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Beginner Watercolor Fall 2016

$45

with Christine Lewis

Oct 12, 2016 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Experiment and have fun with watercolors!This 4 class series will be geared toward the very beginner. We will start with becoming familiar with tools and terminology by creating a sampler. Then we will move on to becoming more familiar with making watercolors work for you. By the third and fourth classes, we will be producing small works of art that can be used as wall hangings or greeting cards. Join us and have some fun learning about watercolor. All supplies will be provided. Christine Lewis is a self-taught artist who splits her time between Alaska and Maine. She has been painting for many years but started painting full-time in 2014. Christine currently spends most of her time using oils though she has experience with pencil, watercolor, and acrylic as well. She enjoy all mediums and also enjoy helping others become more familiar and comfortable working with them. Christine thinks the learning process should be fun and would love to share it with you! View Christine’s work here: https://artwithmycoffee.com/

Beyond Beginner's Potter's Wheel Fall 2016

$100

with Jemma Gascoine

Oct 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class will focus on throwing more finely tuned pieces and improving on technical skills and creativity. We shall explore surface decoration techniques like wax resist and white slip, allowing the red clay to emerge from underneath. Class time will be divided into demonstrations, studio work and individual consultations. Too much fun! Jemma Gascoine co-founded the Monson Pottery Workshop at the Monson Community Center in February 2015. She has an Art-History degree and a diploma in Arts Management. She has been selling her functional pottery and sculpture in Maine for fifteen years and been teaching clay workshops to all ages for ten years.

Chair Caning Fall 2016

$35

with Charles Shaffer

Oct 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Chair caning is easier than it looks! Don’t let those heirlooms waste away in the attic any longer! Bring your own project in and learn different types of seat weaving - woven and pressed cane, rush, splint and tape. Your project should have all repair and finish work completed before the first class. Starter kits are available if you don’t have a project. Charles Shaffer has been seat weaving since 1972. He has taught many people over the years how to restore priceless (and not so priceless) antiques back to useful service. Materials available for a fee.

Crochet with Beads Online Fall 2016

$40

with ONLINE ONLINE

Oct 11, 2016 at 6 pm

Learn this easy technique to use up some of those odd and left over beads from your stash and create this beautiful one-of-a-kind necklace or bracelet. Michelle will teach you her unique finishing technique and will offer several variation ideas for your future projects. No crochet experience necessary.

Crystal Bracelet Online Fall 2016

$35

with ONLINE ONLINE

Dec 8, 2016 at 6 pm

Let’s make a crystal bracelet together. Choose holiday colors or something you can wear all year long. This pattern has been modified to be much easier than it looks.

DIY Kokedama: Moss Ball DOVER Fall 2016

$15

with Trisha Smith

Oct 13, 2016 at 3 pm

Succulents are super-trendy right now. Learn a unique new way to display them: Make your own kokedama! Kokedama is a Japanese technique of encasing plant roots in moss and soil. Kokedama can be suspended or displayed in a decorative container. Kokedama make great gifts for yourself or someone you love. Kokedama is a fun team activity-bring a friend or family member to help! Bring your own garden gloves, if desired-we will be working with soil, moss, and plants! Trisha Smith is Home Horticulture Aide at UMaine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County. She loves growing plants, trying new design techniques, and teaching them to others. Trisha is a Maine Master Floral designer.

Choose your session:

DOVER

GUILFORD

MILO

 

DIY Kokedama: Moss Ball GUILFORD Fall 2016

$15

with Trisha Smith

Oct 20, 2016 at 6 pm

Succulents are super-trendy right now. Learn a unique new way to display them: Make your own kokedama! Kokedama is a Japanese technique of encasing plant roots in moss and soil. Kokedama can be suspended or displayed in a decorative container. Kokedama make great gifts for yourself or someone you love. Kokedama is a fun team activity-bring a friend or family member to help! Bring your own garden gloves, if desired-we will be working with soil, moss, and plants! Trisha Smith is Home Horticulture Aide at UMaine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County. She loves growing plants, trying new design techniques, and teaching them to others. Trisha is a Maine Master Floral designer.

Choose your session:

DOVER

GUILFORD

MILO

DIY Kokedama: Moss Ball MILO Fall 2016

$15

with Trisha Smith

Oct 17, 2016 at 6 pm

Succulents are super-trendy right now. Learn a unique new way to display them: Make your own kokedama! Kokedama is a Japanese technique of encasing plant roots in moss and soil. Kokedama can be suspended or displayed in a decorative container. Kokedama make great gifts for yourself or someone you love. Kokedama is a fun team activity-bring a friend or family member to help! Bring your own garden gloves, if desired-we will be working with soil, moss, and plants! Trisha Smith is Home Horticulture Aide at UMaine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County. She loves growing plants, trying new design techniques, and teaching them to others. Trisha is a Maine Master Floral designer.

Choose your session:

DOVER

GUILFORD

MILO





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