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Introduction to Zentangle®

$35

with Sarah Prescott

Calendar Nov 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Zentangle® is an easy, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful structured patterns. While drawing simple pen strokes, you will enter a state of increased focus and calm. Though Zentangle art appears intricate and complicated, the method is actually quite simple and engrossing! Many people are astonished with the 3.5” square piece of art they create and share in their first class and go on to practice this accessible art form for fun as well as to calm themselves in stressful situations. Sarah Prescott is a former librarian and ‘non-artist’ who attended her first Zentangle workshop in 2016. Like many others, she was amazed by her creation as well as a sense of well-being after the class. She became a Certified Zentangle Teacher and Restorative Yoga teacher in 2018 and now combines the two methods in her classes. Materials included. Students will pick up materials kit at Merrymeeting Topsham office prior to the start of class. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

The Pet Portrait Project

$75

with Matt Tanzi

Calendar Nov 7, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Let’s honor our furry or feathery friends with the art of portraiture! This could be a great opportunity to make a handmade gift for a special somebody, or to make a fun bit of decor for your home! All you’ll need are pictures of your pets and the art supplies of your choosing! This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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Native American Beading
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Native American Beading

$50

with Trisha Morey

Merrymeeting is sorry to report that this class is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

This is a traditional method of Maliseet beadwork passed down to the instructor through her family. There are many styles of beading, from earring making to medallions and loom work. For this class we’ll be planning our work first on grid paper, transposing that to canvas, and then beading what we have planned. We will be focusing on hair pieces and medallions for this particular project, but you can use this method to create nearly anything. It’s very freeing. You may follow along as I go and create what I do with me, or you may watch what I do and then try to create your own pattern and style. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Let’s bead! Watch and follow the video before the first class. Meet-up Date: November 16. Video and materials list will be made available to students upon registration. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Native American Medicine Bag
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Native American Medicine Bag

$50

with Trisha Morey

Merrymeeting is sorry to report that this class is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

Making medicine bags is an important part of the Native American culture. In this workshop you’ll learn the traditions behind the medicine bags and how they are used. You will also be learning how to make one for yourself or for someone else and what the difference is. After you learn how, this is a project that you can do easily as a family. You may also find them personally useful. This same method can be used for larger bags too, so it’s a useful leatherwork skill that translates into other projects with ease. Watch video before first class and try it. Available December 4. Video and materials list will be made available to students upon registration. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

$35

with Leah Haraden

Calendar Jan 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is a perfect, less-technical introduction to using your new or barely used digital camera. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of their own 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. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.





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