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Faux Paper Mache’ Animals
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Faux Paper Mache’ Animals

$60

with Heather Monsen

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.

Basic Printmaking at Home

$65

with Jaime Wing

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Have you ever wanted to try relief printmaking but didn't know where to start? With this basic online livestream course, use soft linoleum to start making your own greeting cards, patches, T-shirts, and more! The class will meet on Zoom. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date. No discounts.

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

Session II - Painting with Acrylics for Beginners
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Session II - Painting with Acrylics for Beginners

$100
Calendar Mar 23, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Acrylics are a great medium for beginners. Video demonstrations will be provided 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.

Session II - Intermediate Painting with Acrylics

$100
Calendar Mar 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Acrylics are a great medium for both beginners and experienced artists. Videos that focus on various aspects of painting, including color mixing, composition, and a variety of mediums, tools, and techniques will be provided. 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 to 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 before its start date.

Session II Portrait Drawing & Painting

$100

with Matt Tanzi

Calendar Mar 27, 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.

Creative Embroidery On Paper

$35

with Jaime Wing

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

Looking for a new creative outlet? Drawing and fiber arts combine in this fun and experimental medium. If you sew, you probably have all the materials on hand! Maine artist Jaime Wing began using thread to create text and images on his prints and handmade paper - and he would like to share his process with you, step-by-step. This class will meet 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. No discounts.

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Part II Weaving Basics

$80

with Sharon Gilsleider

Calendar Apr 14, 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.

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. 

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