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Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Arts & Crafts

Image Transfer Workshop


with Catherine Scanlon

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 30, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Catherine to create a unique and beautiful image transfer panel, the perfect gift for a favorite person -- or yourself. In this class we will collage a background using a variety of vintage and patterned papers to create an interesting background for the design. Once the background has been finished, an image will be chosen to transfer to a wood panel. After a short snack break to let our transfer dry, we'll finish up and we add color using a variety of mixed mediums. The panel will be sealed with beeswax to protect it. All materials included in the $25 materials fee.

Holiday Creations with Polymer Clay


with Melissa Smith

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 30, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Create holiday gifts using polymer clay that are unique and homemade! 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.

Printmaking Studio for Astronauts


with Ed Higgins

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 4, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

By popular demand! This class will explore both traditional and experimental printmaking techniques. You don’t need fancy presses and expensive gear to make beautiful block or intaglio prints. This class will test your ingenuity and prove that necessity is the mother of invention. You’ll be encouraged to be your own astronaut, develop your own style, and explore the world of printmaking where no artist has gone before! ***NO CLASSES: 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19.

Abstract Studio: Experiments in Dimensionality


with Ed Higgins

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 4, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

With so much contemporary abstract art leaning toward installation and holistic experience, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about expanding our horizons beyond drawing and painting. How about building assemblages that emerge from the picture plane? Or blurring the bounds of architecture, painting and sculpture in our work? In this class we’ll encourage finding completely new ways to express ourselves, new surfaces to adorn, new combinations of media to explore. Time to take chances! As always, we’ll spotlight pioneers of abstract art at the end of each class. ***NO CLASSES: 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19.

Spirit House Assemblage


with Catherine Scanlon

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 4, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

This fun assemblage class is a creative spin to help you manifest goodness and set an intention for your year ahead. During our time together, I will show you how to construct a spirit house constructed using cold connections, collage, distressing and other sculpture techniques that are easy and fun. Kit includes base shape, collage and distressing materials as well as fun vintage items to choose from. Each Spirit House will be a unique creation - no two will be the same. Workshop is 2 Days: 12/4 + 12/5. There is a $25 materials fee, payable to the instructor at first class.

Book Binding for Intermediates


with Joelle Webber

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Join us for this intermediate class in craft book binding. This 3-week class will cover various techniques and materials including Decorative Paste Papers, Japanese Books, and Long Stitch Books. Each class will focus on a different topic. Materials & Tools provided.

Oil Painting Studio: Impressionistic Light


with Ed Higgins

Calendar Next session starts Dec 6, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

The impressionists turned the art world upside down by looking at color, light, and brushstrokes in new and exciting ways. In this class we’ll explore some of the ways impressionists used color relationships to create the feeling of light at various times of day. We’ll explore color vibration, chromatic atmospheric effects, and the way our eyes blend juxtaposed colors at a distance. At the end of each session, we’ll examine various masterworks of impressionism with an eye to how we can deploy some of their techniques in our own work. ***NO CLASS: 12/27.

Full Course

Intermediate Watercolor Studio: Tactical Color Relationships


with Ed Higgins

Calendar Next session starts Dec 6, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Getting color into your colors is an important aspect of watercolor that can take your work to the next level. This intermediate class is mostly for continuing students, but new students with some watercolor experience are welcome too. We’ll combine color theory and mixing strategies with practical tips and techniques for improving luminosity and dramatic lighting effects. ***NO CLASS: 12/27.

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