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with Pat Casey
New at painting? Interested in expanding your artistic expression? Join us for a fun adventure by adding acrylics to your palette of mediums. In just 8 weeks, you will learn to mix colors, use basic tools and various acrylic mediums and painting supports (canvas, wood, etc.). Create appealing still life compositions and experiment with texture, color, and contrast. Work at your own pace in your own style with Pat Casey, an experienced teacher. Click here for the materials list for this class.
with Susan Perrine
Transform your favorite sewing pattern into something uniquely you by making a few changes that reflect your own personal style. The focus will be on tops and blouses, with instructions on how to alter a front closure, add fanciful collar and cuffs, lengthen, or add a scallop to the hem. Some sewing skills are helpful. Students should bring pattern, fabric, thread, buttons if required, tape measure, scissors or cutting mat and rotary cutter. Bring sewing machine to second and third classes.
Create a Succulent Wreath
with Beth Hawkes
Have you seen those gorgeous succulent wreaths on a DIY website and thought how great it would be to be able to create that, yet you know it’s probably harder than it looks? And, seriously, you can really hang them? Yes! Beth Hawkes, professional gardener/greenhouse operator, will guide you, step-by-step, through the process. You will create a beautiful 12-inch or more moss wreath covered in a variety of different colored and textured succulents that will last indefinitely. Not only that, your succulents will reproduce, giving you the opportunity to create another wreath on your own if you like, from your own parent plants. Beth will supply everything you need to create this fabulous wreath. A material fee of $50 is included in the cost of the course. Register early; this class will fill fast!
Digital Photography I
with Leah Haraden
Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or you are an aspiring pro or semi-pro photographer, this crash course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to take your work to a new level. You will become progressively more confident handling your camera and choosing settings that will help you produce the quality of images you have always desired. Included will be a combination of very lively lectures, demos, handouts, slide shows, videos, and hands-on practice. Students are encouraged to study and practice on their own with the optional homework assignments. All students should bring a digital camera that has manual exposure mode with a fully-charged battery, at least one lens, a tripod and an extra memory card.
Hanging Twig Globe Lamp
with Susan Perrine
Create a stunning accent light with a rustic and sparkling presence. We’ll hold twigs in position and then clamp and wire them into circular shape. Add lights to brighten a dark corner or enhance the mood at a special event. Expect to make a 20 to 30-inch diameter globe. Please bring pliers, wire cutters, 18 gauge covered florist wire, a string of twinkle lights, any sturdy cord like paracord (in the length you will need to hang from ceiling or beam). Can be bought at your local hardware store. A materials fee of $10 (willow twigs) included. No discounts.
Introduction to Relief Printing
with David Morgan
Experience a fun and fascinating creative process in this one-day introduction to making wood or linoleum cut prints with printmaker and Green Lion Gallery owner David Morgan. No previous experience necessary. Class will be taught at the Merrymeeeting Press Studio because of the carving and printing equipment needed. $10 material fee included in the cost of the course. No discounts.
Make Your Own Hypertufa Plant Container
with Beth Hawkes
Hyper---what? Hypertufa is a method of mixing ingredients to create a beautiful planter that looks like stone, but weighs less, and can take on virtually whatever shape you like. The finished product can eventually take on a beautiful patina of mosses and lichens. Beth Hawkes, professional gardener/greenhouse operator, will walk you through the process as you create your own hypertufa plant container. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to reproduce other containers as your needs arise. During the first class, you will create your planter from the mixture and a mold, learning all the tips and tricks Beth has learned over the years; your unique creation will cure and the second week, you will return to finish it by filling it with beautiful succulents. You may bring your own 12-inch or less diameter plastic bowl or other vessel to use as a mold, or you can use one that Beth will supply. Beth will supply all other materials including molding mixture, soil and succulents. A materials fee of $25 is included in the cost of the course. Register early; this class will fill fast!
Multi-color relief printing
with David Morgan
This class is an introduction to different techniques for making multiple-color wood and linoleum block prints. We will explore making prints using multiple blocks (one for each color), reduction printing using the same block for multiple colors, and white-line printing using a single block and watercolor paint. Some previous printmaking experience would be helpful, but not necessary. $20 materials fee included in cost of the course.