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Merrymeeting Adult Education

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Continued Drawing B/W & Colored Pencil PM


with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Join esteemed instructor Kathy Boldt as you further develop your drawing skills, working in black and white and color media. Learning the perception of color relationships demands a depth of experience in seeing tones and you will soon find yourself becoming more and more skilled in thumbnails. You will develop your knowledge of color theory and advance the building of your fine color perception. Materials discussed at first class - approximately $40-$45.

Full Course

Digital Photography I


with Leah Haraden

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or you are an aspiring pro or semi-pro photographer, this crash course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to take your work to a new level. You will become progressively more confident handling your camera and choosing settings that will help you produce the quality of images you have always desired. Included will be a combination of very lively lectures, demos, handouts, slide shows, videos, and hands-on practice. Students are encouraged to study and practice on their own with the optional homework assignments. All students should bring a digital camera that has manual exposure mode with a fully-charged battery, at least one lens, a tripod and an extra memory card.

Drawing: Learning to See


with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Sep 18, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Using material from Betty Edwards, “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain,” students will learn five basic perceiving skills in this 10-week course. The process is demanding, engaging and deeply satisfying as you integrate these skills and expand your awareness. Materials approximately $40-$45, click HERE

Dried Wreath


with Beth Hawkes

Calendar Oct 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A wreath made from dried materials such as sea lavender, statice, pompous grass, sweet annie, oak, and wheat is a great way to bring an organic appeal to your home. With the addition of fragrant plants such as dried roses and lavender, it will not only smell superb but will bring some natural color into your home. Join Beth in this one-night class and with a few supplies you’ll be well on your way to creating your own unique wreath. Materials fee of $60 included in the price of the course. No Discounts.

Evergreen Garland & Wreath


with Beth Hawkes

Calendar Nov 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy the fresh scent and texture of cedar and evergreens all through the holiday season with your handcrafted garland and evergreen wreath. We will use evergreens such as balsam, pine, and fir to create a 15 ft. garland adding the perfect finishing touch to your home for your holiday festivities. Get the best curb appeal in the neighborhood with this beautiful, lush evergreen wreath. Using a variety of evergreens you will have a wreath that will last through the holiday season and beyond. You will add your own flavor to this creation with bows, pinecones, and shiny baubles to add the finishing touches. The price of the class includes all materials to make one 15ft. Garland and one evergreen wreath. Materials fee of $60 included in the price of the course. No discounts.

Experimental Printmaking


with Heather Monsen

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Please note this change from the printed catalog:  This class will now meet on Tuesdays starting October 8th.  This course is a basic introduction to printmaking and using a press. While drawing ability can certainly enhance your final projects, drawing and printmaking experience is not necessary. Using plastic plates, you will etch an image into plastic and be able to make multiple copies using a small press. We will also experiment with multi media, adding color and other elements to your work. This is a great way to make prints as gifts or even holiday cards. Come play and explore this intriguing technique! Studio fee $20 included in price of the class.

Felted Flora


with Art Night Out

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Sculpt a flower as beautiful as you. Create your own unique color blend using a high quality wool roving. Learn wet felting and needle felting techniques to make flowers that be worn in hair or on clothing. Workshop fee includes all materials to make two flower pins or hairclips. No discounts.

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera


with Leah Haraden

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This beginner level class is a perfect, less-technical introduction to using your new or barely used digital camera. In this two-week class, you will learn to navigate and select your camera's settings in the various automatic and semi-automatic modes for the best possible results.

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