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Mandala Dot Painting

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 13, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Dot Mandalas allows the painter to find a sense of calmness and are created by painting dots to form beautiful patterns using special tools and acrylic paints. No artistic experience required. It is fun and easy. Joyce will show you how it is done!

The defining criterion for a dot painting is the technique used - that it is produced by repeated imprints of a paint covered dotting stick onto the surface of the painting. In doing so, recognizable 'dot' marks create desired patterns.

In addition to the class enrollment fee, there will be a $15 materials charge payable directly to the instructor for those who do not already have the tool kit that is required for dot painting. All other materials will be provided for all as needed.

Class size is limited. Enroll early!

Two-Part Workshop:

Session 1 will focus on using the tools to create a beautiful mandala on your choice of a rock or plaque. (Maybe both, if there is time.)

Session 2 will use templates to create beautiful mandalas on a clay flowerpot!

Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 PM, July 13 and 20, $45 bring your dotting kit (or purchase one for $15 from Joyce at the first workshop.)

Brief Bio: Joyce Amend is an artist/instructor residing on the Maine seacoast in York County.  She studied art at Wesleyan University, CT, earning her Master’s Degree in Visual Art. She is the recipient of various grants awarded by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the State of Connecticut and the Hartford Education Foundation.  She is a Maine certified art instructor and is currently instructing Mandala Dot Painting, Acrylic Fluid Painting and Zentangle Meditative Drawing at various health and community organizations in York County. She is also known for creating fine-craft works exhibited throughout the seacoast.  

Drilling Stone and Sea Glass


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 17, 2021 at 10 am
1 additional session on Jul 17, 2021

Learn to drill holes in beach stones or seaglass, then line the hole with a sterling tube rivet. You will create a silver piece of both 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. All metals, tools, and supplies provided. Class is located at Alice's studio in Portsmouth. 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.

The Perfect Pose in Photography


with Meegan Pratt

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 4, 2021 at 10 am

Always look your best in photos with the perfect pose!  Join professional photographer, Meegan Pratt, as she teaches the art of posing for all occasions and for all body types.   Bring your camera or phone and you'll get practice on both sides of the lens, as poser and photographer. 

Are you getting an important photo taken soon? Wedding, senior pictures, or for your linkedin profile? This session is for you!

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