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Matisse Cut Outs

$40

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am

"If my story were ever to be written truthfully from start to finish, it would amaze everyone". This quote is from Henri Matisse who was a painter, sculptor and printmaker. In this "hands on class", we'll  be learning how Matisse created his artwork, specifically focusing on his cut paper collages he created later in his life. We'll be creating a cut paper collage using  all  sorts of paper and maybe even a little fabric so bring in any goodies like this you may have at home to incorporate into your piece.  This is an art history class that will keep you moving as you learn about this amazing artist.

All supplies provided.

Needle Felting: Felted Wall Hanging

$40

with Maureen Andrew

Calendar Next session starts Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am

** MUST REGISTER BY APRIL 12 **

Copy an Audobon print onto wool prefelt fabric using the needle felting method. This is fine work and experience with needle felting is helpful. Your instructor will have references to choose from, or people can bring their own.  She has used Audobon’s Birds of America by Roger Tory Peterson (The Baby Elephant Folio). A $5 supply fee will be collected by the instructor at class.

*Needle felting uses a barbed needle that is repeatedly stabbed into the wool to agitate the fibers. As the needle works in and out of the wool, the barbs catch scales on the fibers and cause them to interlock and bind together.

About Your Instructor: Maureen Andrew took up felting over 20 years ago when overwhelmed with fiber from her own flock! Her creations are whimsical and fun. She has been teaching felting for 10 years and has taught at Schoodic Arts for All. A creative artist at heart, she dabbles in multiple mediums.

 

Full Course

In the Know with Vincent Van Gogh

$40

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2024 at 1 pm

In this hands-on art history/drawing class, we will discover more about the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh. Using color, perspective and line, we'll complete drawings that showcase his artistic style. We'll do a little journaling with Van Gogh as our muse, so bring a poem or literary piece that is special to you to incorporate into a final piece of art.  If you are a fan of this incredible artist or just want to learn more about the man and his art, join us!  All supplies provided.  Please bring a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor.

 

Shibori Silk Scarves

$40

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 2024 at 9 am

Just in time for Mother's Day and gift giving! This Japanese resist method of creating designs on silk scarves using a PVC pipe is unique and exciting. Leave this class with two silk scarves you have created using this resist method as well as having some time to paint directly on your scarves.

Wear old clothes to class and bring an old towel, scissors, and $12 (materials fee) payable to the instructor.

New Directions in Drawing

$40

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Next available session starts May 17, 2024 at 9 am

Please note: this class meets Friday, May 17 and is different from the one published in the catalog.

Through exercises in class, students will explore their inner self and gain confidence and clarity in their drawing skills. This class is open to all skill levels from beginners to more advanced drawing students. Remember, we all learn from each other. We will do most of our drawing in black and white but can add some color for different projects we'll be working on. Bring your own supplies: a sketchbook, drawing pencils, eraser, ruler, colored pencils, etc.)

Color Theory

$40

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Next session starts May 17, 2024 at 1 pm

Color theory is the art of combining colors based on the color wheel; an organized illustration of the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. Accurately combining colors, using the color wheel, and understanding how colors relate to each other are critical skills for artists, designers, marketers, and brand owners.  Color theory helps determine which colors look good together and goes beyond just “eyeing” color combinations. 

There is a supply fee of $7.00 payable to the instructor at class and an option to purchase a color wheel for an additional $6.

Full Course

Felted Bowls

$40

with Sandi Cirillo

Calendar Next session starts May 18, 2024 at 9 am

We'll learn how to create felted bowls using a variety of wet and needle felting techniques. Our finished bowls can then be embellished with various materials such as beads, buttons, ribbon, yarn, etc to create one of a kind pieces suitable for the home or for gift giving.

Materials fee: $10 made payable to the instructor at class.

Full Course

Needle Felting: Goddess of the Sea

$40

with Maureen Andrew

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2024 at 9 am

Create a lovely mermaid with sheep wool using the needle felting* method.  You will begin by making an armature and then building it up with fiber to sculpt your sea goddess.  Add some curly goat locks and maybe some seaweed!  Even beginners can make this beauty!

$8 materials fee to be collected at class. No experience necessary, open to beginner or fiber enthusiast!

*Needle felting uses a barbed needle that is repeatedly stabbed into the wool to agitate the fibers. As the needle works in and out of the wool, the barbs catch scales on the fibers and cause them to interlock and bind together.

About Your Instructor: Maureen Andrew took up felting over 20 years ago when overwhelmed with fiber from her own flock! Her creations are whimsical and fun. She has been teaching felting for 10 years and has taught at Schoodic Arts for All. A creative artist at heart, she dabbles in multiple mediums.

 





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