Art Now Magazine, Surface Design Journal, Hand/Eye Magazine, ZoneOne Magazine, and e/A Encaustic Arts Magazine. She has graciously instructed many students at fine Art and Craft schools including Arrowmont, Mendocino Art Center, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and The Ranch Center among others.

What To Expect:

Inspiration! Adventure! Magic! Our creative studio day will begin by taking a look around, maybe picking up a wonderful beach stone, appreciate the travels of a piece of driftwood, fly away with a feather, listen to a story a seashell may whisper, or doodle a map of our travels. I’ll then lead you into weaving and stitching the framework for the hull of our boats after which we’ll skin the outside with layers of handmade paper and wax. Then we get to consider cargo! Maybe a feather for a sail or piece of stitched cloth, a bound beach stone as an anchor, a small vessel that holds shells or beach glass, or maybe a small glass bottle with a message! The creativity is yours to explore!  


When you think of New England, you think of cozy inns and B&Bs – of historic homes and classic Victorians, of bustling Main Streets and sleepy downtowns.

At Arts & Cultural Travel, we are all about fulfilling (and then exceeding) expectations. For our Rockland sojourn, we’re ticking the boxes that matter to you: Choose from a downtown hotel, where boutique charm and a perfect location take center stage; or, opt for a quintessential Maine inn, housed in an old Victorian where tree-lined streets, wraparound porches and beautiful gardens comprise the scenery. Wherever you stay, you’re minutes to the hustle and bustle of downtown Rockland, a Midcoast town built for art, for sailing, for cuisine, and for culture. You’ll live and breathe inspiration, every moment, whether you turn the corner to reveal a coastal view or step into one of the town’s famed museums.

Best of all, we’re just a hop, skip and a jump – walking distance, to be precise! – to our downtown studio, housed in the hip-but-legit Art Loft.


Voted one of the “Coolest Small Towns in the US” by Budget Travel, a “Top Adventure Town in Maine” by National Geographic Travel, and one of the “Top 9 Small Foodie Towns” in Maine by DailyMeal.com, Rockland is both decidedly cool and decidedly delicious.

This seaside village manages a chill-but-vibrant vibe – and does so wonderfully. Sure, Rockland is the picture of oceanfront peace: crashing waves and calling gulls are the soundtrack to life here, and the town is as quaint as any New England postcard. And yet, Rockland is also a hub for arts and culture, for music and food, for big art and annual festivals.  Take a stroll through this coastal village, and enjoy spectacular views of outlying islands and rocky coast, a gentle bay and – if you’re lucky – breeching whales! (Whale-watching season usually ranges from June through early October.) Rockland’s famed Tall Ships – the town is home to the most Windjammers in the United States – cruise these waters, adding visual interest to the horizon.

Look inland, and the downtown district bustles with historic buildings and a few centuries of early American tales. And then, there are the street cafés and art galleries – a perfect picture of New England Americana, guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings. Look a bit deeper, and you’ll also find the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the Wyeth Center, which houses an impressive collection from the Wyeth family.

Undoubtedly, Rockland is a hub for adventure, for inspiration, and for art. Coastal Maine awaits!

Cozied up to Maine’s scenic coast,

A quintessential New England town

Offers an extraordinary artistic experience.


This town,

Home to great ships

And even greater artists,

To incredible cuisine

And extraordinary scenery…


This town,

A haven for artists.


With New England at your back,

The Atlantic at your feet,

And mixed media at your fingertips,

We bring you this master class with Shannon Weber.


Explore, experience, enjoy.

Delight in the adventure of Rockland.


Live the adventure of 3-D fiber sculpture.

Group Size| 12 Participants

Experience| This workshop is open to all levels, from spanking-new beginners to professionals looking to build on skills.

Includes| 5 Nights’ Accommodations in Rockland, including Hotel Taxes; Day Sailing Adventure; Beach-Combing Excursions; Complimentary Sketchbook; Creative Sessions; Welcome + Farewell Festivities

Travel Information| Arrival & Departure Airport: Knox County Regional Airport (RKD) | Travel Time: Airport to Downtown Rockland, 10 minutes. **Please note we will notify you by email when it’s time to book your flights.   

Arriving Early or Departing Later| We would be happy to assist you with hotels and transfers                                                        

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  * The above tour details are an example of what to expect; the specifics may change slightly, to allow for better scheduling, the inclusion of special events, visiting artists & studio visits or life’s unknowns.

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