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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Arts & Crafts

Foggy Forest

$35

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Aug 17, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class you will learn how to capture the beautiful effects of fog in a wooded forest.  In this class you can choose to carpet your forest floor with your choice of several different plants, Lily of the valleys, Snow drops, Mushrooms, Lady Slippers are just a few. Materials provided.

Sea Glass and Broken Pottery

$35

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Aug 24, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Various colors  of tumbled glass and pottery will enable you to create that beautiful seaside art that you'll enjoy or give as a gift.  Driftwood seashells and picture frames are just a few of the extras that make this class so popular. Materials provided.

Ceramics: Handbuilding Techniques

$125

with Melissa Bardsley

Calendar Aug 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you wanted to gain a new skill and be able to give heartfelt homemade gifts? Come join Melissa Bardsley for a 6 week class of hand building at Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham. This class is intended for beginners, who will start with pinch pots and progress to 3D slab work where students will create plates, mugs, and lidded containers and then progress into students' individual projects. Surface texture and design will also be covered and explored allowing for students to explore combining techniques. Take advantage of this opportunity to add creativity into your schedule and take time for yourself. A $55 materials fee, payable to the instructor will be paid on the first night of the class.

Perfect for beginner to intermediate students, all levels welcome and encouraged. 

Ceramics: HandbuildingTechniques

$125

with Melissa Bardsley

Calendar Aug 31, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you wanted to gain a new skill and be able to give heartfelt homemade gifts? Come join Melissa Bardsley for a 6 week class of hand building at Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham. This class is intended for beginners, who will start with pinch pots and progress to 3D slab work where students will create plates, mugs, and lidded containers and then progress into students' individual projects. Surface texture and design will also be covered and explored allowing for students to explore combining techniques. Take advantage of this opportunity to add creativity into your schedule and take time for yourself. A $55 materials fee, payable to the instructor will be paid on the first night of the class.

Perfect for beginner to intermediate students, all levels welcome and encouraged. 

Card-Making 101: Autumn Session

$60

with Stephanie Fenderson

Calendar Sep 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Welcome to our first autumn greeting card-making class, beginner to intermediate level. Fall happens to be a favorite season for many, including myself. The several cards we will be creating will reflect the autumn palette. We will be using mixed media. A materials fee of $10 must be paid to the instructor on the first night of class, cash only please. The fee will include all supplies and materials needed for the greeting card-making process. Please arrive a few minutes early, to not disrupt class in session as instruction requires attentiveness. Hope to see you all soon, let's have some fun!

Macrame Basics

$40

with Sarah McDarby

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the basics to create beautiful works of art ranging from plant hangers to wall hangings. In this class we'll learn beginner knots as well as some common terminology associated with the art of macrame.

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Introduction to Ink Brush Calligraphy

$95

with Jing Jing Luo Haven

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this unique class, we will explore a variety of authentic Chinese calligraphy fundamentals and styles through hands-on and weekly practice experience, discussion and reflection. Class is open to all levels of interest and experience, and could be particularly beneficial for Chinese language learners, graphic designers, and artists who want to forge a stronger connection between typography on a screen and handwritten characters on paper. The class also covers the rich contents of Chinese ancient and contemporary cultures.

Urban Sketching Group

Free

with Leslie Beattie

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Urban sketching is the act of drawing or painting on-location drawing in your community where the focus is on the location and not the supplies you are using. The intention is to capture a moment in time, document your community and share your experiences with like minded artists in your area. Join the Brunswick Area group at The Mix on Maine Street in Brunswick every 3 weeks to sketch each month. No experience needed, no instruction will be offered. Rain or Shine. Group meets on Thursdays on the following days: 9/8, 9/29, 10/20, 11/10 and 12/1.

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