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Handbuilt Vases Spring 2024


with Cody Clinton, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Jun 8, 2024 at 10 am

Weekend Ceramics Workshops All classes are taught by instructor, Cody Clinton, and will be held at PHEC on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Finished pieces will be dried and fired after the workshop ends, and be made available for pickup approximately 2 weeks after the workshop unless otherwise specified. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of Vase and vase-like forms using various hand-building techniques from throughout history. This course is best for small to medium vase forms but if you are feeling adventurous on day two, we heartily encourage you to use what you have learned and go as big as you like!

Catching the Light


with Deena Ball, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 8, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

A plein air painting workshop that concentrates on creating a method to “Catch the Light” and the essence of the day. Students work on various forms of compositional planning, including notan, value studies, directional lines and color proportion swatches. Learning to use these tools, will help artists capture the essence of the scene before the light shifts. Students will work at two different locations. Through careful planning and a clear focus students will be able to quickly create a successful painting outdoors in the shifting light. All media are welcome, oils, acrylics, drawing and watercolor. Students should be comfortable with the medium they choose. The instructor is mainly versed in watercolor and water soluble oils. Students should bring a sketchbook, color pencils and a black sharpie pen as well as their usual plein air painting supplies. Please note: This is a two day 6 hour (each day) workshop about design and painting outside. All media and levels are welcome. Bring your own lunch/snacks.

Interpreting the Landscape


with Deena Ball, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 10, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Students will learn about painting each element of the landscape in watercolor: oceans, water, trees, mountains, structures and fields. In addition they will learn about compositional strategies used in landscape painting. We will work with the concept that sometimes less is more and try to paint the essence of a landscape. In order to do this we will be introducing a method that students can use to enable them to find the essence of what and why they are painting. The first day of the workshop will be spent in the classroom working on the elements of the landscape. On the second day we will be going outside to paint a guided Plein air painting. If you do not own an easel, a chair and a board in your lap works for watercolor. Students should be using professional tube watercolors, good quality brushes and 100 percent cotton rag watercolor paper. Bring your own lunch/snacks.

For My Dad


with Christa Galipeau, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 10, 2024 at 3 pm

It's Time to Celebrate Dad!

Give dad a glass with a cute saying and yummy candy for Father's Day.  You can choose what saying you would like to put on his glass, add some cellophane and finally put some candy and you are ready to go.

Any Dad would love to receive this great gift custom made by you just for him!

Bring the kids to Adult Ed on June 10th between 3 and 7 pm.  It will only take about half an hour for them to make a gift any father would love.

Monoprinted Nature Journal


with Catherine Scanlon, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 11, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Join Catherine to learn the fun and carefree art of monoprinting using a silicone gelatin plate. Using your favorite craft paints, and elements such as flowers and leaves picked from nature, combined with stencils, you’ll create a fun and colorful journal where every page was created by you as a jumping off point to unlimited creativity. This fast paced creative class will result in a journal you can build on with hand-lettering, stamping, collage and more. Class fee includes: silicone printing plate, and paper. There is a $10 materials fee, payable to the instructor. Please bring: 6 - 8 coordinating 2 oz. craft paint colors, an apron, texture tools, paint brushes, brayer and textured paper towels. This is a 1 Day Workshop: 6/11 from 11am-3pm. Bring a lunch or snack!

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Contemporary Marbling on Paper & Fabric


with Claire Reynes, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class, we will explore the art of marbling! From suminagashi to marbled wood we will learn about this centuries-old process and find playful ways to test the materials and see what is possible. We will cover several steps of the process including how to prepare marbling colors, the marbling bath, and the surfaces to be marbled. In each class, there will be opportunities to play with color, design, and surface texture over the 4 weeks. We will briefly talk about the traditional marbling processes such as combing patterns, however, this class is more focused on the exploration of material rather than the mastery of traditional techniques. Each participant will leave with several pieces of marbled paper and fabric to take home and use in their own creative projects. $30 materials fee.

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Pet Portrait Paint Night


with Shirley Anderson, Kennebec Neighbors Adult Education Winthrop Site

Calendar Jun 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm

Come join us for a night of fun while painting your pet. You will need to send at least 5 good quality photos of your pet to after signing up. Shirley Anderson will sketch out your pet and mix up some paints and you do the rest! This class is designed for beginners and you will be lead step by step through the class.



with Sue Cannafarina, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 14, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

It’s been a long week, and time to relax! Join local artist Sue Cannafarina for this two-hour class of monthly Friday evening painting fun while learning techniques used by the impressionists and Bob Ross (Lol). Bring a beautiful image to life ranging from still lifes, landscapes, and object studies. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. These are great opportunities to spend time with friends or make new ones. Bring home a work of art each meeting! Classes run once a month through June. Please Note: Each month is a separate session. Each session is $30/pp/per class. Pre-registration for each class is required as class size is limited.

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