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Ellsworth Adult Education



Drawing and Painting

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.

 

Seeing and Drawing

$79

with Margret Baldwin

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In our non-judgmental class environment, we will explore the essentials of looking to see, becoming aware of line, value, texture, negative and positive space, perspective and proportions while experimenting with mark-making tools besides pencils.

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 Education students). Makeup class (if needed) 11/13/18.

Supply List

  • Pencils: 2B, 5B, HB, 6B
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Tortillons
  • Medium black waterproof drawing pen
  • Medium Black non-waterproof drawing pen
  • Multimedia drawing pad (8-1/2 x 11 or 9 x 12)

If there are other things you like to draw with, please feel free to bring them to class.

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.

 

Watercolor

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Oct 1, 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!

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). No class 10/08/18 or 11/12/18. Makeup class (if needed) 11/26/2018.

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.

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.

 

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