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A Grandparent's Journal: Leave Your Legacy


with Jill Braceland, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

New! This workshop provides structure for recording precious memories, life experiences and family stories of your own choosing – to share with others, including future generations. Learn to generate a journal that can be duplicated for your family. Jill has been designing and delivering seminars in management, organizing, as well as putting life into words; she holds a BA in organizational communication from Northeastern U. and an MBA from Framingham State U.

Two Mon, 4/1 and 4/8/2019

6:00 to 8:00 pm, $34

Instructor: Jill Braceland

A Splash of Color (Acrylic Painting)


with Jeannette Whitman, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Introduction to acrylic painting landscapes. Experiment with color mixing, brush strokes, and building strong composition. We will use basic sketching and work from photographs, so bring a few favorites.

Students must provide the following materials : Brushes (inexpensive synthetic) -1 round size 4 or 8, 1 flat size 1/2 or 1/4 inch, 1 shader size 10 or 12, 1 liner size 2 or 4. Student grade paint (22 ml) - black, titanium white, aquamarine blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, sap green, thalo blue, burnt umber and burnt sienna. 11 X 14" stretched canvas or canvas board. Paper towels, water container, and a pencil for sketching. 

Class will be held Thursdays April 4th - May 2nd from 6 - 8:30 P.M. (No class on April 18th). For more information, call 320-3032. 

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners


with Tara Finlay, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, students never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, that wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic and a clean trunk or floor to rest the container on for the trip home. $30 materials fee payable to the instructor the day of class.
Full Course

Acrylic Painting


with Gayle Fitzpatrick, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class covers composition, color theory, and color mixing as well as materials and techniques. You will learn and practice the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Class time will provide time for experimentation, creativity and the opportunity to work on your own projects with guidance from the instructor. Beginner and Intermediate painters are both welcome! Class size limited to 10. Bring to class: materials list supplied at registration.

Tuesday April 23- May 28, 6:30-8 p.m., 6 sessions

Course Fee: $72

Full Course

Acrylic Pouring-Beginners Art


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

Full Course

Acrylic: POP-ART


with Hattie Stiles, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Make a colorful pop-art inspired portrait using acrylic paint on canvas! Choose an image of a person or animal (family member, friend, pet, celebrity, anything etc.!) to translate into an original painting.  Bring at least two reference images (of the image you would like to paint). With the help of the instructor, you will grid-out and draw your image and then use acrylic paint to add value and vibrancy.  All experience levels welcome.  Materials fee of $22 payable to instructor at class.




Acrylics - Session 2


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 (, 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


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.

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