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Teacup Mini Succulent Garden

$35

with Dalton Link

Calendar Dec 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover the tiny world of teacup gardens as a fanciful way to add a sprig of botanical cuteness to your home! Get the how to’s of miniature planting and maintaining a small cup of horticultural joy. Feel free to bring your own teacups to match your décor or choose from the selection available. They make fantastic gifts for any occasion!

Note: Date change - was 11/13.

"If you want to learn, have fun and feel better, take a class with Dalton Link!" - Paul Mondor, Student 2018

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.

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12 Sprays of Christmas

$45

with Jennifer Greiner

Calendar Dec 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Ah the holiday aromas of spiced apple cider, peppermint and pine trees! Scented candles, plug-ins and other odor-masking sprays can be harmful to your health. Save money, reduce your home’s chemical load and have fun making your own natural air fresheners with essential oils. They will provide the perfect vibe while keeping your home smelling lovely for the holidays and are chemical-free! Explore essential oils and other nontoxic options while making two sprays to take home just in time for the holidays - all while sipping a delicious Time & Tide beverage included in the course fee!

Jennifer Greiner of Green Thinking uses a unique approach of professional counseling and essential oil wellness to integrate alternative, natural methods into your health & lifestyle.

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Watercolor Painting with Rubber Stamps

$29

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Jan 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Using inks, pencils and markers, learn to color stamped designs that look like watercolor. No drawing needed! Leave with one greeting card, one bookmark and a desk calendar. Registration closes 1/13.

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

Drilled Sea Glass Section I

$39

with Sarah Walker

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Pendant & Key Chain

Learn the secret to drilling glass, stones and shells. Use our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites. Learn the easy technique for creating spirals and wire-wrapping, adding beautiful beads to create unique and special jewelry. Tuition includes all materials to make a pendant and key chain.

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

Early American Penny Rugs

$39

with Janet Conner, BS

Calendar Jan 25, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Anyone who enjoys quilting, rug hooking or braiding will enjoy making penny rugs! Use small circular patches of wool to make geometric and pictorial scenes which will be demonstrated from start to finish. Discuss the history of rugs, antique samples and available sources for materials. No prior experience needed. Review the designs/kits at www.jconnerhookedrugs.com and email the instructor at jconnerhookedrugs@gmail.com, specifying your choice of kit ($20-$75, payable to instructor in class), which contains a unique selection of pre-washed and hand-dyed wool, pattern, design suggestions and even the embroidery needle and threads.

Required: Kit fee for instructor. Please bring a bag lunch and small sharp fabric scissors.

Janet Conner, BS in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design in PA, is a member of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists, exhibits regionally and at ME Fiber Arts Center. She has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and Finishing Hooked Rugs. Janet published a book on important collectible and antique rugs and teaches throughout the US, and internationally.

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.

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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.





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