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Acadian Arts Spring Retreat at Grey Havens Inn: Set Your CreativE SPIRIT FREE
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Acadian Arts Spring Retreat at Grey Havens Inn: Set Your CreativE SPIRIT FREE

$395

with Kat Logan

Calendar May 23, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Set Your CreativE SPIRIT FREE with Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, artist, and teacher Kat Logan. Drawing on the power of art to find your magic within!! Creativity is the magic of making something happen and letting something happen. In our time together, we will explore our true creative nature by opening to your intuition, your storehouse of knowing to express your talent. "Talent" coming from the Greek word, "Talentum", a Grecian weight, a sum of Gold). Come and find your GOLD! We will work on a variety of materials, all which are provided, and keep a process journal to begin a daily practice that you can take home with you! All levels of ability are welcome! For more information about this workshop you are welcome to call Kat Logan at her home number 207-226-7446 and visit her website at www.katlogan.com.

Acadian Arts Spring Retreat at Grey Havens Inn: Watercolor Painting

$395

with Mary_ Laury_

Calendar May 23, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Watercolor Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. Instructor Mary Laury has been recognized for her work by the Maine Arts Commission. Workshop participants will do landscapes and seascapes in this 4 session course. If you have never painted in watercolors we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together! We'll begin with a demo and lesson. Weather permitting, we will go outside for plein air painting. This Inn has a breathtaking view, visible from the lawn, porch, and parlor. Later in the week we'll finish up with show and tell. We will do studies of sky, water, and rocks, culminating in a finished painting (or two) of a seascape. Materials will be provided, but bring what you have. Mary will contact each participant with a list of optional supplies. For more about Mary visit her website https://www.marylaury.com/

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Pet Portraits in Acrylic

$55

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar May 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for class, Email the teacher at least 5 high quality pictures of your pet, Dog cat rooster whatever you got to: (Shirl.art5050@gmail.com) your pet photo will be simply sketched onto a canvas, while you will take care of the painting. Use of fun colors and playfulness are a must in this class! Canvas and paints are supplied.

Pet Portraits in Acrylic

$55

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Jun 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for class, Email the teacher at least 5 high quality pictures of your pet, Dog cat rooster whatever you got to: (Shirl.art5050@gmail.com) your pet photo will be simply sketched onto a canvas, while you will take care of the painting. Use of fun colors and playfulness are a must in this class! Canvas and paints are supplied.

Color-Shifting Workshop & An Introduction to Indigo Dyeing

$75

with Alexandra Arellano

Calendar Jun 4, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Join Alexandra Carmona-Arellano for a natural dyeing workshop that will dive into the magical realm of color-shifting, while also getting acquainted with a fresh leaf Indigo dyeing process. This workshop will be an introduction into the expansive, and enchanting world of natural dyeing.  Whether you are a seasoned dyer, a novice or true-beginner; this workshop is welcome to all, while also being beginner-friendly.  An array of shifting modalities will be explored, to experience the various color ranges that are possible to achieve, with desired material(s)/fiber(s).  The workshop will also cover needed safety and protection in the dye lab, materials needed, how to set-up a proper dye area and different dye matter. Students are encouraged to bring something of their own to dye in this workshop, as reusing is encouraged wherever and whenever possible.  Whatever one chooses to dye, must be 100% of natural origin (i.e. wool, bamboo, cotton, silk, hemp, etc.) - as synthetics will not absorb the color from natural dyes.  The workshop will cover how to prepare, mordant and fix the color to the fibers, as well as taking a look at safety, tools and instruments that are necessary in order to facilitate safe and successful explorations within the world of natural dyeing. In this workshop will set out to explore the different colors that can be achieved through different pH shifts using various mediums.  Students will decide which color variance they would like to explore with their material/fiber. We will also cover needed safety and protection in the dye lab, materials needed, how to set-up a proper dye area and different dye matter. If participants do not possess or have access to dyeable material/fiber, Alexandra will have a small array of fiber and materials that can be dyed.  This option is available for an additional $25 that can be paid upon class meeting to her. Those in attendance will also be gifted with a bit of lagniappe to commemorate this gathering.

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Pet Portraits in Acrylic

$55

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Jun 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for class, Email the teacher at least 5 high quality pictures of your pet, Dog cat rooster whatever you got to: (Shirl.art5050@gmail.com) your pet photo will be simply sketched onto a canvas, while you will take care of the painting. Use of fun colors and playfulness are a must in this class! Canvas and paints are supplied.

Oil Painting for Everyone: Landscapes En Plein Air

$135

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Jun 14, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

A summer session continuing last session’s oil painting class, though all levels are welcome. Weather permitting, we’ll be concentrating on landscape painting outdoors with oil paints. We will paint in and around the summer campus environs, and depending on student interest, we may meet at remote locations for a change of scenery. The paintings will tend to be small and portable. You’ll learn to stay loose, mix colors on the fly, and “chase the light” capturing essential information rapidly. We’ll aim for one painting per class. If you want to paint effectively in the field, this is the course for you! Materials list available.

Abstract Painting Studio: Working Large

$145

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Jun 15, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

In this class each artist will be working on one large abstract painting. It can be one single stretched canvas, or made up of a series of canvases hung together as one piece. The course will take you from planning your original concept, through preparatory sketches and drawings. Then you will stretch either a single large canvas (or canvases), and begin painting in your medium of choice. You will sustain the painting for the remaining duration of the 10 week course. The size of your piece is up to you. But fair warning: part of the challenge of the class is figuring out how big to work, and how to work big when you have a limited budget, studio space, materials, and equipment. We’ll strategize about ways to execute, hang, store, and transport larger paintings, too. It is possible to work large… if we put our heads together and work smart! Materials list available.





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