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Arts & Crafts

Draw, Draw with Paint, Paint!

$165

with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 22, 2024

In this class we will start out drawing in black and white with graphite and/ or charcoal. We’ll look at measuring, size relationships, and object placement. Then we’ll segue to drawing with a brush and draw en grisaille whereby we use: just black, white, and gray paint. This will allow us to think about and get a firm grasp of value (our lights to darks). During the last weeks of class we’ll explore limited color palettes, but get maximum mileage out of the colors we are using, as we’ll continue to see color in terms of value. You'll come away having honed drawing skills, begun training your eye to see subtle shifts in light to dark, and gained color mixing knowledge. Join us as we draw, both traditionally and with a brush, and gradually move toward incorporating color. *No Class: 4/20, 5/18, 6/8.

Beginner Ceramics

$125

with Heather O'Neil

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on May 21, 2024

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. $65 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: 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! *No Class: 4/16.

Open Studio Ceramics (Tuesday Sessions)

$115

with Heather O'Neil

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on May 21, 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. $65 for materials and studio fee, payable to instructor, must be paid on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: 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! *No Class: 4/16.

Open Studio Ceramics (Thursday Sessions)

$115

with Heather O'Neil

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
3 additional sessions through May 23, 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. $65 for materials and studio fee, payable to instructor, must be paid on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: 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! *No Class: 4/18.

Braiding Circles

$25

with Veronica Perez

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Braiding circles is a community gathering workshop focused on braiding a three-strand braid from synthetic hair while conversing about fractured identity, experiences, and belonging. For artist Veronica Perez, it started as a way to create more braids for their larger sculptures but turned into a place for honest and open conversation. The circles came about through the need to create a space for open community conversation and the need to work toward the goal of communal healing through storytelling and braiding. Join us for this special event! All materials included.

Intro to Narrative Arts: Level 3

$125

with Vance Bessey

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This 12 week course continues where Narrative Arts 2 left off - working with the drawing techniques used to create your own: Comic Book or Graphic Novel Series, Single Panel Gag Cartoons, Comic Strips, 3D Animation, Children’s Books, Storyboards for Movies or Video Game Design. This Class is open only to students that have already completed both Narrative Arts 1&2, OR students with enough artistic ability to work at this level. Consultation by phone with Instructor Vance Bessey will be necessary before signing up for students who haven’t yet had Level 1 & 2 training. Contact me through Merrymeeting Adult Education. Taught by Vance Bessey, a graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Comic Book Illustration and local Illustrator, Cartoonist, Novelist and Art Teacher. ***NO CLASS: 4/15, 5/27.

Watercolor Using Decalcomania

$120

with Linda Murray

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 2, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Decalcomania is a technique that was first used by the surrealists to make fine art images.This technique is fun and playful, allowing the student to work spontaneously. It can be used to create trees, landscapes, flowers, abstract images or even portraitures using watercolor and plastic wrap. Decalcomania provides wonderful texture which we will learn to develop further once it's dry. For the beginner, it is advised to use a tree or stump as your subject; one with interesting bark, moss and gnarly roots is a good choice. For this class we are only concerned with the bottom portion of the tree. We will not be painting foliage. Bring your reference photos in if you want to paint a tree or landscape. There will be a demo of creating a tree and landscape during the first class. Class is 6 sessions. Materials list will be provided upon registration. Participants should already be comfortable painting with watercolors to get the most out of this experience.

10x10 Art & Artists: Women Who Rocked the Art World!

$185

with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 2, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Rachel Ruysch enjoyed great fame during the Dutch Golden Age, in a career spanning over 6 decades. Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque painter, was the first woman to become a member of the Academy of Art and Design in Florence. Hear these women’s, (plus 8 more), incredible stories! Expand your knowledge of artistic time periods and make a piece each week utilizing ideas the “female artist of the week” thought about. This class is part art history, part looking at an artist’s work in-depth, and part synthesizing the learning. We will discuss what inspired our female artist of the week, learn interesting tidbits and facts about their art and working methods, and the remaining ⅔ of class will be your studio project. Beginners have made wonderful pieces in this class. Every student’s work looks different–and the ideas we look at will translate, and be helpful to, further art exploration. Most of this class is drawing and painting. However, there will be a week of sculpture and a week of printmaking to give you a taste and appreciation for these media. Join us for a look at 10 fascinating female artists! *No Class: 5/21 + 6/11.





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