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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Arts & Crafts

Pierced Paper Lampshades


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Cutting lampshade is a very old New England art, originally done on tin and copper in the early 1900’s. You’ll make a pierced paper lampshade and learn how to cut an arc; cut, pierce and watercolor a design; then assemble your lampshade. Finish your unique creation with grosgrain ribbon and velvet. The Instructor will have plenty of designs to choose from. Art supply list will be provided.

Canoe Paddle Carving


with Ken Wise

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 1, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this hands-on workshop you will create a beautiful and useful canoe paddle using hand tools. We will explore traditional designs and local woods. All tools and materials will be provided. Some woodcarving experience is suggested. *THANKSGIVING WEEK NOTICE: No Class on 11/22

Open Studio Ceramics (Thursday Sessions)


with Heather O'Neil

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jan 11, 2024

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!

Quilt As You Go Runner


with Elyce Reavely

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 4, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Create an easy, pretty quilt-as-you-go runner. Materials list to be provided before the first class. Students must bring a machine. Skill Level: Intermediate. A materials fee of $5 (interface), due day of class.

Card-Making 101


with Stephanie Fenderson

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Welcome to a fun-filled winter/holiday theme card-making class. We will be creating several A2 (5½” x 4¼”) size cards throughout our three weeks of meeting. Beginner and intermediate skill levels will be utilized in this class. Mixed media is also used throughout each and every class. Bring an old apron if you are concerned about possibly getting any ink, glue etc on your clothing. If you are curious and/or gifted in a ‘creative using your hands kind of way,’ this should be a neat class to explore. Please arrive a few minutes early so as to not disrupt a prompt start to class and instruction. All materials needed will be provided by the instructor. A $10 materials fee is expected at first class. No checks please.

Paint Night: Beautiful Hydrangeas


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! Come join us and paint beautiful Hydrangeas. Your choice of color, choose from blue, soft pinks or white. Layering and shading are a few of the techniques used to achieve the lovely papery look of this flower. Canvas and paints are supplied.

Printmaking! Cards for the Holidays


with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 18, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

An afternoon of printmaking. Send out handmade cards to kick off the season! Bring cards, envelopes, and any paper you’d like to try printing on. Print cards, gift tags, even wrapping paper! I’ll provide the inks and instruction. I’ll have templates for a monoprint gingerbread person you can try, a poinsettia collagraph, and an abstract tree to get you started. I will also have some simple shapes and textures which will allow you to pursue your own ideas and creativity.

Silver Jewelry Making


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
1 additional session on Nov 27, 2023

Working with Silver Clay is an exciting process where the inexperienced can explore their artistic abilities and create unique one of a kind items. Come join this exciting class where beginners can easily learn to create earrings, pendants, charms, beads, bracelets, and rings. Experience a new creative adventure and learn how easy and fun it is to make beautiful items from Precious Metal Clay (PMC) or Art Clay Silver (ACS). Materials fee of $80 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

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