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Creating Interactive Cards

$29

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Jun 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make lovely, original, hand-crafted greeting cards! Make two birthday and one get well card in the following formats: one pop-up, one swing and one pop-up pull card. Registration closes 6/2.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells original greeting cards at craft fairs and at Seacoast Crafters in Portsmouth.

Ellie’s Easy Soap Making

$45

with Elvira Saucier

Calendar Jun 8, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Get the basics of adding oils, colors and scent to your soap. Enjoy making soap bars using a clear and/or white glycerin soap base. Leave with two bars of soap, a step-by-step guide to the soap making process and tips on ingredients for tailoring to your skin type. Great for gifts or for your own use! Tuition includes materials.

Elvira Saucier graduated from art school in Russia in 2003. She has experienced many different types of art and her current interests are glycerin-based soaps and sculpting gorgeous berries and flowers from polymer clay.

Open Painter’s Studio III

$29

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Jun 9, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

with Russel Whitten

Geared towards working artists looking for community and some private direction, this class will provide an environment for students to work on their own with the opportunity for individual critiques if desired. Bring any paint medium you wish to start new projects or continue with unfinished ones. Guidance regarding use of the medium or general pictorial struggles will play a key role in this class. Russel is available to demonstrate in watercolor and explain other techniques and mediums whenever applicable. Check out Russel’s work in our Gallery.

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.

Open Painter’s Studio IV

$29

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Jul 7, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

with Russel Whitten

Geared towards working artists looking for community and some private direction, this class will provide an environment for students to work on their own with the opportunity for individual critiques if desired. Bring any paint medium you wish to start new projects or continue with unfinished ones. Guidance regarding use of the medium or general pictorial struggles will play a key role in this class. Russel is available to demonstrate in watercolor and explain other techniques and mediums whenever applicable. Check out Russel’s work in our Gallery.

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.

Open Scrap III
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Open Scrap III

$15

with Inez Lord

Calendar Jun 8, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Pack up your supplies and join us to practice your scrapping without the normal interruptions you experience at home! Join fellow scrappers as you work at your own pace and on your own projects throughout the day. You can also join an optional basic scrapbook class featuring a two-to-four page spread, from 9-11 AM, for an additional $10 per person materials fee payable to the instructor. Bring your scrapping tools, adhesive, a snack or lunch and stay for the day or for a short time - it will be worth your while! Registration is required in advance to ensure seating.

Inez Lord is a married mother of three with interests in many crafting techniques as well as photography. She has been an avid scrapbooker for 20+ years and enjoys helping fellow crafters hone their creative process.

Outdoor Adventures in Watercolor Section I

$95

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Jul 12, 2019 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. Check out Russel’s work in our online Gallery.

Required: 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.

Outdoor Adventures in Watercolor Section II

$95

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Aug 9, 2019 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. Check out Russel’s work in our online Gallery.

Required: 1 sm tube ea.: 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, and 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.

Sun Print Workshop

$29

with Tina Johnson

Calendar Jun 22, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Photography is just another word for drawing with light. Chemistry and sunlight were all that was needed for the first photographic images. Today we are removed from the basic science behind the history of photography due to easy access to digital cameras. Come have fun in the sun and create your very own sun prints using plants as a theme. We will have plenty of plant items for you to make your image but feel free to bring your own!

Tina Johnson graduated from NHIA in 2012, majoring in photography. She has exhibited her photography in many galleries. Her passion for the Black & White film process pushed her to open Noc Darkroom in 2016, which is open to the public.





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