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Basic Cyanotype: Capture the Sun's Magic

$25

with Catherine Scanlon, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Unleash your inner artist with the sun as your paintbrush! This beginner-friendly cyanotype workshop will demystify the fascinating world of alternative photography and guide you through every step of creating your own stunning, sun-kissed prints. We'll break down the science behind cyanotype, safely mix and prepare the light-sensitive chemicals, and walk you through applying them to paper. Then, it's time to let the sun do its magic! We'll explore different ways to expose your artwork, from using leaves and objects to creating layered effects. The fun doesn't stop there, experiment with stencils and botanical specimens for unique creative possibilities. Most materials will be supplied for this workshop! Please bring scissors, 1' to 2" flat paintbrush and any special papers or fabrics you would like to use. This workshop is 2 Days: 5/21 + 5/28. There is a $50 materials fee, payable to the instructor on the first night of class, you will keep the contact print frame at the end of class and any leftover solution.

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Beginner Ceramics

$125

with Heather O'Neil, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

Ever wanted to take some time for yourself and play with clay? Learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing in this 6 week class. This class is geared toward the beginner. The first 10 people to sign up have priority on the wheel. Please let admins know if you prefer to hand build or wheel throw so we can keep an accurate account. Glazing will also be covered so that you can leave with finished pieces. $65 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: If you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding! *No Class: 4/16.

Open Studio Ceramics (Tuesday Sessions)

$115

with Heather O'Neil, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

Are you comfortable with your clay abilities and just looking for a place to work and improve your skills? Join us in the Morse High School Ceramics Studio and start making all those things you have been dreaming up! This is not an instructor lead class, but the instructor will be on site working in case you need something. $65 for materials and studio fee, payable to instructor, must be paid on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: If you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding! *No Class: 4/16.

Silver Jewelry Making

$60

with Penny Hartwell, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 3, 2024

Working with Silver Clay is an exciting process where the inexperienced can explore their artistic abilities and create unique one of a kind items. Come join this exciting class where beginners can easily learn to create earrings, pendants, charms, beads, bracelets, and rings. Experience a new creative adventure and learn how easy and fun it is to make beautiful items from Precious Metal Clay (PMC) or Art Clay Silver (ACS). Materials fee of $80 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Traditional Case Bindings

$75

with Joelle Webber, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

A three-week series of book arts classes that will cover various techniques and materials including Decorative Calligraphic Papers and two Case Bindings. One with a cloth spine and one with a paper spine. Each class will focus on a different topic, while we learn the basics of bookbinding vocabulary and a bit of book binding history. First class: Decorative Calligraphic Papers - Learn the basics of using broad edged mark-making tools & round pointed tip brushes in calligraphic ways. Second class: Case Binding with a Soft Cloth Spine – In this class, we will create the basic, multi-gathering, case bound book. Third class: Case Binding with a Paper Spine – The third class will focus on strengthening our skills in forming our text blocks, while learning an alternative style of cover. We will add a decorative paper spine to the hardbound covers. Materials & Tools provided.

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Plant Design with the Magical Air Plant Aerarium

$15

with Elba-Gloria Rangel-Erazo, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 6 pm

You will create an enchanted home called an Aerarium for the air plant known as a Tillandsia, so that you can enjoy it year-round in your house. There are plants, like vegetables, that require moist, nutrient-rich soil. Others, like your pet cactus, prefer dry rocky soil, and there are others that grow in mud or water, like the lotus flower. But have you ever seen a plant that grows with NO soil whatsoever? That's the Tillandsia - or "Air Plant", and this class will teach you how to care for this magical plant. Similar to building a terrarium, you will go home with a container, your new plant, and some decorative items to highlight your plant. You will also learn all about Tillandsia and how to care for them! Materials fee includes plant, container, and decorations for one Aerarium.

Sea Glass Window Workshop

$49

with Lisa Young, Scarborough Adult Education

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a sea glass window! You will have sea glass, shells, stones, sand, and driftwood to make a wood-framed 8x10 art piece. Create your own design or use one of the provided templates. you will complete your seaside design in the workshop and will be given a kit and directions to complete and "cure" your piece at home. Class fee includes all materials, or bring your own sea shells, etc. 

Paint Night: The Deer Fawn

$55

with Shirley Anderson, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! Come join us and paint an adorable Deer Fawn. This class is designed for absolute beginners and Shirley Anderson will lead you step by step through the process and teach you a few painting tips and techniques. Canvas and paints are supplied.





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