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Accidental Fabric Landscapes


with KELLY MONROE, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Create beautiful landscapes from batik and cotton fabric scraps and embellishments. You do not need an expensive pattern or kit to make a wall-hanging you will want to frame. Techniques taught are based on Karen Eckmeier’s original book: “Accidental Landscapes, Surprisingly Simple Quilted Scenes.” Maximum class size is 5 so register early. Material list is available upon registration.

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Acrylic Painting
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Acrylic Painting


with Barbara Hathaway, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Sep 14, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Acrylic Painting makes bright color that looks similar to oil painting, but clean up easily with water.  The art can be worked on panel board or canvas.  Learn to make landscapes, reflections and beautiful sunsets. Other elements can be added with a detail brush.  Class is for beginners to semi-pros.  You will learn how to sketch and plan your composition, mix colors, and use different bush techniques.  Watch a demo and paint along or paint from your own photo.  Art is relaxing and fun. 

Please have the following material for class: Acrylic Paint set, 2 acrylic brushes (1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small), canvas (NO LARGER THAN 16"X20") or canvas panel, jar for water, rag or paper towels, and palette (can be a white foam tray). 

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Acrylic Painting


with Marjorie Strauss, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Sep 21, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Here's a chance to work on some basics of color and paint mixing, observing still life, photographs, self-portraits, and one or two model sessions. We will do color exercises with a limited palette, simplify shapes and explore materials; brushes, palette knife, white & tinted grounds, and flat or canvas surfaces. A list of acrylic supplies is available when you register.


Acrylic Painting


with Gail Fitzpatrick, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 4, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is for painters of all levels, beginner through intermediate. We’ll cover topics such as composition, design, color theory, color mixing, color harmony, as well as materials and techniques. In addition to learning the fundamentals of painting with acrylics, class time will allow for experimentation, creativity and the opportunity to work on student’s own projects with the guidance of an instructor.


Acrylic Painting for the Beginner and Beyond


with Carolyn Wallace-Zani, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 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 five 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. Carolyn Wallace-Zani owns her own studio. She frequently conducts drawing classes for children and adults. Her teaching style and drawing techniques focus on using basic shapes as the building blocks for constructing familiar three-dimensional objects.

Adult Coloring


with LeRae Kinney, MSAD#1 Adult Education

Calendar Aug 22, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Coloring books are no longer just for kids. Groundbreaking research proved anxiety levels dropped when subjects colored. Join us for a relaxing night out and color until your heart's content. All materials and supplies are included.


Adult Coloring
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Adult Coloring


with Tammy Gordon, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 4 pm

Come in and join us for a monthly adult coloring session.  We will supply you with all the material you will need to enjoy your time.  Bring your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and enjoy a "stress free" time. 

You are welcomed to bring in your own supplies. 

This class will meet Wednesday, September 13th, October 18th, November 15th and December 13th.

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Advanced Drawing


with David Haskins, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 6 pm

Students will experiment with mark making skills, working from a gesture, building compositions, value structure and textures for finished drawings or studies for paintings. We will discuss the Elements of Art and students are encouraged to work with their favorite drawing medium or experiment with charcoal, conte, graphite, color pencils, pen and ink or mixed media. Students should have at least one year of experience in painting or drawing.

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