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Beginner Rug Hooking: Maine Balsam Pine Cone Pillow
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Beginner Rug Hooking: Maine Balsam Pine Cone Pillow

$60

with Beth Miller

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 , runs for 2 weeks

New! Beginners new to the craft will learn basic techniques, while completing a scented 6” x 8” balsam-design pillow with fresh balsam pine insert. Patterns will be hand drawn, ready to hook on high quality primitive linen with serged edges. Learn: a short history of hooking; how to select materials; and prepare wool strips on the cutter; finishing techniques for your piece, including serging, steaming, and binding; and if time, how to draw a pattern on the grain. Student will purchase materials at class, and be allowed to borrow a rug hooking frame for the duration of the class. Bring small embroidery scissors and small container or bag to hold “snips” trimmed while hooking. Beth owns Parris House Wool Works in Paris, ME. She teaches workshops there, at Sabbath Day Lake Shaker Village, Portfiber in Portland, Squam Art Workshops in NH, the Stitchery in RI, and more. Her company was chosen as a wildcard finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards and she makes an exclusive line of hooked pillows for Beekman 1802 in NY.  

Two Wednesdays, 10/25 and 11/08/2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

$60, plus required $50 material fee payable to instructor at first class

Instructor: Beth Miller

Beyond Beginner Guitar

$64

with Ian Weidner

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Further develop your guitar playing skills and improve your understanding of the guitar fret board. We’ll also play blues progressions and rhythms, touch on simple music theory, and begin to improvise and express your unique creativity. Acoustic guitar, capo, and pick required. An electronic tuner is highly recommended. Open to adults and high school students 16 years or older. 

Ian has played guitar for over 25 years and has taught group and private lessons for over six years; excellent student evals here at the Scarborough Adult Learning Center keep students coming back for more!

Five Wednesdays, 11/08 to 12/13/2017, 

no class 11/22, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, $64

Instructor: Ian Weidner

Make Your Own Herbal Lotions

$30

with Katie Munn

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 , runs for 1 week

Maine’s dry winter months can really take a toll on the health of your skin. Make a healing lotion to soothe dry skin, to give as a holiday present, or just pamper yourself! We’ll discuss the healing power of common herbs for the skin - such as lavender, rose and calendula. Make a lotion for the face and body, that you can take home. 

Katie Munn is a clinical herbalist who owns Anchor & Rose Apothecary, offering herbal products, a csh shared (like a csa but for herbs), as well as consultations for herbal health.

Monday, 11/30/2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

$30, plus required $15 material fee payable to instructor at class

Instructor:  Katie Munn

Mindful Abstract Painting: Beginners & Up

$99

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This workshop will expose you to variety of mediums, including tempera, graphite, and charcoal. Exercises will emphasize various mark making and painting effects in an abstract way while providing an understanding of the basic principles of line, form, value and composition. Open to beginners as well as those seeking to build on previous skills. Supply list provided once class determined to run.

Instructor Christopher Reed graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is 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.

Six Thursdays, 11/02 to 12/14/2017

no class 11/23, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

$99, plus approx. $60 - 80 in supplies

provided by student

 

Course will run

Mindful Drawing: Beginners and Up

$67

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Oct 10, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn basic techniques of drawing by observing still life setups in a meditative way. Principles of line, composition, and value will be emphasized utilizing a variety of drawing mediums in blacks, whites and shades of gray. Open to beginners as well as those seeking to build on previous skills. Supply list provided once class determined to run.

Instructor Christopher Reed graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is 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.

Five Tuesdays, 10/10 to 11/07/2017

6:00 to 8:00 pm

$67, plus approx. $40-50 in supplies

provided by student

Course will run

Mindful Landscape Oil Painting: Beginners & Up

$80

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Nov 14, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you dabbled in tempera, acryclics or watercolors, but become curious about trying oils? 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. Gain an understanding ofmixing oil colors, paint application, composition, and value, and be introduced to new styles such as Impressionism and American Tonalism. Get to know oils, while further exploring your own unique style of landscape painting through photographs and demonstrations. Open to beginners as well as those seeking to build on previous oil painting skills. Supply list provided once class determined to run. 

Instructor Christopher graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is 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.

Image above of oil painting: "Ethereal Embrace' by Christopher Reed

Six Tuesdays, 11/14 to 12/19/2017

6:00 to 8:00 pm

$80, plus approx. $70-90 in supplies provided by student

Course will run

Oar or Driftwood Cottage Holiday Sign

$23

with Nan Tanner and Ruth Hughes

Calendar Nov 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Make a decorative sign with a favorite beach or lake name; a family name; your retreat’s longitude or latitude; or a whimsical cottage or camp name like “Sea Witch”, “Birch Bluff”, “Campbell Cottage”, “Christmas Cove” or “Hawk Ridge Farm”. Or maybe you’re in the mood to make a holiday sign. Sold at Maine gift and home décor shops they can be hung outside; inside to adorn kitchens, sunrooms, game rooms and kids’ rooms; and they make great gifts. Come with plans for what word or phrase you want to use. Get help with lettering, painting and view a demo on weatherizing and mounting your sign; hanger provided. Bring a suitable piece of driftwood, or purchase portion of an oar at class. Supply list provided once class determined to run. Nan is an interior designer with Knickerbocker Group in Portland.

 

Thursday, 11/09/2017, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, $23

Plus approx. $25 in supplies provided by student; and $15 for those wanting portion of an oar, payable to instructor at class

Co-instructors: Nan Tanner 

and Ruth Hughes

One Night Mindful Mandala

$20

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Nov 15, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Create a stunning one-of-a-kind mandala using colored pencils on paper. View sample mandalas to get inspired, get some basic suggestions, warm up by practicing a few techniques such as shading, cross-hatching, stippling, etc. and then you’re off! Bring a set of Prismacolor pencils, one regular pencil and an eraser; paper and sharpener will be provided. 

Chris graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is 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.

Wednesday, 11/15/2017, 6:00-8:30 pm

$20, plus supplies purchased by student





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