Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Merrymeeting Adult Education



By Subject

Session II - Painting with Acrylics for Beginners

$100

with Pat Casey, MA, MFA

Calendar Mar 23, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Acrylics are a great medium for beginners. Pat will provide videos that focus on various aspects of painting including color-mixing, composition, and a variety of acrylic mediums, tools, and techniques. Access several videos each week at your convenience to learn about topics like color-mixing, using contrast, and creating interesting still life and landscape compositions. Then join our online group workshops so we can discuss the video topics, answer questions, and share your work for critique. (Sharing is optional, of course.) All skill levels welcome! Class meets on Zoom.

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.

Session II - Intermediate Painting with Acrylics

$100

with Pat Casey, MA, MFA

Calendar Mar 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Acrylics are a great medium for both beginners and experienced artists. Pat will provide videos that focus on various aspects of painting, including color mixing, composition, and a variety of mediums, tools, and techniques. Access several videos each week at your convenience to review topics like color-mixing, using contrast, and creating interesting still life and landscape compositions. We’ll also expand your understanding of using texture, painting big, and mixed media art. Then join our online group workshops to discuss the video topics, answer questions, and share your work for critique. (Sharing work is optional, of course.) Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class before its start date.

Session II Portrait Drawing & Painting

$100

with Matt Tanzi

Calendar Mar 27, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

The human head has been the subject of choice for artists for generations. Experience how the art of portraiture has evolved throughout history and use this online studio class to learn to create your own lifelike (or abstract) portraits. Class meets on Google Meets.

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.

Creative Embroidery On Paper

$35

with Jaime Wing

Calendar Apr 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Looking for a new creative outlet? Drawing and fiber arts combine in this fun and experimental medium. If you sew, you probably have all the materials on hand! Maine artist Jaime Wing began using thread to create text and images on his prints and handmade paper - and he would like to share his process with you, step-by-step. This class will meet on Zoom. No discounts. 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. No discounts.

Session II: Make Videos with Your Smart Phone

$35

with Keegan Denery

Calendar Apr 5, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will focus entirely on both shooting and editing simple video pieces on your smartphone, both for iOS, and Android. This course will cover the basics of getting good footage, such as shooting techniques like the "rule of thirds," and the very basics of the various types of video you can record (i.e. slo-mo, resolutions, framerate, etc.). The second half of the class will focus on editing those videos using CyberLink's PowerDirector App. This app is available on both iOS and Android for FREE and has a nice blend of ease-of-use and power. I strongly recommend downloading the application PRIOR to class, just search "PowerDirector" in the iOS AppStore or the Google Play Store. It should be the first result, if you're unsure if you have the right app, just make sure it says "CyberLink" somewhere on the apps page for the developer. The class will take place on Zoom. Please have your device charged in advance of the class. 

You must have a video and audio-enabled desktop, laptop, or tablet to join this class. No discounts.

Session II Farming with Native Plants

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 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. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session II So, You Want to Open an AirBNB…

$30

with Deb Arter

Calendar Apr 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that the number of people turning to choose Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled from two years ago? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine was roughly $40 million. If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest bedroom or summer camp for short-term rental this a class not to miss. Debra has operated River Escape for two years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb. She has also interviewed many other Airbnb or VRBO owners and put together a packet with good information, tips, and actual stories of unusual events in the life of a short-term landlord. Included will be issues dealing with the ordinance, insurance, expectations, fees, hosting, communication, neighbors, and more. No discounts. Class meets on Webex.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session II Chaga Facts

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Apr 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of Chaga. This details all aspects of Chaga "mushroom" (Inonotus obliquus) including where to find them, how to use them, and current science. Many aspects are shown including those most never see. David has collected edible and medicinal mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom. No discounts.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.





Forgot password?
Staff Log In