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Art: Acrylics (January)

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Jan 24, 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. 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). 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. No class 02/21/18; makeup class (if needed) 03/14/2018.

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.

 

Art: Acrylics (March)

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Mar 21, 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. 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). 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. No class 04/18/18; makeup class (if needed) 05/09/2018.

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.

 

Art: Certainly You Can Draw!

$79

with Margret Baldwin

Calendar Mar 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Participants in this class will gain confidence and trust in their ability to see. With a few simple skills in their backpacks, they will confidently meet the challenge of recording what they, with their unique interest, choose to look at and then to see. Responsive drawing, attention to line quality, perspective, value, proportion, observation of the object in its surrounding space will be enhanced and enriched by occasional examples of great master works from the history of artistic expression. Group support and sharing of successes and challenges are an integral part of this supportive, non-judgmental learning environment. Bring 11” x 14” drawing pad, pencil sharpener, charcoal stick, drawing pencils (HB, 5B & H), eraser and kneadable eraser, as well as the joy and courage to explore something new! Course materials are available for purchase online, at AC Moore in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Education students). Margret is a Certified Art Instructor with 25 years in the public school system, as well as private teaching experience. No class 04/17/18; makeup class (if needed) 05/15/18.

 

Art: Watercolor (January)

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Jan 22, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Explore color on paper; learn or practice the fundamentals of watercolor, brush techniques and tone transitions. This class is for anyone interested in exploring with watercolor paints and brushes. Students will be introduced to a range of materials and encouraged to play and yield their own varied results. All levels are encouraged to participate! Supplies are available for purchase online, at AC Moore in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Education students). 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. No class 02/19/18; makeup class (if needed) 03/12/18.

Supply List

Arches cold or hot press sheet paper (3 lg. sheets)

Palette (plastic, metal, or glass)

Masking tape, water cup, pencil

Watercolor in tubes (small): Alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow light, lemon yellow or Indian yellow, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, black, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, raw umber

Watercolor brushes (an assortment): round (size 4, 6, 8, 10), filbert, 1/2” flat (Kolinsky sable brushes preferred, but any assortment - fan, filbert or wash brushes are fun to experiment with)

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.

 

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Art: Watercolor (March)

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Mar 19, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Explore color on paper; learn or practice the fundamentals of watercolor, brush techniques and tone transitions. This class is for anyone interested in exploring with watercolor paints and brushes. Students will be introduced to a range of materials and encouraged to play and yield their own varied results. All levels are encouraged to participate! Supplies are available for purchase online, at AC Moore in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Education students). 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. No class 04/16/18; makeup class (if needed) 05/07/18.

Supply List

Arches cold or hot press sheet paper (3 lg. sheets)

Palette (plastic, metal, or glass)

Masking tape, water cup, pencil

Watercolor in tubes (small): Alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow light, lemon yellow or Indian yellow, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, black, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, raw umber

Watercolor brushes (an assortment): round (size 4, 6, 8, 10), filbert, 1/2” flat (Kolinsky sable brushes preferred, but any assortment - fan, filbert or wash brushes are fun to experiment with)

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.

 

Arts & Crafts: Create Your Own Greeting Cards and Gifts (February)

$25

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Feb 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In days gone by, Dutch women would create rosettes from recycle 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). Please bring a pair of scissors, ruler, scotch tape and pencil with you. Lynn O'Kane is a life-long crafter who enjoys making handmade items and sharing her skills and ideas through teaching. Makeup class (if needed) 03/01/18.

 

Arts & Crafts: Create Your Own Greeting Cards and Gifts (March)

$25

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Mar 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In days gone by, Dutch women would create rosettes from recycle 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). Please bring a pair of scissors, ruler, scotch tape and pencil with you. Lynn O'Kane is a life-long crafter who enjoys making handmade items and sharing her skills and ideas through teaching. Makeup class (if needed) 04/05/18.

 

Arts & Crafts: Crochet - Spring Chicken Hotpad

$25

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Mar 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

We will be making a chicken hotpad in this hands-on class. This class is designed for the confident beginner but no experience is required. Class is limited to six students. Please bring a size G or H crochet hook and a ball of cotton yarn (Sugar & Cream or Peaches & Cream for the main body of the chicken) to the first class. Lynn O'Kane is a life-long crafter who enjoys making handmade items and sharing her skills and ideas through teaching. Makeup class (if needed) 04/24/18.

 





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