Art workshop for 3-D paper sculpture underway at Museum L-A

The first day of a 3-D paper sculpture art workshop, led by artist Karen Brooks, standing near the post, was hosted at Museum L-A and made possible by a grant from Aroha Philanthropies. The
museum will be hosting another workshop in spring 2020. LA Museum courtesy photo

 LEWISTON — An eight-week 3-D paper sculpture art workshop led by artist Karen Brooks opened at Museum L-A to 12 participants in late August and will continue through October. The workshop will culminate in a celebration and exhibit of the 3-D paper sculpture art created by the participants. Admission to the celebration will be free and open to the public.

“These workshops are wildly popular,” said Denise Scammon, museum program coordinator. “We had space for 12 participants and a long wait list. Artist Karen Brooks is well known and her work is admired by many.”

This free workshop was made possible through a grant program called Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums.

“It’s exciting for me to see people delighted with creating paper art,” said Brooks. “The museum is a great space for this workshop because of the resources available here. The museum exhibits will be
inspiring for the participants.”

This initiative is funded by Aroha Philanthropies and was designed to support the development and expansion of successful creative aging programs. The goal is to inspire and enable older adults to learn, make, and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex, and socially engaging. Museum L-A will host another SVA free senior art program in spring 2020.

Museum L-A is located in the Bates Mill Complex at 35 Canal Street in Lewiston, Maine. Entrance to the museum parking lot is on Chestnut St.

Other programs for September 2019 include:

Sept. 9
Design a Shoe Contest, create 2-D shoe designs using templates found at and email up to two designs to Museum L-A. Contest ends Oct. 10. Prizes for winners. Professional shoe designers select winners. Part of Museum L-A's shoe industry outreach program. FMI
207-333-3881 or

Friday, Sept. 20
"The Shoe Must Go On": A Shoe Fashion Show, 6:30pm, fundraiser for Museum L-A, RSVP, buy tickets at $35 advance/$40 at door.

Hours of operation are from Tuesday through Friday  -10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  For more information, please call 207-333-3881.