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Recycled Driftwood Tree


with Chris Toy

Calendar Nov 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Move over evergreen, a driftwood Christmas tree may just be your new centerpiece for the holidays. Join Chris and create your own unique foot-tall Maine holiday tree using driftwood, will be provided feel free to bring your own drill, branches, and driftwood or stone bases. Material fee of $5 included. No discounts.

Full Course

Seaglass Hanging Sculpture


with Art Night Out

Calendar Nov 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring some beach vibes inside with a seaglass hanging sculputre. Learn the secrets to drilling glass and then arrange and secure your pieces with crimp beads on cotton cord with a driftwood top. Use our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one hanging sculpture. No discounts.

Silver Jewelry


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Nov 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Working with Silver Clay is an exciting process where the inexperienced can explore their artistic abilities and create unique one of a kind items. Come join this exciting class where beginners can easily learn to create earrings, pendants, charms, beads, bracelets, and rings. Experience a new creative adventure and learn how easy and fun it is to make beautiful items from Precious Metal Clay (PMC) or Art Clay Silver (ACS). Materials fee of $70 is payable to the instructor.

Spoon Carving, Level 2


with Ken Wise

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Up your spoon carving skills and build on what was learned in your previous spoon-carving class. This time around you’ll carve a deeper serving spoon, as well as practice additional refining and finishing. Prerequisites: Previous woodworking experience or Spoon Carving, Beginner. Material fee of $15 included in the price of the course.

Stained Glass


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Beautiful objects are created in this class every semester by beginners. You can create a stained glass window or lampshade using the copper-foil technique. Learn acid etching and drilling. This is a fun and rewarding course. Students get a discount at Maine Art Glass for supplies. Instructor will discuss materials on the first class and direct students on what to purchase. No class Oct. 14 and Nov. 11.

Succulent Picture Frame


with Beth Hawkes

Calendar Sep 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Having live plants around as we transition into fall will brighten every day and beautify your home. You will set up your own succulent picture frame with a variety of plants to create your own living art! You will also receive instruction on how to care for this gorgeous creation to enjoy it all year long. The price of the course includes all materials to make one succulent picture frame. Materials fee of $60 included in the price of the course. No discounts.

Upcycled Clothing to a Christmas Stocking


with Susan Perrine

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Do you have a loved one’s tweed sports jacket or a favorite dress that you would like to upcycle into treasured holiday decor? Maybe you have a dress of your own that you love but no longer wear. Those are perfect pieces to bring to this class to turn into beautiful Christmas stockings that you can use for many years to come. They make great hostess or teacher gift filled with a bottle of a favorite beverage, a beautiful memory stocking, door decoration or a fun and whimsical way to give St. Nick a place to put your Christmas surprises. Susan will share her expertise with you as you learn to create your own unique stocking embellished with ribbons, buttons, pockets, ric rac, etc. Bring your own clothing to upcycle and embellishments or use ours at no extra charge. Bring sewing scissors, thread, sewing machine and straight pins. No discounts.

Watercolor Combo Class


with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 19, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Are you a true beginner or have you painted in watercolor, but need help improving your skills? As a beginner, you will be introduced to painting individual elements of the landscape and then put those elements together. You will learn watercolor techniques, such as dry brushing, scraping and wet-into-wet applications. More advanced students will be challenged with a new exercise each week that includes a step-by-step handout. Classes begin with a helpful critique and demonstration of a new technique. Class workbooks required for all beginners are available for purchase at MAE office, or on the first day of class, for approximately $25.

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