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Art Adventure -The Traveling Sketchbook


with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This traveling sketchbook class is for everyone! With just a pen, pencil and sketchbook you can start this creative adventure. This class begins with an overview of different types of sketchbooks, how you can use them and the various supplies you will need. We will look at various techniques you can apply to your sketchbook. Beginner-to-experienced artists will love this process. Sketching develops your observing and drawing skills, increases your visual vocabulary, expands your creativity and is very relaxing. Individual expression and creativity is encouraged. Every week we will meet at a different location. For all levels. This class is perfect for beginners who would like to try a new experience with a minimum expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome!

English Smocking
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English Smocking


with Linda Monagle

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

You will learn the basic stitches and techniques of hand smocking while completing a special garment for yourself or a loved one. Basic sewing skills helpful. Materials list umpn registration. Options include: holiday apron, dainty camisole or nighty, sweet baby bonnet, jumper or pinafore. Former shop owner/instructor at The Smock Exchange, Danvers/Hamilton, MA and FLOSSIE in Essex, MA. Linda has been smocking and teaching classes for over 35 years to adults and children. Linda also volunteered for many years in Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fair, as chairperson of the Smocking, Heirloom Sewing and Sewing Departments. She has been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters who help perpetuate her love of sewing and smocking.

Every Picture Tells A Story: Organizing Photographs


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next session starts May 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn techniques on how to work through that box of photographs we all have. Integrating the stories behind the pictures will also be explored. Please bring some of your photographs to get started.

Leave A Legacy: A Grandparent’s Journal


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next session starts Apr 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Leave A Legacy is designed for anyone who wants to record some precious memories. It will give structure to writing our histories / her-stories. Write memories of your life with topics of your own choosing. Teach a process that is easy and can be done individually. Generate a journal can be duplicated for your family.

Painting Landscapes:Capturing Light & Mood


with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Mar 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on May 1, 2019

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. Students will be introduced to a process for starting a landscape painting with a key set of questions and powerful tools that will provide a strong foundation for their painting. 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 provided here : Mediums: Oils , Acrylics, Gouache.

Silver Cape Cod Knotted Bracelet


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts Jun 15, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Each student will create a beautiful sterling silver knotted bracelet. Through demonstration and hands on time the students will learn soldering and forming. This is a one day, 3 hours class. Students will be familiarized with all bench tools, hammers and torches. No experience necessary. All tools and supplies provided.

Silver Spinner Ring


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts May 11, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This class will focus on texturing, soldering, ring construction and sizing. Each student will leave with a sterling silver spinner ring. No experience necessary. All metals, tools and supplies provided.

Watercolor and Wine at Fisherman's Dock


with Kathryn (Gile) Carter

Calendar Next session starts May 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint your own unique masterpiece of a pretty watercolor pansy, suitable for framing and/or card reproduction. Start your fun evening by arriving early to catch dinner at Fisherman’s Dock before the event, then our professional art instructor, Kathy Carter, will lead you step by step in creating your very own work of art!

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