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Machine Sewing 101
with Sandy Clement
Learn the basics of machine sewing and how to troubleshoot problems while working on 2 fun projects. We will start by sewing an envelope pillow with a pillow insert. We will also be making a cute and easy zippered pouch. The instructor will supply muslin for the pillow insert and polyester stuffing as well as the fusible fleece and zipper for the pouch. No need to bring fabric to the first class. You may bring your own machine or use one in the classroom.
Sewcialize Open Quilting
with Beverly Shejen
Get needed help with your project as well as “sewcialize” with other quilters. This Open Quilting format is for anyone with a basic knowledge of quilting. You choose the project you want to work on, whether finishing blocks, or starting the next project, someone is here to lend a hand. Bring your sewing equipment and unfinished projects and make a date with yourself to come meet some new folks for a couple of hours of fun as a relaxed session of uninterrupted quilting time and come stitch your stress away! This dedicated quilting time is limited so please reserve your spot today!
Intro to Drawing - Zoom online class
with Rachel Romanski
This course focuses on the development of observational skills and drawing techniques. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of mark making, gesture, volume, and perspective to draw from life and photo. No prior drawing experience is necessary. Students will need to purchase their own supplies, but will need to pick up information packets before the class begins.
Rachel Romanski is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Midcoast Maine. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from MECA and studied Renaissance Art History through the UGA campus in the Tuscany. Since then she has focused much of her efforts in artistic collaborations with marginalized communities and teaching Art and English as a Second Language.
Making Cloth Masks
with Sandy Clement
Would you like to make a cloth mask which fits you well? There are many different patterns for cloth masks. These include those with filters, metal nose bands, elastics, cord - the possibilities are endless! We will look at various patterns and talk about the advantages of each. Bring 1/4 yard of your favorite cotton fabric (preshrunk) for the outside layer and a coordinating color for the inside, the instructor will provide patterns, elastic, nose bands (optional). Feel free to bring your own machine or use one of the school's. There will be extra supplies available if you don't have fabric handy.
Watercolor - Making the Landscape Come Alive
with Barbra Bragg
Experimenting with the unique qualities of watercolor, we will work in and from the landscape. Everyone will be encouraged to appreciate individual creativity while working to improve observational and technical skills The focus will be on the bold use of color, abstraction, and using our imaginations. Beginners and experienced are all welcomed! Students should have their own tubes of watercolor paint - minimun of red, blue, & yellow. This is available on-line or at a local art supply store. Please, no pan watercolor sets. Registration fee includes paper.
Paint the Farm - Plein Air Experience
with Sandy Clement and Gary Roberts
Join us at Deer Foot Farm in Appleton overlooking the Senebec River to enjoy a few hours of plein air painting. Choose from flowers in the garden, landscapes or barns to paint. Bring your paints, easel, canvas, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Drinks and bathroom facility will be available. Rain date is August 23.