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Art: Drawing for All

$68

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will be for beginners and intermediates and focus first on the basics then expand to how to draw people and animals, as well as learning perspective, tonal value and pen and ink. To learn and understand drawing, we must start with the basics like understanding line, form, value and shading. Any drawing will have in it at least one of those elements so it is important to learn how to apply them to a drawing. Learning shading helps understand form. Learning to use lines and shapes help define a drawing. Henri Matisse once said: “A line is simply a dot that went for a walk.”

There is no material fee, however students are asked to bring at least one drawing pad no smaller than 9X12 preferably bigger, drawing pencils HB, 2B and 4B or whatever is available ( an HB pencil is like your #2 pencil from school. 2B, 3B or 4B means that it is a shading pencil, the higher the number the darker the shade) and an eraser preferably a kneaded eraser and a white eraser (no pink erasers).

Full Course

Art: Exploring Different Art Techniques

$79

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This is a class where we explore the various media of art like painting; sculpting with clay and other materials; drawing and pastels; pen and ink, just to name a few. Aside from exploring these different art media, we will also highlight a well-known or famous artist during this exploration. This will include Georgia O’Keefe, Nikki De Saint Phalle. Keith Haring, Hokusai and more. This class will reveal the unlimited potential of art by exploring the artists that use the materials that we have before us. There is an $8 materials fee already included in the cost of the class.

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Art: Watercolor for Beginners and Intermediates

$79

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 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. Instead of just looking at the scenery around the island, you can express what you see in watercolor. There is a materials fee (included in the total fee already) of $8.00 to cover the paint, paper and brushes.

Full Course

Pottery for Beginners

$135

with Elizabeth Keenan

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 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 potter’s 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.

Note: 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 spaces left after 9/20. Please note that the materials fee for experienced potters will be $100, not $50. Experienced potters should call or email us to be on the 'lottery list'. Only beginners should sign up via the website.

Full Course

Sewing for Beginners

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Oct 5, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Brand new to sewing? Join Ruth Davis for this 4-week class designed just for beginners! You’ll make a project each week starting with a pillow case or table runner. You’ll also learn to sew pillow covers for throw pillow, holiday ornaments, and pot holders. 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 materials.

Full Course

Sewing for Beginners section 2

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Nov 2, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Brand new to sewing? Join Ruth Davis for this 4-week class designed just for beginners! You’ll make a project each week starting with a pillow case or table runner. You’ll also learn to sew pillow covers for throw pillow, holiday ornaments, and pot holders. 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 $20-30 on materials.

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