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Acrylic Painting


with Gayle Fitzpatrick

Calendar Oct 10, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

This class covers composition, color theory, and color mixing as well as materials and techniques. You’ll learn and practice the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Class time will provide time for experimentation, creativity and the opportunity to work on your own projects with guidance from the instructor. Beginner and Intermediate painters are both welcome! INSTRUCTOR: Gayle Fitzpatrick studied Fine Arts, Art Education and Art History at Massachusetts College of Art, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and studied traditional Japanese papermaking with Tsuneo Naito and at the Penland School of Crafts, in North Carolina. She currently teaches art, printmaking and drawing at Kittery Community Education and Noble Adult Education.

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Ceramic Holiday Ornaments


with Emily Knight

Calendar Dec 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Create up to 10 ceramic ornaments right before the holidays. You will use cookie cutters to form ornament shapes. Bring your personal favorites, or pick from a variety of shapes provided by the instructor. You will design and decorate your ornaments in class and return a week later to pick them up after being fired. Cost includes all materials, use of tools and firing. INSTRUCTOR: Emily Knight studied Fine Arts and Art Education at the University of Vermont. She currently teaches art full time at Wells High School. Portfolio:

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Chalk/Clay Painting 101


with Darlene Mitchell

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm
In this basic course, you will learn 5 techniques of chalk painting, including paint layering, paint washing, clear wax, dark wax and glazing. These techniques are done on wood, glass or metal. Gain the confidence to paint furniture, kitchen cabinets or lamps in your own home. Paints are no VOC (volatile organic compounds), odorless and contain no solvents. No stripping, sanding or priming is necessary to transform your project into something new. All instruction, paints, brushes, finishes, moldings, glass and other supplies are included. Wear clothes suitable for painting. INSTRUCTOR: Darlene Mitchell has been passionate about furniture painting for 40 years. Five years ago Darlene enrolled in beginner and advanced classes for chalk/porcelain clay paints. She then became a retailer and opened Mainely Vintage, which is located in Reed's Antiques in Wells.

Drawing Basics Session 2


with Russel Whitten

Calendar Nov 1, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks
This course is appropriate for beginner through experienced students. Learn drawing basics such as the use of value to create form, perspective, composition, and drawing from life and imagination. The instructor will individualize instruction to meet the needs of each student. Please bring the following materials to class: 8X10 (or larger) drawing pad with a spiral binding, HB or #2 pencil, Willow medium charcoal, kneaded eraser, and a handheld pencil sharpener. INSTRUCTOR: Russel Whitten studied art at Maine College of Art, Heartwood College of Art and the Art Students League of New York. He is a member and showing artist with the Ogunquit Arts Association/ Barn Gallery and the Kymara Gallery. His painting experience includes scenic artistry in theater painting at The Ogunquit Playhouse, Good Theater in Portland Maine and Prescott Park, Portsmouth NH. He has taught over 15 years in local adult education programs.

Oil/Acrylic Painting


with Dennis Poirier

Calendar Oct 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Under Dennis’ guidance you will learn the basics of oil or acrylic painting: color values, brush pressure and control, setting up the palette and mixing color temperature and hue. Using reference in the form of good paintings and some photos to copy from, you will learn various techniques, design and good picture-making ideas and concepts. You may bring your own reference photos and the class will discuss the design and composition in each of them and determine if they will make a good painting. This class is appropriate for all levels, beginner and experienced. Please request a materials list for either oils or acrylics at registration. You may purchase canvases directly from Dennis in class. Instructor: Dennis Poirier studied at the Butera School of Art in Boston, Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts and the New York City’s Arts Student League.

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Repurposed Sweater Mittens


with Martha Chessie

Calendar Nov 13, 2019 at 9:30 am

There is plenty of cold weather left. Come create a toasty adult size pair of mittens at this time. Bring along a washed wool or wool blend sweater, paper and fabric shears, pins, 1/3 yard of fleece and a portable sewing machine in working order if you can. A machine will be available to share if necessary along with extra sweaters and fleece for a nominal fee. INSTRUCTOR: Martha Chessie began her love of baskets by taking basket-weaving classes 36 years ago through an Adult Education program. She now sells her baskets and repurposed mittens throughout Maine and her home state of Vermont. Martha enjoys adding unique items to her creations such as antlers, beaver sticks, horse bits, leather reins and halters, birch strips and seashore finds and making one of kind mittens.

Watercolor Painting


with Russel Whitten

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Learn and practice a variety of techniques and approaches specific to watercolor painting. Whether a beginner or experienced, enjoy a relaxing and supportive environment to paint from references, still life objects and observation. You will receive feedback and see what others are working on. Bring ideas for projects to class for instruction tailored to your needs, or participate in guided exercises to gain a deeper understanding of this medium. You may bring your own supplies, if you prefer to purchase your own supplies, please request a materials list at registration. INSTRUCTOR: Russel Whitten studied Fine Arts and Art Education at Heartwood College of Art, Maine College of Art and Art Student League in New York. He currently teaches art in the OOB/Saco and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education Programs. Portfolio: Instagram@whittenrussel or Facebook

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