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Drawing for Beginners and Intermediate

$79

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learning to draw means learning about the fundamentals of drawing, the tools used for drawing as well as taking it upon yourself to practice what you learn. 

In Mike's drawing for beginners class, we’ll go over the elements like the basic line, shape & form, tonal value, perspective and color. We’ll start with drawing simple shapes and keep moving forward, adding shading and perspective. We’ll then carry these skills into learning how to draw still life setups, landscapes, people and faces. Understanding these elements will give the average budding artist the confidence to learn how to draw better. 

You’ll be asked to have a sketchbook, drawing pencils and a drawing eraser (no pink erasers). There will be drawing homework each week to keep honing your skills. 

Students should purchase the following supplies: sketchbook 9 X 12 or bigger; HB or #2 pencils; 4, 5, or 6B pencils; white eraser or preferably a kneaded eraser (no pink erasers); if possible: charcoal (vine charcoal and charcoal pencil) 

Full Course

Watercolor for Beginners and Intermediates Section 2

$79

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In-Person class: This class will 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.  PLEASE PLAN TO PAY $10 to the instructor on the first night of class for materials.

Full Course

Phone Photography Class

$54

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This online, live class is dedicated to helping you with understanding how to use your smartphone photography, how to create great Images on your phone, what editing apps to use, how to share and print your images. Join Steve as we go over how to find out how to use essential controls on your phone along with the best free and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

 

 

 

Sewing Lessons for Beginners Section 1

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Oct 22, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to sew by working on a beginner sewing project picked by instructor Ruth Davis. Please indicate which section you want. If you are mailing in your registration (vs online registration), please call first to ensure there is space: 288-4703. We plan to run an intermediate class during the winter semester. Class sizes are limited to 4.


Classes are located at the store: 11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor.

Full Course

Digital Photography ll - Intermediate

$79

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Oct 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This is an online, live,  5-week series for Intermediate/Advanced students with assignments and sharing their work.

You are comfortable with your camera and you want more! In this class we will explore the use of intermediate camera controls such as metering (spot, matrix, center weight), exposure and exposure compensation, ISO, aperture and shutter priority. We will take an in-depth look at manual focus and its use, fill flash and flash modes, as well as controlling motion, composition, and many other intermediate and advanced techniques.

You should be familiar with your camera (also, bring your camera manual to class) and be ready for some in-depth photographic training.

NO CLASS NOV. 25.

Sewing Lessons for Beginners Section 2

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Dec 3, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to sew by working on a beginner sewing project picked by instructor Ruth Davis. Please indicate which section you want. If you are mailing in your registration (vs online registration), please call first to ensure there is space: 288-4703. We plan to run an intermediate class during the winter semester. Class sizes are limited to 4.

Classes are located at the store at 11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor.

Full Course
Pottery
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Pottery

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No class Fall 2022: Our instructor is not available for a Fall class. We hope to hold a class this winter. Thank you for your patience.





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