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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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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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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Silver Brazing Workshop with Erica Moody
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Silver 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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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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Bronze Casting Workshop
Oct
19
to Oct 20

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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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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High School Sailing Team Race
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

High School Sailing Team Race

This will be a team race which involves not only skill but significant strategy. Our high school sailors will race 420s with 3 boats per team competing in matches with one other 3 boat team at a time. We will use 15 boats which allows 5 teams or ‘ colors’ for approximately 45-50 sailors and alternates. We will run as many races as time and weather allow.

FIND COMPLETE NOR HERE

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2018 Lecture Series - Evening with John England
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Lecture Series - Evening with John England

John England, who has worked in the boatbuilding industry for over 40 years, will share his experiences restoring the Elizabeth II, a replica of the barque used for Walter Raleigh's expedition to North Carolina in 1584. 

This lecture is free and open to the public, however a suggested donation of $10 would happily be accepted at the door in support of future lectures and workshops.

 

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Spring High School Sailing
Apr
3
3:30 PM15:30

Spring High School Sailing

High School sailing is open to all area sailors in 6th - 12th grade. The season is 8 weeks. Practice is twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30- 6:30 at the Apprenticeshop. Some sailing experience is required for spring sailing.

We host 3 teams:

Rockland Community Sailing (open to anyone who doesn't have a sailing team).

Camden Hill Regional High School 

Lincolnville Central School

 

 

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2018 Lecture Series kicks off with Douglas Brooks
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Lecture Series kicks off with Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks, boatbuilder, writer, and researcher, will be speaking about his personal experiences while apprenticing with some of the last Japanese boatbuilders, learning the art of their traditional craft. His latest publication, Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, will be available for purchase following the lecture. Tickets are $10 per person available at the door, through the website workshop page, or contact the office at 207-594-1800 / info@apprenticeshop.org.

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