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Pottery - Find your way with Clay!
with Carolyn Brown
This class is for anyone, beginner to advanced, interested in working individually with clay materials and techniques in a supportive setting. You decide what you want to work on -- handbuilt or wheel thrown, small to large, functional or purely decorative. The instructor will offer demonstrations in wheel throwing and trimming, making larger pieces on the wheel, and handbuilding techniques -- slab, coil, texturing, and how to transform an idea into a finished piece. Examples for projects will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own ideas. You will finish several pieces with final trimming, surface treatment and glazes, and take your treasures home after firing. Materials fee of $35, payable to instructor, includes 25 lbs of clay, use of tools and studio glazes. Additional clay and materials will be available for purchase. The registration fee includes 4 extra hours of “open studio” time outside of class to work on projects at your convenience (when the studio is open) for a total of 22 hours of studio time. Registration $100, plus materials fee of $35, payable to the instructor on the first night. 6 weeks 5:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Tues 2/27 Clay! Studio, 201 West Street (Rte. 90), Rockport Carolyn Brown is an artist and art educator. She has been teaching art at Camden Hills Regional High School since the school opened in 2000. Carolyn also has a pottery business, Snow Hill Studios, and sells her work at local markets.
Pottery for Beginners to Advanced
with Russell Kahn
If you have never done pottery before or you simply need to get back on the wheel, this class is for you. Materials fee will provide for 25 lbs. of clay and the use of tools and glazes for painting your work. Registration $120 (includes materials fee) payable to Adult Ed. 7 weeks 5:00-7:00 p.m. Begins Mon 2/26 Rm 3D Art Russell Kahn has been teaching art in public schools for over 21 years. He currently teaches ceramics, printmaking, drawing and painting at CHRHS.
Sewing For Advanced Beginners
with Sandra Clement
If you have taken a beginners sewing class and want to go further, this is the class for you! We will start and complete a project each night including an envelope pillow, a zippered pouch, pajama bottoms, a pillowcase and one other class-selected project. Every project will feature a new technique (French seam, installing a zipper, buttonhole, hemming, and more) while following pre-printed and custom patterns. Sewing machines are available for use or students may bring their own machines if they are in good working condition. Fabric requirements for the first class will be given out upon registration. Registration $40. 5 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 5/3 CHRHS Rm 232 Sandy Clement has been sewing for many years and was the first college student in her dorm to bring a sewing machine to school. She assisted seamstress and artist, Linda Leach, on several occasions with costuming for Camden Civic Theater performances.
Watercolor Painting for Everyone
with Holly Smith
This class, designed for the beginning watercolorist, also welcomes intermediate painters. We will begin with an introduction to the tricks and techniques of watercolor painting. Students will then explore a variety of ways to apply paint to paper as they discover their own “artist’s voice”. The instructor encourages students to paint from life but photographic images are also acceptable. Come with an open mind, learn to express yourself with confidence and have fun. A supply list will be sent upon registration via email or regular mail. Registration $40. 5 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 3/1 CHRHS 2D Art Holly Smith encourages and inspires her students to view their environs in new and different ways, and to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they can become as creative artists. Holly has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Southern Maine and has recently retired after many years teaching art. Her work is in numerous public and private collections.
Link to supply list: http://fivetowns.maineadulted.org/watercolor_holly_smith_materials_list
Woodworking for Beginners
with Chris Felicetti
This is a fast paced, four session course designed to give the beginning woodworker a basic knowledge of tools and techniques commonly used in the wood shop. Starting with rough cut lumber, you will use a variety of power tools to smooth, join, cut, shape, and sand your pieces into a finished project. Along the way you will learn a lot about tool and shop safety, a good bit about finishes and clear coats, and a little bit about wood and other common materials used in woodworking projects. Participants will choose their project, either a large boot tray or a set of three nesting serving trays. Registration $55, plus materials fee of $20 (boot tray) or $30 (nesting trays), payable to the instructor on the first night. 6 weeks 6:00-8:30 p.m. Begins Wed 3/7 CHRHS Wood Shop Chris Felicetti is the current Industrial Technology teacher at CHRHS and has more than a decade of experience teaching woodworking to beginners.