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Driftwood Mobiles and Stabiles
with Chris Toy
Ever wondered how mobiles are balanced to dance with the slightest breeze? Join Chris Toy, beachcomber, upcycler, and maker to learn the secret. We'll share an evening of crafting with driftwood, shells, wire, and other found objects. You can even use your own jewelry and keepsakes! Chris will have supplies but if you have wire hangers, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, and a drill with small bits bring them. $15 materials fee included.
Make and Take Fabric Pumpkin
with Elyce Reavely
Love setting a Fall table with pumpkins? Looking for a quick DIY project or gift? Come make a hand-sewn pumpkin to keep or gift this Fall season! Make it simple or add leaves, ribbons, or berries. Skill level- Beginner/Intermediate. Materials needed: 1 Fat Quarter or 1/3 yards cotton fabric, thread & needle, ribbon or other embellishment as desired. A Materials fee of $5, due evening of class (polyfiber fill).
Paint Night: The Atlantic Puffin
with Shirley Anderson
Paint Night w/ Shirley! Come join us and paint this short and stocky seabird that lives on Maine's rocky seacoast. With a mostly black and white body this bird is fairly easy to paint. A blending technique will be used to capture its stocky physique. Canvas and paints are supplied.
Darning and Mending
with Zack Rouda
Hand sewing, darning, and mending are age-old, keystone human skills. Patches can be made to be beautiful as well as functional. Needles and thread can always be made from naturally-harvested organic material, while sewing comprehension with industrial supplies remains invaluable in the modern world. Learn the vital art of sewing and mending. We'll study cross-hatch hole-mending, then employ a few simple stitches to create a functional cloth pouch. Bring your holy garments!
Paint! (with a Palette Knife) Night
with Jennifer Linskey
Painters often use a palette knife to mix their paints. We’ll use one to mix our paints AND make our painting. It’s a night of putting paint to canvas. However, you will make the composition, and you will mix the paint. (Instruction and help will be given, but each painting will be your composition, and your synthesis of ideas; your creation!) After determining our compositions, we’ll cast aside our paintbrushes and focus on making a painting with a palette knife. You’ll learn, and utilize the painting principle of thinner paint to thicker paint. We’ll also talk a little color theory, so that you gain confidence mixing complex colors. We’ll work with a simple still life set up——YOU CAN do it! from start to finish. Scratching into the paint, using sand, employing impasto—all fair game in this night of art!
with William Flood
In this class, you will learn how to throw plates (dinner wear set), (lidded vessels) casseroles, and, if time permits teapots. This class is for individuals who have completed at least beginning & intermediate ceramics and/or have experience throwing. $55 for materials and studio fee, payable to William Flood, instructor, must be paid on the first night of class. *No Class 10/9
Open Studio Ceramics (Tuesday Sessions)
with Heather O'Neil
Are you comfortable with your clay abilities and just looking for a place to work and improve your skills? Join us in the Morse High School Ceramics Studio and start making all those things you have been dreaming up! This is not an instructor lead class, but the instructor will be on site working in case you need something. $55 for materials and studio fee, payable to instructor, must be paid on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is $55 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables they use during class. Additionally, if you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding!
with Heather O'Neil
Ever wanted to take some time for yourself and play with clay? Learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing in this 6 week class. This class is geared toward the beginner. The first 10 people to sign up have priority on the wheel. Please let admins know if you prefer to hand build or wheel throw so we can keep an accurate account. Glazing will also be covered so that you can leave with finished pieces. $55 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is $55 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables they use during class. Additionally, if you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding!