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Acid Etched Wine Glasses
with Penny Hartwell
Want to create a unique holiday gift for someone speical, maybe for yourself? Come learn how to create beutiful acid-etched wine glasses. Penny will provide many designs to choose from to create your personalized wine glasses. Great class for the novice craftsman! Bring four wine glasses to acid-etch. Fee for additional materials of $8 included in price of course. No discounts.
with Deb Arter
Acrylic painting may be just the tool you need to enjoy a color-filled life, and it's easier to learn than you may think! Through a series of guided lessons and demonstrations, each student will learn how to mix colors, arrange pleasing compositions, use color theory and understand technical aspects of acrylic paint on various surfaces. Don’t worry about prior skills – we will nurture everyone in a supportive environment. Materials list is available on merrymeeting.org .
Acrylics, Intermediate & Advanced
with Deb Arter
This class is designed for students who wish to further refine their painting technique using acrylic paints. Don’t procrastinate about getting work done at home any longer. Instruction in still life, landscape, and portraiture will be made available in a supportive environment. Attention will be paid to individual student goals. Continued emphasis on observation and color mixing will enable participants to achieve mastery in this vibrant medium. Some prior experience is advised for enrollment in this course. Materials list is available on merrymeeting.org. Optional supplies available from instructor for nominal fee.
with Mandy Russell
Learn a whimsical lettering style perfect for art journaling, card making, mixed media art, and more. Become confident in your down-strokes and you can letter up anything! Students will learn one basic whimsical font and practice with several different art mediums as well as learn to add serifs, curls, and ball terminals to certain letters as well. Bring to class a short quote or phrase. There is a $5 materials fee made payable to the instructor at the start of class. FMI visit www.mandyrussell.com. No discounts.
Botanical Drawing - Weeds
with Lilian Bates
Our gardens are blooming and flowers are filling our senses with spectacular color and aroma. What lies beneath and between our well cared for blooms? WEEDS! We spray, we pull, and still they persist. There is a quiet dignity to the lonely weed. Dig them up, put them in a pot, and bring the pot to a very interesting class. As always, each student will receive individual attention. Please bring drawing paper, tracing paper, 2H and HB graphite pencils, kneaded eraser, sharpener, colored pencils, clear plastic ruler, masking tape, drawing board, foamcore or masonite work best. Please bring snacks and lunch. Experience required. No discounts. Instructor: Lili Bates Thursday, August 10, 9:30 - 3:00 pm Location: Adult Ed. Center $30 / $35 NR
Botanical Drawing, Colored Pencils on Black Paper, Fruits and Berries
with Lili Bates
Working with Prismacolor colored pencils, achieve a rich glow using multiple layers of pigments that will achieve an intriguing luminosity. Colors you think you know, can change their appearance on black paper. Control these changes and sequence your colors to capture fruits and berries in all their forms and vibrant hues. Bring your own fruits /berries. Drawing experience necessary. Materials: Prismacolor colored pencils, white pastel pencil, tracing paper, drawing paper, drawing board, kneaded eraser, 2H, HB graphite pencils, pencil sharpener, artist tape. Bring your own fruits and/ or berries. Instructor will furnish black paper. Bring lunch and snacks. No Discounts.
Botanical Drawing, Market Flowers in Color
with Lilian Bates
Enjoy this two day workshop using graphite and / or colored pencil techniques to capture the beautiful colors and details of flowers from our local markets. Some flowers will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own subjects, either from the market, or one’s own garden. As always, each student will receive individual attention. Please bring drawing paper, tracing paper, 2h, HB graphite pencils, kneaded eraser, sharpener, colored pencils, clear plastic ruler, masking tape, drawing board , foamcore, masonite is best. Please bring snacks & lunch. Experience required. No discounts. Instructor: Lili Bates Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9, 9:30 - 3:00 pm Location: Adult Ed. Center $60 / $65 NR
Botanical Drawing, Refined Graphite Rendering
with Lili Bates
Though pencil drawings are generally considered to be "studies" for more complete renderings, graphite can also be used to produce finished illustrations for personal use or publication. Using a graduated series of pencils, as well as tortillons (special blenders) and erasers, learn how to minimize the "evidence of the medium" to achieve results with a wide variety of values and crisp details. Some subjects will be provided but students should bring their own nuts, branches, sea shells, leaves etc. Drawing experience necessary. Materials: tracing paper, Strathmore drawing paper bristol vellum surface, or hot press watercolor paper, drawing board, kneaded eraser, wide range of graphite pencils H's and B's, pencil sharpener, artist tape. Bring lunch and snacks. No Discounts.