TREMONT — Aubrey Merritt will be at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6-8:30 p.m. for “Archaeology of the Home: A Community Collaborative Still Life,” a drawing class for all skill levels, where participants will come together to explore, tell stories and create.
“Our homes are no doubt filled with objects that either speak to our heritage, captivate us with their mystery, or are simply curious, odd, or unusual,” a statement from the library said. “Whether you have a family heirloom, a beach-combing find, or something dug up out of your back field, participants will bring an item of interest to be arranged within a group composition, after which everyone in the class will draw an individual still life.”
Merritt grew up in Florida, collecting exotic insects, lizards, seashells and shark teeth, and learned to draw. She has backpacked across the country, attended art college in Oregon and eventually settled in Maine, where she raises her three children, Madeline, Otto and Marigold.
Participants will be using charcoal or graphite, and all materials will be provided. There will be instruction and individual guidance offered, and all skill levels are welcome.