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Watercolor Combo

$100

with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 24, 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. Materials list can be found at www.merrymeeting.org. Class workbooks required for all beginners are available for purchase at MAE office, or on the first day of class, for approximately $25. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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Water Media Directed Study

$100

with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 25, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Have you 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. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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Creating a New World with Abstract Art
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Creating a New World with Abstract Art

$75

with Matt Tanzi

Have you ever dreamed of making art that goes beyond the lighthouse or bowl of fruit? Unleash the power of your imagination! Let's take the idea of reality and transform it into new and compelling ways… resulting in the creation of unique abstract art. Materials are open for participants to choose. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Artists' Open Studio with Matt
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Artists' Open Studio with Matt

$150

with Matt Tanzi

Missing the social gatherings that came with the art studio? Come on in! In this group we will come together as artists in an open studio format. Everybody is welcome, from beginners to professionals. Will you bring your favorite set of paints? Or perhaps a new medium you’d like to learn? Maybe you even have some artwork you’d like critiqued? It’s all fair game! Let’s see what we can teach each other (safely from home, of course!) This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Landscapes, Seascapes, & Nature Photography

$35

with Leah Haraden

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Photo taken by photography student Robert Mooney. This two-week beginner-intermediate creative photography class will focus on the essential tools and techniques for capturing the four season beauty of the Maine outdoors with your digital camera. This class will cover the selection of subjects, locations, composition, lighting, and some of the tools and equipment that will help you produce better quality images. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or WebEx. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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Natural Soy Wax Candle Making For Beginners
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Natural Soy Wax Candle Making For Beginners

$50

with Trisha Morey

Merrymeeting is sorry to report that this class is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

Soy wax candles are the new rave. Learn a new trade skill. Start a business or a new hobby. If you have a basic knowledge of candle making, join us anyway to learn a few tips, tricks, and secrets of the trade for getting a superior cold and hot throw with natural soy. Your competitors will want to know your secret. Your family members will want to know how to do it too and you will LOVE the way your craft space smells after class! A materials list can be found on the Merrymeeting Adult Education website. Watch and follow the video before the first class. Video and materials list will be made available to students upon registration. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Digital Photography I.

$50

with Leah Haraden

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Photo by digital photograpy student Robert Mooney.  Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or you are an aspiring pro or semi-pro photographer, this crash course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to take your work to a new level. You will become progressively more confident handling your camera and choosing settings that will help you produce the quality of images you have always desired. Included will be a combination of very lively lectures, demos, handouts, slide shows, videos, and hands-on practice. Students are encouraged to study and practice on their own with the optional homework assignments. All students should have a digital camera that has manual exposure mode with a fully-charged battery, at least one lens, a tripod and an extra memory card. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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Portraiture
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Portraiture

$75

with Trisha Morey

Merrymeeting is sorry to report that this class is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

The focus here will be on not just how to draw a portrait, but how to look at the body’s canon of proportions and how others have used different methods of measurement in order to create a realistic portrait. This is a Fine Arts class that includes both short lectures and long studio work. Any level of artist is welcome, however the class is designed to be beginner friendly. If you are looking for a more advanced class, watch for a listing in the upcoming winter-spring semester, but you are still very likely to learn something and are more than welcome to join us. The practice never hurts! Watch video #1 and try it before first class. Available October 21. No class on Nov 25. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.





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