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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Arts & Crafts

Sculpture Workshop II

$145

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Dec 9, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 10 weeks

This course is a continuation of the Fall Term Sculpture Workshop. In this class, we’ll take it to the next level and explore different options and media for working in three dimensions. In addition to clay, wax, and plaster, depending on student interest, we will look at possibilities of working in stone, metal, plastic or resin, and using found objects. Materials list will be emailed to you. ***NO CLASSES: 12/23, 12/30, 2/24.

Mixed Media Sketchbook Workshop II

$145

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Dec 9, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is a follow up to the Multimedia Journaling course offered in Bath over the summer. Now offered in Topsham. Keeping a journal of your thoughts and ideas is essential for any creative pursuit. We’ll explore a wide range of media and techniques to create eye-popping journal entries. Everything from sketching, to collage and hand lettering. Creative writers and visual artists will trade ideas, working together in a relaxed and supportive environment. Materials list will be emailed to you. ***NO CLASSES: 12/23, 12/30, 2/24.

Invasive Bittersweet: Bird Feeder

$65

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Dec 10, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

So-called "invasive" or round-leafed bittersweet is a creeping vine with inedible berries that is considered invasive in North America. Frustrating to gardeners and arborists, and not readily favored by birds, bittersweet is a largely useless bane on wild land. We can use traditional harvesting techniques to tend invasive bittersweet in the wild: harvesting material for baskets while controlling and suppressing future damaging growth. Learn to make a beautiful woven window feeder for birds! We'll cover identification, collection, processing and storage, and creation, including the basics of stake-and-strand waling and randing weaves.

Sketching Workshop II

$145

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Dec 12, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

This course is a continuation of the Fall Term Sketching Workshop. There is no doubt that sketching effectively is the most important factor to your improving and developing as an artist. Getting your ideas on paper quickly and with looseness and freedom of movement helps you create a repository for your unique visual vocabulary, which you can deploy to any project, any medium. This course is designed as a studio workshop where students of all skill levels work together in a cordial and positive learning environment. Pencil, charcoal, Conté crayon, Ink, pastel and watercolor. Materials list will be emailed to you. ***NO CLASSES: 12/26, 1/2, 1/16, 2/20.

Abstract Art Workshop II

$145

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Dec 12, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is a continuation of the Fall Term Abstract Art Workshop. The very popular Abstract Art Workshop at Merrymeeting in Bath is a studio class where artists of all skill levels can explore and experiment. Working in a positive and supportive environment with your peers allows you to try new techniques and media, evolve your own style and develop your artistic voice. In every class, we usually spotlight the work of one abstract artists from the past with an eye to decoding, understanding, and appreciating the purely visual experience of working abstractly. Materials list will be emailed to you. ***NO CLASSES: 12/26, 1/2, 1/16, 2/20.

Oil Painting Workshop II

$145

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Dec 14, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

For new or continuing oil painting students. You will learn or develop master oil painting techniques such as alla prima, glazing, and working with an underpainting. We’ll concentrate on value, color mixing and brushwork, and will work on a variety of surfaces, from paper for quick studies, to panels and canvases for more sustained paintings. Materials list will be emailed to you.

Anatomy For Artists II

$145

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Dec 14, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is a continuation of the Fall term Anatomy course, but new students are welcome too. Learn the basics of human (and animal) anatomy in this drawing/sketching course, and explore some of the tried and true old master techniques for rendering the figure and its parts. We will concentrate on creating dynamic studies of key aspects of the musculoskeletal system, and then on occasion take what we’ve learned and draw from life. Materials list will be emailed to you.

Introduction to Wood Carving

$75

with Ken Wise

Calendar Dec 14, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this introduction to carving wood 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.

No Class on December 28th, 2022. 





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