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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Creative Arts

Gelli Plate Printmaking

$39

with Karalynn Thayer

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to use gelli printing plates! We will cover a variety of layering techniques in this entertaining printmaking session, incorporating found materials to add texture. Have fun experimenting and creating fun art that can be displayed on its own or used in other crafts or collages. All materials provided.

Karalyn Thayer has a BFA from the ME College of Art with a background in teaching web and graphic design. She creates her art with the use of mixed media illustrations and loves experimenting with at home printmaking.

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Advanced Beginner Digital Photography

$29

with Geri Lynn Smith

Calendar Jun 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

So you understand what ISO means, how aperture affects depth of field and how shutter speed affects movement? Now, with a pretty firm grasp of the fundamentals, you feel ready to take it to the next level! Join us to gain a greater understanding of your camera's features so you can achieve more focused shots, consistent exposures and higher-quality images. Cover exposure compensation, white balance and a bit of advanced techniques with Photoshop Elements. This is a one night only class designed to keep you shooting.

Required: DSLR camera with fresh batteries and a memory card, your questions, and, if desired, your laptop.Geri Lynn Smith, an award winning photographer shooting in the New England area, shares her knowledge from personal experience through practical application and entertaining anecdotes.

Beginner Blacksmithing Level I Section I

$185

with Sam Smith

Calendar Jun 8, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Jewelry, Hooks & HangersBlacksmith 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! Course fee is nonrefundable.

Note: Class is hosted by Sam Smith but may also include other instructors.

Required: Proof of registration. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (no polyester/synthetic material) and bring a drink/snack.

Sam Smith is a Master Blacksmith & Guild Master of the ME Blacksmith's Guild. Internationally renowned for his work on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe and with 25+ years of experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of blacksmiths dating back to 1836.

Beginner Blacksmithing Level I Section II

$185

with Sam Smith

Calendar Jun 15, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Jewelry, Hooks & HangersBlacksmith 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! Course fee is nonrefundable.Required: Proof of registration. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (no polyester/synthetic material) and bring a drink/snack.

Sam Smith is a Master Blacksmith & Guild Master of the ME Blacksmith's Guild. Internationally renowned for his work on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe and with 25+ years of experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of blacksmiths dating back to 1836.





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