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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Creative Arts

Crochet Basics - Live Online


with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Get started with an overview of basic stitches including chain, turning, single and double crochet. Learn techniques to complete a basic blanket started in class. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Required: One size H or larger crochet hook and whatever yarn you have on hand.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit Erikson, crocheting for 15+ years, currently sells her creations in her Etsy shop. She has more than 10 years of experience teaching college and adult education courses.

Intro to Color Theory


with Victoria Gordon

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Having an understanding of color theory is important for any visual artist. Discuss visual vocabulary, color relationships and explore hands-on applications of color theory and mixing. Paint your own color wheels and charts - useful resources that you can take home and use to help with future artistic endeavors!

Required: Watercolor paper, watercolor palette w/ brush, pencil, round watercolor brush (if not bought with palette), cup for water (available at Michael’s, approx. $12).

Tory Gordon is a watercolor/pen & ink artist living and working in Biddeford. Her art is inspired by people, places and things and expresses itself in a fluid style. She believes everyone has an artist within waiting to express itself in beautiful, surprising ways.

The Art of Visible Mending - Live Online


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 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.

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