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12 Sprays of Christmas - NEW

$25

with Colleen Fahy, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Calendar Dec 13, 2018 at 6 pm

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas season. There are some smells that remind you of the holidays… spices apples,peppermint, and fur tress. You will want to have these smells in your house especially when friends and family are visiting and sharing holiday cheer. Instructor: Colleen Fahy has working with essential oils and wants to share her experiences with you. She is excited to havethe benefits of essential oils in supporting healthy cell function, anchoring healthy biochemistry and promoting physical andemotional detox.

 

A Flower Party (Watercolor)

$5

with Joyce Folgert, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 5, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

It’s October, it’s autumn, it’s sunflower time!  A two-hour watercolor painting class located right in the middle of Lily’s Fine Flowers shop will be hosted by the famous, award-winning painter and teacher, Joyce Folgert. She will provide 140 lb. cold-press paper, sketch, instructions, and guidance, while the adult participants bring their own paint brushes, watercolor paints, and water container. You will take home a finished watercolor painting, ready to frame!  This class is for all levels of artists.

Instructor and materials fee of $25 ispayable to the instructor at class. Visit joyfulcolorsbyjoycefolgert.com   (Ages 18+)

A Library of Hand Bound Books

$52

with Gayle Fitzpatrick, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In this class, students will create five/six book structures: a simple pamphlet book, a Japanese Stab Bound book, a basic Codex, a hard cover accordion book, a hard cover book with signatures sewn on tapes, and flutter books. Class will focus on the techniques, structures, tools, materials and processes.

Tuesday, Oct. 2-Oct. 30, 6:30-8 p.m., 5 Sessions

Course Fee: $52

Material Fee: $8, Payable to instructor at class

Acid Etched Glass

$38

with Penny Hartwell, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Want to create a unique holiday gift for someone special, for yourself or both? Here’s your opportunity learn how to create beautiful designs on glass using an acid etching technique. Penny will provide many designs to choose from to create your personalized items. Great class for the novice craftsman! Bring four pieces of glass to etch – perfect for wine glasses or beer mugs. Fee for additional materials of $8 included in price of course. No discounts.

Acrylic Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class will teach you how to exploit the versatility and vitality of the acrylic medium with a solid foundation of the basics of acrylic painting. Students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes. Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group, class critique. Out-of-class exercises will be encouraged to give students the opportunity to further explore the medium, practice new skills and grow in artistic expression. No previous experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*White

*Black

*Raw Umber

Payne’s Gray

Yellow Ochre

Raw Umber

Raw Sienna

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

#6 Filbert

#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending, optional)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator

 

MANY of these brushes can be bought TOGETHER as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $10.00). Also, bring what you already own.

  

*Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*Mixing palette and storage container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints.

*White, 9” paper, plastic, or foam picnic plates (to be used as mixing palettes)

Support (board to lean on, 11” x 14”) 

Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board (pre-primed), (11” x 14”)

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle for water to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Flow Enhancer (to be discussed in class)

*Extender (to be discussed in class)

Gesso (to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Small table easel (optional)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

Acrylic Painting for the Beginner

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6 pm

Paint your masterpiece using the versatile medium of acrylics! This class is designed for the beginner, who has been working in acrylics for less than 5 years, with an emphasis on learning the basics through practice. The former student will have the opportunity to develop more confidence by perfecting their current skill level, while the more experienced student will explore their personal style. Step-by- step instruction includes: toning the canvas, blocking-in, painting techniques, choosing materials, mediums, and additives and how to design a successful composition. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No prior painting experience is necessary. Students will progress at their own pace with individualized guidance.

Students must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school to register.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green

*White

*Black

*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Raw Sienna

*White

*Black

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

*#6 Filbert

*#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator

MANY of these brushes can be bought together as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. Bring what you already own too. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $20.00).

  

Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*Mixing palette and storage container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints.

Support (board to lean on, 11” x 14” )

*Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board (pre-primed), (11” x 14” )

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

Sheet of clear Tracing Paper

Sheet of Graphite Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper)

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

 

Acrylic/Watercolor Art
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Acrylic/Watercolor Art

$68

with Barbara Hathaway, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Acrylic and Watercolor are easy to learn and to clean up.  Enjoy painting in a stress free environment and have fun. 

Composition and sketching will start the techniques for demos where you can watch or paint along at your own pace.  Landscapes, seascapes, beautiful skies, sunsets, reflections, and elements with details will be covered.  Other details can be added, such as flowers, rocks, foliage.  You can use your own photo for inspiration.  This is for beginners to semi-pros. 

Materials needed for Watercolor Art: Watercolor paper (140lb), 3 watercolor brushes (1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small), watercolor paint set, palette, water container, rags or paper towels,.  

Materials needed for Acrylic Art: Acrylic canvas (no larger than 16"X20"), or a panel, 3 acrylic brushes (1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small), acrylic paint set, palette, water container, rags or paper towels. 

 

Acrylics
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Acrylics

$77

with Linda Mansur Migneault, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Beginner through intermediate acrylic artists, this is the class for you! Bring your materials and a reference photograph of what you would like to paint. A simple landscape or still life is a great choice for beginners.

Materials: small canvas board, beginners may experiment with Apple Barrel paints, include red, blue, yellow, white and black as basic needs, (white will be used the most)-try to avoid gloss.  Brushes (round 2,6,8 and flat 2,6,8).  Bring a container for water, paper towels, trash bag or plastic to cover the table.

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