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Outdoor Adventures in Watercolor Section I

$105

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Jul 8, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join other students, beginning and beyond, in outdoor excursions to enjoy watercolor painting and artistic camaraderie. Russel will provide training in controlling watercolor media and tonal drawing, re-creating the appearance of nature with the understanding of forms and their surrounding elements. The study of perspective, composition, value, and color will play as our foundation. All levels are welcome. Class location will be discussed weekly.

Registration closes at noon on the first day of class.

As of 3/9/22: 3-foot distancing required, masking optional.

Required: Proof of registration, 1 small tube each: Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Ultramarine, Cadmium Red, and Alizarin; 1 Round #10 watercolor brush, 1 drawing pencil HB basic #2, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard and several sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press, a portable watercolor easel and folding chair (optional) (mats. approx. $40-$50).

Russel Whitten, a local artist/teacher, studied at The Art Students League of New York, Heartwood College of Art, and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students love his easy, supportive style.

Full Course

Outdoor Adventures in Watercolor Section II

$105

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Aug 5, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join other students, beginning and beyond, in outdoor excursions to enjoy watercolor painting and artistic camaraderie. Russel will provide training in controlling watercolor media and tonal drawing, re-creating the appearance of nature with the understanding of forms and their surrounding elements. The study of perspective, composition, value, and color will play as our foundation. All levels are welcome. Class location will be discussed weekly. Registration closes at noon on the first day of class.

As of 3/9/22: 3-foot distancing required, masking optional.

Required: Proof of registration, 1 small tube each: Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Ultramarine, Cadmium Red, and Alizarin; 1 Round #10 watercolor brush, 1 drawing pencil HB basic #2, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard and several sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press, a portable watercolor easel and folding chair (optional) (mats. approx. $40-$50).

Russel Whitten, a local artist/teacher, studied at The Art Students League of New York, Heartwood College of Art, and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students love his easy, supportive style.

Beginner Blacksmithing Level II

$159

with Sam Smith

Calendar Aug 13, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Join Master Blacksmith & Forged in Fire contender Sam Smith at the Historic Sokokis Forge and learn to forge simple bottle openers and a simple candle holder or roasting fork for cooking over fire.

Note: Course fee is nonrefundable.

Prerequisite: Completion of Beginner Blacksmithing Level I. 

As of 3/9/22: 3-foot distancing required, masking optional.

Required: Proof of registration. Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes (no polyester/synthetic material) and bring a drink/snack.

Sam Smith is a Master Blacksmith & Guildmaster of the ME Blacksmith's Guild. Internationally renowned for his work on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe with 20+ years of experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of Blacksmiths back to 1836.





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