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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Creative Arts

Acrylic Contemporary Landscapes

$79

with Jennifer Martel

Calendar Mar 1, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

See landscapes in simple abstract form. Working from images, create contemporary-style paintings on mounted watercolor paper prepared in class. Learn exciting new techniques and applications, integrating small textured objects from nature into your work. Students are welcome to bring in canvases, if preferred, and artists of all levels are encouraged to register.

Required: 1 tube ea. acrylic paint: red, yellow, pthalo blue, ultramarine, black, white and 1 each: pencil, eraser, variety pack of brushes, container for water, palate paper pad and two palate knives (approx. $25 at Michael’s).

Jennifer Martel works primarily in oils, but uses media from charcoal to gold leaf. She is excited to help you save valuable time consumed in trial and error by sharing tips and insights gained over 20 years of experience.

Advanced Watercolor

$95

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 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. You will work on slightly more complex still life subjects, with step-by-step demonstrations and explanations on its execution.

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 each: Round #10 watercolor brush, 1” wide flat brush, 1/2” flat brush; drawing pencil #3B, eraser, light board or piece of cardboard, and 2 sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press (or hot press, if preferred); and a water jar (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.

An Introduction to Bonsai

$45

with Dalton Link

Calendar Mar 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Mini Bonsai Planters

The art of growing bonsai trees is well over a thousand years old! Bonsai trees are used for decorative and recreational purposes. Caring for your bonsai tree gives you a chance to take a contemplative yet creative role in the growth of an emblem of natural beauty. Learn about popular bonsai trees and experience the relaxing art of maintaining your tree by pruning, training and transplanting your very own. 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. He is excited to share his passion for organic foods & products.

Cards for Momentous Occasions

$29

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Embossing & Die Cuts

There is nothing more special than a hand-crafted card to celebrate a wonderful occasion! Make lovely, original greetings cards for friends and loved ones to celebrate the most important events of their lives! Embossing folders, punches, stamps, papers and die cuts will be available to tailor the cards to your own occasion, such as birthdays, anniversaries, even thank you notes or get well wishes. Registration closes 2/25. Tuition includes materials.

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

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Continental Knitting

$75

with Deborah Gordon

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn to knit the way the world has been knitting since the beginning of the 19th century!

Twice as fast, just as accurate, easier on your joints and just simply more efficient and fun! The basis of anything you create always begins with two stitches: the knit and the purl. Become proficient in both and learn to manipulate the stitches into a broad variety of patterns. Depending on your level and interest, you will begin by knitting an 8” square to use as a face or dish cloth or ultimately one of several that can become an afghan or blanket. This is a beginner to intermediate class.

Required: #6 or #7 circular knitting needles 24” length, 100g (4 Oz.) worsted-weight yarn (cotton, linen, wool, acrylic blend (plain, not novelty or textured) in a light color and a pair of scissors (approx. $15-20).

Deborah Gordon has been educated in and shares a love of fibre art, music, vegan cooking and photography. She received her art training in Sweden and has directed several a cappella ensembles in ME. She is going on 50 years of a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.

Crochet Basics

$35

with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get started with an overview of basic stitches including chain, turning, single and double crochet. Learn the techniques to complete a basic blanket that will be started in class. Tuition includes materials.

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

Drilled Sea Glass Section I

$39

with Linda Greer

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 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. Workshop 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.

Drilled Sea Glass Section II

$39

with Linda Greer

Calendar Mar 6, 2019 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. Workshop 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.





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