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Acrylics, Beginning

$150

with Deb Arter

Calendar Jan 10, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 9 weeks

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 . No class on Jan 24 or Feb 14.

Acrylics, Intermediate & Advanced

$150

with Deb Arter

Calendar Jan 10, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 9 weeks

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. No class on Jan 24 or Feb 14.

Botanical drawing Creating a study sheet

$105

with Lili Bates

Calendar Apr 6, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

A leaf here, a petal there, flower front, back view, side view. So much to study before the final painting! Learn to see and create botanical details as you create a pleasing study sheet, balancing graphite line and toned drawings with added color notes-- all essential steps toward an accurate botanical painting. Drawing experience necessary. Please bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

Botanical Drawing Spring Blossoms

$60

with Lili Bates

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Each spring our area trees blossom in abundance, from simple oaks and maples, to dogwood, crabapple, and magnolias. This class will focus on developing your skill at creating depth and texture. Composition will come into play, as your drawings become more finished. Individual attention to each student will be provided to guide you to a completed painting. Drawing experience necessary. Please bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

Botanical Drawing, Open Studio

$60

with Lili Bates

Calendar Feb 10, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

The winter months are a challenge in the Northeast. We work at our craft in our cozy homes, and wait for spring. February is the perfect time to meet up with our fellow botanical artists to share an ongoing project, or start a new one. Come for a day of drawing, critique, and some "one on one" from the instructor. Please bring graphite or colored pencils, and subject of your choice. Drawing experience necessary. Please bring lunch and snacks.

Botanical Drawing: Silver Point

$60

with Lili Bates

Calendar Mar 10, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

The intricate beauty of flowers and plant life really shines in silverpoint. The metal drawing develops a soft patina over time. Using a silver wire held in a stylus, master an organic approach to drawing. A light touch is required to achieve the delicate balance. Adding subtle touches of color to the finished drawing is an added bonus. Materials fee of $8 included in the cost of the course for metal and 5 x 7 substrate, which will be provided by the instructor. Drawing experience necessary. Please bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

Canoe Paddlemaking

$85

with Ken Wise

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

DATE CHANGE FROM CATALOG - NEW DATE 2/28/18

In this 3-week hands-on workshop you will create a beautiful and useful canoe paddle using hand tools. We will explore traditional designs and local woods. All tools and materials will be provided. $30 material fee is included in the price. Spooncarving (offered in this catalog) or some woodworking experience suggested.

Ceramics/Pottery Exploration!

$165

with Zachary Fields

Calendar Jan 11, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Have you always wanted to experience the feel of clay in your hands? Here’s your chance! You will learn the fundamentals of clay and have fun exploring functional and sculptural ceramics using wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Coursework is dependent on the class’s collective creative desires and will be tailored to best suit individual needs. Open to all: no experience required, but certainly welcomed. This ten-week course includes your $30 materials and studio fee. The fee includes 50 LBS of clay. If a student desires more clay there is an additional fee.  Limited Enrollment, register early! 





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