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Acrylics

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Oct 3, 2018 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.  Makeup class (if needed) 11/14/2018.

Course materials are available for purchase online (dickblick.com), at AC Moore and Hobby Lobby in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students).

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.

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.

 

Bladesmithing (Session 1)

$125

with Adriaan Gerber

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

If you’ve ever wondered how knives are created or want to gain some basic blacksmithing skills, join this two session workshop offered by blacksmith Adriaan Gerber at his workshop in Ellsworth. You’ll learn basic forging, filing and heat treating techniques, as well as how to fit a handle to your knife. You’ll leave with your own steel knife made with your own hands. Gerber believes this project builds self-empowerment and confidence. It also offers a glimpse into an ancient art form practiced through the ages. All knives are made from raw materials, ensuring a level of craftsmanship that only handmade articles can have. No previous experience necessary. Please bring leather gloves and eye protection, as well as a bag lunch and drink. There is a $25.00 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

Adriaan Gerber is a knife maker from Ellsworth who has been making sharp, pointy things for a decade. Before that, he was a software consultant at Boston University. He believes that forging objects from steel is simply the coolest thing you will ever learn.

 

Full Course

Bladesmithing (Session 2)

$125

with Adriaan Gerber

Calendar Nov 3, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

If you’ve ever wondered how knives are created or want to gain some basic blacksmithing skills, join this two session workshop offered by blacksmith Adriaan Gerber at his workshop in Ellsworth. You’ll learn basic forging, filing and heat treating techniques, as well as how to fit a handle to your knife. You’ll leave with your own steel knife made with your own hands. Gerber believes this project builds self-empowerment and confidence. It also offers a glimpse into an ancient art form practiced through the ages. All knives are made from raw materials, ensuring a level of craftsmanship that only handmade articles can have. No previous experience necessary. Please bring leather gloves and eye protection, as well as a bag lunch and drink. There is a $25.00 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Makeup class (if needed) 11/17/18. Adriaan Gerber is a knife maker from Ellsworth who has been making sharp, pointy things for a decade. Before that, he was a software consultant at Boston University. He believes that forging objects from steel is simply the coolest thing you will ever learn.

 

Full Course

Bladesmithing (Session 3) NEW!

$125

with Adriaan Gerber

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

If you’ve ever wondered how knives are created or want to gain some basic blacksmithing skills, join this two session workshop offered by blacksmith Adriaan Gerber at his workshop in Ellsworth. You’ll learn basic forging, filing and heat treating techniques, as well as how to fit a handle to your knife. You’ll leave with your own steel knife made with your own hands. Gerber believes this project builds self-empowerment and confidence. It also offers a glimpse into an ancient art form practiced through the ages. All knives are made from raw materials, ensuring a level of craftsmanship that only handmade articles can have. No previous experience necessary. Please bring leather gloves and eye protection, as well as a bag lunch and drink. There is a $25.00 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

Adriaan Gerber is a knife maker from Ellsworth who has been making sharp, pointy things for a decade. Before that, he was a software consultant at Boston University. He believes that forging objects from steel is simply the coolest thing you will ever learn.

Full Course

Bookbinding

$79

with Margret Baldwin

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The bookbinding class will offer three ways to bind your homemade book. We will begin with the simple Accordian Book in week one; proceed to the slightly more challenging Japanese Stab Binding for two sessions, and conclude with the classic Codex binding for the last three sessions. Please bring a $15.00 materials fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class (please note that this is a $5.00 increase from what was listed in the catalog). Makeup class (if needed) 11/15/18.

Margaret is a Certified Art Instructor with 25 years of experience in public school and private teaching. Her work has been exhibited widely and she has curatorial experience through her employment at the Blue Hill Public Library.

 

Chalk Couture - Chalking with Kim

$75

with Kimberly Leavitt

Calendar Oct 16, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this workshop, you will work on four projects, starting with a simple “hello” and graduating to a special Thanksgiving gift. You’ll learn about applying silk screen transfers, uses of pastes and ink, how to layer, and tackle the ombre effect. The materials you purchase for this class can be used again and again. Kim is an experienced DIY person and will share lots of ways to use this new found craft for both home decorating and gifts. Makeup class (if needed) 11/13/18. Kim Leavitt is an experienced DIYer. When she discovered Chalk Couture, she decided it was so inspiring that she had to share it with others!

 

Chalk Couture - What's it all about?

$25

with Kimberly Leavitt

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Find your mojo in minutes with the easiest art project you’ll ever love! Whether you’re charmed or challenged in the crafting department, your success is sure - you got this! Chalk Couture is revolutionizing DIY and home décor with products like Chalkology Paste, Chalk Transfers and Chalkology Ink. In this introductory session, Kim Leavitt will show you the techniques, tools and materials to bring your DIY to another level. You’ll go home with your first piece of Chalk Couture Art! Makeup class (if needed) 10/09/18. Kim Leavitt is an experienced DIYer. When she discovered Chalk Couture, she decided it was so inspiring that she had to share it with others!

 

Create Your Own Greeting Cards and Gifts

$25

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In days gone by, Dutch women would create rosettes from recycled tea bag packets. Learn the technique of folding paper to create unique and beautiful designs for greeting cards, gift cards or scrapbooks. They are so beautiful, you can frame them and give them as gifts! In this hands-on class, you will learn the techniques of Teabag and Iris Folding and explore creating your own designs. No experience is required. You will be provided with three kit-based projects ($15.00 payable to the instructor). Students should bring a pair of scissors, ruler, scotch tape and pencil to class. Makeup class (if needed) 10/25/18. Lynn O'Kane is a life-long crafter who enjoys making handmade items and sharing her skills and ideas through teaching.

 





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