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with Barbara Hathaway, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm

Be creative. Express your talent in Acrylic or Watercolor at the Hathaway Art Studio, in Wilton. Explore mixing color and brush techniques. Learn a few tips on drawing compositions and effective use of shadows and highlights while painting a landscape or seascape. Paint alon with a demo or work at your own pace. See your brush strokes make a beautiful sky, sunset and refections. Add other elements of rocks, mountains, trees, flowers and foliage to show details. Both mediums are fun, easy to use and easy to clean up with water. 

Class can be combined on Thursdays to fit your schedule. Beginners to semi-pro willbe able to paint a composition to mat or frame.

Materials: Watercolor paper tablet 140 lbs., 3 WC brushes, 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small,WC Paint set, palette, paper towels or rag.Acrylic materials are: panel board or canvas not larger than 16" X 20", Acrylic paint set,palette, paper towel or rag.Location: 32 Maple St., Wilton

FMI you can call the instructor at 207-645-3449 or

Fee: $68- pabable to the instructor.

Paid to instructor on 1st class and send registation form to Franklin County Adult Education, 129 Seamon Road, Suite A, Farmington, Maine  04938 or call 207-778-3460

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners


with Tara Finlay, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, students never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, that wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic and a clean trunk or floor to rest the container on for the trip home. $30 materials fee payable to the instructor the day of class.
Full Course

Acrylic Painting


with Gayle Fitzpatrick, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class covers composition, color theory, and color mixing as well as materials and techniques. You will learn and practice the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Class time will provide time for experimentation, creativity and the opportunity to work on your own projects with guidance from the instructor. Beginner and Intermediate painters are both welcome! Class size limited to 10. Bring to class: materials list supplied at registration.

Tuesday April 23- May 28, 6:30-8 p.m., 6 sessions

Course Fee: $72

Full Course

Acrylic Pouring-Beginners Art


with Ann Berry, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Acrylic Pouring is an art style for people of all skill levels. The class will teach the basics of color theory and students will walk away with four full sized pieces of art. Be prepared to get messy! Supply fee $40 payable to Instructor first night of class.

Instructor: Ann Berry

4 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Begins: March 5, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $25

Full Course

Acrylic: POP-ART


with Hattie Stiles, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Make a colorful pop-art inspired portrait using acrylic paint on canvas! Choose an image of a person or animal (family member, friend, pet, celebrity, anything etc.!) to translate into an original painting.  Bring at least two reference images (of the image you would like to paint). With the help of the instructor, you will grid-out and draw your image and then use acrylic paint to add value and vibrancy.  All experience levels welcome.  Materials fee of $22 payable to instructor at class.




Acrylics - Session 2


with Melissa Rioux, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basics of working with acrylic paint and color mixing. Much like the beginners’ watercolor class, students will learn basic color theory and the properties of this water-based paint. Students will make a color wheel, three color studies using grids and shapes, and experiment with manipulating the media to paint a portrait/self portrait or a still life composition. Course materials are available for purchase online (, at AC Moore and Hobby Lobby in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students). No class 04/17/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/22/19.

Melissa Rioux hails from coastal Maine but spent 10 years in New York teaching and writing arts curriculum for children and adults. She is devoted to the transformative power art can have to alter and improve the world.

Supply List

  • Acrylic Paints: Alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow and lemon yellow, cobalt and ultramarine blue or cerulean, viridian green, titanium white, mars or ivory black, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, raw umber;
  • Brushes (an assortment): Filbert, round (size 3, 6, 8), 1/2” flat; Disposable palette paper (or some type of palette);
  • Medium palette knife;
  • Canvases or clay boards (4);
  • Pad of Bristol vellum or heavy multimedia paper (watercolor paper works);
  • Water jar, pencils, masking tape or drafting tape, and a small spray bottle for water.

Melissa suggests that this list is ideal. If all are not affordable, bring what you have to the first class and she’ll review supplies.

Acrylics, Beginning


with Pat Casey, RSU 1 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

New at painting? Interested in expanding your artistic expression? Join us for a fun adventure by adding acrylics to your palette of mediums. In just 8 weeks, you will learn to mix colors, use basic tools and various acrylic mediums and painting supports (canvas, wood, etc.). Create appealing still life compositions and experiment with texture, color, and contrast. Work at your own pace in your own style with Pat Casey, an experienced teacher. Click here for the materials list for this class.

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Acting Class 101


with Fred Liebfried, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Did you ever want to take an acting class? Brush up on your acting skills? Would you like to feel more comfortable speaking in front of a group? Have some interactive fun? This class will help jump start your imagination. We will exam the foundations of the craft of acting: character choices, movement, and relaxation. You will work on a monologue and a scene. This class will be great if you are a beginner who has had little or no acting experience – or for those who want to revisit the fundamentals of acting.


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