Make a sea glass window! You will have sea glass, shells, stones, sand, and driftwood to make a woodframed 8x10 art piece. Create your own design or use one of the provided templates. You will complete your seaside design in the workshop and will be given a kit and directions to complete and "cure" your piece at home.
Make a modern and fun piece of wall art for your home using the traditional craft of punch needle rug hooking! Learn the basics and tools of punch needle, as well as tips and tricks, ideas on how to finish your piece, and the confidence to start new projects on your own. Choose from a cute cat, floral, mod drop, color block bloom, or modern abstract design. Cost includes materials kit with hoop, punch needle, cloth, yarn, and tip sheet.
ZOOM This class will provide the opportunity to experiment with a range of different mediums, including watercolor pencils, ink, pastels, charcoal, and graphite, all while utilizing various techniques. There will be an emphasis on challenging yourself to explore unfamiliar territory while opening the door to your own unique way of working representationally and/or abstractly. A supply list will be provided when the class is determined to run. Instructor: Christopher Reed, BA in Visual Arts, Bowdoin College.
ZOOM Students will learn the basic skills of pastel painting, including the layering and blending of colors along with developing composition and value. Still life and landscape photos will be used as references. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment or fear. Suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience. A supply list will be provided when the class is determined to run. Instructor: Christopher Reed, BA in Visual Arts, Bowdoin College.
Southern Maine's colonial cemeteries are rick with folk art. Beautifully hand-carved gravestones are readily found throughout our region. But what do the gravestone symbols: rising suns, skulls with wings, and pointing fingers-really mean? In this heavily illustrated presentation, local cemetery historian Ron Romano explains the symbolism that can be found in your cemetery walks.