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Acrylic Painting for Beginners through Intermediate

$75

with Vincent Carducci, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

In the spirit of exploring possibilities, we will work with materials and methods - that is, the nature of acrylic paint, composing on a particular canvas, the nature of color and color harmony, values, line and edges, contour relationships, and building the surface. Nothing is taken for granted, and we will work from classroom set-ups. With focus and craftsmanship, we arrive at surprising and exciting results. Please request a materials list on registration or click here for list. With 21 solo shows, Vincent Carducci's paintings and prints are in corporate and private collections across America. He has taught in a wide variety of venues, including workshops, arts councils and universities.

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Acrylic Pour Painting Part II

$19

with Tara Finlay, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Feb 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this sequel  to Beginner Acrylic Pours, we will focus on "swipes" where paint is poured differently than in the  beginner class, and then swiped using various implements to reveal layers of color. Popular swipe techniques such as Ocean Wave, Starburst, Paper Towel, and spatula swipes will be discussed. Each student will be able to choose their own colors and the swipe technique that appeals to them.  Please bring an small offset spatula (like you ice a cake with) or the instructor will have artist palette knives to experiment with. Materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor in class.

Acrylic Pouring-Beginners Art

$25

with Ann Berry, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Acrylic Pouring is an art style for people of all skill levels. The class will teach the basics of color theory and students will walk away with four full sized pieces of art. Be prepared to get messy! Supply fee $40 payable to Instructor first night of class.

Instructor: Ann Berry

4 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Begins: March 5, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $25

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Acrylics - Session 1

$89

with Melissa Rioux, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basics of working with acrylic paint and color mixing. Much like the beginners’ watercolor class, students will learn basic color theory and the properties of this water-based paint. Students will make a color wheel, three color studies using grids and shapes, and experiment with manipulating the media to paint a portrait/self portrait or a still life composition. Course materials are available for purchase online (dickblick.com), at AC Moore and Hobby Lobby in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students). No class 02/20/19; makeup class (if needed) 03/20/19.

Melissa Rioux hails from coastal Maine but spent 10 years in New York teaching and writing arts curriculum for children and adults. She is devoted to the transformative power art can have to alter and improve the world.

Supply List

  • Acrylic Paints: Alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow and lemon yellow, cobalt and ultramarine blue or cerulean, viridian green, titanium white, mars or ivory black, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, raw umber;
  • Brushes (an assortment): Filbert, round (size 3, 6, 8), 1/2” flat; Disposable palette paper (or some type of palette);
  • Medium palette knife;
  • Canvases or clay boards (4);
  • Pad of Bristol vellum or heavy multimedia paper (watercolor paper works);
  • Water jar, pencils, masking tape or drafting tape, and a small spray bottle for water.

Melissa suggests that this list is ideal. If all are not affordable, bring what you have to the first class and she’ll review supplies.

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Acrylics - Session 2

$89

with Melissa Rioux, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basics of working with acrylic paint and color mixing. Much like the beginners’ watercolor class, students will learn basic color theory and the properties of this water-based paint. Students will make a color wheel, three color studies using grids and shapes, and experiment with manipulating the media to paint a portrait/self portrait or a still life composition. Course materials are available for purchase online (dickblick.com), at AC Moore and Hobby Lobby in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students). No class 04/17/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/22/19.

Melissa Rioux hails from coastal Maine but spent 10 years in New York teaching and writing arts curriculum for children and adults. She is devoted to the transformative power art can have to alter and improve the world.

Supply List

  • Acrylic Paints: Alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow and lemon yellow, cobalt and ultramarine blue or cerulean, viridian green, titanium white, mars or ivory black, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, raw umber;
  • Brushes (an assortment): Filbert, round (size 3, 6, 8), 1/2” flat; Disposable palette paper (or some type of palette);
  • Medium palette knife;
  • Canvases or clay boards (4);
  • Pad of Bristol vellum or heavy multimedia paper (watercolor paper works);
  • Water jar, pencils, masking tape or drafting tape, and a small spray bottle for water.

Melissa suggests that this list is ideal. If all are not affordable, bring what you have to the first class and she’ll review supplies.

Acrylics, Beginning

$145

with Pat Casey, RSU 1 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

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.

Acting Class 101

$40

with Fred Liebfried, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Did you ever want to take an acting class? Brush up on your acting skills? Would you like to feel more comfortable speaking in front of a group? Have some interactive fun? This class will help jump start your imagination. We will exam the foundations of the craft of acting: character choices, movement, and relaxation. You will work on a monologue and a scene. This class will be great if you are a beginner who has had little or no acting experience – or for those who want to revisit the fundamentals of acting.

 

Active Parenting Now Messalonskee W19

$5

with Emily Buckhalter, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to handle some of those daily parenting challenges? Learn how with this six-session video and discussion program for parents and care providers of children ages 5-12. This program is designed to help raise responsible children by using effective discipline and encouragement techniques. For further information you may call Deb or Emily at 859-1580. Storm make-ups will be added at the end of class. Limit 15 students.





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