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Stained Glass


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Beautiful objects are created in this class every semester by beginners. You can create a stained glass window or lampshade using the copper-foil technique. Learn acid etching and drilling. This is a fun and rewarding course. Students get a discount at Maine Art Glass for supplies. Instructor will discuss materials on the first class and direct students on what to purchase.

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Adorable Needlefelted Animals
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Adorable Needlefelted Animals


with Deb Arter

In two evenings, each participant will make one or more cozy soft small mammals or birds of their choice out of wool using the needle felting method. In the past, popular choices were bears, penguins and ducks! A material fee of $11 included in the cost covers the wool and armature materials. One felting needle is also included. Bring your glasses if you wear them for close vision. No experience required. Class size is limited. No discounts.

My First Cardigan


with Zoe Howell-Martin

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

"Ramona" is a wonderful pattern for the first-time sweater knitter with straightforward directions, flattering lines, subtle (optional) waist shaping, and thoughtful details. Knit a cardigan that will be a wardrobe staple for many years to come. You will learn top-down raglan construction, how to pick up and knit stitches for a button band, and blocking. Prerequisites: Knit, purl, long-tail cast on, bind off, knit in the round on DPNs or magic loop, guage swatching. Yarn, notions, and gauge needles need to be obtained before first class. Students need to find their guage needle before first class.

Spoon Carving, Level 2


with Ken Wise

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Up your spoon carving skills and build on what was learned in your previous spoon-carving class. This time around you’ll carve a deeper serving spoon, as well as practice additional refining and finishing. Prerequisites: Previous woodworking experience or Introduction to Spoon Carvivng. Material fee of $15 included.

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Watercolor Combo Class


with Linda Murray

Calendar Feb 27, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Are you a true beginner or have you painted in watercolor, but need help improving your skills? As a beginner, you will be introduced to painting individual elements of the landscape and then put those elements together. You will learn watercolor techniques, such as dry brushing, scraping and wet-into-wet applications. More advanced students will be challenged with a new exercise each week that includes a step-by-step handout. Classes begin with a helpful critique and demonstration of a new technique. Class workbooks required for all beginners are available for purchase at MAE office, or on the first day of class, for approximately $25.

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Watermedia Directed Study


with Linda Murray

Calendar Feb 28, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

This class is for students who have worked in either watercolor or acrylics and would like direction or help with a subject or technique. This class is not for beginners. Students will work on their own projects in either medium. Each class will begin with an open critique discussion about issues each artist is having with their work. There will be an emphasis on composition, color theory and other design considerations. In addition, there will be demonstrations of various watercolor and acrylic techniques such as Decalcomania and blending using acrylic paints. Students are responsible for their own materials. 

Weave it & Wear It!


with Susan Perrine

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Weaving is one of the oldest surviving practices in the world, with a history rooted in the Neolithic period. In one session you can experience this ancient craft for yourself and weave either a hat band or belt on a rigid heddle loom. Your loom will be pre-warped when you arrive so you can begin to weave with your choice of colorful yarns, creating a very singular item for your personal use. Material fee of $12 is included. No discounts.

Paint Portland Headlight


with Art Night Out

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Portland Head Light is one of the most photographed lighthouses, with good reason–it’s such a stunning vista. Even if you’ve never tried painting before, we show you the steps to paint this iconic landmark. Express your creativity in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshop includes all materials to make one 11-by-14-inch painting. No discounts.

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