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Ceramics: Bunny Bowl

$15

with Melissa Corbin, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm

Isn't this bunny bowl adorable???  Just look at those little feet!  Paint him and put lots of candy in his bowl for everyone to enjoy.  Keep him out year around or just for Easter.  

Dimensions 4-1/2" x 5-1/4" x 8-1/2"

Intro to Narrative Arts: Level 1

$125

with Vance Bessey, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This 12 week course explores the Narrative Arts - The Art of Media. These are the drawing techniques used to create: Comic Books, Video Game Design, Single Panel Gag Cartoons, Comic Strips, 3D Animation, Storyboards for Movies, Graphic Novels and Special Effects for film and television. Learn the drawing skills needed to build your own Characters to populate the Stories you would like to tell - in any Media. This Class is open to students at any level of artistic ability - Beginners to Advanced. It will start with Narrative Art foundations and work up from there. All you will need is a drawing pad, pencils and erasers - or a Tablet / iPad, if you prefer. If you have read a lot of books, watched a lot of films and TV shows or played a lot of Video Games, then you already know a lot more than you think you do about the Narrative Arts. Taught by Vance Bessey, a graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Comic Book Illustration and local Illustrator, Cartoonist, Novelist and Art Teacher. ***NO CLASS: 4/17.

Introduction to Touch Drawing

$139

with Barbara Davis, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Touch Drawing is a simple process accessible to all, artist, and non-artist alike. Participants are first guided through a brief meditation and visual imagery to help them settle into and access their felt sense. We begin by rolling wet paint out on a board and placing a piece of paper on top. We draw with our hands on the dry side of the paper and watch forms and images appear. There is no advanced planning about what to draw, no copying of images or attempting to draw something specific. Rather, the hands move in response to our internal sensations, feelings and impulses opening a channel to our creativity and bypassing our ego and critical thinking. The process tends to bring about a state of calm and wonder as unexpected images begin to appear and participants will learn to follow the lead of the image. A series of drawings will be created in each session. Participants will be encouraged to engage in free or spontaneous writing to aid in the integration process. Participants will be taught how to mount their drawings and embellish them with additional color and shape. Optional personal sharing in small groups will be encouraged as well. $20 materials fee included in registration.

Introduction to Wood Carving

$75

with Ken Wise, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this introduction to carving wood you will learn to safely shape wood with hand tools to create projects such as tool handles,decorative spoons, folk art, and wildlife art. No experience needed, tools and materials provided.

Full Course

PHOTOGRAPHY: AFTER DARK

$20

with Mike Leonard, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-night class, we will explore all the things you need to know to take successful images after the sun sets and before the sun rises. This session reviews exposure, how to shoot images in the dark - including the Milky Way and Aurora - and how to capture your best photo under just moonlight. We will review equipment helpful for nighttime photography, including, but far from limited to, using a cell phone. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

Mike Leonard has been taking pictures for more than 40 years, and among his favorite subjects to shoot are nighttime scenes including lightning and the Aurora, and in the daytime, he likes shooting landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses, and more. His work is frequently featured on the covers of The Notes publication in Yarmouth, Maine, in the Maine Activities Guide,  and on the local CBS affiliate in weathercasts. His work has also been featured in books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, textbooks, and nationally on the Weather Channel. Check out his site at phototourismbymike.com

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Photography: After Dark

$20

with Mike Leonard, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 7 pm

ON LINE

Photo taken by Michael Leonard, Instructor

In this one-night class we will explore all the things you need to know to take successful images after the sun sets and before the sun rises.  This session reviews exposure, how to shoot images in the dark - including the Milky Way and Aurora - and how to capture your best photo under just moonlight.  We will review equipment helpful for nighttime photography, including using a cell phone.

Explorer Pack Basket 3.21.24

$99

with Jessica Steele, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 21, 2024 at 4 pm

Making a pack basket can be a fun and rewarding project and a perfect gift! A pack basket is a traditional type of backpack used for carrying items while hiking, hunting, or for general outdoor activities. Pack baskets have a long history dating back centuries and have been used by various cultures around the world. Here in Maine our Maine Guides walked the woods with these packs to transport supplies and game through rugged terrain. In this course, we will weave a 10-12” tall basket with premium reed. We will go over the history of pack baskets and what materials have been used. Jessica will go through the process of making the basket step-by-step ensuring all will walk away with a finished basket. The baskets will have a base and feet along with pack straps. There will also be a variety of color straps and even color reeds to add a little color to your basket. You will walk away with a pack basket and the knowledge for life! All level weavers are welcome EVEN if you have never weaved! The course fee will cover all material, use of tools, and instruction.

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Painting: Oil: Chicken

$65

with Carol Ferris, Region 9 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 21, 2024 at 5 pm

Come learn how to paint a beautiful 12x16 oil painting! All of the supplies that you will need have been included in the class cost! So all you have to worry about bringing is yourself! You won't want to miss out on this!

Date: March 21 (Tentative Snow Date: April 2)

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Approximately)

Take a look at the painting that you will do in this class using the link below: 

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