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Acrylics  (Session 1 February)
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Acrylics (Session 1 February)

$74

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Feb 1, 2017 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 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.

 

Acrylics  (Session 2 April)
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Acrylics (Session 2 April)

$74

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Apr 5, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN START DATE 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 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.

 

Creative Writing: About Objects
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Creative Writing: About Objects

$49

with Carol Trimble

Calendar Jan 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The objects around us can inspire description, trigger memories, or awaken story ideas. Have you been wanting to spend some time tapping into your creativity through writing? Whether writing is a newly found interest or you’re interested in honing your writing skills and establishing a writing practice, this workshop might be just right for you. Veteran writing instructor Carol Trimble will lead you through a variety of writing activities centered around writing prompts from everyday objects. Each session will also include time for those who want to share their writing to do so. Makeup class (if needed) 03/01/17.

Bring a notebook and favorite writing implement or device and a willingness to find your voice through writing.

Crochet! Get Hooked!
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Crochet! Get Hooked!

$99

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Feb 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

If you've tried to learn how to crochet before and haven't been able to catch on, this workshop is for you. The class limit is four students, as reflected in the cost of the course, and you will receive lots of individual attention. You will learn the basic stitches and how to read a pattern in this hands-on class. No experience is required. Stitches learned will be used to make a project each week or so. As you become more skilled, you may select your own projects. No class 02/22/17; makeup class (if needed) 03/22/17.

Please bring a size H or bigger crochet hook and two coordinating skeins of worsted weight yarn to the first class.

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Digital Photography 101 (Session 2)
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Digital Photography 101 (Session 2)

$56

with Mike Perlman

Calendar Apr 4, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

New Class!  Digital Photography 101 Have you ever wondered what all of those buttons do on your shiny new digital camera? What lenses are ideal for what scenes? What the heck is an aperture? Digital Photography 101 takes you by the hand and guides you on a magical journey through every pixel, with in-depth instruction on everything from how to turn on your camera to how to change the shutter speed.  As the weather improves, we can go outside and apply the skills learned in the classroom to the real-world environment.  No class 04/18/17; makeup class (if needed) 05/09/17

Looking at Art: Renaissance to Today
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Looking at Art: Renaissance to Today

$79

with Margret Baldwin

Calendar Mar 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

We will continue to explore and share our thoughts and insights as to the possible cultural motivations for creating art, available materials, subject matter, etc. When appropriate, we can try our hand at creating a facsimile of an art form in the style of a certain period.  No class 04/20/17; makeup class (if needed) 05/11/17.

 

Looking at Art: Up to the Renaissance
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Looking at Art: Up to the Renaissance

$79

with Margret Baldwin

Calendar Jan 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Using selected images from the beginning of time up to the Renaissance, we will explore and share our thoughts and insights as to cultural motivations for creating art, available materials, subject matters, etc. When appropriate, we can try our hand at creating a facsimile of an art form in the style of a certain period.  No class 02/23/17; makeup class (if needed) 03/16/17.

 

Paper Panache: Pretty Paper Packages
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Paper Panache: Pretty Paper Packages

$15

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Jan 31, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Boxes and Bows, oh my! And embellishments, too! In this hands-on class, you will explore the paper crafting techniques used to create pretty packages. No experience is required. Makeup class (if needed) 02/07/17.

You will be provided with a kit-based project ($5.00 payable to the instructor). Please bring a pair of scissors, ruler, scotch tape and pencil with you.





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