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Session I - Painting with Acrylics for Beginners

$100

with Pat Casey, MA, MFA

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Acrylics are a great medium for beginners. Pat will provide videos that focus on various aspects of painting including color-mixing, composition, and a variety of acrylic mediums, tools, and techniques. Access several videos each week at your convenience to learn about topics like color-mixing, using contrast, and creating interesting still life and landscape compositions. Then join our online group workshops so we can discuss the video topics, answer questions, and share your work for critique. (Sharing is optional, of course.) All skill levels welcome! Class meets on Zoom.

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.

Continuing Drawing, B/W and Colored Pencil, PM Class

$130

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Join esteemed instructor Kathy Boldt as you further develop your drawing skills, working in black and white and color media. Learning the perception of color relationships demands a depth of experience in seeing tones and you will soon find yourself becoming more and more skilled in thumbnails. You will develop your knowledge of color theory and advance the building of your fine color perception. Materials discussed at first class - approximately $40-$45. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex.  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. 

Full Course

Drawing: Learning to See

$130

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Using material from Betty Edwards, Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain Workbook, the definitive 2nd Edition, students will learn five basic perceiving skills. The process is demanding, engaging and deeply satisfying as you integrate these skills and expand your awareness. Materials approximately $40-$45, will be discussed at the first class. 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.

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.

Full Course

Session I - Intermediate Painting with Acrylics

$100

with Pat Casey, MA, MFA

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Acrylics are a great medium for both beginners and experienced artists. Pat will provide videos which focus on various aspects of painting including color-mixing, composition, and a variety of mediums, tools, and techniques. Access several videos each week at your convenience to review topics like color-mixing, using contrast, and creating interesting still life and landscape compositions. We’ll also expand your understanding of using texture, painting big, and mixed media art. Then join our online group workshops so we can discuss the video topics, answer questions, and share your work for critique. (Sharing work is optional, of course.) Class meets on Zoom.

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.

Chair Seat Weaving
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Chair Seat Weaving

$58

with Susan Reidy

Calendar Feb 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this informational class, you will be introduced to various styles of seat weaving, with a focus on weaving a basic cane seat. A hands-on weaving practice session on a small frame will take place at the first class. This will be followed by supply information and three Zoom classes to assist and answer questions as you weave your seat. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair they plan to work on to the informational first session to have it evaluated. To register, please call Mid-Coast School of Technology - Adult Education at 207-596-7752 or register on the Mid-Coast School of Technology Website: https://midcoastadulted.maineadulted.org/course/chair-seat-weaving/

No discounts.

Session I Portrait Drawing & Painting

$100

with Matt Tanzi

Calendar Feb 13, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

The human head has been the subject of choice for artists for generations. Experience how the art of portraiture has evolved throughout history and use this online studio class to learn to create your own lifelike (or abstract) portraits. Class meets on Google Meets.

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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Part I Weaving Basics

$120

with Sharon Gilslider

Calendar Feb 17, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Weaving without a loom? Join experienced weaver and crafter, Sharon, to find out how. She will teach you about different looms and how they work, fibers and materials used, and how colors & textures are used to create designs. You will choose your project, "dress your loom," and get working. By the end of the class, you will produce one or several items and know-how to take care of the handwoven gem! You do not need to own a loom to take this course. A $20 fiber kit is included in the price for the class and will be mailed to you in advance. The class takes place on Zoom.

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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Faux Paper Mache’ Animals

$110

with Heather Monsen

Calendar Mar 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have leftover cardboard boxes from the holidays? Want to engage in a fun activity to ward off the winter blues? Join Heather to create some faux taxidermy animals! Using newspaper, cardboard, paper mache, and paint, you can create the cutest collection of critters. These are great for decorating a nursery or kid's room and do not cost a lot to make. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone to access this class.





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