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Punch Needle

$50

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Apr 20, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a modern, fun piece of wall art for your home using the traditional craft of punch needle rug hooking! Learn the basics and tools of punch needle, as well as tips and tricks, ideas on how to finish your piece, and the confidence to start new ones on your own. $20 materials fee included in the cost of the course. Students will pick up the materials kit at the Merrymeeting Topsham office before class.   The class takes place on Zoom.  Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class before its start date. No discounts.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate. 

Full Course

Color Theory AM Session

$95

with Catherine Scanlon

Calendar Apr 27, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

While working on small drawings/thumbnails, we will use the Josie Lewis book on Color Mixing to practice, and therefore deepen experience of color relationships. These are playful and very informative patterns of simple mixing, and suggest the use of watercolor. (Note from the instructor: "I am not a watercolorist, and have long experience in color theory). Colored pencils can also be used. Both media take time. There will be a series of videos/demos to deepen your understanding of the lessons. These are password-protected, available to registrants. The class will meet on Webex for lessons and critiques of your work. No class on May 25.

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.

Will run

Advanced Drawing: Learning to See

$95

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Apr 28, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This class is for those who've completed Drawing: Learning to See and for those who've been away from drawing and want to warm up. We will be reviewing the five seeing skills and simply taking them a bit further. Primarily a drawing active class with moderate review of skills, and practicing the more challenging skills. There will be a series of videos/demos to deepen your understanding of the lessons. These are password-protected, available to registrants. The class will meet on Webex for lessons and critiques of your work. No class May 26.  Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate. 

Part II Weaving Basics

$80

with Sharon Gilsleider

Calendar May 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

While color plays a big part of the design—(yes we explore that in-depth), we will move beyond “plain weave” into several techniques of manipulating the threads to create textures, lacey patterns, and wonderful edges.  We will be perfecting your weaving skills by cleaning up the edges, adjusting proper tension, and making clean thread joins. We’ll finish by cutting up your weaving & sewing it back together to form a pillow, zippered bag, or another item. The prerequisite for this class is Weaving Basics, Part I. You must own or have access to a rigid heddle or a floor loom for this class. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Digital Photography I - Introduction to Lighting

$35

with Leah Haraden

Calendar May 17, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn or fine-tune your lighting skills with Leah such as various types of lighting sources commonly used in photography. We will start off with natural sunlight and continuous light and work our way to on-camera and off-camera flash with examples and comparisons of each. By the end of this short introductory class, you will learn to see light better and use it to best suit the composition of your scene or subject. Class meets on Zoom. No discounts.

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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