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Sanford Community Adult Education

Springvale, ME

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Acrylic Pour Dips


with Tara Finlay, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Nov 14, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Acrylic dips are a combination of acrylic pour painting and monoprints. You will learn the special recipe to make paint suitable for dipping, choose a color scheme, and will dip 4 mini canvases or tiles to make art to hang or to turn into coasters later at home. Photo shows a variety of color schemes. You will be taking your pieces home in a container provided by the instructor. A $30 materials fee is payable to instructor the night of class.




Artist Mentorship


with Kristin Fitzpatrick, Sanford Community Adult Education

Artists will work closely with their mentor to establish technical, conceptual, and professional goals. This customized program is intended for artists seeking to advance their artistic practice. Overcome your artistic obstacles; whether they be speaking about, making, presenting, or selling your artwork. Your goals + areas of concentration (medium) will determine which mentor you are paired with. With your mentor, you will co-create a self-designed program; addressing your practice, process, and aesthetic barriers. When necessary, mentors will provide medium specific demonstrations and constructive criticism of both process + product. Mentorship can take place at Arts Afire Studio or another agreed upon location. For rates and more information, please contact Kristin Fitzpatrick:  207-608-8738

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Bow Tucks Purse


with Sandy Dodson, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Oct 26, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Make this versatile purse in one class. It has several compartments that make organizing and finding your things easy. Bring to class a sewing machine in good working order and a cutting board.  Come spend a fun Saturday and have a great purse to show for it.  Purse measures 11"x11"x5"

Materials List:

front & back - top main section - 1/2 yard (also enough for handle and front pocket)

Front and back contrasting bottom piece - 1/3 yard

Lining for the entire inside - 1/2 yard

Inside pockets - 1/3 yard

Cover for bottom insert - use scraps from above pieces or 12" x 16"

button loop and ties- 1/4 yard

1 inch or larger button

shoulder strap - 5" x 42" piece of fabric

fusible fleece - iron on is easy to work with - 2 yards

thread to match

heavy cardboard or matte board for the bottom



Choctaw Pouch


with Christine Smith, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Oct 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Versions of the basket appear in the work of several Native American tribes but it is most often attributed to the Choctaws. It is a twill weave woven in different directions at different times.  It measures about 12" across.  A materials fee of $15 is payable to instructor at class.



Customized Art Class


with Sanford Community Adult Education

Don't see the art class you wish to take? Let us know! We will recruit an artist that specializes in the process(es) you wish to learn. Make it an private, semi-private, or group class. Have a something special to celebrate? Have an art party at the studio! For rates and more information, please contact Kristin Fitzpatrick:  207-608-8738


DATE NIGHT: Adult Clay Night


with Amanda Williams, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Oct 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring your significant other out on a unique date night and learn something new together. You will explore one fun and easy beginner level project. You'll have the opportunity to throw clay on the potter's wheel and also learn to hand-build functional forms. Decorate and glaze your clay pieces at the end of class before they are fired. All experience levels welcome. Materials fee of $16 per couple (cash only please) payable to the instructor at class. Registration fee is per person; materials fee is per couple.




Dutch Pour Method (Acrylic Pour)


with Tara Finlay, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This acrylic pouring method has a interesting twist. Learn the special recipe for mixing paint to do the popular Dutch pour. If you've tried this method at home with your blow dryer, learn how to do it without the blow dryer. We'll use a deep cradled canvas to display our abstract painting which often looks like an abstract flower. All materials included for $35 payable to instructor the night of class. No experience necessary. Appropriate for absolute beginners to professional artists who want to learn fluid painting methods.



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Family Art Night: Alcohol Inks


with Rhea McCoy, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Nov 9, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Skip the movies and create a unique piece of art as a family! Layer + manipulate alcohol inks on tile to create beautiful abstract designs. Experiment with inks on 4x4 tiles before starting on your larger, framed 6x6 tile. Sharing in this collaborative process will result in a finished, framed piece of art to display in your home. No popcorn or screens necessary to have fun and spend time with your family! All materials included.


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