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Canoe Paddle Making

$85

with Ken Wise

Calendar Nov 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this 3-week hands-on workshop you will create a beautiful and useful canoe paddle using hand tools. We will explore traditional designs and local woods. All tools and materials will be provided. $30 material fee is included in the price. Spooncarving (offered in this catalog) or some woodworking experience suggested.

Ceramics/Pottery Exploration!

$165

with Zachary Fields

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Have you always wanted to experience the feel of clay in your hands? Here’s your chance! You will learn the fundamentals of clay and have fun exploring functional and sculptural ceramics using wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Coursework is dependent on the class’s collective creative desires and will be tailored to best suit individual needs. Open to all: no experience required, but certainly welcomed. This ten-week course includes your $30 materials and studio fee. The fee includes 50 LBS of clay. If a student desires more clay there is an additional fee.  Limited Enrollment, register early! 

Clay, Beyond the Wheel

$85

with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Nov 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you avoided creating with clay because you don't have access to a potter's wheel? This class will take you beyond the wheel to create beautiful hand built pieces. Each week will focus on a different hand building technique: pinch, coil and slab. You will also learn various surface designs methods to enhance your work. This class will give you a good foundation to start creating with clay off the wheel! Glazing and firing schedule will be discussed during class. Materials (clay and glaze) and firing fee of $20 included in the price of the course.

Continued Drawing B/W & Colored Pencil AM

$106

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Sep 18, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Would you like to further develop your drawing skills? We will work in black and white media, as in tonal drawing, as well as working in color or readying to work in color. Perceiving color relationships demands a depth of experience in seeing tones, so you'll become more skilled in thumbnails. Color theory will come into play to advance the building of fine color perception. Materials discussed at first class - approximately $40.

Continued Drawing B/W & Colored Pencil PM

$106

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Sep 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Would you like to further develop your drawing skills? We will work in black and white media, as in tonal drawing, as well as working in color or readying to work in color. Perceiving color relationships demands a depth of experience in seeing tones, so you'll become more skilled in thumbnails. Color theory will come into play to advance the building of fine color perception. Materials discussed at first class - approximately $40.

Darling Needlefelted Animals

$71

with Deb Arter

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this two-evening class each participant will make one or more cozy soft small mammal or bird of their choice out of wool and use the needle felting method to create the features of their new friend. In the past popular choices were bears, penguins and ducks. A material fee of $11 included in the cost covers the all wool and armature materials. One felting needle is also included. No experience required! You may create the treasured gift that makes someone's holiday special. Class size is limited. Debra holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years. She has worked on her needle felting projects even while in an airplane! She guarantees that the night will fly by! Bring your glasses if you wear them for close vision. No discounts.

Drawing Learning to See

$106

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 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, see list at Merrymeeting .org.

Drawing Rooftops & Corners with Black & White & Colored Pencil AM
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Drawing Rooftops & Corners with Black & White & Colored Pencil AM

$45

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Aug 7, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

Drawing from life, studying angles and tones. An emphasis on both gesture drawing and more careful development to attend composition and integration of values. More color mixing will be included to practice seeing color in shadows. 

 





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