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Driftwood & Sea Glass Wreath
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.
Driftwood Christmas Trees
with Cherie Herne
Make you own driftwood Christmas tree! Join driftwood artist Cherie Herne and her assistant Salty Gals for this special evening of creativity and fun. We’ll supply instruction and everything you’ll need to create a tabletop driftwood tree including driftwood branches, a driftwood stand, a steel pole, supplies to make a starfish or sea glass angel topper and lots of inspiration! Registration includes all supplies.
Drilling Stone and Sea Glass
with Alice Carroll
Learn to drill holes in beach stones or seaglass and then line the hole with a sterling tube rivet. Create your masterpiece in sterling silver with a stone/glass riveted on top. Bring your collection and as time allows students will be able to drill and create beads and charms that they can attach to chains or wires. No experience necessary.
English Smocking - Ornament
with Linda Monagle
Learn the basic stitches and techniques of hand smocking with creating a beautiful heirloom ornament. A complete kit will be provided in colorful solid or tartan plaid. Linda Monagle is the 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.
Etsy® Shop 101
with Cherie Herne
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.
How to Get What You Want From..
with Rob Kanzer
Most of us complain about what we don’t have. In this course, you will learn how to create a compelling statement of what you do want and also learn several techniques of how to get what you want. Life and business coach, Rob Kanzer, has 36 years of experience with corporate executives, moms and dads, small business owners, and folks just like you, helping them achieve happiness and success in their work, personal lives, and even their own inner peace of mind.
Intro to Abstraction
with Bess Cutler
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.
Painting Powerful Landscapes
with Mary Byrom
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.