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Mixed Media W18


with Michael Duffy

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Mixed media is just what the name implies it is art that uses more than one type of art medium. In this class we will explore the various mediums that artists use to create a mixed media work of art, like watercolors, gouache, acrylics, pen and inks and other materials. Using a mixed media technique changes the character of the art. It gives it a texture and another dimension to the art. We'll look at other works of art that utilize the mixed media technique and experiment with our own works of art.

There is an $8 materials fee already included in the cost of the class.

One Hundred Years of American Art History 1918-2018.


with Michael Duffy

Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
This will be a hands on art history class where we will explore the American artists that shaped the art world in the early 20th century and continue to do so today. We will explore such artists as Georgia O'keefe, Edward Hopper, Helen Frankenthaller, Jasper Johns, just to name a few. With each decade and each artist we touch on, we will experiment with that artist's style and techniques, trying to create the way the artist creates. Each class will try a different style of art that America experienced in the 100 years that we study. Styles like Art Deco, Abstract art, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism. This is a hands on art class, painting, sculpting and drawing as well as discussing the aspects of American art.

There is a pre-requisite for this class: You must know who painted Whistler's Mother.

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Springtime Sewing Projects W18 session 2


with Ruth Davis

Calendar Mar 10, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Ready to be creative? Ruth Davis will teach you how to make a wall hanging, table runner, or small quilt with a springtime theme (your choice). Beginners are encourage to enroll along with intermediates. Sewing machines are available on site if you don't want to bring one. Classes will be held at Quilt 'n Fabric on Seal Cove Rd. in Southwest Harbor. Class size is limited to 4. Please expect to spend $20-35 on materials.


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Watercoloring for beginners and intermediates W18


with Michael Duffy

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks
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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