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Acid Etched Glass


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Want to create a unique holiday gift for someone special, for yourself or both? Here’s your opportunity learn how to create beautiful designs on glass using an acid etching technique. Penny will provide many designs to choose from to create your personalized items. Great class for the novice craftsman! Bring four pieces of glass to etch – perfect for wine glasses or beer mugs. Fee for additional materials of $8 included in price of course. No discounts.

Botanical Drawing Scaling Up


with Lili Bates

Calendar Dec 15, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Tiny flowers and fruits have fascinating architecture. In order to be rendered properly, the subject must be enlarged. Using a magnifying glass, students will examine every minute detail of a subject. Learn to measure and scale up the botanical specimen of your choice for final art work. Drawing experience necessary. Bring lunch & snacks. Materials to bring: 2H, and HB pencils, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, magnifying glass, pencil sharpener...battery operated is best. 6" or 12" clear plastic ruler, drawing least 18" square, masking tape, tracing paper, 11 x 14 Strathmore drawing paper, best or medium surface. Botanical subject of your choice. The Mix in Brunswick carries these supplies. Shop early. Bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

Botanical Drawing White on White


with Lili Bates

Calendar Nov 17, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Have you been avoiding drawing white flowers on white paper? Garlic, White onions, white mushrooms, white anything! This class will teach you the basics of white on white in living color. Whether you choose simple graphite or colored pencils, the principle is the same. Correct form and subtle tones will enable you to achieve a realistic drawing of whatever white subject you choose to bring to class. Drawing experience necessary. Bring lunch & snacks. Materials to bring: 11 x 14" Strathmore Drawing paper, Best or medium surface, Canson tracing paper, #2H and HB pencils, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, drawing board, at least 18" square, colored pencils, 6" or 12" clear plastic ruler, masking tape, magnifying glass...desirable, but not necessary. The Mix in Brunswick carries these supplies. Shop early. Bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

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Canoe Paddle Making


with Ken Wise

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

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.

Full Course

Clay, Beyond the Wheel


with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Nov 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you avoided creating with clay because you don't have access to a potter's wheel? This class will take you beyond the wheel to create beautiful hand built pieces. Each week will focus on a different hand building technique: pinch, coil and slab. You will also learn various surface designs methods to enhance your work. This class will give you a good foundation to start creating with clay off the wheel! Glazing and firing schedule will be discussed during class. Materials (clay and glaze) and firing fee of $20 included in the price of the course.

Full Course

Darling Needlefelted Animals


with Deb Arter

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this two-evening class each participant will make one or more cozy soft small mammal or bird of their choice out of wool and use the needle felting method to create the features of their new friend. In the past popular choices were bears, penguins and ducks. A material fee of $11 included in the cost covers the all wool and armature materials. One felting needle is also included. No experience required! You may create the treasured gift that makes someone's holiday special. Class size is limited. Debra holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years. She has worked on her needle felting projects even while in an airplane! She guarantees that the night will fly by! Bring your glasses if you wear them for close vision. No discounts.   Photo by Instructor Deb Arter; Felted owl by student Annie Parker.

Felted Mistletoe


with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Dec 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hang this in a doorway this holiday season and wait to see what happens! Mistletoe is relevant to several cultures and has been part of an old fashion Christmas for years when those caught under it are expected to kiss. It is getting harder to find real mistletoe and this class will give you the opportunity to make a felted mistletoe ball to hang in your home and add to your holiday cheer. Price of the course includes a $7 material fee.

Luminous Light Drawing


with Nancy Marstaller

Calendar Nov 14, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participants will create luminous silhouette drawings using black paper and colored pencils. Trace your hand and/or bring an image with which you’d like to work. No drawing experience needed; all levels welcome. You'll be amazed at what you can do. All materials supplied. Materials fee of $6 included in the price of the course. No discounts.

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