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2-D Art: An Introduction

$119

with Audra Christie, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

In this 8-week class students will have the opportunity to increase their understanding and appreciation of art through making two-dimensional visual images. Additionally, students will explore a variety of art processes and materials such as drawing (graphite, charcoal, pastels), painting (acrylic, watercolor) and relief block printmaking (linoleum block). All supplies included.

A Grandparent's Journal: Leave Your Legacy

$34

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)
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A Splash of Color (Acrylic Painting)

$45

with Jeannette Whitman, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 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.   

Abstract Art

$52

with Bess Cutler, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Feb 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Go beyond the literal. Explore abstraction through progressive weekly fun exercises and homework. All media: drawing, painting, collage. Lots of one-on-one feedback and group discussions and critiques of work, as well as looking at contemporary art online and in books. Bring to class: materials list supplied at registration.

Thursday, Feb. 7- March 7, 6-8 p.m., 4 sessions *no class 2/21

Course Fee: $52

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners

$35

with Tara Finlay, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jan 26, 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.

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners

$35

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.

Acrylic Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm

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. All levels are welcome.

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 (Liquitex) Palette Wetting Spray Fluid (to be discussed in class) (Liquitex) Slo-Dri Blending Fluid Medium (to be discussed in class)

 

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

$72

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

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