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Painting Powerful Landscapes

$169

with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
3 additional sessions through Apr 8, 2020

This studio painting class is for beginner-to-experienced painters wishing to expand their landscape painting skills. We will explore different ways to key a painting, how to make color choices, create solid designs and increase our visual vocabulary while having a lot of fun! Each week we will focus on different elements that will significantly improve your ability to see and understand how successful landscapes are painted. Asking key questions, we will work from direct observation, plein air sketches and photographs to design and develop landscapes with impact. Individual expression and creativity is strengthened by this process. Students may use oil, acrylic or gouache in this class. Beginners through intermediate painter are welcome. Materials list is available on our website.

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Intro to Abstraction

$135

with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn how to look at anything abstractly and organize it as a composition. Working from unconventional still-lifes, learn to see the whole and not just the parts. Emphasis is on the dynamics of composition to help you go beyond the literal. Mixed media and collage will also be included. Critical analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the work will provide the structure to get you going in the right direction. Weekly homework is given but is optional. Materials list is available on our website.

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Wonderful Watercolor @ YMS

$135

with Kathryn Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In these fun and easy classes, you’ll discover the amazing characteristics of this excitingly fluid medium. Watercolor moves freely and lends itself to surprising results, yet is easily controlled when desired. Learn and practice techniques to successfully create atmosphere and mood using washes, glazes, texture and detail. Kathryn will guide and encourage you with clear instruction and demonstrations as you enjoy creating your own beautiful paintings. We welcome all levels of experience, especially beginners. All classes are designed to help you build a solid foundational knowledge of the materials, techniques and concepts necessary for artistic advancement and confidence. Materials list available by request. Palette set-up with instructions at first session, if needed. By popular request, we now offer, at our discounted cost, a “Beginner’s Kit,” which includes two palettes (one with paint) two brushes, and professional- grade watercolor paper – cost $60; must be pre-ordered.

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Wonderful Watercolor @ Studio

$135

with Kathryn Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 11, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session

In these fun and easy classes, you’ll discover the amazing characteristics of this excitingly fluid medium. Watercolor moves freely and lends itself to surprising results, yet is easily controlled when desired. Learn and practice techniques to successfully create atmosphere and mood using washes, glazes, texture and detail. Kathryn will guide and encourage you with clear instruction and demonstrations as you enjoy creating your own beautiful paintings. We welcome all levels of experience, especially beginners. All classes are designed to help you build a solid foundational knowledge of the materials, techniques and concepts necessary for artistic advancement and confidence. Materials list available by request. Palette set-up with instructions at first session, if needed. By popular request, we now offer, at our discounted cost, a “Beginner’s Kit,” which includes two palettes (one with paint) two brushes, and professional- grade watercolor paper – cost $60; must be pre-ordered.

Kathryn Carter is an award-winning professional artist with over 30 years of experience with watercolors, oils, acrylics, and pen and ink. Her works are in many private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad, and have been published in many magazines, books and newspapers. As Founder of Seacoast School of Art, Ms. Carter continually pursues a higher level of skill and knowledge and finds new ways to convey, share, inspire and encourage students of all ages and experience levels. 

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Etsy® Shop 101

$45

with Cherie Herne

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to sell your crafs on Etsy®, the DIY Marketplace for the world market for art, design and home decor! Master the secrets of how to set up, and successfully run an Etsy® shop with experienced Etsy® Shop owner, Cherie Herne of Salty Girl and the Long Dog, not just to sell your handmade goods, but to be amazingly successful.

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Small Art Critique Group

$85

with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class will offer an objective view of each artist’s work with analysis of its strengths and weaknesses and further suggestions on how to make the artwork more powerful, more resonant, more authentic and contemporary. This course includes much discussion and interaction.

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Driftwood & Sea Glass Wreath
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Driftwood & Sea Glass Wreath

$80

with Cherie Herne

Join local driftwood artist Cherie Herne from Salty Girl and the Long Dog in making a one-of-a-kind driftwood and sea glass wreath. You will be supplied with a sturdy wooden ring with hanger, driftwood sticks and accent pieces, wood glue, epoxy cement, sea glass, a paper template and take-home instructions. Cherie and her assistant Salty Gals will guide you step-by-step in completing your beautiful, Maine driftwood wreath. Registration includes all supplies.

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Sterling Silver Cape Cod Knotted Bracelet

$69

with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 18, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Create a beautiful sterling silver knotted bracelet. Through demonstration and hands-on time the you will learn soldering and forming, as well as, all bench tools, hammers and torches. No experience necessary. All tools and supplies provided.





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