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Basic Watercolor from Life - Beginner/Intermediate
with Patrick Corey
Watercolor is a great medium for creating artwork from life. In this course we will create watercolor drawings of still life objects. Topics discussed will include colors and how to mix them, brushes, basic techniques including wash and dry brush, process, and art supplies. A suggested supply list will be provided.
Polymer Clay Easter
with Maire Trombley
Tuck one of these cuties into your Easter Baskets – or create an adorable decoration for your Easter brunch or dinner table! Lots of design options – bring your ideas! All tools and supplies will be provided.
Wood Sign Painting
with Gabrielle Lovi
So much fun to be had! Gabrielle has so many seasonal and holiday designs to choose from. You get to choose ahead of time your stencil design and your project’s background paint/stain color. When you arrive to class you get to do all the fun stuff. There will be a lot of paint colors to choose from to make your project your own. The class is instructor-led, so you will have the experience of Gabrielle to guide you along the way. Learn how to avoid those nasty bleeds on your project and stencil with confidence. When you leave, you take home a beautiful project!
Materials fee of $15 (cash please) is payable to the instructor at class.
Open Pottery Studio
with Hillary McHugh
We've added a week and increased class time by 30 minutes per week! So, here's a great opportunity for former or current pottery students who just want a little more studio or wheel time. The course fee covers firing, limited glazes, other studio resources, and instruction as needed. It does not cover clay. You are welcome to bring your own clay (with instructor approval) or you may purchase a 25-pound block from WRAE for $28
Students are expected to purchase and bring a pottery tool kit - see Amazon for many options in the $15 - $25 range.
Pottery: An Invitation to Clay
with Leah Gagne
Our beginning clay classes cover the basics of handbuilding and/or throwing on the potter’s wheel. Create mugs, bowls, art, and other fun and inspiring pieces. Enjoy your time and let your creativity flow while you experience something brand new! We’ll talk about all the stages - clay, creating, glazing, and firing. Bring lots of ideas and have some fun! Specify session when registering. Course fee includes 25 pounds of clay, limited glazes and firing. Students are expected to bring a pottery tool kit - see Amazon for many options in the $15 - $25 range.
Specific class instructors, start dates and locations:
Leah Gagne, Monday, 1/22 - 3/4; (no class 2/19)
5:00 - 7:30 pm, WHS 305
Leah Gagne, Monday, 3/18 - 4/29 (no class 4/15)
5:00-7:30 pm, WHS 305
Basic Drawing from Life
with Patrick Corey
Ever wondered how artists draw what they see? In this basic drawing course we will create artwork by observing still life objects. Topics discussed will include light, tone, composition, techniques for pencil and wash drawing, form, and art supplies. A suggested supply list will be provided.
Acadian Arts Watercolor Retreat-Prospect Harbor
with Mary Laury
Enjoy a weekend retreat with your instructor, Mary Laury, an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!
Escape to a Grand Victorian Inn, the Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor on the coast of Maine, with an intimate group of artist, cooks and creatives! All meals are included in the workshop fee plus special activities to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private house concert by Grammy balloted singer-songwriter, storyteller, and author Gordon Ward. Day students are welcome. For more information about the workshop, call Mary at 207-632-2251. To book your stay at the inn call 207-963-9122 or visit https://harborviewhousellc.com/. This is an in-person retreat.
COVID note: For everyone’s comfort and safety we suggest doing a COVID test 24 hours prior to arrival. We will be following CDC guidelines according to location and dates.
Spring Felt Flowers
with Gabrielle Lovi
Oh my goodness...how unique and beautiful are these spring flowers?? Learn how to create beautiful flowers out of felt to build a bouquet for spring!
Please bring a glue gun, and a materials fee of $20 (cash please) payable to the instructor at class.