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Plein-Air Landscape Oil Painting

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class is open to beginners as well as those looking to build upon prior experience in landscape oil painting along the Eastern Promenade and the Audubon sanctuary in Falmouth, weather permitting. The objective will be in developing color accuracy, new painting techniques, and gaining a better understanding of composition. These skills can be applied to online classes as well based on photos from the same locations. Mindfulness tools will be utilized for minimizing inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. Masks and proper social distancing will be practiced during this class. A supply list and further information will be provided when class is determined to run.

EVENING-Through The Trees Family Foraging

$50

with Marcia Griffin, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

For all ages! Each week a wild edible plant or two that you can find locally will be introduced, along with instructions on wildcrafting with that plant. Participants will be able to make teas, topical oils, infused honey, and prepare foraged foods to eat. A 30-minute weekly ZOOM meeting will give participants the opportunity to share their foraging finds and discuss the wildcrafted item of the week.

Starts 7/6 6:30-7pm $50 per family

• An email will be sent with instructions on how to access your course materials once you have registered.

Online July 14: AM Drawing Flowers & Leaves

$75

with Kathleen Boldt, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Many of you are familiar with me, but for those who are not,I have been teaching here for a long time.  I am a graduate ofPortland School of Art, which later became Maine College of Art.

Join longtime art instructor Kathie Boldt to practice drawing flowers and leaves by hand. Demonstration videos will be made available for students to watch on their own time in advance of class meetings. You must have completed a beginning drawing class prior to taking this one.

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date.    

Full Course

Online July 14: PM Drawing Flowers & Leaves

$75

with Kathleen Boldt, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Many of you are familiar with me, but for those who are not,I have been teaching here for a long time.  I am a graduate ofPortland School of Art, which later became Maine College of Art.

Join longtime art instructor Kathie Boldt to practice drawing flowers and leaves by hand. Demonstration videos will be made available for students to watch on their own time in advance of class meetings. You must have completed a beginning drawing class prior to taking this one.

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date.   

Full Course

Mindful Abstract Landscape Painting (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class will incorporate mindfulness based techniques with an expressive approach to landscape oil painting. Exercises will emphasize various mark making and painting effects in an abstract way while providing an understanding of the basic principles of color theory and composition. The objective of the class will be to gradually overcome natural inhibitions, perfectionism, in order to fully express yourself at an intuitive level. No experience is required, just a willingness to tap into unchartered territory to discover your creative potential. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.

Mindful Landscape Pastel Drawing (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class will introduce students to the basic principles of pastel drawing, including the mixing of colors on various textured surfaces, layering, and blending (dry and wet technique). Composition and value will be explored through landscape photographs. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment and fear. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.

Botanical Mixed Media (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of botanical drawing through the close observation of various types of plants, primarily native to Maine, in addition to the use of photos. The principles of line, composition, and value will be emphasized utilizing graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink, and watercolor pencils. Meditative exercises will help to minimize inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.

Handbuilt Mug

$46

with Amanda Williams, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We know you miss pottery classes!  We miss you too.  We have a pretty neat solution to social distancing for pottery.  As you know, the studio is small and it would be virtually impossible to keep everyone at a safe distance.  So, what will be happening is that Amanda will be in the studio, teaching and creating the project described over Zoom.  Upon registration, students will stop in at the studio and pick up a clay kit for the class.  Gather these homemade "tools" for your live, online session with Amanda:  a butter knife, a rule or straight edge, a fork or comb, an old plastic credit card or gift card, a dish of water, newspaper, and a plastic bag to cover the finished piece while drying.  Optional tools: a sponge, a chopstick, a paint brush, and interesting objects with textures you can press into the clay to add visual elements.  Once the session is complete, and you're satisfied with your project, you'll bring it back to the studio, and we will get it in the next available kiln firing.  And we'll let you know when it's ready for pick up!

Learn the basics of hand building and make a beautiful coffee mug using tools you already have at home.  Follow the instructor in real time, as she walks step-by-step through the process!  Includes $12 material fee for clay and firing fee.





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