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Watercolor Florals

$95

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Paint more loosely and expressively in watercolor! Flowers are a great subject when seeking to paint intuitively and fluidly. Explore the practice of techniques that will strengthen your painting skills including: observation & editing, positive and negative painting, textural effects, glazing, wet-into-wet painting and color mixing. Wrap it all up by painting a flower arrangement using the techniques learned in class as well as improvisational techniques as you develop your own personal style. No class 2/17.

Prerequisite: Watercolor Basics.

Required: 1 sm tube ea: Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow (medium), Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red (medium), Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine (or French Ultramarine), Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna; 1 Round #10 watercolor brush,1 drawing pencil #3B, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard, and two sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press (or hot press, if preferred); palette for mixing and a water jar (approx. $40-$50).

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

Full Course

Advanced Watercolor

$95

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Get new ideas and build upon the techniques you have already established. Learn to draw with watercolor, understand positive and negative space and color mixing and matching. Work on slightly more complex still life subjects, with step-by-step demonstrations and explanations on its execution. No class 2/19.

Prerequisite: Watercolor Basics. Required: 1 sm tube ea: Cadmium Yellow (light), Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow (medium), Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red (medium), Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine (or French Ultramarine), Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna; 1 Round #10 watercolor brush,1 drawing pencil #3B, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard, and two sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press (or hot press, if preferred); palette for mixing and a water jar (approx. $40-$50).

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

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An Introduction to Bonsai

$45

with Dalton Link

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The art of growing bonsai trees is well over a thousand years old!

Caring for your bonsai tree gives you a contemplative yet creative role in the growth of an emblem of natural beauty. Learn about popular bonsai trees and the relaxing art of pruning, training and transplanting your very own mini bonsai. Tuition includes all materials.

Dalton Link is a body care and vitamin specialist at Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME; as well as a burgeoning botanist with interests in mini cacti & succulents, urban farming, terrariums and bonsai trees.

Crochet a Basket

$39

with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Know how but are tired of making blankets and pot holders? Join us for some basic crochet skills and leave with a completed basket. Tuition includes basket pattern, materials and instructions. Required: One size K or L crochet hook.

Meleena Erikson has been crocheting for over 15 years and currently sells the items she creates in her Etsy shop. She has over 10 years of experience teaching college and adult education courses.

Punch It Up!

$49

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Decorative Modern Punch Needle Punch needle is traditionally used for contemporary rug hooking and in the art of ancient cultures. Use basic punch needle techniques, worsted weight yarn and embroidery hoops to create a modern piece of art. Tuition includes one craft cocktail or mocktail and all the supplies needed to create your punch needle masterpiece.

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot of things. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

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Photographing Precious Moments

$49

with Walter Margerison

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The best photographs capture unique, beautiful moments remaining forever frozen in time. From parents and grandparents looking to create better images for their family albums to intermediate photographers looking to add to their portfolio, this class is for YOU!

With a focus on camera readiness, location approaches, tips to give photos more life, post production tips and how to store your photo files for easy access - learn to tell the most precious visual stories of your life with your digital camera.

Required: Digital camera with full manual settings with an availability of at least 12 megapixels and access to a computer at home.

Walter Margerison, BFA in Photography, worked alongside & studied under world renowned photographer Henry Wessel. He has worked 20+ years in the wedding photography industry, as a photographer with the US Navy and teaches street photography as well.

Stained Glass Art

$39

with Sarah Walker

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Gain the fundamentals of stained glass work while constructing a light-catching hanging artwork. Learn to copper foil and solder stained glass pieces while incorporating wire to create links. Tuition includes materials to make one piece of hanging artwork.

Art Night Out instructors are experienced crafters providing a relaxed environment, lots of support and quality materials/tools to ensure a positive experience.

Full Course

Coiled Raffia Bowl

$29

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Feb 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Need a place to stash your keys, spare change or other small things? Look no further! Learn this easy technique to create a small coiled bowl using natural and dyed raffia and sea grass. This is a fun and easily customizable project for any skill level.

Required: Pay $10 to instructor in class for supplies.

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot of things. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

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