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Simple Book Binding

$35

with Wendy Johnson

Calendar Mar 1, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the age-old skill of bookbinding using a variety of materials. Create simple pamphlet sewn binding books and a more complex sewn signatures soft cover book. Student will take home 2-5 bound books. Tuition includes one beverage.

Required: A ruler, scissors, waxed dental floss and a pencil. You can also bring "fancy" thick paper suitable for covers, printed quotes, news clippings, personal pictures or images from magazines.

Wendy Johnson is a wealth of creative knowledge and is especially passionate about book binding, photography and the combination of the two.

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Beginner Digital Photography

$99

with Walter Margerison

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Explore how digital photography works and all the benefits your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera has to offer. Learn to make a photograph by understanding all of your camera's settings and controls. Gain an understanding of composition, design and how to download and edit your photos to make them ready for production.

Note: This class is not for point & shoot cameras - only cameras with full manual settings (DSLR, some mirrorless cameras).

Required: DSLR camera, fresh batteries, a memory card and your questions!

Recommended: Laptop computer (no WiFi access), thumb drive.

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.

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Japanese Sashiko

$29

with Anna Hewitt

Calendar Mar 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

The Art of Visible Mending Learn the traditional Japanese form of decorative embroidery used for mending textiles and garments to extend their life. The basic techniques and simple but beautiful stitches for mending your garments can be both meditative and an eco-conscious practice.

Required: Scissors and one or two garments to mend (preferably woven fabric: denim, linen, cotton or silk - not stretchy fabrics).

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.

Upcycled Crochet T-shirt Rug

$49

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Mar 8, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Turn something old into something new! Upcycle old T-shirts by turning them into yarn! Now you are ready to crochet your T-shirt yarn into a beautiful handmade round rug. Required: Bring at least old 3 T-shirts to deconstruct. Pay $10 to instructor in class for additional 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.

One Sheet Wonders!

$29

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New template! Twelve new cards from one sheet! Using a template and one piece of 12 x 12-inch decorative paper learn to create 12 different cards! Make three in class and leave with directions on how to make the remainder at home. This template is different from previous class. Registration closes 3/9.

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

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper

$45

with Marjorie Otis

Calendar Mar 14, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Choose one of three designs to draw onto rice paper and then apply wax and watercolor paints. Hot wax (180 degree) will be used as a resist to preserve colors throughout the process. Students may purchase extra matting, if desired, for $3-$5, payable to the instructor.

Note: If you have an aversion to the odor of hot wax, this class may not be for you! Required: Watercolor brushes #0 or #1 liner, #4 & #8 round, large 3/4 inch flat or angle and an Ultra-Fine Black Sharpie.

Marjorie Otis, a decorative painter for 30 years, continues her studies at regional conferences in ME & PA. She is a member of the Decorative Painters and Southern ME Crafters Societies, Sea Strokes of Maine, Tole n Me and the United ME Crafters.

Crocheted Granny Square Pillow

$29

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a quick and cozy pillow with just one granny square! In this fun, easy project, both beginners and experienced crocheters learn to make a granny square, finish your work and add extra details to customize your pillow.

Required: Bring a 12 x 12-inch pillow insert (approx. $7 on Amazon). Pay $6 to instructor in class for additional 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.

Drilled Sea Glass Section II

$39

with Sarah Walker

Calendar Mar 25, 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.





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