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Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Arts & Crafts

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Needle Felting for Beginners


with Kathleen Gerdes

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This needle felting class promises to be fun and stress-free. You will learn the basics of felting, various techniques, and what to use for materials and supplies. It's fun to work with wool! Leave each class with a felted creation. All materials and equipment are provided. Kathleen has been teaching the art of needle felting for 10 years. 

Felt Plant/Pincushion


with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 1, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class we will use felt and simple hand sewing to make an adorable little cactus that you can use as a pin cushion, or for home decor. Who doesn't love a plant that can't die? Perfect for gift giving. 

Still Life Drawing for Beginners


with Kyle Durkin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session

Experience the exciting art of looking! When you draw, you learn to see things for the first time. Line, light and shadow, space, and perspective all come together to create an image. In this you class you will discover how each of these elements work to create a great piece of art! We will also use different tools including blending sticks, erasers, and mediums including pencil and charcoal. Please bring at least two graphite pencils: a 2B and 6B, and vine or willow charcoal. Paper provided by the instructor. Kyle Durkin, BA Studio Art, is an Adult Education instructor who enjoys helping new artists develop their skills. All sessions contain the same class content.

Pastel Painting


with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 14, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 2, 2023

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. Each session has the same class content. 

Scallop Shell Decoupage


with Lisa Young

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop you will create 3 beautiful decoupage scallop shells that can be used as trinket dishes or hung as art or ornaments. Choose from a wide variety of themes and prints to make your own design. This 4 step process is easy and fun to do! Each student will make 3 finished pieces-great for yourself, or to give as gifts. Class fee includes all materials. 

Sea Glass Window Workshop


with Lisa Young

Calendar Next available session starts May 23, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a sea glass window! You will have sea glass, 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. Class fee includes all materials, or bring your own sea shells, etc. 

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