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Flowers & Leaves: Session I

$65

with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Jun 23, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

This class is part art history and part studio art. Each week I will bring in a flower image from art history for us to look carefully at. I’ll give the piece a bit of art historical context and briefly discuss how the piece fits into the artist’s overall body of work. We will discuss the formal elements: line quality, color, palette, brushwork, etc.of the image. Then we will spend the majority, and remainder, of class time working from a flower still life that I have set up which considers elements of the art history piece we looked at. You’ll utilize some of the ideas that we’ve talked about to make your own “inspired by” piece. The morning and the afternoon class will discuss the same artist. However, if you'd like to draw from the still life in the morning, and also sign up for the afternoon session so that you can keep working, maybe put color in?, you are more than welcome. Graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic are welcome to be used. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. (If you are an absolute beginner let me know upon registration so I can help you to feel comfortable in the class with one of the above media.) A suggested materials list will be provided upon registration. Learn about, or learn more about, 4 artists who painted flowers. “Leaf” class with 4 of your own images of flowers!

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Appreciate the Good Things in Life: The Art of Savoring and Gratitude

$35

with Heather Shaughnessy-Cato

Calendar Jun 23, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Ah, the sweetness of summer. The summer can be a wonderful time to adopt savoring and gratitude practices to notice and appreciate beauty, and to connect with joy in ordinary life.  This session will focus on experiential practices for savoring and gratitude, with resources provided after the session to support your continued practice. A variety of savoring and gratitude practices will be offered, including a meditative walk, writing exercise, guided visualization, gentle movement, and poetry.

Flowers & Leaves: Session II

$65

with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Jun 23, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is part art history and part studio art. Each week I will bring in a flower image from art history for us to look carefully at. I’ll give the piece a bit of art historical context and briefly discuss how the piece fits into the artist’s overall body of work. We will discuss the formal elements: line quality, color, palette, brushwork, etc.of the image. Then we will spend the majority, and remainder, of class time working from a flower still life that I have set up which considers elements of the art history piece we looked at. You’ll utilize some of the ideas that we’ve talked about to make your own “inspired by” piece. The morning and the afternoon class will discuss the same artist. However, if you'd like to draw from the still life in the morning, and also sign up for the afternoon session so that you can keep working, maybe put color in?, you are more than welcome. Graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic are welcome to be used. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. (If you are an absolute beginner let me know upon registration so I can help you to feel comfortable in the class with one of the above media.) A suggested materials list will be provided upon registration. Learn about, or learn more about, 4 artists who painted flowers. “Leaf” class with 4 of your own images of flowers!

Amplifying Your Manifestation

$45

with Jeannie Sullivan

Calendar Jun 23, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Want to bring your manifestations and desires faster? Need something to happen in a hurry for you? Come to this hands-on, interactive class and learn how to use the energy of the Solstice, as well as stones and crystals to help you bring the things to you that you want in life. Better health, more abundance, better job, are some of the things you have the power to manifest. Don't know anything about stones and crystals? No problem!! Beginners are welcome!!

Close Quarters Combat Defense

$165

with Graydon Lewis

Calendar Jun 23, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Unless an attacker or mugger threatens you with a gun, most instances where self-defense is necessary will be up close and personal. Learning close combat moves is essential to protecting yourself in these dangerous situations. It can help you defend yourself quickly when in close quarters. Members of the military, as well as other servicemen and women, frequently practice close combat training so they can safeguard themselves in a hand-to-hand fighting scenario. From elbow strikes and punches to knee strikes and even grapples, these concepts often allow them to defend against larger, stronger opponents. If you ever find yourself up close in a violent physical confrontation, knowing how to fight in close combat may help you save your wallet or possibly your life. You will be taught Advanced techniques of Krav Maga and Israeli fighting systems. Open to ALL!

Foraging

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Jun 26, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This walk in the woods to search for edible wild food will also include detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants. David has been foraging since 1955. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Assoc.

Full Course

Sketching for Everyone: Multimedia Journaling

$110

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Jun 27, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

For continuing or beginning sketch artists. Writers and poets are also welcome! In this class we’ll take keeping a sketchbook or journal of your thoughts and ideas to the next level. You’ll integrate multimedia collage, doodles and sketches with your musings, poetry and prose. Keeping a journal or sketchbook is essential for any creative pursuit. The goal for this summer workshop is to completely fill a journal/sketchbook with 8 weeks of your meaningful experiences, and to share ideas with your fellow artists and writers. Materials list available.

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Abstract Art for Everyone: Paper and Ink Edition

$110

with Ed Higgins

Calendar Jun 27, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Summer studio workshop in abstract drawing. A follow up to the previous session’s abstract course, with an emphasis on works on paper. Using pens, brush, and ink, you will learn traditional techniques of rendering tone and surface textures with a pen; giving life to brushwork and calligraphic line; while gaining confidence and evolving your unique style of mark making and motifs. We’ll experiment with various natural ink colors and washes, as well as the combination of ink and watercolor. This will be a good class for anyone interested in pursuing abstract art, as well as any artists looking to inform or deepen their work through the pure, immediate experience of ink drawing. Materials list available. NO CLASS 7/4.

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