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Painting Powerful Landscapes

$169

with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on 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.

#byrom #paint

Setting up an Etsy® Shop

$60

with Cherie Herne

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Mar 11, 2020

Current stats show eCommerce continues to grow at double-digit rates every year while brick-and-mortar stores struggle. Set up and learn how to successfully run an Etsy shop through the step by step instruction on all facets of Etsy, including info and appearance, options, shipping settings, payment account setup, how to take great photos, and create listings that sell. 

#smallbusiness

Wonderful Watercolor @ YMS

$135

with Kathryn Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 29, 2020

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.

Wednesday at YMS, 6-8:30pm, 5 weeks, Cost: $135 Session Start Dates: 1) Feb 26 2) Apr 29

Saturday at Kathy’s Studio, 10am-12:30pm, 5 weeks,$135 Session Start Dates: 1) Feb 29 2) May 2

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

Wonderful Watercolor @ Studio

$135

with Kathryn Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 29, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on May 2, 2020

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.

Wednesday at YMS, 6-8:30pm, 5 weeks, Cost: $135 Session Start Dates: 1) Feb 26 2) Apr 29

Saturday at Kathy’s Studio, 10am-12:30pm, 5 weeks,$135 Session Start Dates: 1) Feb 29 2) May 2

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

Deco Mesh Wreath

$29

with Dina Parthree-Bonito

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm

Make your own beautiful wreath that will great people as they come to your front door. Step-by-step, Dina will walk you through the process to make a deco mesh wreath sure to draw admirable comments from your family and guests. A supply list is available online and you are welcome to bring any “extras” you want to embellish your creation.

Small Art Critique Group

$85

with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Take your artwork to the next level! Objective analysis of its strengths and weaknesses will help you discover ways to make the artwork more powerful, more resonant, more authentic and contemporary - all through discussion and interaction. 

#paint #bcutler

Intro to Abstraction - Beyond the Literal

$135

with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

PLEASE NOTE: The start date of the classes had changed to 3/24.

Focusing on the dynamics of composition will help you go beyond the literal. Look at anything abstractly and know how to organize it as a composition. Working from unconventional still-lifes, learn to see the whole and not just the parts. 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. Bess Cutler is an MFA graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts in Boston, and a BA from Brandeis. Her teaching experience includes Maine College of Art (MeCA), DeCordova Museum, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Kittery Adult Education. Bess is a former NYC and Boston contemporary gallery owner and art consultant to corporate and private collections.

#paint

Sterling Silver Bezel Ring

$69

with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Design and form your own sterling silver ring with a bezel set stone. Learn the basic techniques of soldering, fusing, light forging and forming, and bezel setting to complete your beautiful piece of jewelry. Bring a stone, sea glass or beach stone of your choice for the ring or use a small black onyx that is 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.

 





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