Spindleworks and Spinoff Studio are art-based day programs for adults with disabilities. Nationally-recognized Spindleworks is nestled in historic downtown Brunswick and the newer SpinOff Studio is located in Gardiner Maine. Both centers provide studio and gallery space for artists with disabilities to realize their creative dreams.
Artistic exploration, community engagement, personal growth and personal expression are fostered through workshops, visits from local artists, and an environment of constant learning. Artists are given responsibility and creative license, encouraged to make good choices and collaborate with one another. This engagement is focused on developing social and peer leadership skills, confidence and self esteem. Skill-building that supports independence in daily life is gained through participating in artistic pursuits available at both programs.
Spindleworks, established in 1978, currently supports 45 member artists. The facility includes a three-season pottery studio, sculpture studio, weaving rooms, darkroom, painting and drawing studios, as well as areas for sewing and textile arts. Artists have access to computers, still and video cameras, and are encouraged to express themselves using the written word as well visual means. Spinoff, established in 2012, currently supports over 25 member artists serving the greater Capitol region.
““HANDICAP, I HEARD ABOUT IT BUT I AIN’T GOT IT NOW”
– Rita Langlois”