2018-19 Lecture Series: Michelle Creisher
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

2018-19 Lecture Series: Michelle Creisher

Note: Event date has changed from the 21st to the 28th

Join us for the next event in our lecture series about the history of underwater archaeology. Michelle Creisher will discuss benchmark excavations, what scholars have learned from them, as well as some current projects including the excavation she is currently working on as part of her doctoral research.

Michelle Creisher is a second year PhD candidate at the University of Haifa whose research focuses on the ceramic cargo of the Ma‘agan Mikhael B shipwreck from the Early Islamic period. She graduated with an M.A. from the department of Maritime Civilization at the University of Haifa in 2017, and an M.A. in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies from Brandeis University in 2015. She has had the honor of participating in a number of underwater excavations, including the Roman shipwreck at Caesarea and the Akko Tower Wreck from the 19th century. She is originally from the town of Shapleigh in Maine, where she was raised with all six of her siblings, one of whom now teaches at the Apprenticeshop and another who is a current apprentice there. Apparently, an interest in ships, boats and the sea runs in the family.

This lecture is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.

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2018-19 Lecture Series: Mark Epler
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

2018-19 Lecture Series: Mark Epler

One steel hull Tall Ship. 30 creatives. 14 days in Svalbard. 6 Polar Bears. Mark, a Rhode Island resident and 2017 MFA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, recently found himself on a floating artist residency - The Arctic Circle - in the Svalbard archipelago alongside 29 other visual artists, writers, educators and art activists. They recorded sound and song of the glaciers, attempted to capture the mythical essence of Arctic waters and the land of the midnight sun through poetry and paint, and tried lugging heavy, old photographic equipment to make film images. Mark will be sharing many facets of not just an unusual expedition premise, but also how he and some of his peers are attempting to translate their experience, hoping to bring a bit of the Arctic home.

Despite growing up in the landlocked city of Indianapolis, Mark has managed to find his way to coastal Rhode Island where he resides with his wife and young son. Mark’s interests and pursuits in art, design, craft and architecture have led him to a wide spectrum of experiences and roles that span from residential construction sites to art galleries. Mark recently completed his Masters in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently works for O&G Studio, a furniture design studio and manufacturer in Warren, RI.

This lecture is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.

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Bronze Casting Workshop
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Bronze Casting Workshop

Master metalsmith Doug Borkman of RISD returns to The Apprenticeshop for his popular bronze casting workshop. This weekend program teaches the basics of bronze casting through making oarlocks and belay pins. Click here for more information or to register.

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2018-19 Lecture Series: Frank Blair
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

2018-19 Lecture Series: Frank Blair

In 2005, Frank Blair built a 63-foot wooden schooner in Nova Scotia and, with an all-volunteer crew, set off on her two-year maiden voyage around the world. Come hear him talk about his experience and read excerpts from the book he wrote about it. 

This lecture is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.

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Cider Pressing, Wet Sock Regatta, and Shop Work Day
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Cider Pressing, Wet Sock Regatta, and Shop Work Day

In the morning, we’ll be pressing cider while cleaning up the yard and making improvements to some of the Shop facilities. In the afternoon, participants will face off in our annual Wet Sock Regatta, a treasure hunt-like seamanship challenge in which friends and alumni of the Shop compete against apprentices and staff. Costumes are strongly encouraged. And make sure to bring a whole bunch of apples!

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Metal Brazing Workshop with Erica Moody
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Metal Brazing Workshop with Erica Moody

In this hands-­on workshop, each student will make his or her own brass pocket bevel, a handy tool for building and restoring boats. Students will learn skills for fabricating structurally strong, useful, and beautiful small metal objects, such as tools and hardware, without having full metal shop access. Click here for more information or to register.

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Kickoff of Our 2018-19 Lecture Series with Speaker Carl Lindquist
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Kickoff of Our 2018-19 Lecture Series with Speaker Carl Lindquist

The summer is over and we're starting our Wednesday night lecture series back up. Come hear Carl Lindquist talk about his 7-week adventure sailing on a traditional Dutch Bark from Cape Horn to the Cape of Good Hope.

Carl W. Lindquist, M.D. is a retired ophthalmologist who moors his ”non-tall ship” at the Apprenticeshop. What began as small boat sailing in childhood evolved into tall ship challenges in his retirement years. He has crewed on square rigged ships for multiple ocean crossings. As John Masefield wrote:  ”….all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by…”

This lecture is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.

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Fall High School Sailing
Aug
28
3:30 PM15:30

Fall High School Sailing

Fall high school sailing - open to any local student in 8th - 12th grade. Minimal sailing experience required. Dry suggested but wet suit are suitable for fall (not for spring). Practice is on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 atthe Apprenticeshop. We host 3 area teams, CamdenHigh School Club (fall sailing is a club at CHRHS), Islesboro Central and Rockland Community - which is for anyone whose school does not have a sailing team.

 

Join us for the 8 week season that starts August 28 - October 18 2018. $310/season. Financial Aid is available.

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Chris Battaglia Presentation
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Battaglia Presentation

Chris Battaglia spent six weeks paddling and documenting the Lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico in a 30 foot voyageur canoe. The expedition celebrated the completion of the Rivergator, a paddler’s guide to the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the continental United States. Join the 1,152 mile journey through stories, photographs, and video clips from the documentary currently in production, as we question our notion of wilderness, and create greater access to the awe-inspiring landscape found between the levees of the mighty Mississippi River.

Chris Battaglia is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice explores relationships with social and environmental impact, especially focusing on people and place. A California native, Chris recently moved to the Midcoast for its quality of living, while currently editing a documentary feature film. He is planning to build a voyageur canoe to engage deeply with Maine through its history, craft tradition, coastline, and interior waterways.

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Maine Boat and Home Show
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Maine Boat and Home Show

Now in its sixteenth year, the annual August Maine Boat and Home Show features boats in the water, boats on land, marine gear vendors, fine furniture and home wares, arts, architecture, live music, and delicious food. Admission is $15 for adults for the entire weekend (under 12 get in free). Come visit us at our booth, graciously sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors magazine. We'll be there all weekend!

For more information, call 800-565-4951 or visit http://maineboats.com/boatshow.

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2018 Lecture Series - Hodding Carter and Rob Stevens
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Lecture Series - Hodding Carter and Rob Stevens

This past fall, a band of Maine-based adventurers decided to retrace Benedict Arnold's 1775 campaign to take Quebec City from the British in a 400-pound, traditionally built bateau. On June 20th, at 6pm, two members of the expedition, Hodding Carter and Rob Stevens, will be giving a talk here at the Apprenticeshop.

This lecture is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 to help fund future events at the Apprenticeshop.

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Provisions for Buoyancy with Katie Kehoe
Jun
7
to Jun 10

Provisions for Buoyancy with Katie Kehoe

Steel House Projects is pleased to present Katie Kehoe’s Provisions for Buoyancy, a four day program of events. Her work explores the projected impacts of climate change and the adaptive reuse of materials.

Thursday June 7th, 12pm: Mid-Day lecture and Artist talk at the Island Institute. Located at 386 Main Street.

Friday June 8th: Evening solo performance action in Rockland. Itinerant walk along sites along the waterfront.

Saturday June 9th, 1-4pm: Performance as Social Practice workshop co-presented at The Apprenticeshop. The workshop is free. Attendees take part in exercises that explore and experiment with various materials and creative prompts to generate material for socially engaged art projects. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably! 

Saturday June 9th, 5:30-7pm: Artist Talk and reception Steel House Projects. Located at 639 Main Street.

Sunday June 10th, 11:30am-1pm: Afternoon Group Performance Action with Alexis Iammarino. The public and workshop participants are invited to gather in court yard at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Located at 21 Winter Street.

For further information, please inquire with ALEXIS IAMMARINO / MAEVE O’REGAN at GALLERY@ROCKLANDSTEELHOUSE.COM.

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