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with Bo Smith
This 5-week class explores the ancient art form of Batik and offers students an opportunity to create a multi-layered project using wax and dye baths. The process of waxing and dyeing creates beautiful and colorful designs. Students will work on either flat cloth or an article of clothing to create a unique piece of art. Registration $35, plus $30 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 5 weeks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 4/26 CHRHS Rm 231 Bo Smith is an artist and educator who has enjoyed teaching Batik to adults and children for 25 years. She has a BS in Art Education and has taught through The Maine Arts Commissions touring artists program. Bo has created and sold Batik clothing since 1989.
Carving the the Saw-whet Owl
with Michael McCune
This diminutive North American owl is thought of as the smallest and friendliest of our local owls. We will carve the project on its own stand. Class is suitable for the intermediate or experienced carver. Students should bring a minimum of a large straight chisel, a 7mm #9 gauge, and an 8mm #7 fishtail, along with their own paint and brushes. The instructor will provide basswood blanks and eyes. Students are also encouraged to acquire as much reference material as possible as an aid to carving and painting. Registration $45, plus $25 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 8 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 1/26 CHRHS Wood Shop Mike McCune has a degree in Biology and has been carving and watching birds for over 20 years. He has taught duck carving for 6 years.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain 2
with Naomi Howe
A 6-week course for those who have taken at least a beginning class in drawing. Building on basic techniques, you will practice and develop your own personal style through gesture drawings, still life studies, collaborative art and figure drawing. Color and multi-media will be used, and we will build on the skills of each student. All will present and participate in observing and supporting their fellow artists in class, as well as sharing their successes and challenges in the drawing process. Individual projects will be gladly integrated as appropriate. This class is based on “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” the classic book for people who want to draw and haven’t yet. Details on the text to purchase and a supply list are available through the Adult Ed office or download here. Registration $45. 6 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 3/2 CHRHS Rm 217 Naomi Howe has been an artist all her life, beginning with pen and ink drawings and sketches to illustrate her "books". She has worked in the clinical and educational fields professionally, and is presently at CHRHS as a member of the Special Education team, as well as co-teaching English and World History. She is particularly fascinated with the paper arts, and has exhibited her work at Altered Book shows in Rockport and Portland. Multi-media, drawing, and painting have occupied her interest in the past decade, and she especially enjoys nature and animal subjects. Enthusiasm, organization and a sense of humor are her hallmarks.
Felted Woodland Creatures
with Anne Goodale
This class will help you get started making felted animals by learning the basics of a very simple needle felting method of sculpting with natural wools. You will be amazed at how easy it is to create lifelike miniatures of your favorite woodland creatures. Each participant will receive a kit of supplies for 2-3 animals. No previous felting experience is needed. Registration $20, plus $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 1 week 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 5/1 CHRHS Rm 211 Anne Goodale is a longtime midcoast artist, who enjoys inspiring others to explore their creativity while having fun learning new skills.
Felted Woodland Creatures
with Anne Goodale
This class will help you get started making felted animals by learning the basics of a very simple needle felting method of sculpting with natural wools. You will be amazed at how easy it is to create lifelike miniatures of your favorite woodland creatures. Each participant will receive a kit of supplies for 2-3 animals. No previous felting experience is needed. Registration $20, plus $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 1 week 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 5/8 CHRHS Rm 211 Anne Goodale is a longtime midcoast artist, who enjoys inspiring others to explore their creativity while having fun learning new skills.
Furniture Refinishing and Restoration
with Bob Iannuzzi
Do you have an antique piece of furniture that needs some work? Would you like to refinish that bargain you picked up at a yard sale? Are you planning to paint an old dresser? Do you have a white ring you can’t get rid of on your grandmother’s Duncan Phyfe piecrust table? If so, stop procrastinating, come to this class and learn how to restore that piece of furniture to something you are proud of. Bring a stripper (paste or semi-paste) and old non-nylon brush, newspaper, steel wool pads (rough not fine), a putty knife, heavy duty rubber gloves, rags, a large glass jar and an old toothbrush to the first class. Registration $35. 4 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 4/11 CHRHS Wood Shop Bob Iannuzzi has been restoring antique furniture for more than three decades.
Gold Leafing Workshop
with Bo Smith
In this workshop students will discover the techniques used to create beautiful gold leaf on picture frames, sculpture or wood. The instructor will teach two styles of gilding using traditional and non-traditional materials. Students will gain an understanding of this art form as they work on a piece brought from home. Registration $30, plus $90 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 4 weeks 5:30-7:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 4/27 CHRHS Rm 211 Bo Smith is an artist and educator who has been restoring antique clocks for sixteen years. She has studied techniques of gold leafing and gives demonstrations at the Clock Shop in Rockport.
Jewelry - Bezeled Stone Rings for Advanced Beginners
with Karyl Brown
You will learn the practices for silversmithing a bezeled stone set ring from torch use and stone setting to finishing techniques. You will also learn how to cut, solder and shape a perfectly fit silver bezel from soldering the bezel to a handmade silver back plate, then to a handmade shank. These simple techniques will deliver professional results and you will enjoy a ring that showcases your new skills. Registration $50, plus materials fee of $22, payable to the instructor on the first night. 4 weeks 6:00–8:30 pm. Begins Wed 4/26 CHRHS 2D Art Karyl Brown is a silversmith and illustrator who evolved from beading and cold connected jewelry into metal working after taking a similar soldering class which vanquished her fear of fire and of soldering and opened up a new creative world.