Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Our Classes

Innovative Watercolor


with Deena Ball

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Expand your views of watercolor and your knowledge of different techniques and materials to create truly innovative personal watercolor paintings. Students will take a look at each aspect of painting and explore alternate techniques and materials. The first week will be spent discussing and experimenting with mark making. Who says you need to use a brush? How about printing with watercolor paint? The second week will explore surfaces and textures… Do watercolors always have to be on cotton rag paper? The third week will involve innovative color and ways of mixing color, pours, bleeds, spraying, and eyedroppers. Students will learn to exploit the special properties of each material. This is a class for intermediate and advanced watercolorists. Students have to bring their usual watercolor supplies. They should be using professional tube watercolors, good quality brushes and surfaces. There is a materials fee of $25, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Class runs for three sessions: 3/7, 3/14, 3/28. No Class: 3/21. Bring your own lunch/snacks.

Painting on the iPad


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Aug 8, 2024

It’s like iPad Bob Ross! Come paint with us, digitally. Learn to use your iPad and Apple Pencil to create stunning works of art on this new medium. Paint along with your digital artist instructor Andrew Edwards and learn the fundamentals of building up a composition, be it a stunning landscape or intimate portrait or still life. Learn how to use the powerful software tool Procreate to and how to leverage these tools to paint in watercolor, charcoal, oil paints, you name it, digitally on your own iPad. Students should bring their own iPad and Stylus and be ready to get creative! All levels welcome, your instructor will walk you through step by step. If you are new to the art of drawing or a seasoned artist looking to transfer their skills to a digital medium, you will be right at home.

test one
Online Registration Unavailable

test one


with Jose Rodriguez

Calendar Next session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

test one

Create with Canva


with Catherine Scanlon

Calendar Next session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Unlock your creative potential in 'Create with Canva,' an engaging class focused on crafting digital assets with the user-friendly on-line software, Canva. From eye-catching social media graphics to polished presentations, discover the versatility of using a free or paid Canva account. In this class you will learn how to maneuver around the program, upload and place your own graphics and images, adjust your settings and explore advanced features. You will gain hands-on experience by creating a variety of assets each week to elevate your digital presence. Join us for an inspiring journey into visual communication in this modern world.

*No Class: 3/28.

Full Course

Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms of New England


with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Jun 13, 2024

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of edible and medicinal mushrooms, identification, tools and equipment for harvesting, as well as books, materials, and other resources. David has collected edible mushrooms for 50 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association.

Intro to Animation


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Come join us for four exciting weeks of Animation! Bring your imagination to life with traditional frame by frame animation alongside cutting edge digital animation software. Learn from professional new media artist and educator Andrew Elijah Edwards and create your own custom animation project from start to finish while playing with the artform. Discover and explore the fundamental concepts behind professional animation techniques and explore the medium of moving image in this 4-week long adventure!! Analogue and digital animation techniques will be explored in this exciting new class.

Fiction in a Flash


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

All stories have a beginning, an end, and a twist! But can you tell them in less than 1,000 words? In this writing workshop with Laurie Notch, learn to write flash fiction. Develop characters, plot, and the proverbial twist in short order in all genres. So, come on, all you creative writers… take up the challenge and the fun!

Four Ways to Cook in a Wok


with Chris Toy

Calendar Next session starts Mar 11, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Wok is the most versatile pan in the world. Join Chris Toy, author of the award winning The Complete Wok Cookbook and learn all about its 3000 year old history. We'll roast, steam, boil, and stir-fry a complete meal. Signed cookbooks will be available. Those in the know don't eat dinner first and bring take home containers! $10 materials fee included.

Full Course

Forgot password?
Staff Log In