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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Arts & Crafts

Deconstructed Art Journal


with Catherine Scanlon

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 14, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop with Catherine, talk about what it means to deconstruct a journal, the secret to a successful image transfer, collage fodder, deconstructed poetry, photocopies, vintage photos, negative painting, using up extra paint and so much more. This class will be a jumping off point to create a unique and custom journal to document your creative journey. Course fee includes: 7x10 journal, micron or equivalent pen, and paint brush. There is a $10 materials fee, payable to the instructor at first class. Class is limited to 12 students. 

Pressed Cotton Paper Ornaments


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Pressed cotton paper ornaments originated in Germany, Russia and Austria. Cotton paper pulp is pressed on ceramic paper molds and removed when dry. Gold accents were used on the torn edges. Students may bring dried flower petals to add to their ornaments to create a unique touch. $5.00 Lab Fee due at beginning of class.

Intro to Stained Glass


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Next session starts Dec 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one night class you will learn about the different kinds of glass , how to cut and grind glass. We will copper foil and solder 2 Christmas ornaments, embellish with wire , add rings to hang them and wax them. You will be able to take them home that night. Lab fee $10.00 to be paid to instructor at the beginning of workshop.

Full Course

Paint Night: Snowman with Bird


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! Get into the winter spirit and bring this wonderful snowman to life. This class is designed for beginners and will be a fun night out, so come with a friend. You will learn how to mix colors, create good composition and paint up a snow storm. All materials included.

Reflection Through Art


with Maggie Morgan

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 10, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Winter is the darkest time of the year and the best time for self reflection. This course is a mix medium course where people will be guided through two art projects to represent the reflection and growth. Allowing people a space to create art that helps them reflect on internal things so they may bloom and transform in spring as nature does.

Introduction to Spoon Carving


with Ken Wise

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 10, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this hands-on workshop, you will design and carve your own spoon or spatula. We willexplore local Maine hardwoods and learn to carve and shape with hand tools. No experience required. All tools and materials provided.

Invasive Bittersweet: Bird Feeder


with Zack Rouda

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 13, 2024 at 9 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.

Beginning Watercolor


with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 13, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

Learn which papers, materials, and brushes work best for you as we go over the basics of traditional and contemporary watercolor ideas and techniques. Class work will be a combination of watercolor exercises, whereby we learn the behavior of and particularities of watercolor through exercises. We will then apply this knowledge to small set ups so that we can gain some practical application. I will spend some time going over basic drawing ideas, color theory, color mixing, and brush care. Always wanted some watercolor instruction from the ground up, this class will get you started! ***NO CLASS: 10/9.

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