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Winter Moisturizers & Healing Salve

$49

with Anita Harris

Calendar Feb 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about winter skin care and herbal healing salve creation. Explore some awesome butters and oils that are preferred natural options over nationally marketed brands. Learn about organic and healing options and what essential oils make body butters complete. Discuss essential oils that make your lotions last longer on the shelves and how to make an herbal infusion with calendula and comfrey. Leave with a moisturizer and a salve you prepare in class.

Required: Masks & distancing. Bring a glass (4-cup) measuring cup and heat-resistant silicone spatula.

Anita Harris has been creating soaps, natural beauty and health care products for the past seven years. She has been captivated by natural healing for the past 30 as a professional massage therapist and has worked extensively with numerous chiropractors and alternative healers.

Techniques in Pen & Ink

$79

with Victoria Gordon

Calendar Feb 22, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore the variety of techniques for creating tonal values and details in pen and ink to render striking illustrations. Some previous drawing experience is helpful, but not required. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

Required: Proof of registration, masks & distancing. Mechanical pencil, eraser, four pieces of Bristol paper (8x10-inch recommended, or preferred size), India ink, dip pen, nib, .05 Micron Pigma pen (approx. $25 at Michael's or Amazon).

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.

Advanced Watercolor

$109

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Feb 28, 2022 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 as well as color mixing and matching. Work on slightly more complex still life subjects, with step-by-step demonstrations and explanations on its execution.

Prerequisite: Watercolor Basics.

Required: Masks & distancing. 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.

Deodorant & Lip Balms

$49

with Anita Harris

Calendar Mar 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for an exciting class about homemade deodorants and lip balm. Since the recipes are similar for the ingredients needed for both deodorant and lip balm, we can create them all in one class. Discover natural ingredients needed and discuss why it is important to use chemical-free products, especially when it comes to skin care.

Required: Masks & distancing. Bring a glass (4-cup) measuring cup and heat-resistant silicone spatula.

Anita Harris has been creating soaps, natural beauty and health care products for the past seven years. She has been captivated by natural healing for the past 30 as a professional massage therapist and has worked extensively with numerous chiropractors and alternative healers.

Paint Your Pet!

$49

with Dawn Burns

Calendar Mar 5, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

Create an original painting of your beloved fur-baby!

Your pet will be pre-sketched on the canvas, so no drawing experience is necessary. Guided instruction will be provided. Beginners welcome! Tuition includes all materials.

Please bring snacks and dress in clothing you don't mind getting paint on. Registration closes at noon on 3/4.

Required: Proof of registration, masks and distancing. Email your pet portrait to dawn@dawnburnsart.com upon registration. Please note that the best photos are clear, high-resolution with traditional, front-facing pet poses of a single pet. Your photo will be cropped into a head shot.

Dawn Burns is self-taught and has a special passion for animals. She does commissioned pet portraits for clients and has taught a variety of painting classes.

Intro to Fiction Writing

$39

with Maryssa Gordon

Calendar Mar 8, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Write a Rattling Good Short Story!

With a focus on setting, characters, plot, point-of-view and tense; learn the tools of building a proper short story. You will be encouraged to work on your story between class sessions. You will have the opportunity to give and receive feedback to help improve your story writing. Bring a notebook, writing utensil and (optional) folder for handouts.

Masks & distancing required.

Maryssa Gordon, MFA in Creative Writing, is the founder and sole operator of Pocket Editing, a freelance writing and editing business. She recently published her first book Lies Left Behind.

Floating Embroidery

$29

with Sarah J deGrandis

Calendar Mar 10, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a magical floating piece of embroidery!

Learn basic embroidery stitches on tulle in a 6-inch round embroidery hoop to create a lovely piece for your home or as a gift.

Masks & distancing required.

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. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

Paper Marbling

$35

with Gayle Fitzpatrick

Calendar Mar 12, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Discover this centuries-old method of creating decorative papers that are useful in a variety of projects, such as handmade books, scrapbooking, cards, boxes, picture frames and more. Learn about the materials and processes that will allow you to pursue and expand the possibilities of this craft for future projects. Registration closes at noon on 3/11.

Proof of registration, masks & distancing required.

Gayle Fitzpatrick has taught in public and private schools, colleges, adult and community programs for 30+ years. She is a practicing artist who creates and exhibits works in painting, printmaking and paper.





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