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Intro to Gouache Painting
with Victoria Gordon, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education
Explore this beautiful, opaque water-medium to create expressive paintings! Gouache is an underutilized and versatile medium for sketching, studies and finished fine art works. Learn to mix, layer and balance transparent and opaque washes. Masks and distancing required.
Required: Pencil, eraser, four sheets of watercolor paper (8' x 10" inch or larger), four tubes of gouache paint: alizarin crimson, ultramarine, lemon yellow and titanium white, one 1/2" flat watercolor brush, one #10 round watercolor brush (approx. $25 at Michael’s or Amazon).
Tory Gordon is a watercolor/pen & ink artist living and working in Biddeford. Her art is inspired by people, places and things and expresses itself in a fluid style. She believes everyone has an artist within waiting to express itself in beautiful, surprising ways.
with Deborah Pouliot, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education
What is Tangling?
It is an easy-to-learn, fun, relaxing way to create beautiful images. Create tangles using a combination of dots, lines, simple s-curves and orbs. It is nonrepresentational and unplanned so no need to worry about results. Tangling can help increase focus, creativity, self-confidence and aid in problem-solving, self-image and provide an increased sense of well-being. It has been shown to help with phobias, addictions, pain management, conflict resolution, stress relief and reduce blood pressure. Tuition includes all materials. Registration closes at noon on Friday 3/5. Masks and distancing required.
Deborah Pouliot was an art teacher at Noble Middle School for 28 years. She taught Tangling in her classroom as well as to 100+ teachers in her district with the goal of aiding students transitions from one activity to another.
Crystal Geode Bath Bombs!
with DIANA MINUTELLI, Noble Adult & Community Education
Create your own bath bomb! These bath bombs (made to look like crystal geodes) are fun and easy to make! Enjoy them at your next bathtime or give to someone who could benefit from the gift of relaxation. Bath bombs are made of sea salt, citric acid, coconut oil, and corn starch! Diana will walk you through the process of mixing the ingredients, to include color and scent!
Materials fee $5 paid to the instructor.
Sew Your Own Face Coverings - 3 different styles
with Elizabeth Boston, Noble Adult & Community Education
• Pre-washed 100% cotton fabrics:
• 16 inches 1/4 inch wide elastic
• Sewing Machine, thread, pins, scissors
Kits can be purchased from instructor for $8 per mask.
FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS
with MICHAEL BURD, Franklin County Adult Education
In the battle for attracting and retaining customers in the Information Age it has become more important than ever to understand the power of Social Media as a marketing tool.
Call the office to schedule 207-778-3460
Basket Weaving: Garden Basket & Jean's Carry All Basket
with Gin Randolph, RSU 24 Adult Education
Please note the schedule has changed from what was printed in the catalog. Class will meet on 3/10 & 3/24. No class 3/17.
Create two very functional baskets: one to carry your harvested vegetables and the other to carry items in--perfect for the market, your latest craft project, etc. Gardent Basket measures approximately 13L x 13W x 12.5H; Jean's Carry All basket measures approximately 15L x 9W x 10H. All materials are provided. All levels of experience are welcome to join.
Playing with Pastels Landscapes - I
with Lynn Driscoll, Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education
In this class the basic steps of the medium pastels will be taught layer by layer. We will practice the simple steps of creating a beautiful painting with fun techniques. All materials will be supplied by the instructor. Feel free to bring your own materials if you like.
DIY Constellation Canvas - Live Online
with Sarah J deGrandis, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education
Star Light, Star Bright!
Create a lovely night sky-inspired piece of wall art using simple materials. This project is easily customizable using your favorite constellations and creates a beautiful glow in your home. It also makes a great gift! Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.
Required: 12-inch x 12-inch black canvas OR white canvas, painted black (stretched canvas ONLY, no panels), 35-count white string lights, silver or gold metallic marker (Sharpies work best!), a printout of your chosen, well-spaced, constellation-no larger than 9-inch x 9-inch, an awl or tack-to poke holes in the canvas, glue gun and glue sticks (approx. $20).
Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/
Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.