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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Arts & Crafts

Urban Sketching Group


with Ruth Betz

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 24 weeks

Urban sketching is the act of drawing or painting on-location, 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, documenting your community and sharing your experience with like minded artists in your area. Join the Brunswick Area Sketchers in Brunswick/Topsham every other Tuesday to sketch and paint. No experience needed, no instruction will be offered. Rain or Shine. Registrants will receive an email with each week's time and location. *Group meets every other Tuesday. Guide: Ruth Betz

Introduction to Wood Carving


with Ken Wise

Calendar Next session starts Mar 29, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this introduction to carving wood with Ken Wise, you will learn to safely shape wood with hand tools to create projects such as tool handles, decorative spoons, folk art, and wildlife art. No experience needed, tools and materials provided.

Full Course

Pet Portraits in Acrylic


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 30, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for class, Email the teacher at least 5 high quality pictures of your pet, Dog cat rooster whatever you got to: ( your pet photo will be simply sketched onto a canvas, while you will take care of the painting. Use of fun colors and playfulness are a must in this class! Canvas and paints are supplied. Instructor: Shirley Anderson

Open Lab: Digital Projects


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 3, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 1, 2023

Join us for this "Open Lab: Digital Projects" class, a space to work on your digital projects large and small. Bring your graphic, video, web, animation, or any computer, tablet, or mobile-based projects to the lab and receive one on one assistance from our arts and computer guru, Andrew, to help you bring ideas to life and overcome any obstacles.

Intro to Digital Photography


with Dave Cleaveland

Calendar Next session starts Apr 4, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join instructor Dave Cleaveland and learn the in’s and out’s of digital photography. We will be focusing on DSLR camera functionality and settings, proper lighting, and correct tripod usage. There will be classroom instruction as well as field practice. During later class sessions, we will be learning about night photography and light painting techniques, which will include lessons on long exposures and external light sources. If you already have a DSLR camera, bring it to class! You may also bring any other type of digital camera you have to class. A camera is NOT required to participate in this class. *No class: 4/18

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Healing Through Art


with Maggie Morgan

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 5, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 6, 2023

Art is a beautiful form of expression and a universal method for healing. It forges a connection between the body and the mind to create something unique. Maggie Morgan's course will be guiding you through a couple simple projects of different mediums that are intended to help you understand how creating a piece of art helps heal no matter the materials used. I hope to help you develop a better understanding of how you translate your inner struggles into something meaningful.

Polymer Clay Creations: Spring Workshop


with Melissa Smith

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Spring Workshop: Come learn and explore, no experience required. This class will focus on surface texture using simple tools to make beautiful jewelry, charms and more. The best part is if you fall in love with the medium, all you need is an oven or toaster oven and you can make it at home! All materials provided. If you have your own needle nose pliers, bring them with you. Instructor: Melissa Smith

Your Name in Chinese Characters


with Jing Jing Haven

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 11, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jul 11, 2023

In this special workshop, learn to reconstruct your name (or any name) into Chinese characters using ink brush calligraphy. Jing Jing Haven will guide you through the process of creating unique symbols that represent the name you have chosen. You will leave with a framable (frame not included) work of art that can be used for celebration of life events, template for a tattoo, or a gift for any occasion.

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