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Acid Etched Glass

$38

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.

Acrylics, Beginning

$130

with Deb Arter

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Acrylic painting may be just the tool you need to enjoy a color-filled life and it's easier to learn than you may think! Through a series of guided lessons and demonstrations, each student will learn how to mix colors, arrange pleasing compositions, use color theory and understand technical aspects of acrylic paint on various surfaces. Don’t worry about prior skills – we will nurture everyone in a supportive environment. Materials list is available HERE

Acrylics, Intermediate & Advanced

$130

with Deb Arter

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 1:15 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is designed for students who wish to further refine their painting technique using acrylic paints. Don’t procrastinate about getting work done at home any longer. Instruction in still life, landscape, and portraiture will be made available in a supportive environment. Attention will be paid to individual student goals. Continued emphasis on observation and color mixing will enable participants to achieve mastery in this vibrant medium. Some prior experience is advised for enrollment in this course. Materials list is available HERE. Optional supplies available from instructor for nominal fee.

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Beginner's Quilting

$100

with Susan Fides

Calendar Oct 7, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Spend Sunday afternoons learning how to quilt in the long-established traditions of gathering to learn, sew, and share. You will learn the entire process of making a 40'"X 40" lap quilt: working in class and at home you will complete a 40”x40” lap quilt . If you prefer handwork, you will have the opportunity to learn how to hand-piece and hand-quilt. Click HERE for materials list.

Botanical Drawing Scaling Up

$60

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 board....at 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

$60

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.

Botanical Drawing: Branching Out
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Botanical Drawing: Branching Out

$105

with Lili Bates

Calendar Aug 24, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week
Develop your drawing skills while rendering the craggy, peeling, and gnarled texture of bark and branches. Using graphite and / or colored pencils, explore the color variations and composition of the simple branch. Birds nests and abandoned wasp nests are also good subjects. Choose one or more from your findings. Drawing experience necessary. Materials: graphite pencils 2H & HB, battery operated pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, 11 x 14 Strathmore drawing paper best or medium surface, canson tracing paper, drawing board at least 18" square, masking tape, 6" or 12" clear plastic ruler, magnifying glass....desirable, but not necessary. No discounts. The Mix in Brunswick carries these supplies. Shop early. Bring lunch and snacks.

Botanical Drawing: Fruit & Vegetables, Inside Out

$105

with Lili Bates

Calendar Oct 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

Explore the form, texture, and color of various fruits and vegetables. By also inspecting the interior structure, a better understanding of nature's architecture will intrigue and inspire. Peppers, oranges, squash, etc. make for interesting subjects, so choose one or more before coming to class. Drawing experience necessary. Bring lunch & snacks. Materials to bring: graphite pencils 2H & HB, battery operated pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, 11 x 14 Strathmore drawing paper best or medium surface, canson tracing paper, drawing board at least 18" square, masking tape, 6" or 12" clear plastic ruler, 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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