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Jam Time Class
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Jam Time Class

$80

with Randy Lindsey, MMA

This class is for musicians who are past the beginner stage. Our Jam Time Class will have discussions and hands-on practice with how each musician can be an integral part of the overall sound of making music with others. If you can tune your instrument and you can play through basic chord changes and/or melodies, and you are looking for something more to complete the joy of making music, this class is for you. We're talking guitar (even electric), voice, bass, keyboard, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, sax, whatever. Come ready to build your skills by playing with other musicians. Materials supplied by the instructor. 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.

Farming with Native Plants

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants, trees, and bushes. 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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Sept. 23 Online Learning with Raye

Free

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is one-session only. Please make sure you register for the date you would like to attend.

Undecided about whether or not online learning is right for you? Test drive the tools of online learning in a one-hour informational session with Raye Leonard, Merrymeeting's project administrator and distance learning coordinator. Take a virtual tour of the digital platforms you are most likely to encounter in an online course at Merrymeeting, ask questions, and share your concerns. 

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date. 

Pies & Tarts
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Pies & Tarts

$30

with Deb Arter

Have you suffered through pastry mishaps or despaired over runny pie filling? Let Deb help you with that. In one evening, we will make a standard two-crust Strawberry Rhubarb pie that will get rave reviews every time you make it, as well as a fresh fruit tart that is sure to please. Hands-on time with instruction, recipes, and tips assure that this is a class you won’t want to miss. 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.

Watercolor Combo

$100

with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 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. Materials list can be found at www.merrymeeting.org. Class workbooks required for all beginners are available for purchase at MAE office, or on the first day of class, for approximately $25. 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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Water Media Directed Study

$100

with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 25, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Have you worked in either watercolor or acrylics and would like direction or help with a subject or technique? This class is not for beginners. Students will work on their own projects in either medium. Each class will begin with an open critique discussion about issues each artist is having with their work. There will be an emphasis on composition, color theory and other design considerations. In addition, there will be demonstrations of various watercolor and acrylic techniques such as Decalcomania and blending using acrylic paints. Students are responsible for their own materials. 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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Creating a New World with Abstract Art
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Creating a New World with Abstract Art

$75

with Matt Tanzi

Have you ever dreamed of making art that goes beyond the lighthouse or bowl of fruit? Unleash the power of your imagination! Let's take the idea of reality and transform it into new and compelling ways… resulting in the creation of unique abstract art. Materials are open for participants to choose. 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 Art of Writing Horror

$76

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Sep 26, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Poe, King, Shelley, Jackson... just a few names of successful writers who made their mark in horror. In this course will aspire to build our own monster stories by learning the tricks and treats of horror writing. A harrowing creative writing experiment for the Halloween season. 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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