HALLOWELL — The Harlow Gallery will host a series of free community art-related events and workshops through June and plans to continue the series throughout 2017.

A variety of activities are set for 2-4 p.m. the second Sunday of every month from at the gallery, 160 Water St.

The events are free and open to the public. Some materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well.

All ages are welcome, children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

• Wire Sculpture, lead by Don and Eileen Kerr, is set Feb. 12.

The Kerrs offer a workshop using simple tools and wire for those 10 and older. At the completion of the session each participant can bring home a wire figure — which they will have made, and could be mounted on a base. Please note: Because of the nature of materials and tools, the workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Don and Eileen are practicing artists with many years of experience working with children and adults. Explore some basic methods of working in this versatile material.

The wire provided is thin gauge plastic coated wire which is easily worked with fingers and only a few tools will be needed, also provided. If you have some beads and such things as electrical components to share, bring them along and discover how they can be incorporated into your pieces.

• Collage, lead by Robin Brooks, is set for March 12.

“Drawing with Torn-Paper Shapes” comes right out of the Silberstein-Storfer Jones book titled “Doing Art Together: Discovering the Joys of Appreciating and Creating Art as Taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s famous parent-child workshop.”

• Pinhole Photography, lead by Johanna Moore, is set for April 9.

​In celebration of ​ Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day ​on​ April 30, participants can learn about the rudiments of pinhole photography and to build your own camera so you can jump-start your adventures in analog photography.

• Extraordinary Embroidery, lead by Maggie Muth, is set for May 21.

Muth is the founder and director of Stitch HIVE in Portland, an itinerant open maker space. Join Muth and play with needle and thread, using cloth and unconventional materials. Learn how to make embroidery in unexpected ways. No experience necessary.

• Watercolor, Lead by Kay Morris, is set for June 11.

Through demonstrations and hands on experience, this event will touch on basics for both drawing and watercolor. To become familiar with watercolor and how it reacts on paper, participants will focus on doing a simple still life.

For more information, call the gallery at 622-3813 or visit harlowgallery.org.

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