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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.


August, Art Adventure - The Traveling Sketchbook Summer Class


with Mary Byrom, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Aug 7, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

SUMMER CLASSES ARE READY! ARE YOU? Now is your chance to get outside and have a really great time sketching and painting! Here is what is coming up. FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE STUDENT ...ART ADVENTURE - THE TRAVELING SKETCHBOOK SUMMER CLASS! This traveling sketchbook class is for everyone. With just a pen, pencil and a sketchbook, you can begin this creative adventure. We start this class with an introduction to different types of sketchbooks and paper, pencils, pens, and paints and how you can use them for different effects in your sketchbook. We will start with an introduction to sketching and look at the foundations of good sketches, various techniques, and applications you can use in your sketchbook. Beginner to experienced artists will love this process. Sketching develops your observing and drawing skills, increases your visual vocabulary, expands your creativity and is very relaxing. Individual expression, growth, and creativity are encouraged. Every week we will meet at a different location. This class is perfect for absolute beginners to skilled artists who would like to try a new experience with a minimum of expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome. Bring all of your supplies to the first class. We will be sketching outdoors after an introduction to materials.Sketching Supplies - Materials list: The Bare Minimum Sketchbook Kit: A sketchbook, pencil & ink pen. The Expanded Sketchbook Kit: Colored pencils, markers, ink pens, watercolor pencils, crayons, watercolors, gouache, paintbrush, water brush, paper towels, sponge, water, bulldog clips.Expanded Sketchbook Kit can be viewed on Mary’s website.

August - 7, 14 ,21, 28 ~ 4 sessions $105


Beach Glass Mobile


with Tara Finlay, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Sep 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a pretty beach mobile to hang in your window, on your porch, or wall.  Materials fee includes hanging material and glue, and some beach glass.  Please bring a piece of driftwood or a branch or dowel to hang your creation from. The stringing material can be hard to see so please bring your glasses if you need them.  There is a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.


Beach Painting


with Tara Finlay, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Sep 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Keep your beach memories alive all winter long with this painting featuring ocean waves and a sand beach with little shells and beach glass accents. No artistic experience required.  Personalize your painting any way you wish. You can bring small accents but the instructor will have some for you to use if you don't have any.  There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.


Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting


with Tara Finlay, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Nov 10, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

With this exciting process, you 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, who 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 or cardboard in your car for the trip home.  There is a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.


Beginner Crochet


with Tara Finlay, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn basic crochet skills such as chaining, basic stitches, and then we'll use those stitches to create a dishcloth.  We'll learn crocheting in the round, increases and decreases by making a scrubby, and how to crochet  a dishtowel.  For the first class, you will need a basic set of crochet hooks size E-J or F-K or one size J hook and one ball of medium-weight 100% cotton year like "Sugar N' Cream". Instructor will have crochet hooks to share if you want to try before you buy. No materials fee.  Additional materials for the second and third week of class will be discussed and the cost of those materials will be minimal.


Beginner Punch Needle


with Tara Finlay, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Dec 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Punch needle embroidery has deep roots in New England as women hooked rugs out of old clothing or yarn. We'll use a smaller embroidery punch needle and regular floss to make this cute ornament.  In second class, we will finish the ornament using fabric. Materials fee payable to instructor ($20) includes punch needle kit, floss, and finishing materials. You keep the kit.


Botanical Drawing: Branching Out


with Lili Bates, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Aug 24, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week
Develop your drawing skills while rendering the craggy, peeling, and gnarled texture of bark and branches. Using graphite and / or colored pencils, explore the color variations and composition of the simple branch. Birds nests and abandoned wasp nests are also good subjects. Choose one or more from your findings. Drawing experience necessary. Materials: graphite pencils 2H & HB, battery operated pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, 11 x 14 Strathmore drawing paper best or medium surface, canson tracing paper, drawing board at least 18" square, masking tape, 6" or 12" clear plastic ruler, magnifying glass....desirable, but not necessary. No discounts. The Mix in Brunswick carries these supplies. Shop early. Bring lunch and snacks.

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