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Drawing and Life Drawing for Beginners and Intermediates F17

$69

with Michael Duffy

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
If you're just beginning or just want to clean off your old dusty pencil and start drawing again, this is the class for you. Aside from covering the basics of drawing, we'll also cover more advanced techniques. We'll work with different drawing media and various subject matters. Life drawing will also be covered drawing techniques on the human form. All of the material presented will be stress-free and fun! Leave your left brain at home and enjoy your creative side.

Students should bring a drawing pad and, if possible, a sketch pad no smaller than 9 X 12. Also bring drawing pencils (2B or 4B and an HB pencil. A kneaded eraser and a white eraser will also be helpful. Contact us if you need names of suppliers.

Holiday Card-Making F17

$75

with Bethany Roberge

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Want to put your special touch on the holidays this year? Using various card-making techniques, participants will create holiday cards to give family and friends. While the cards we create will focus on holiday and winter themes, the techniques you learn can be applied to any holiday or event. The instructor will provide card stock and other materials used to make the cards. A $10 materials fee has already been included in the class fee.

All participants need to bring scissors and adhesive (double-sided tape or glue dots).

Holiday Sewing Projects F17

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks
Ruth Davis will teach you how to make a Christmas Tree Skirt and/or a Table Runner just in time to brighten up your own home or to give as a gift. The Table Runner is best for beginners while either project would be for intermediate students. Classes will be held at Quilt 'n Fabric on Seal Cove Rd. in Southwest Harbor. Class size is limited to 5. Please expect to spend $20-30 on material.

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Pottery for Beginners F17

$128

with Elizabeth Keenan

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Have you ever wanted to 'throw a pot' - that is, use a potter's wheel? This extremely popular beginner's class will cover hand building techniques, forming on the potters wheel, surface decoration and treatments. Make functional handcrafted products to use and enjoy or give as holiday gifts! Material costs ($50) are included in the fee. Class will be held in the high school’s ceramic studio.

People who have never taken a pottery class will have preference until September 20th. Experienced potter's names will be entered into a lottery for any space left after 9/20. Please note that the materials fee for experienced potters will be $100, not $50. Experienced potters should call 288-4703 and ask to be on the 'lottery list'. Only beginner's should sign up through the website.

Full Course

Watercoloring for beginners and intermediates F17 Section 1

$79

with Michael Duffy

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks
NOTE: This class is identical to the Section 2 in content. We are trying to accommodate more people without overfilling the classes. This class will be a gently guide you into watercolor painting. We'll cover the basic stuff like how to do a wash, what kind of brush, what kind of paper and what kind of paints to use. We'll also cover more advanced and stylized skills in this class. Drawing skills are not needed. Learn how to mix colors and how to understand the color wheel. Each week or two we'll create a masterpiece suitable for framing. There is a material fee of $8.00 to cover the paint, paper and brushes included in the cost.

Full Course

Watercoloring for beginners and intermediates F17 Section 2

$79

with Michael Duffy

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks
NOTE: This class is identical to the Section 1 in content. We are trying to accommodate more people without overfilling the classes. This class will be a gently guide you into watercolor painting. We'll cover the basic stuff like how to do a wash, what kind of brush, what kind of paper and what kind of paints to use. We'll also cover more advanced and stylized skills in this class. Drawing skills are not needed. Learn how to mix colors and how to understand the color wheel. Each week or two we'll create a masterpiece suitable for framing. There is a material fee of $8.00 to cover the paint, paper and brushes included in the cost.

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