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Painting Powerful Landscapes

$169

with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This Live Feed Online 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: CLICK HERE.

April Session is Live Feed ONLINE.  Stay in, stay well.

#byrom #paint #April_livestream

Turn your Etsy® Shop into a Sales Machine

$125

with Cherie Herne

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Want to take your Etsy shop from good to great? Get found more ofen on Etsy using SEO, take professional photos and post a perfect listing, deliver high-quality customer service and handle common sales issues, use social media to boost your business and reach more customers! This workshop is intended for sellers with an active Etsy store, and requires a knowledge of the Etsy platform. 

Taught by professional Etsy seller, Cherie Herne, and her assistant, Cheryl Patten, of Salty Girl and the Long Dog, this class will provide you with the info you need to maximize your shop’s performance. 

#smallbusiness

Wonderful Watercolor on Wed

$135

with Kathryn Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 29, 2020 at 10 am, 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. 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 a discounted cost of $60, a “Beginner’s Kit,” which includes two palettes (one with paint) two brushes, and professional-grade watercolor paper – 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. 

#paint #kcarter #April_livestream

Wonderful Watercolor on Saturdays

$135

with Kathryn Carter

Calendar Next available session starts May 2, 2020 at 10 am, 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. 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 a discounted cost of $60, a “Beginner’s Kit,” which includes two palettes (one with paint) two brushes, and professional-grade watercolor paper – 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. 

#paint #kcarter #April_livestream

Learn to Use your 60 Degree Ruler

$29

with Sophia Santerre

Calendar Next available session starts May 7, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn how to make table runners with your 60 degree ruler and border prints. Students need a 12 in’ 60 degree ruler and 1.5 yards of at least one border print. Instructor will email students with a full list of items necessary. Students must bring their own working sewing machine

Sophia Santerre has been sewing for over 40 years and quilting for 20. She has taught classes in several areas of quilting, from basic piecing to ruler use, to free-motion quilting. Sophia and her husband Paul own a quilt studio with longarm quilting services in York.

#textiles

Throw Pillows

$29

with Mary Trigge

Calendar Next available session starts May 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Learn how to make an 18-inch corded pillow to put anywhere in your home. You will learn how to put in an invisible zipper and cording in your pillow. Please bring your own machine. Supply list will be provided. 

Spinner Ring - Sterling Silver

$69

with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next available session starts May 30, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Make your own stunning sterling silver spinner ring. Learn the basics of texturing, soldering, ring construction and sizing. No experience necessary. All metals, tools and supplies provided. 

Alice Carroll, who has a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Rochester Technology of Art, School for American Crafts, was an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in NC for two years. She came back to Maine in 1994 and has been teaching at Heartwood College of Art, Sanctuary Arts, and River Tree Arts.

 

Linked Bracelet - Sterling Silver

$69

with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 13, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Create your own unique sterling silver linked bracelet. There will be a demonstration and plenty of work time for each student to learn the basic techniques and to finish a beautiful piece of jewelry. We will cover soldering, fusing, and light forging

Alice Carroll, who has a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Rochester Technology of Art, School for American Crafts, was an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in NC for two years. She came back to Maine in 1994 and has been teaching at Heartwood College of Art, Sanctuary Arts, and River Tree Arts.

 





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