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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Creative Arts

DIY Halloween Card Kit

$25

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Sep 25, 2020

When you can’t give someone a hug, send them a card! And what says you care more than a homemade card? 

Receive a DIY card kit that includes nearly everything you need to make three cards: a card base precut and scored, coordinating papers, a decorated envelope, all images pre-stamped, with die-cuts and sentiments. Each card will come with a blank sentiment piece should you wish to put a different sentiment on the card. All you need is your favorite adhesive, markers or colored pencils, scissors or Exacto knife. 

Halloween kit includes 3 cards:

1 bendy card (folds flat for mailing) card,

1 pivot card with haunted house that opens

1 card with a group of trick or treaters

Also included are instructions, illustrations of completed project and the instructor's email. 

Ordering closes at noon on 9/25 and your kit should arrive within one week from this date. Fee includes shipping costs.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her work at craft fairs and through private sales.

Beginner Digital Photography

$99

with Geri Lynn Smith

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

with your Digital SLR

Get all the benefits your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera has to offer. Learn to take a photograph by understanding and practicing the controls of your camera. Gain an understanding of composition and design and how to download and edit your photos to make them ready for distribution. No class 10/12. (Day/date changed from original schedule.)

Required: Masks and physical distancing. DSLR camera, fresh batteries, a memory card and your questions!

Recommended: Laptop computer (no WiFi access).

Note: This class is not for point & shoot only digital cameras.

Geri Lynn, an award-winning photographer shooting in the New England area, shares her knowledge from personal experience through practical application and entertaining anecdotes.

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Intro to Drawing

$105

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Oct 1, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Working primarily in charcoal, explore contour, depth, composition and perspective derived from the observation of natural and still life objects. We will also discuss drawing media and papers. (Day/date changed from original schedule.)

Required: Masks and physical distancing.Drawing pad, pencil-charcoal, soft or extra soft vine; Strathmore charcoal paper and a gum or kneaded rubber eraser (approx. $20).

Russel Whitten studied at The Art Students League of New York and Heartwood College of Art and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. He has taught for many years - a local treasure!

Will run

DIY Say It With Flowers Card Kit

$25

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Oct 16, 2020

When you can’t give someone a hug, send them a card! And what says you care more than a homemade card?

Receive a DIY kit that includes nearly everything you need to make three cards: a card base precut and scored, coordinating papers, a decorated envelope, all images pre-stamped, with die-cuts and sentiments. Each card will come with a blank sentiment piece should you wish to put a different sentiment on the card. All you need is your favorite adhesive, markers or colored pencils, scissors or Exacto knife. 

Flower kit includes 3 cards:

1 girl holding a lily of the valley with “Happy Birthday"

1 girl holding a poppy with BeYoutiful stamped below her

1 girl holding a carnation with a circular “Thank you” message

Also included are instructions, illustrations of completed project and the instructor's email. 

Ordering closes at noon 10/16 and your kit should arrive within one week from this date. Fee includes shipping costs.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her work at craft fairs and through private sales.

The Art of Visible Mending - Live Online

$25

with Anna Hewitt

Calendar Oct 18, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn sashiko, the traditional Japanese form of decorative embroidery used for mending textiles and garments to extend their life. The basics are simple with beautiful stitches for mending your garments which can be meditative and an eco-conscious practice. Registration closes at noon on Friday, 10/16.

Required: Garment for mending, fabric to make the patch (of a similar weight to the garment), sewing needle, sashiko or embroidery thread, scissors and 4 - 10 straight pins (materials approx. $10).

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Anna Hewitt works to encourage creativity, connection and provides resources for living a less wasteful, more abundant life with a focus on using scraps, odds & ends and stuff that is often thrown away to create something beautiful, useful or delicious.

Decorative Modern Punch Needle - Live Online

$49

with Sarah J deGrandis

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Punch needle is traditionally used in the art of ancient cultures and in contemporary rug hooking. Use basic punch needle techniques, worsted weight yarn and embroidery hoops to create a modern piece of art. Your kit is included in tuition and includes all supplies needed and can be picked up at the Adult Ed Office at 28 Jameson Hill Road. Registration closes 10/9 @ noon.

Please specify your kit choice when registering by choosing your favorite here: kit-options

Email your choice to: hellosjanecraft@gmail.com

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.

An Intro to Basic Blacksmithing

$159

with Sam Smith

Calendar Oct 24, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Jewelry, Hooks & Hangers

Blacksmith like it’s 1899!

Join “Forged in Fire” contestant, Sam Smith, and gain the fundamental skill of pounding iron in this age-old craft. Tend a coal fire and forge iron into nails, hooks and simple bracelets to bring home and amaze your family and friends!

Required: Masks and physical distancing, long pants, closed-toe shoes. No polyester or synthetic material. Please bring a drink and a snack.

Note: Course fee is nonrefundable. Space is limited to 5 students so register early.

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 experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of Blacksmiths back to 1836.

Full Course

DIY Holiday Card Kit

$25

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Nov 13, 2020

When you can’t give someone a hug, send them a card! And what says you care more than a homemade card? 

Receive a DIY card kit that includes nearly everything you need to make three cards: a card base precut and scored, coordinating papers, a decorated envelope, all images pre-stamped, with die-cuts and sentiments. Each card will come with a blank sentiment piece should you wish to put a different sentiment on the card. All you need is your favorite adhesive, markers or colored pencils, scissors or Exacto knife. 

Holiday kit includes 3 cards:

1 formed out of 12 squares of holiday paper to form a quilt with “happy holidays” mounted on a circle with twine

1 with three penguins carrying gifts with “Merry Christmas” mounted below

1 snow design embossed on the card base with instructions for making the remainder of the front of the card into a braid with the paper provided.

An extra template will be included so that you can make more braided cards on your own.

Also included are instructions, illustrations of completed project and the instructor's email. 

Ordering closes at noon 11/13 and your kit should arrive within one week from this date. Fee includes shipping costs.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her work at craft fairs and through private sales.





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