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Pastel Painting

$79

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 1, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 22, 2022

ZOOM Students will learn the basic skills of pastel painting, including the layering and blending of colors along with developing composition and value. Still life and landscape photos will be used as references. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment or fear. Suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience. A supply list will be provided. 

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

$79

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 2, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 23, 2022

ZOOM This class will provide students with the basic skills for watercolor painting. A variety of different landscape and still life images will be used to gain a better understanding of color and composition. Each class will begin with a short meditation to minimize inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supply list will be sent before class. No class February 23, session 1. 

Mixed Media

$79

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 3, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 24, 2022

ZOOM This class will provide the opportunity to explore a wide range of different artistic techniques and mediums, including watercolor pencils, ink, pastels, charcoal, and graphite. Students will have the opportunity to work in representational and abstract styles based on photos. Mindfulness exercises will be used to minimize the inhibitions associated with the creative process. A supply list will be provided. 

Floating Embroidery

$45

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 15, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a magical "floating" piece of embroidery! Learn to use basic embroidery stitches on tulle cloth in a 6 inch round embroidery hoop. Make a lovely piece for your home or to give as a gift!

Modern Punch Needle

$45

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 8, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a modern and fun piece of wall art for your home using the traditional craft of punch needle rug hooking! Learn the basics and tools of punch needle, as wells as tips and tricks, ideas on how to finish your piece, and the confidence to start new projects on your own. Choose from a cute cat, floral, mod drop, color block bloom, or modern abstract design. Cost includes materials kit with hoop, punch needle, cloth, yarn, and tip sheet. 

Sea Glass Window Workshop

$49

with Lisa Young

Calendar Next available session starts May 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a seaglass window! You will have seaglass, shells, stones, sand, and driftwood to make a wood-framed 8x10 art piece. Create your own design, or use one of the provided templates. You will complete your seaside design in the workshop and will be given a kit and directions to complete and "cure" your piece at home. You may bring your own beach items to use in your design, too. 

Sunday in the Cemetery

$10

with Ron Romano

Calendar Next available session starts May 22, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 22, 2022

Scarborough's Dunstan Cemetery holds a great collection of early 1800s slate grave markers from the shop of our region's first stonecutter, Bartlett Adams. Additional interesting monuments in marble and zinc, plus a few surprises, can also be found. You'll see the best that Dunstan has to offer on this guided walk with cemetery historian and author, Ron Romano. This walk is on even ground, but wear comfortable shoes as we will stroll the cemetery for about an hour. Held rain or shine, unless there is extreme weather. 15 participants accepted per walk. Additional parking information will be shared before the walk. 

Acadian Arts Spring Retreat at Grey Havens Inn

$395

with Boomer Tech

Calendar Next available session starts May 23, 2022 at 9 am

Escape to a grand Victorian Inn on the coast of Maine with an intimate group of artists and cooks. You'll get to choose one of three hands-on workshops, plus an opportunity to experience one or more of the other offerings during our four days together. Fee includes meals and course instruction and materials. For overnight accommodations please contact the Grey Havens Inn, https://greyhavens.com Day students are also welcome! Workshops include: Watercolor Painting, Set Your Creative Spirit Free, and International Fusion Homestyle Cooking for a Crowd. Cancellations & refunds subject to BoomerTech policies. Update on class availability: Watercolor class is filled, but spots are available in Cooking and Creativity classes.





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