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Acadian Arts Retreat: Watercolor Painting - Roosevelt Campobello Park

$495

with Mary Laury, Westbrook Adult Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 at 12 pm

Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together! $495 Tuition includes all lunches and dinners (Breakfast is included with room price). Day students are welcome. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will get to explore the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee, as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Also included, is a private concert by award winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Special guest Catherine Hunter, will discuss Native American Basketry (included). Register for the retreat, then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park.

Acadian Arts Watercolor Retreat (Campobello)

$495

with Mary Laury, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 at 1 pm
3 additional sessions through Oct 11, 2024

Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher.  She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful .  Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we'll start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well.  We all learn together!

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island.  We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages.  Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century!All meals are included in the workshop feeplus specially planned evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. We convene on a Friday at 1pm with classes throughout the weekend and end on the following Monday at 11am.

Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations.  Only Acadian Arts Retreats will be allowed to reserve overnight accommodations in the park.

​Please note: Included in the registration is a $40 non-refundable fee should you have to cancel.

 

Draw, Draw with Paint, Paint!

$165

with Jennifer Linskey, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 22, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session

In this class we will start out drawing in black and white with graphite and/ or charcoal. We’ll look at measuring, size relationships, and object placement. Then we’ll segue to drawing with a brush and draw en grisaille whereby we use: just black, white, and gray paint. This will allow us to think about and get a firm grasp of value (our lights to darks). During the last weeks of class we’ll explore limited color palettes, but get maximum mileage out of the colors we are using, as we’ll continue to see color in terms of value. You'll come away having honed drawing skills, begun training your eye to see subtle shifts in light to dark, and gained color mixing knowledge. Join us as we draw, both traditionally and with a brush, and gradually move toward incorporating color. *No Class: 4/20, 5/18, 6/8.

Paper Casting

$45

with Penny Hartwell, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Pressed cotton paper ornaments originated in Germany, Russia and Austria. Cotton paper pulp is pressed on ceramic paper molds and removed when dry. Gold accents were used on the torn edges. Students may bring dried flower petals to add to their ornaments to create a unique touch. $5.00 Lab Fee due at beginning of class.

Intermediate Watercolor

$165

with Jennifer Linskey, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 25, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

What constitutes an intermediate watercolorist, you ask? You’ve dabbled. You understand wet on wet and splosh pigment and water around happily. You have some idea what your pigments will do and a general understanding of when to stop adding water, yet you'd like more practice. You've had some basic drawing experience, and you're okay with putting pencil to paper to “rough in” your composition (get the basic shapes down), or if your drawing is a bit rusty you are willing to keep working on drawing skills. You are excited to explore, experiment more with watercolor techniques, and expand your watercolor skillset. If this is who you are, then intermediate watercolor is a fit for you. In this class we’ll be working from both observation and abstraction. *No Class: 8/20.

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Acid Etching Glass

$45

with Penny Hartwell, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We will create designs on glass with a frosted look. These designs will be permanent on the glass. Bring your own wine glasses, vases, etc to personalize. Some glass items will be provided as well. Quick, fun, easy projects with beautiful results. Lab fee: $5.

Watercolor and Ink in the Wild

$185

with Ed Higgins, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 26, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

According to instructor Ed Higgins, field sketching is probably the best way to gain mastery and move your watercolor work forward. Open to any of Ed’s past and current watercolor or sketching students. Weather permitting, classes will meet at picturesque locations in and around the midcoast. *No Class: 8/21.

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Digital Photo 1 Beginners ONLINE

$80

with Steve McGrath, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2024 at 7:30 pm

This is a 5 Week Series covering multiple subjects with assignments and sharing the student’s work. Are you still getting to know your digital camera and its features?

Here’s an opportunity to learn from an expert in this seminar for beginners! Have your camera ready and learn when and how to use its special features - such as program mode, manual mode, aperture priority and shutter priority.

Also covered will be basic composition and best use of light for different situations, such as plant, people, macro, and landscape photography.

July 1,8,15,22,29 7:30-9pm





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