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Cake Decorating

$35

with Kathryn Ladd

Sep 14, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn a range of skills to help you decorate cakes. There will be a variety of techniques taught including piping, fondant, leveling, and how to make your own frosting. Beginners are welcome to come learn, and experienced decorators are encouraged to sharpen and share your skills. There is no right or wrong way to decorate cakes, but there are many ways! Students are responsible for their own decorating supplies. A materials list will be handed out at the first class. Kathryn Ladd is a self-taught cake decorator. She has learned from her mistakes and many tutorials. Let her help you learn how to make a special cake for your loved one. Students 10 and over are welcome to attend (under 17 must be accompanied by an adult).

Drawing Fall 2015

$35

with Suzette East

Sep 15, 2015 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks
Learn the basics of pencil drawing, focusing on simple shapes, tones and shadows, and using elements of design to create composition, with an emphasis on portraiture. Suzette East, local renowned artist, will guide you through the steps in this fun and rewarding class. Open to all. Students need drawing pencils including 6, 4 & 2 H, HB and B, sketchbooks, knead eraser, emery board, tortillions & q-tips.
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Fresh Flower Bouquets

$35

with Laurie Bennett

Aug 22, 2015

August is peak season for local grown flowers. This one day course will teach you how to make a simple vase arrangement. Flowers are provided and you will have a choice of what you want to use; all one flower or a mixed bouquet. Please bring your own vase and a sharp knife.Laurie Bennett has twenty plus years of floral design and growing experience, and has grown over 35 different flowers. Laurie’s flowers are seasonal, local, and sustainable.This class will take place at Flowers & Friends Farm, 132 Guilford Center Road, Guilford.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

or

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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Fresh Flower Bouquets

$35

with Laurie Bennett

Aug 15, 2015 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

August is peak season for local grown flowers. This one day course will teach you how to make a simple vase arrangement. Flowers are provided and you will have a choice of what you want to use; all one flower or a mixed bouquet. Please bring your own vase and a sharp knife.Laurie Bennett has twenty plus years of floral design and growing experience, and has grown over 35 different flowers. Laurie’s flowers are seasonal, local, and sustainable.This class will take place at Flowers & Friends Farm, 132 Guilford Center Road, Guilford.

Choose Your Session:

Saturday, August 15, 2015

or

Saturday, August 22, 2015

From Beaker to Bowl

$90

with Jemma Gascoine

Oct 13, 2015 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learning to throw clay on a potter’s wheel is harder than it looks but it can be rewarding and a lot of fun. This class aimed at beginners, will focus on the basics of centering clay, then pulling it up, and move onto trimming and glazing. We will begin learning to form a beaker shape first and then move on to a bowl form. Please bring your own apron, clean-up rags, a wire, needle, rib and sponge. Jemma Gascoine has been teaching pottery workshops to all ages for ten years and has been selling her functional pottery and sculptures in craft fairs and galleries around the state, for thirteen years. Jemma has an Art-History degree and a post.grad in Arts Management.

It's Decorative Gourd Season

$10

with Trisha Smith

Oct 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Use decorative gourds and squash to make seasonal table decorations! The colors, sizes, and shapes of locally-available members of the gourd family make fun containers for Maine-grown flowers. We'll use simple tools to make containers, then fill them with flowers supplied by local farmers.

Bring pumpkin carving tools if you have them!

Trisha Smith recently joined the staff of University of Maine Extension in Piscataquis County as the Home Horticulture Aide. She has many years experience designing flower arrangements, and is a Maine Master Floral Designer.

Children 10 and above are welcome to attend (under 17 must be accompanied by an adult).

Landscape Painting Fall 2015

$35

with Suzette East

Sep 15, 2015 at 12 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Discover the art of Landscape Painting. Bring your paints and brushes and learn to paint this art form. In this class with local artist, Suzette East, you will be inspired to create beautiful, very realistic scenic canvases. Learn how to organize a composition and choose color schemes. If you have ever picked up a brush you will love this class.

The focus of this special Summer class will be learning the painting techniques of realistic wildlife, painting a Maine Black Bear. Learn a variety of methods used to create realism. This is a great class for anyone wanting to add to their painting skills!

Please feel free to call Suzette at 965-8679 with any questions. Visit Suzette at www.suzetteeast.com

Mix & Match Acrylic Projects with Shirley Groody

$35

with Shirley Groody

Sep 24, 2015 at 2 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Four projects, each lasting two nights. You decide how many you want to make. You can purchase the surface from Shirley or supply your own. . The first project is a candlestick with Fall leaves. This design will fit any size, but 10 inch is best. It would also look great on small plates or mugs. Second is a scarecrow on a Roc Lon banner with a burlap backing. The third project is a snowman on a canvas. The last project is a small design on an old coffee pot. A wooden key holder will also work There is some painting, but most of the background is “tangled” (a focused and patterned doodle). Bring your own supplies and brushes, and paint will be provided.You may sign up for the full 8 week course, or “pay as you go” by choosing which classes to attend, or take them all!. Sign up early, space is limited! For questions, please call PVAEC at 564-6525. $10 for each project or $35 for all 4.

Small Design on Coffee Pop 9/10-9/17

Candlestick with Fall Leaves 9/24-10/1

Scarecrow 10/8-10/15

Snowman on Canvas 10/22-10/29

Small Design on Coffee Pot 11/5 - 11/12

*Pay as you go option is not available for online/credit card payments. You may pre-pay by mailing in a check, or pay by check or cash at the class.

 





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