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Beginner Hand and Machine Sewing: Open Studio

$30

with Jeanette Guglielmetti

Calendar Feb 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Finish that project and get the support you need! Designed for beginner-level hand and machine sewers in need of some guidance as they work on simple projects of their own choosing. Sewers can work to complete existing projects or begin new ones. No need to have taken Jeanette’s previous class - open to all beginners who have knowledge of the very basics. Bring all your own materials, including a machine if needed. 

Jeanette teaches adult sewing classes at CE and Scarborough adult education. She’s a former Scarborough Middle School teacher of Applied Humanities and coordinated their students’ sewing club.

Three Thurs, 2/27 to 3/19/2020 (no class 3/12), 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $30 plus student provides supplies, Limit: 6 

Instructor: Jeanette Guglielmetti

Make a Knotweed Flute

$32

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Creatively repurpose invasives! Japanese knotweed is an abundant and frustrating invasive. If you’re seeking non-chemical responses, explore creative, out-of-the-box ways to put this plant to use: its young shoots are edible, its roots may be used to fight Lyme disease, and its stalks, resembling bamboo, can be fashioned into a functional musical instrument. Cover identification, best gathering practices, materials storage and processing; use knives, wood-burners, rubber bands and string to make 1-2 types of flutes. All materials included. Zack is Director and an instructor for Rewild Maine, an educational nonprofit promoting nature connection by teaching small-scale, place-based living skills; partial proceeds benefit Rewild Maine.

Wed, 3/4/2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $32

Instructor: Zack Rouda

Custom Lighted Constellation Canvas

$25

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Create a lovely night sky-inspired piece of wall art using simple materials. Project is easily customizable using your favorite constellations and creates a beautiful glow in any space. Share as a gift, with astrology or astronomy fans of all ages, or use as a children’s night light. Leave with a 12” x 12” x 1” lighted canvas ready to hang. Instructor will bring various constellations and astrology patterns, or attendees can bring their own, no more than 9” x 9”. Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally-trained artist, longtime crafter and instructor who’s passionate about exploring and teaching new types of crafts, as well as modern takes on traditional techniques: www.instagram.com/sjanecraft/

Tues, 4/7/2020, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $25, plus $10 material fee paid to instructor the night of class

Instructor: Sarah deGrandis

Modern Punch Needle

$25

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6 pm

Make a fun 8” round textile art piece for your home using the traditional craft of punch needle rug hooking. Choose from comic cat, floral, or abstract design OR bring a simple beginner design of your own to transfer. Learn the basics and tools of punch needle, tips and tricks, ideas on finishing your piece as wall art or a pillow, and confidence to start new projects on your own. Material fee covers no-slip hoop, punch needle, monks cloth, yarn, and tip sheet. 

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally-trained artist, longtime crafter and instructor who’s passionate about exploring and teaching new types of crafts, as well as modern takes on traditional techniques: www.instagram.com/sjanecraft/

Tues, 4/14/2020, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $25, plus $20 material fee paid to instructor

Instructor: Sarah deGrandis

Maine Plein Air Oil Painting: Beginners and Up

$94

with Christopher Reed

Calendar May 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Capture the magic that is Maine! Spend the first two classes inside the studio touching on mindfulness practices, reviewing some basic art foundations, and practicing technical skills for outdoor landscape painting. Learn to navigate oil’s challenges and take advantage of the benefits: brighter colors, slower dry time, ease in blending, minimized color change through drying process, etc. Rain days held in Scarborough High art studio; remainder of classes off-site, weather permitting, locations tbd like Kettle Cove, Scarborough Marsh and/or Portland Head Light. Supply list provided once class determined to run.

Chris graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He’s a painter, exhibitor, and art teacher inspired by the synthesis of nature, the evolving play of light, and each artist’s unique, mindful expression of feelings and interpretation: www.christopherdreed.com

Six Thurs, 5/7 to 6/11/2020, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $94, plus supplies provided by student

Instructor/Artist: Christopher Reed

 





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